The Hottest Collectibles of 2006

Forbes has a nice summary of some of the hottest areas in collectibles right now:

Hot Spots
The 2007 Collectors Guide
Forbes.com
Hot Spots
Missy Sullivan 12.25.06
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In the red hot art market, they mention weather vanes:
– $1.1 million for a Goddess of Liberty vane
– $1.2 million for a 5 foot locomotive
– $5.8 million for an Indian chief)

Mechanical cast-iron banks:
– $426,000 for a rare Old Woman in the Shoe bank
– $20,300 for a Paddy and Pig bank

70’s Muscle Cars:
– $2.2 million for a 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda convertible, one of only 14 made

Latin American art:
– $5.6 million for Frida Kahlo’s surrealist self-portrait “Roots”

Comic Books and Original Art:
– $120,000 for a 1939 Detective Comics No. 27
– $273,000 for a near-mint Flash Comics No. 1
– $102,000 for the original art for Amazing Spider-Man No. 43

American Studio Furniture:
– $312,000 for a Wharton Esheric carved wooden folding screen
– $180,000 for a George Nakashima burlwood coffee table

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