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Mormon Collectibles

This one just crossed the radar in the past few weeks, and with the recent sale of the The Book of Mormon printer’s manuscript and a record for the highest paid amount for a manuscript, it is worth a notice. As one news story mentioned, it is the ship that floats the rest. At a […]

Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2018

The 50th anniversary edition of Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel is now available. One of the most complete price guides available, it features 20,000 prices and 2,500 pictures arranged in over 750 categories. The guide is based on prices collected from actual sales from the previous year, and […]

American Safari: Holabird Western Americana Collections

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH ITEMS, MINING ARTIFACTS, NUMISMATICS, COWBOY, NATIVE AMERICAN AND MORE AT HOLABIRD’S AMERICANA SAFARI, DEC. 9-12, 2016 The four-day, 2,500-lot auction colossus will be held online and at Holabird’s Reno showroom. RENO, Nev. – A big four-day auction comprising about 2,500 lots in a wide range of collecting categories – to include numismatics, […]

Tobacco Collectibles: Cigarette Lighters

Lighters are one part of the broad field of smoking or tobacco-related collectibles which include such items as pipes, cigar bands, cigar cutters, ashtrays, cigarette cases, packs, boxes and holders, match covers, advertising materials and more.  Given the current trend towards more stringent legislation on the tobacco industry, there would seem to be a lot […]

Top 10 Most Expensive Elvis Presley clothes ever sold

The Wikicollecting Top 10 Most Expensive Elvis Presley clothes ever sold Elvis Presley never needed an introduction – to millions around the world he was simply ‘The King’. Almost 35 years after his death he remains one of the world’s most popular and successful artists, with sales of more than 1 billion records to date. […]

Philip Weiss Auctions September and October 2011

We love seeing the items that come up during these auctions. Some truly amazing collectibles will be up for bid in September and October, 2011 from Philip Weiss Auctions. …and we love getting all the great photos of them as well. One item that caught our eye was the Superman vs. The Robot lunch box […]

John Wayne Memorabilia Auction

American Icon John Wayne’s Costumes, Awards and Documents in First Ever Public Auction This October Memorabilia from John Wayne’s Personal and Professional Archives now being Cataloged by Heritage Auctions for Los Angeles Public Auction, Exhibitions in Dallas and New York (Dallas, TX) April 5, 2011 — The family of legendary actor John Wayne will be […]

Cookie Jar Collecting

What’s in the Attic? Linda Hamer Kennett (reprinted with permission) In the late 1700’s the British needed a way to keep their tasty morsels fresh, so they invented the biscuit jar. It took about 125 years for this idea make it’s way across the Atlantic to America, but when it did it was an instant […]

American Bottle Auction Results

BROWN’S CELEBRATED INDIAN HERB BITTERS BOTTLE BRINGS $36,960 AT INTERNET & CATALOG AUCTION HELD BY AMERICAN BOTTLE AUCTIONS It was just the 51st auction for the young firm, and it may have been their best sale ever. (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – An outstanding, mint condition Brown’s Celebrated Indian Herb bitters bottle, patented Feb. 11, 1868, sold […]