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Category: Pop Culture

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    Rock ‘n’ Roll Memorabilia: A Roadie’s Collection

    The son of a Disney Studios animator, Stanley Mouse grew up in Detroit around both animation and the Motown music scene. He was trained in Detroit’s School for the Society of Arts and Crafts but honed his artistic style by detailing hot rods. Mouse would later join the counterculture movement…

    Third annual TRPS poster.
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    Pedal Car Collection Drives to Auction: Know Before You Bid

    RM Sotheby’s Presents Items from the Collection of Bruce Callis Lincoln-Zephyr pedal car. Photo from RM Sotheby’s. Collector Bruce Callis originally bought and restored pedal cars as a way to spend more time with his grandson, Michael Ready. “I can remember working with Papa in his garage,” says Michael. "I…

    Pedal Car Collection Drives to Auction Know Before You Bid-1
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    Curated Pop Culture, TCG, Comic & Toy Online Auction

    The first issue of Marvel Comics appeared in October of 1939 with the title Marvel Comics #1, long before the existence of the corresponding film franchises. It sold over 80,000 copies, allowing the company to release Marvel Comics #2 the following month. The publication would continue to secure recognition for…

    1954 Universal D.C. Comics Superman Tin Lunchbox
  • People

    Comic-book industry veteran Gary Guzzo joins Hake's Auctions

    In a vintage photo from Gary Guzzo’s personal archive, he is shown (at right) with Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee and renowned ‘pinup’ artist Olivia De Berardinis at San Diego Comic-Con in 1994. Photo courtesy of Gary Guzzo. YORK, PA.- In line with their continued goal of growth through providing top-notch…

    Comic-book industry veteran Gary Guzzo joins Hake's Auctions
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    Estate Jewelry, Fine Art & Collectibles-2

    When Gérald Genta, a designer for Patek Philippe, created the first sketch for the Nautilus watch in a restaurant, he intended the timepiece to be a water-ready sports watch. His creation has since been worn by the likes of Drake, Trevor Noah, and Mark Wahlberg. Featured in the upcoming Estate…

    GIA 10.49 Carat Diamond and Platinum Ring
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    Millea Bros Select, Day 2

    Louis Comfort Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany Studios, started his career as a trained painter. However, he would be best known for his contributions to glasswork and the Art Nouveau movement. After he traveled through Europe and Morocco, Tiffany began to explore the medium of glasswork and lamps. An example…

    Tiffany Studios, Apple Blossom table lamp
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    American Indian & Western May Sale with Luxury Jewelry

    The North American Auction Company is offering jewelry, fine art, collectibles, and more in the upcoming American Indian & Western May Sale. Included among the jewelry lots is a new 13.48-carat diamond and 14-karat white gold tennis bracelet that comes complete with paperwork. At a total length of seven inches,…

    Robert Wesley Amick (1879-1969) Roundup Oil LARGE
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    Multi Estate Liquidation Auction

    In Eastern Buddhism, Guanyin is recognized as the goddess of compassion and mercy. Despite attaining enlightenment, she is believed to have returned from the doors of heaven to help humankind find the right path. Guanyin's reverence can be found among the followers of Buddhism since the first century C.E., as…

    VINTAGE JAPANESE HAND CARVED RESIN FIGURINE STATUE
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    Miller & Miller's May 9th auction featured everything from antique sewing machines to car hood ornaments

    NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – An exceedingly rare Dominion Cartridge Company ammunition board, produced in Canada in the 1930s, sold for $4,500, and antique and vintage sewing machines from the world-class collection of Carl Koenig brought nice high prices in an online Signs, Toys & Historic Objects auction held May…

    Miller & Miller's May 9th auction featured everything from antique sewing machines to car hood ornaments
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    León Ferrari’s work caused numerous controversies in his time, a result of his direct critiques of the Pinochet regime in Argentina. He began his career as an engineer, eventually coming to sculpture and drawing as a medium for critiquing political and religious authority. “Art is not beauty or novelty,” he…

    Important 19th Cent. Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock
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    Frank Frazetta’s Painting, Bernie Wrightson Original Art Boost Heritage Comics & Comic Art Auction Above $9 Million

    Results soar in first auction of Wata-certified Atari video games DALLAS, Texas (May 5, 2020) – The Frank Frazetta The Serpent (aka "Aros") Paperback Novel Cover Painting Original Art (Paperback Library, 1967) and Bernie Wrightson Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein Front Endpapers Illustration Original Art (late 1970s) sparked furious bidding to lead Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comics Art Auction to $9,099,710…

    Frank Frazetta’s Painting, Bernie Wrightson Original Art Boost Heritage Comics & Comic Art Auction Above $9 Million
  • Dealers

    Five For Friday: Collecting Vintage Christmas Items with The Golden Glow of Christmas Past

    Cover of the February 2020 edition of The GLOW Magazine. Photo courtesy of The Golden Glow of Christmas Past. Christmas is often called "the most wonderful time of the year." Given the current spate of bad news, we thought sharing the joy, fun, and nostalgia associated with holiday collectibles could…

    Five For Friday Collecting Vintage Christmas Items with The Golden Glow of Christmas Past
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    Original Art, Classic Titles Take Flight As Heritage Auctions Kicks Off 4-Day Comics Event With $5.1 Million

    Frazetta, Wrightson and X-Men art, along with Spider-Man and Green Lantern, lead the charge in action-packed Platinum opener DALLAS, Texas (May 1, 2020) – From a 1908 Little Nemo in Slumberland Sunday comics strip to beloved images by the influential artists whose superheroes revolutionized comic books, there was something for every collector in the…

    Frank Frazetta The Serpent Paperback Novel Cover Painting Original Art Heritage
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    The Sheldon Mayer Estate featuring Sugar and Spike & many of his earliest works to be auctioned

    Sugar and Spike in "Tiny Visitor". Photo: Nate D. Sanders Auctions. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Sheldon Mayer and Chic Young collections featuring “Sugar and Spike” and “Blondie” comic strips will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on April 30, 2020. Sheldon Mayer EstateOne of the most influential cartoonists of the Golden…

    The Sheldon Mayer Estate featuring Sugar and Spike & many of his earliest works to be auctioned
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    Five For Friday: It’s Business as Unusual for Potter & Potter Auctions

    How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected auction house operations and strategies? Auction Daily checked in with Gabe Fajuri, President of Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago, to get a snapshot of how one company is adapting to the new business realities of social distancing during the global health crisis.  Photo…

    Five For Friday It’s Business as Unusual for Potter & Potter Auctions3
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    April Auction of Collections & Ephemera

    Originally from Wisconsin, Edward Sheriff Curtis eventually settled in Seattle. Around 1895, Curtis began to photograph Native Americans in the Northwest. The trips fueled his interest in Native culture and Curtis began documenting as many North American tribes as he could. One photograph from a trip to a Navajo settlement near…

    Edward Sheriff Curtis (American 1868-1952)
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    Bernie Wrightson Original Art, Frank Frazetta Painting, ‘Variety Store Collection’ Make Auction Debuts at Heritage’s Comics & Comic Art Auction

    Sale also is first to feature Wata-certified video games by Atari DALLAS, Texas (April 10, 2020) – The stunning original art for Bernie Wrightson’s Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein Front Endpapers Illustration Original Art (late 1970s) and a Frank Frazetta painting that appeared on the cover of The Serpent each could bring $250,000 or more in Heritage…

    Bernie Wrightson Original Art, Frank Frazetta Painting, ‘Variety Store Collection’ Make Auction Debuts at Heritage’s Comics & Comic Art Auction
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    Bertoia's May 7-8 auction features Atlantique City promoter's estate collection of European antique toys

    Circa 1929 Vindex Oldsmobile coach, salesman’s sample, 6in long. Provenance: Dmitri Ilyinsky collection, Donald Kaufman collection. Estimate $3,500-$5,500. VINELAND, NJ.- Toy and bank collections of exceptional quality and distinguished provenance will cross the auction block at Bertoia’s on May 7-8. The Thursday/Friday sessions are bumper to bumper with high-end automotive, comic character, European…

    Bertoia's May 7-8 auction features Atlantique City promoter's estate collection of European antique toys
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    Americana Online

    Skinner will feature several lots of Staffordshire transferware by Enoch Wood & Sons in the upcoming Americana Online auction. To rekindle England's trade relationship with the United States following the War of 1812, Enoch Wood started producing a new type of transferware. He called the new style “Staffordshire historical transferware”…

    Americana
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    New York City Estate Auction

    Jeweler Norman Le Beau initially wanted to pursue a career in painting. Instead, he chose to pursue jewelry due to his financial condition. In 1954, he established Le Beau Jewelers in New York and the Boris Le Beau boutique in Palm Beach. The upcoming New York City Estate Auction, offered…

    Donald Baechler Candle Mixed Media on Paper