The Jerry Weist Collection of Science-Fiction and Fantasy art, one of the most important collections of artwork from the genre to ever be offered, anchors Heritage Auction Galleries' June 27-28 sale.
A full sheet of 80 post-office-fresh Chinese Year of the Monkey stamps, purchased in 1980 by the consignor at a post office inside the People’s Republic of China, sold for $135,600 at a multi-estate auction.
“Draw Me a Story: A Century of Children’s Book Illustrators,’’ at the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the place to learn and rekindle the itch to collect the best in children’s books. The exhibit runs through May 2012.
The art establishment is beginning to recognize children's book illustration art as art; the market is booming and the prices of works by top artists in the field have been rising steadily.
The covers of popular science fiction and horror pulps of the 1930s and '40s were meant to leap at the eye from their perches in dime store magazine racks; few of the artists working in this field have hung on to the attention of aficionados as much as Hannes Bok.
Heritage Auction Galleries set a record March 1, 2012 for illustration artist Hugh Joseph Ward (American, 1909-1945). The 30-by-21-inch oil on canvas is the original illustration for the April 1937 Spicy Adventure Stories pulp magazine. With slight condition issues, including a re-lined canvas, scattered minor abrasions on the extreme edges and minor points...
A rare edition of Ernest Hemingway’s first book, Three Stories & Ten Poems, brought $68,500 on Feb. 8, 2012 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $736,000 rare books auction. The exceedingly ccarce first edition of the Boy Scout bible: Scouting for Boys, by Lieut.-General R. S. S. Baden Powell realized: $10,000.
For 24 years, the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print and Paper Fair has drawn bibliophiles together to refine their collections. The fair was Feb. 4-5, 2012. The report from Fair exhibitors was positive. Rosemarie Rustico of San Francisco’s W C Antiques described the first day as “killer busy.” The second day was a bit...
I received my first Stormy Kromer cap for Christmas this year and found another a week later in a 1923 hunting and fishing painting by William Harnden Foster. His oil on canvas "From Traps to Trout" depicts a woodsman spying a leaping trout as he sets a fresh trap. It sold Jan. 1-2, 2012...
Morphy Auctions recently forged an alliance with the specialist company Sparkle City Comics, of North Bergen, New Jersey to launch a new Comic Book division during a Feb. 9-11, 2011 Toys & Advertising sale that features 200 prized comics from an original-owner collection.