Comic book authority Maggie Thompson and her late husband Don have spent a lifetime perpetuating the cultural significance of the comic book. Maggie shares her collecting insights before the Don/Maggie Thompson Pedigree Collection goes under the gavel in an auction that is giving collectors a chance to own top-rated comics with impeccable provenance.
Kaminski Auctions will host its next Fine Asian Art and Antiques Auction, starting at 10 a.m. March 30, at 117 Elliot St., Beverly, Mass. One of the items garnering the most pre-auction excitement is a large carved jade piece.
The iconic Norman Rockwell painting, “Willie Gillis: Package From Home,” will be offered at auction in Chicago Dec. 1, 2012. The 1941 painting is the first of a series for the Saturday Evening Post that followed the fictional Willie Gillis through his World War II U.S. military service.
More than 500 dealers from throughout the country, Europe and Asia are bringing together the latest trends, great design ideas, vintage fashion and one-of-a-kind treasures for a two-day shopping experience at The Pier Show Nov. 17-18.
With a diversity seldom matched in other venues, Hake’s Americana & Collectibles' 207th auction holds nearly 3,000 items in more than 200 collecting categories; the online event closes Nov. 13-15, 2012.
There are Easter witches and Salem witches (which were not witches at all), there are witches on broomsticks and ones that have never learned the art of flying. Collectors can have a field day incorporating these images into the magic of a witchy Halloween display.
Vintage pulp paperback collectors will be pleased to learn Prologue Books is scheduled to release more than 400 ebook titles in crime, science fiction, fantasy and western by the end of 2012. Authors include Edgar Award-winning William Campbell Gault, Max Brand, Hope Mirrlees and Vin Packer.
Best known as a science fiction author, L. Ron Hubbard was a master of Westerns. Westerns remain the quintessential American genre, wholly unique and vibrant with tales of heroism and cowardice, greed, romance, heartbreak and courage. Here's a guide to Hubbard's most popular Western pulp magazines and a new line of reprints.
Heritage Auction's July 26 comic book auction features the Doug Schmell/PedigreeComics.com collection, featuring the single greatest grouping of Silver Age Marvel CGC No. 1 registry sets ever assembled. “After watching Heritage become, by far, the world’s largest comics auction house, I knew that it was the perfect choice for me to sell my private...
Gil Elvgren’s reign as the greatest and most popular pin-up artist of all time continued at Heritage Auctions on June 27 when his masterful "Skirting the Issue (Breezing Up)," 1956, brought $176,500, earning the top spot in the sale and beating its presale estimate several times over.