Sale of best Marvel Silver Age comic collection ever offered closes July 26

X-men No. 1

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 collection to realize the highest prices,” Schmell said. Read More +

Crazy Collections: These collectors only want zany and obscure antiques

unusual wristwatch

Sometimes collectors yearn for the unusual. They search for items that appeal to their sense of whimsy, or perhaps items that reflect cultural and historical values that may not have been thought of as collectible. Here you’ll meet collectors of the weird: funerary items, dental or medical items, prisoner art, condom tins, neckties, corkscrews, Salem witch-related items. Collectors of the esoteric are many and they open up an entire new world to us when we look at those items through their eyes. Read More +

Enter the 4th annual Favorite Finds contest for a chance to win a $500 auction credit

Enter the Favorite Finds contest for a chance to win a $500 auction credit

Enter your favorite antiques collecting story in the 4th annual Antique Trader Favorite Finds contest for a chance to win a $500 auction credit from Heritage Auctions! This year’s runner-up entry will win a 10-volume reference library courtesy of Krause Publications. It’s free to enter and every participant receives a free copy of the Nov. 14, 2012, cover-dated magazine in which the stories are shared! Read More +