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.
Worldwide records were set for property from guitar master Les Paul: 1968 Les Paul Prototype Custom Recording Model sold for $180,000. Other highlights include a 1940s Epiphone Zephyr known as “Klunker #3,” which sold for $144,000 and a 1951 Fender No-Caster brought $216,000.
Bonhams will present a selection of art from Grateful Dead lead guitarist Jerry Garcia in its Visions of Garcia auction, May 8 in San Francisco. The highly anticipated auction, also simulcast in New York, will offer one-of-a-kind memorabilia, including original and rare works by Garcia and guitars designed specially for him.
Depending on rarity, vintage sheet music is easy to collect, having been mass produced for the market for the better part of 200 years. Sandy Marrone, a collector for more than 30 years, is believed to have the largest private collection of sheet music in the world. Here she shares her tips on how...
Celebrating Audio Theater Old & New is planning a two-day event Oct. 12-13, 2012 to feature live audio dramas on stage, celebrity guests, informative panels and sales of popular-culture collectibles.
The inaugural Antique Toys and Coin Operated Machine Show presented more than 40 dealers to a strong opening crowd March 3, 2012 in Greenwich, Conn. Shoppers did not know quite what to expect, “creating good buzz and very good sales!” said show promoter Ron Vastola.
Julien's Auctions holding Hollywood Legends auction March 31-April 1 in Beverly Hills. Highlights include artifacts from the Golden Age of Hollywood to Superman including Charlie Chaplin iconic cane, Clark Gable's riding jacket from "Gone With The Wind" and screen used tablets from "The Ten Commandments."
A subscriber asks if his circa 1960s record made from an actual chest x-ray has any value while another reader learns her 1993 set of Elvis Presley postage stamps have gone up in value. Appraiser Will Gorges from JustAnswer says both unusual items are valuable.
AntiqueTrader.com features half- and full-page ads from the print magazine, extending our promise to help our customers find new customers. Nov. 16-Nov. 30, 2011
A 40,000-piece collection of movie and TV memorabilia, animation art and other important Hollywood collectibles will be offered at public auction Oct. 29, 2011.