Kentucky Derby winner’s blanket marks new sports collectible debut

The official white fleece winner’s blanket worn by Big Brown in the 2008 (134th) Kentucky Derby sold Dec, 9 for $3,630 in an online auction held by Grey Flannel Auctions. Auctioneer Richard Russek said the one of a kind historical item marks a brand new collecting area for sports fans since blankets worn by prize-winning horses are much rarer than modern-era baseball jerseys. "While a baseball player might wear many hundreds of jerseys in his career, a thoroughbred horse runs in only so many races, and there are only so many blankets or halters per race." Read More +

Yellin hanging light brings $6,250

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Cordier Antiques & Auctions’ Spring antique and fine art sale, May 22-23, offered a series of diverse collections ranging from military to autographs to unusual furniture. The 780-lot sale was held over two days in Camp Hill, Pa., across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg. Read More +