Auctions

Luke Skywalker action figure

Star Wars action figures eclipse $200,000 at auction

DALLAS – A collection of 23 Star Wars action figures sold at auction for a total of $201,180. The premiere Star Wars toys sold through Heritage Auctions during the firm’s Comics & Comic Art Auction, held Aug. 2-4 in Dallas, Texas, which brought in a total of $6,670,739. The valuable action figure collection...

One-of-a-kind gold nugget, measuring nearly 11 inches in length and weighing 1,241 grams (39.9 troy ounces), estimate: $70,000-$100,000. Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Enormous 11-inch gold nugget could fetch $100K

Gold nugget discovery deemed museum quality DALLAS – An enormous, 40-ounce gold nugget, nicknamed “Lightning Bolt” for its jolting, bright yellow glow and rarity beyond any diamond found on Earth, could take top lot honors in in Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science Auction Aug. 18. The 11-inch gold nugget was discovered in Victoria, Australia, and...

blue RS Prussia bowl

Bidders pursue blue RS Prussia porcelain

DOUGLASS, Kan. – Three blue RS Prussia marked bowls – each one boasting a portrait and scenic décor of one of the four seasons – sold as single lots for a combined $33,000 at the Part 1 sale of the lifetime collection of RS Prussia antique porcelain of the late John...

Patinated bronze horse

Fine, decorative art auction reveals modest estimates

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers announces two Aug. 21 Studio auctions. They include a Studio Decorative Art auction at noon and a Studio Fine Art auction at 4 p.m. The catalogues include a wide selection of fresh-to-the-market art and objects at a variety of approachable estimates. The majority of pieces...

Growing Market Alert: Focus on eyewear

Did you know the first examples of eyewear reportedly date back to 13th century Italy? Even though a lot has changed since those early years, eyewear continues to draw looks. Antique Trader contributor Jessica Brown explores the topic of vintage eyewear.