Massive Victor Hugo memorabilia collection highlights his literature and family

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For the 210th anniversary of Victor Hugo’s birth, Christie’s recently announced the sale of The Hugo Collection April 4, 2012. An important group of nearly 500 books, paintings, drawings, engravings, photographs, furniture and other personal objects, the collection constitutes a remarkable testimony of the lives of Victor Hugo and his descendants. Read More +

Wheaton Haunted Halloween Flea Market mixes costumes, celebrities and collectibles

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“This is more of a ‘happening’ than just shopping experience,” said one visitor as she entered the DuPage County Fairgrounds for the First Annual Wheaton, Ill., Haunted Halloween All-Niter Market Oct. 29. Promoter
Bob Zurko pulled out all the stops as he offered a fairgrounds full of vendors with collectable goodies along with a varied schedule of attractions including a costume ball, live bands, hay rides, a beer garden, a pumpkin carving contest, a costume contest, an autograph table stocked with movie/TV stars and WWF wrestlers. Read More +

Sexy vintage art from Femme Fatales magazine up for bids

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A collection art and artifacts from the mid-20th century’s obsession with B-movies are some of the most unusual items Old Town Auctions has ever brought to auction. Its Nov. 18-20, 2011 sale features 200-250 lots from the collection of Bill George, the original editor of Femme Fatales magazine whose now-closed private museum in Baltimore was devoted to horror film and B-movie “scream queens.” Another featured collection consists of pressed-steel automotive toys amassed over many years. Read More +