A display of photos and seldom-seen autographs from Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth and the soldier who shot and killed Booth, sold for $30,000, during a Jan. 24, 2015 auction which realized double the expected sales, at Heritage Auctions.
The community of Rochester, Minn. is going for the gold Aug. 15-17, just as it has for the past 41 years, with the arrival of the Gold Rush antiques show.
A photograph of Princess Elizabeth, circa 1942, took top lot, with a final bid of $8,791 during a June 5 autographs auction offered by Fraser’s Autographs and Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
Writings by Orson Wells, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Queen Elizabeth I, J.R.R. Tolkien are headlining a Rare Manuscript, Document and Autograph auction going on now through Feb. 12 at RR Auction.
An assortment of antiques including this elaborate cabinet, and memorabilia such as figurines and autographed items of iconic entertainer Bob Hope, and his wife Delores, are heading to auction Sept. 20-21 at Julien’s Auctions.
More than 16 presidential documents, including a document signed by President James Madison and then Secretary of State James Monroe which fetched $1,250, generated intense bidder interest June 1, at Direct Auction Galleries.
With the number of people bringing autographs in, the team of the hit show "Pawn Stars" are turning to one of the best in the autograph/authentication business for help. Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) expert Steve Grad made his first appearance recently.
The keys to avoiding fake autographs are knowing the most frequently faked, buying from reliable sources and taking advantage of authenticating services.
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.
The May Gold Rush at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds in Rochester, Minn., opens May 11-13, 2012. The show is back on its regular Mother’s Day weekend.