What is a comic-book cover and what does it do? Ask Donald A. Wollheim. He produced science-fiction and fantasy paperbacks starting in the 1950s. Among his many claims to fame was his discovery that a tiny cover detail could make a difference in sales. Specifically: If the cover of a Gothic romance novel showed a woman running from a darkened mansion, sales were higher if there was a light in one of the mansion’s windows. Read More +
An original poster from The Invisible Man; an original costume from Edward Scissorhands; multiple Star Wars Cantina creatures and Santa himself – the original prop from the opening scene of Miracle on 34th Street – will be among the more than 1,300 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia offered by Profiles in History Dec. 17-18, 2010.
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Call it the investment of a lifetime, a 7.0 CGC graded copy of Detective #27, the first appearance of "The Batman," bought off the newsstand for a dime by Sacramento-native Robert Irwin when he was 13 years old, and subsequently put away and forgotten until the early 1990s, made its hobby debut and sold for $492,938.
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A black fedora signed by Michael Jackson is one of the keynote lots in Collect.com Auctions’ Sports & Americana Auction No. 6 closing Dec. 9, 2010. The auction offers 826 lots in categories including entertainment memorabilia, sports cards, game-used items and more than 100 license plates signed by sports figures and entertainers.
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Shawn Williams’ article at CBGxtra.com takes a thought-provoking the-future-is-now look at how the latest indie comic books are being published. By indie, he’s not talking smaller companies such as Dark Horse or Oni Press. He’s talking about independent authors and … Read More +
OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – A massive three-day weekend sale slated for Oct. 22-24 by Philip Weiss Auctions will feature hundreds of fresh-to-the-market lots of toys and toy trains, railroad memorabilia, Hollywood memorabilia, vintage dolls, antique advertising, coin-ops and more. Read More +
Early 2010 was marked by a trio of high-end sales of historically significant comics. Those results have changed everything the world has imagined about comic-book values. Read More +
A pleasure to peruse, “Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals,” written by Patti Polk, who has more than 20 years of rock collecting, cutting and polishing experience, is a beautiful, full-color guide that focuses primarily on the rocks and minerals that the majority of people are interested in for lapidary, jewelry or specimens for display. Read More +
LOS ANGELES – Bonhams & Butterfields was honored to feature a selection of important books from the Estate of Glenn Goldman during the Sunset Estate Auction on Aug. 22, 2010. Goldman was the founder and owner of the legendary Los Angeles independent bookstore, Book Soup, which opened in 1975. Read More +
OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – A massive three-day sale comprising around 1,800 top-quality, fresh-to-the-market lots from prominent local estates and collections will be offered the weekend of Sept. 24-26 by Philip Weiss Auctions. Read More +