Last year, during a local estate auction, my husband and I spied a box lot of assorted old college yearbooks. Always on the lookout for new old Knapstein Brewery memorabilia to add to our collection, we looked through the lot, spying a couple booklets that, indeed, held brewery advertisements. (I realize I’ve just given...
A promissory note signed by James Bowie, a leader in the Texas Revolution and a casualty of the Battle of the Alamo, on 1833 commanded $62,500 during a March 14 auction at Heritage Auctions.
An atypical campaign flag, used by William Henry Harrison's camp, flew to $7,637 during Cowan's Auctions June 13, 2014 American History: Live Salesroom Auction. All told, the 608-lot auction finished with sales of $986,772.
More than 70 lots of Orson Welles-related ephemera, film memorabilia — including his 1957 ‘Bell & Howard 240’ 16mm movie camera — along with clothing and personal accoutrements are headed to an auction April 26, offered by Heritage Auctions.
With more than 1,000 lots of bank notes, scripophily and ephemera are heading to auction March 11 through Archives International Auctions.
Did you realize we're in the midst of carnival season, and Mardi Gras is just a few weeks away? Within all the revelry of this season are many many secret traditions, including the highly-sought after Mardi Gras invitations.
Many of Washington DC's landmarks captured in nostalgic gelatin silver prints by a renowned photographer are headlining a 438-lot auction Sept. 19, through Waverly Rare Books.
Thomas Jefferson's own copy of a series of books about the history of Don Quixote's is headed to auction June 21, during Cowan's Auctions American History auction.
Hundreds of banknotes that have been off the market or never offered before at auction will cross the block starting Oct. 18 at the Museum of American Finance in New York City. The sale include notes from Argentina, rare China issues, unlisted 1879 and 1880s Keeling Cocos rarities, East Africa, South Africa, Russia, an...
A rare edition of Ernest Hemingway’s first book, Three Stories & Ten Poems, brought $68,500 on Feb. 8, 2012 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $736,000 rare books auction. The exceedingly ccarce first edition of the Boy Scout bible: Scouting for Boys, by Lieut.-General R. S. S. Baden Powell realized: $10,000.