Heritage Auctions chalks up record year with $806 million in total sales

“The bottom line is that service and value will always sell, and Heritage specializes in the very best of both,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions in regards to the firm’s record $806 million in gross sales. U.S. Coins continue to be the backbone of the company with the category registering an impressive $196 million auction total. Vintage Comics and Comic Art bore direct witness to the evolution of the category into a true investment quality asset, posting north of $26 million, a 13 percent improvement over 2010, which had already set the record for any auction house. Read More +

Three Stooges poster for ‘The Three Little Beers’ brings $59,750

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A very rare poster depicting The Three Stooges in Three Little Beers (Columbia, 1935) brought $59,750 at a Nov. 18-19 vintage movie posters auction.

Many Stooge aficionados consider this short, “Three Little Beers,” to be one of the group’s best films and it’s also one of their earliest. One sheets from this period are the very hardest to find for the comedy trio and this is the only known copy of this poster. It is from the personal collection of Moe Howard and was acquired after his death from his daughter Joan Howard Maurer. Read More +