Antiques News

Marvel comic sets world record

DALLAS  – The finest known copy of Marvel Comics No. 1, the 1939 comic book considered the “Big Bang” of the Marvel Comics Superhero Universe, set a world record after selling for more than $1 million. It sold at Heritage Auctions’ sale of vintage comic books and comic art for $1.2...

Remington Bronco bucks $615k

DALLAS – A bronze by Frederic Remington grabbed top lot, and Golden Age illustration art set multiple records at a recent Heritage Auctions’ sale. Multiple bidders drove Remington’s The Bronco Buster to a final selling price of $615,000. The rare 1.5-scale work is one of just 19 casts made from a large-scale plaster...

Frank Lloyd Wright’s last masterpiece is sold

    PHOENIX – The final residential gem designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, known as the Norman Lykes House, sold for $1,677,500 at a public auction Oct. 16. Sale of the iconic home, nicknamed the Circular Sun House, was handled by Heritage Auctions. The 3,095-square-foot home, tucked into 1.3 acres on...

Heritage Malware Attack

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions (ha.com), a victim of a malware attack over the weekend, has restored its website and online auctions. “Thank you for your patience as we bring our website back online. Any auctions currently open or opening soon have updates closing times,” Heritage said in a statement to customers....

Bitters bottles shine brightly

EAST GREENVILLE, Pa. – Bitters bottles were hot lots at a recent Glass Works Auctions’ Summer Sizzler, with a figural fish bottle being the top seller at $32,760, followed by a Seaworth Bitters Company bottle that sold for $25,740. Several others also sold for five figures. The Fish Bitters top-lot bottle...

Star Wars figure bags record bounty

A prototype Star Wars action figure caused a stir recently when it sold for more than $110,000 at auction, but a leading toy expert says astute action figure collectors could see this coming from a galaxy far, far away. “First, the toy was never released so there are very few in existence,...