Important Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering cards and sets sold for nearly $300,000 at auction recently.
Fresh-to-market original comic book art spurred a fan frenzy at Hake’s March 13-14 auction and produced a $1.26 million result.
The Boon Foundation for Narrative Graphic Arts cast the winning bid to add the original comic art for the 8-page story Master Race to its collection.
In this year’s fall classic, a fully curated 2,518-lot auction to be held Nov. 13-15, Hake’s Auctions is giving pop culture collectors what they want: the finest-quality examples of toys, comic books and vintage collectibles of their youth, as well as premier historical and political items from long-held collections.
The Library of Congress' collection of comic books, art and related objects is the largest in the nation and now, thanks to a recent donation of 3,000+ items from Stephen A. Geppi Collection, the archive is that much more robust.
When was the last time you've thought about comic book superheroes? As Editor Antoinette Rahn discovers during a chat with the author of "Rise of the Superheroes" there's a lot to appreciate about the comic universe's doers of good.
No less than six examples of Golden or Silver Age comic books or original comic art will head to auction May 10-12 through Heritage Auctions and each is carrying a six-figure estimate.
It's been nearly 79 years since DC Comics unveiled the legendary character BatMan, then 'The Bat-Man' in Detective Comics #27. During Hake's March online auction a CGC-graded 5.0 (VG/Fine) version of the comic book will come to auction.
Original cover art for 1971's The Amazing Spider-Man #100 will come before bidders for the first time during Heritage Auctions' Feb. 22-24 Comics & Comic Art auction.
Heritage Auctions' capped off a record-setting year in animation art auctions with its Dec. 9-10 auction. The sale finished above $1.5 million, the seventh $1M+ auction of the year for the department. Leading the way were Disney Ducks.
The 'force' certainly was strong during Hake's Americana & Collectibles final auction of 2017. A sale that saw two vintage Star Wars action figures surpass $50K, amidst other record-setting moments.
Ryan Majeske knows a thing or two about Pokémon Cards. He also knows the importance of sharing what you know and striving to be connected to fellow collectors. It's part of why he penned a new book.
One of the most extensive collections of Star Wars memorabilia, amassed by Russell Branton, is coming to the auction market Nov. 14-16 through Hake's Americana.
In the first quarter of the 20th century, the pulp fiction magazine Weird Tales drew its share of criticism for its risque covers. Covers created by "The Queen of the Pulps," Margaret Brundage. Learn more...
A glazed cotton parade campaign flag touting the Lincoln-Hamlin ticket of the 1860 election set a world record for a name flag, realizing $40,124, during Hake's July 2017 sale.
Hake's Americana & Collectibles' summer sale, July 11-13, will feature a heroic selection of scarce comic books, original comic art and story pages, among other pop culture collectibles.
In a recent Knowing Your Business column, I connected with Ted Hake and Alex Winter, founder and president, respectively of Hake's Americana, to discuss Hake's marking 50 years in business.
Did you know the enchanting images appearing on the cover of books in J.R.R. Tolkein's "Lord of the Ring" series is actually portions of a single illustration? Come May 12 Heritage Auctions will present the illustration, by artist Barbara Remington, to bidders.
It’s been a few years, but the Antique Trader Business Directory is back. Anyone operating an art, collectibles, antiques or related business is encouraged to get listed for free.
Coins, comics, timepieces, fine art, and sports memorabilia are some of the categories at Heritage Auctions to finish 2016 with growth and forward momentum. Heritage Auction leaders share a look back at a year that produced sales of more than $850M.
A Superman #1 DC comic book, circa 1939, and legendary Underground Comix selections contributed to the nearly $10 million realized sales posted during Heritage Auctions' Comics & Comic Art Auction, held Nov. 17-19, 2016.
An early 20th century political poster touting McKinnley's 'prosperity plan' may see $20,000, and lead campaign keepsakes during Hake's auction Nov. 15-17.
Original cover art of 1972's 'Swamp Thing #1' is expected to lead a selection of comic art, by illustrator Bernie Wrightson, coming before bidders Aug. 4-6, during Heritage Auctions Comics & Comic Art Auction.
Hake's Americana's upcoming auction, slated for July 12-14, features a 'little of this and a little of that', including an 1860 political campaign flag, a collection of 'Man from U.N.C.L.E' memorabilia, and more in the 2,800+ lots.
A very scarce CGC-graded 9.8 copy of X-Men #1 comic book, circa 1963, went for $350,000 during a private online sale at Comic Book Exchange.
Hake's Americana & Collectibles is offering a truly diverse selection in its Auction #217, which is open for bidding now until auction close, Mar. 15-17. Among the 2,784 lots in the sale are 600 investment-quality items of political memorabilia, along with seldom-seen pop culture treasures including a poster for a 1969 performance of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and 100 CGC-graded comic books.
A quality copy of Amazing Heritage #15, with the first appearance of "Spider-Man", is expected to lead all of the more than 1,000 lots in Heritage Auctions' Feb. 18-20 auction.
For some reason, comic books (as opposed to comic strips) don’t often seem to be able to handle the concept that married people can be effective in action-adventure stories. But what about comic strips?
Hake's Americana & Collectibles' July 14-16 auction features items from a who's who of superheroes. Among the superheroes to be represented are the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Superman, Mickey Mouse, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Martin Dihigo, the only five-nation Hall of Fame baseball player.
A diverse selection of items (nearly 2,800 in all) will cross the auction block during Hake's Americana & Collectibles' March 17-19 sale. The spectrum of feature items spans from Revolutionary War artifacts to 20th-century comic strip art.
A restored copy of Detective Comics #27, circa 1939, marking the debut of Batman is set to cross the auction block during Heritage Auctions' Comics & Comic Art auction, Feb. 19-21.
Original Picasso 'Mediterranean Sunshine' with provenance of his daughter is one of several special pieces being brought to market Nov. 11-13 by Hake's.