Comics in The Movies Available at First Platinum Night Auction

Comics-related movies are driving comic book prices higher and higher with each new blockbuster, so we thought we would spotlight a few of the books in our upcoming Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction that tie-in with upcoming and current comics-related movies. We have more than 1,300 lots in this auction, including 80+ lots in […]

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Specialist Picks: Fine European Art

Learn about our European Art specialists’ favorite works from our upcoming Fine European Art sale, taking place live in Dallas and online on May 24. Dr. Marianne Berardi Senior Expert, Fine & Decorative Arts, San Francisco  Bouguereau is famous for his pretty women and entrancing Madonna and Child imagery. I love this tender painting of […]

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SPACE RACE: Curated Collection of Space Race Models

Curated Collection of Space Race Models Documents “The Greatest Adventure on Which Man has Ever Embarked” 26 scale models, from Sputnik to the Space Shuttle, offered at no reserve Heritage Auctions is offering a collection of detailed models spanning the Space Race in its Space Exploration Signature Auction, May 19. Heritage will be auctioning 26 […]

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Five for Friday: Vintage Office Décor Creates Charm and Personality

  The advent of the laptop computer and the mobile office forced many to move away from personal touches when it came to their workplace environment. Fortunately, in recent years more companies are accepting telecommuting and there has been a move to create retro or vintage office decor. From turn of the century to shabby […]

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First ‘Dream Team’ Could Have Been 1928 Philadelphia Athletics

The 1992 United State men’s Olympic basketball team is known – with good reason – as the “Dream Team.” Head coach Chuck Daly headed to Barcelona with arguably the most talented roster in the history of any sport; 11 of the 12 players are in the Naismith Hall of Fame. The Americans destroyed six opponents […]

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow – Why Collect Hair?

Imagine asking a celebrity for a lock of their hair instead of an autograph? While it may come off as an obscure hobby, collecting hair from political figures, musicians, entertainers and even animals is not as rare as some might think. From the hairs of George Washington (for $32,500)  to John Lennon (for $35,000) and […]

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Five for Friday: Charles Guiteau – Inside the Mind of a Killer

This week’s Five for Friday looks inside the mind of a killer. An important private collection of artifacts and documents relating to the Presidential assassin Charles Guiteau have been uncovered, including a newly discovered manifesto in which he attempts to “justify” shooting President James A. Garfield. “Presidential assassins are well known, but few archives give […]

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Asking George Benson Where the Jazz Come From

When you sit down with a Jazz Master like guitarist George Benson the one question that runs through your head is “Where does the jazz come from?” As you watch him just noodle or riff or see his fingers dance across the strings of the guitar it sounds amazing, but you ask yourself what is […]

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Real or Replica: Buying The Perfect Championship Ring

It was recently reported by espn.com’s sports business writer Darren Rovell – Cubs World Series title rings doing big business for Jostens – that interest in the Chicago Cubs’ World Series championship rings has been a grand slam. In the article, Jostens’ college and sports division representative, Chris Poitras, says that in the first full […]

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Five for Friday: Ansel Adams’ Photography Work Stands Test of Time

This week’s Five for Friday looks at a quintet of offerings from Ansel Adams, who is considered one of the greatest landscape photographers who ever lived, that will be among the images available May 18 in Heritage Auctions’ Photographs Auction in New York. Known for shooting black-and-white images almost exclusively, Adams usually used large-format cameras […]

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