Comics Blog: Just How Valuable is Your Double Cover Comic?

Double covers are one of the most collectible comic defects. A double cover occurs due to a factory binding mishap where two or more covers are rolled together and stapled with the rest of the book. The reason for double covers collectability is due to both scarcity and condition of the interior cover. Not all […]

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Casablanca: A Gem of Americana

Long before the age of Netflix and Disney blockbusters ruling Hollywood, a film which has staked an unimaginably important place in American culture was released: Casablanca. As the U.S. was in the thick of World War II  in 1943, Warner Brothers Pictures opened what most predicted to be just another film noir drama in theaters, […]

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Five for Friday: Casablanca Movie Poster Collection

Heritage Auctions’ Movie Posters Auction Nov. 18-19 in Dallas will feature more than 1,000 posters from an enormous array of movies ranging from the most obscure to some of the most well-known blockbusters of all time. One such iconic feature is Casablanca, the 1941 timeless classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman that is on […]

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Bob Dylan: The Man Behind the Guitar

To quote George Harrison during The Concert for Bangladesh, “We’d like bring on a friend to us all, Mr. Bob Dylan.” Dylan’s career has spanned five decades and counting, encompassing a litany of artistic endeavors along with music, writing and painting. Though born Robert Zimmerman, Dylan changed his name in 1962. This was the same […]

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Five for Friday: Holiday Fine Jewelry

Jewelry is one of those collectibles categories in which just about everyone can find something of value. On the surface, the appeal is obvious, with the clear financial value associated with assorted gemstones. But it goes beyond the size and sparkle of different baubles. Jewelry is, almost by definition, flashy and attractive, and is inarguably […]

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Microchip Is Part Of Foundation Of Modern Computers, Mobile Phones

Prototypes helped steer landmark technological evolution It’s one of those things that makes us sound like our grandparents. Looking back, it seems like every time anyone got anything new – a color television (with a remote control, no less!), a home computer, a microwave oven, etc. – it sparked a volley of comments about how […]

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Five for Friday: 20th Century Decorative Arts Including Tiffany, Lalique and Art Glass

An art glass auction catalog is always an explosion of color, and Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 14 20th Century Decorative Arts Auction is no exception, with page after page of practically glowing pieces by Tiffany, Lalique, Daum and others. Some of our favorites are below. 1.  Taking the phrase museum-quality literally, this spectacular Tiffany Studios Leaded […]

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Five for Friday: Nature and Science Treasures

Nature and science auctions, like the one Heritage Auctions will present Nov. 4 in Dallas, are extraordinary opportunities for collectors. Among the available lots are an array of items of immeasurable technological value and others that are so stunning in visual appeal that they forever will alter – or in some cases, dominate – whatever […]

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Modern Art Specialist Picks: Contemporary Prints & Multiples

Many artists have used the printing press to experiment with various forms and create works at a faster rate. From Miró to Warhol, artists have made prints so that their works could be accessible to a more diverse audience. Collecting prints is a strategic way to acquire works by blue chip artists at lower costs […]

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Five Top Fine Timepieces to Watch

The relationship you have with your watch (or watches) is unique. Both fashion statements and practical tools, today’s most expensive and luxurious watches exude style and technology unmatched by any other designer accessory. Although a watch’s retail price might alarm the novice, auctions of fine timepieces are excellent barometers of which brands increase in value […]

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