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Cigar Store Indian, Malcolm S. Forbes Estate Political Buttons, Pace $1.7 Million Heritage Auctions Americana & Political Sale Cigar Store Indian, Malcolm S. Forbes Estate Political Buttons, Pace $1.7 Million Heritage Auctions Americana & Political Sale(0)

Frenzied bidding drove the return on a Hand-Carved American Tobacconist Cigar Store Indian to $150,000 to claim top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Americana & Political Auction Dec. 3 in Dallas, Texas that realized a combined $1,783,252. Read More

Goldin Auctions Winter Auction Concludes Record-Setting Year Goldin Auctions Winter Auction Concludes Record-Setting Year(0)

To cap off a record-setting year in which Goldin Auctions sold more than $25 million in sports trading cards and collectibles and established numerous industry standards, the 2016 Goldin Auctions Holiday Auction closed on Saturday night with the 900-lots of sports, history and pop-culture memorabilia selling for more than $1.8 million at www.GoldinAuctions.com. Read More

Thomas Edison’s Lightbulbs, Keys to Menlo Park Laboratory Bring $64,375 at Heritage Auctions Thomas Edison’s Lightbulbs, Keys to Menlo Park Laboratory Bring $64,375 at Heritage Auctions(0)

An archive of Thomas Edison’s lightbulbs, court evidence and the keys to his famed Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory where he invented the phonograph, sold for a combined $64,375 at a Dec. 3 public auction of Historical Americana held by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. The archive included six, 19th century lightbulbs tied to a famous court case, which had descended in the family of Edison’s own attorney for more than 100 years. Read More

Million-Dollar Mickey Mantle RC Card and The Gary Carter Collection Bring Heritage Auctions November Auction Past $14 Million Million-Dollar Mickey Mantle RC Card and The Gary Carter Collection Bring Heritage Auctions November Auction Past $14 Million(0)

The last major catalog sale of 2016 has proven to be the richest of the calendar year, drawing $14,037,343 in winning bids (not counting post-auction sales, which have already surpassed $250,000 and remain ongoing through Dec. 4) and carrying the annual sales of Heritage Sports past the $56 million mark. High-grade trading card singles led the charge, with fourteen commanding winning bids in excess of $100,000, including a record $1,135,250 for a PSA NM-MT+ 8.5 example of the celebrated 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle. The card is the first $1 million auction sale of a post-World War II baseball card. Read More

Record Setting Prices Dominate Mile High Card Company November Auction Record Setting Prices Dominate Mile High Card Company November Auction(0)

Mile High Card Company bid farewell to 2016 in unprecedented fashion, shattering a multitude of records in their November auction. Led by a 1948 Bowman Stan Musial PSA 9 rookie card that brought in a new high of $45,289 and an incredibly scarce 1971-72 Bazooka Hockey Complete Panel Set that reached just short of $30,000, MHCC’s final catalog event of the year provided further confirmation of strong collector demand. Read More

World’s Earliest 10 Commandments Tablet Sold for $850,000 by Heritage Auctions World’s Earliest 10 Commandments Tablet Sold for $850,000 by Heritage Auctions(0)

The world’s earliest-known stone inscription of the 10 Commandments – one of the most important documents in history, and a “national treasure” of Israel  – sold for $850,000 Wednesday, Nov. 16 at a public auction of ancient Biblical archaeology artifacts by Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. The two-foot-square slab of white marble, which weighs almost 115 pounds, is chiseled with 20 lines of letters in Samaritan script, derived jointly from Hebrew and Aramaic. Read More

Vintage Cards Shine In Memory Lane’s I Own It Now Sale Vintage Cards Shine In Memory Lane’s I Own It Now Sale(0)

A 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Babe Ruth graded PSA 8 sold for $53,000 in Memory Lane’s recently concluded I Own It Now catalog sale. In all, 11 individual vintage sports cards sold for more than $10,000 each. Read More

Classic Auctions Fall 2016 Auction Highlights and Recap Classic Auctions Fall 2016 Auction Highlights and Recap(0)

Wow! Classic Auctions Fall 2016 Auction closed with a huge push and finished with an astounding total of $1,050,000 realized! Congratulations to all of our bidders and winners. This auction featured some remarkable items, and here is a quick rundown of some of the highlights! Read More

Summer Recap of SGC Card Sales From PWCC Auctions and Goldin Auctions Summer Recap of SGC Card Sales From PWCC Auctions and Goldin Auctions(0)

For SGC graded cards, this summer was a continuation of the upward trend in their value seen throughout 2016. Several noteworthy auctions in the last few months featured SGC cards that yielded record prices, including Goldin Auctions and PWCC Auctions. Read More

Cobb Back T206, Ruth Rookie Pace $6.6 Million REA Sale Cobb Back T206, Ruth Rookie Pace $6.6 Million REA Sale(0)

The biggest Fall Auction in Robert Edward Auctions’ history delivered big numbers across the board Sunday night as the sale featuring more than 2300 lots of sports cards and memorabilia realized in excess of $6.6 million after the dust settled. Read More

Goldin Auctions October Legends Auction Nets $3.1 Million in Sales in Record Setting Auction Goldin Auctions October Legends Auction Nets $3.1 Million in Sales in Record Setting Auction(0)

With one of the most eclectic mixes of sports, entertainment and historical memorabilia ever offered in a single auction, it was no surprise that a host of record setting prices were realized when the Goldin Auctions October Legends Auction closed in the early hours this Saturday morning. But what was surprising, was that despite items from legendary sports and historical figures named Jordan, Ali, Mantle, Ruth and Kennedy on the block, it was a 4-page handwritten letter from rap and hip hop artist Tupac Shakur selling for a whopping $172,750 that stole the show. The letter was part of a 10-lot Tupac Shakur Collection that sold for $205,625. In all, more than $3.1 million worth of memorabilia was sold in the 1,500+ lot auction at www.GoldinAuctions.com. Read More

Yogi Berra’s 1953 World Series Ring Sells for $159,720 in Steiner Sports Memorabilia’s Fall Classic Auction Yogi Berra’s 1953 World Series Ring Sells for $159,720 in Steiner Sports Memorabilia’s Fall Classic Auction(0)

Winning bids totaling more than $1.2 million on nearly 2,000 memorabilia pieces – with the 1953 World Series Championship ring of late, legendary Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra the top-seller at $159,720 – highlighted the Steiner Sports Memorabilia Fall Classic Auction on-line, which concluded yesterday (Monday, October 24). In all, gems from the Berra Collection sparked the auction, garnering $493,855 in total bids on 81 lots. Read More

T206 Honus Wagner Card Sets New Record at $3.12 Million in Record Setting Auction T206 Honus Wagner Card Sets New Record at $3.12 Million in Record Setting Auction(0)

It was a record-setting night at The Goldin Auctions Great American Trading Card Auction as more than 20 new records were set with just 50 lots of trading cards recording $6.7 million in sales. The headline item did not disappoint, as the famed 1909-11 T206 White Border Honus Wagner PSA EX 5 (MC) the “Jumbo Wagner” sold for a record $3.12 million, making it the first $3 million sports trading card. Read More

Early American History and First Edition Fiction Top Heritage’s Near-Sellout Rare Book Auction Early American History and First Edition Fiction Top Heritage’s Near-Sellout Rare Book Auction(0)

Rare early American texts with rock-solid provenance lead Heritage Auctions’ $1.2+ million Rare Books Auction, as a copy of The Federalist, previously owned by New York Post founder Samuel Boyd, sold for $175,000. The auction came in at an astounding 134 percent above expectations and had a sell-through rate of 97 percent. Read More

Heritage Auctions Summer Platinum Night Auction commands $13.67+ Million Heritage Auctions Summer Platinum Night Auction commands $13.67+ Million(0)

Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night reconfirmed its status as the hobby’s elite luxury brand this past weekend, posting 20 lots that surpassed $100,000+ as well as a single, staggering seven-figure sum for the Charles Conlon Photographic Archive, which gained steam with a pre-auction New York Times feature article to rocket to a final sale price of $1,792,500. Read More

Conlon Baseball Photographic Archive Sells for $1.79+ Million at Heritage Auctions Conlon Baseball Photographic Archive Sells for $1.79+ Million at Heritage Auctions(0)

The Charles Conlon Baseball Photographic Archive –considered the most important archive of its kind – sold for $1,792,500 at a public auction of sports collectibles on Aug. 27, 2016 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas. The trove of 7,462 original negatives, many only surviving on glass plates, holds iconic portraits of baseball’s greatest players, from Ty Cobb to Babe Ruth to Lou Gehrig to Joe DiMaggio. Read More

1952 Topps Set #10 on PSA Set Registry Breaks $382,000 in Loaded Mile High Card Company August 2016 Auction 1952 Topps Set #10 on PSA Set Registry Breaks $382,000 in Loaded Mile High Card Company August 2016 Auction(0)

Smaller in size than the traditional Mile High Card Company auction, MHCC’s August event provided plenty of elite star power to confirm their reputation as the industry leader in the sports card and memorabilia market. Leading the way was a 1952 Topps baseball card set ranked #10 on the PSA Set Registry, sold in individual lots that totaled $382,741. “While the totals on the 1952 Topps cards were impressive, they weren’t as surprising as many other items. We expected this to be a particularly strong event and our expectations were greatly exceeded,” said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent. Read More

Topps Gretzky Rookie Card Sets Record Pace In Memory Lane Summer Auction Topps Gretzky Rookie Card Sets Record Pace In Memory Lane Summer Auction(0)

One of only two PSA 10 Topps Wayne Gretzky rookie cards and the first ever to come to public auction sold for $200,976 early Sunday morning as Memory Lane brought the curtain down on its summer auction. The chance to own the most popular hockey card ever made—in the highest grade possible–generated 175 bids, many coming in during the final hours of the auction.  The price for the Gretzky card was one of numerous records set in the 19-day catalog event. In all, the auction totaled over $3 million including the buyer’s premiums. Read More

Highest Graded Jackson Rookie Card Fetches Top Bid in $5.1 Million SCP Auctions Online Auction Highest Graded Jackson Rookie Card Fetches Top Bid in $5.1 Million SCP Auctions Online Auction(0)

A pair of iconic pre-war baseball cards led the bidding in SCP Auctions’ 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction, which concluded early Sunday morning. The top card, which sold for an astounding $667,189, is one of just two examples of the legendary 1909 E90-1 Joe Jackson American Caramel card graded NM-MT 8 by third-party authenticator PSA Cards with none graded higher. Jackson’s E90-1 representation is one of just a handful of Joe Jackson cards issued during his playing days and is indisputably recognized as his rookie card. The second card, a 1909-11 T206 tobacco issue of Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame center fielder Ty Cobb, is one of the hobby’s finest of “The Georgia Peach” from the most celebrated card set of the era issued at the peak of Cobb’s dominance. The beautifully preserved card, which received a grade of “Mint 9” from PSA Cards, sold for $488,425. Read More

Goldin Auctions Summer Auction Nets $5.8 Million on 1,500 Lots of Memorabilia Goldin Auctions Summer Auction Nets $5.8 Million on 1,500 Lots of Memorabilia(0)

Just a week after selling a Wayne Gretzky rookie card for $465,000 in its live auction in Atlanta City, NJ, Goldin Auctions sold Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves from his epic 1971 fight with Joe Frazier for $606,375 on Saturday night during the Goldin Auctions Summer Catalog Auction at www.GoldinAuctions.com. In all the 1,500 lots of memorabilia that sold at the combined live and catalog auction generated $5.8 million in sales. Read More

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