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Batman No. 1 sells for $2.22 million

A lucky bidder snagged a near-mint copy of Batman No. 1 (1940) for $2.2 million today. From Heritage Auctions: The finest known copy of 1940's Batman No. 1 sold Thursday for $2.22 million, far and away the highest price ever realized for a comic book starring Bruce Wayne and his caped-and-cowled alter ego. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Comic Books, Auctions, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Collectibles, Golden Age Comic Books

Auction of entire museum of muscle cars

Next week, Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City—located in a former Walmart in Punta Gorda, Florida—will close forever. Treworgy was planning to retire, although COVID-19 accelerated his plans, and he's sending his collection of more than 200 cars to the auction block. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Cars, Walmart, Auctions, Automobiles, Rick Treworgy, PUNTA GORDA Florida, Treworgy, COVID

David Hasselhoff is auctioning off KITT from Knight Rider

Actor David Hasselhoff is auctioning off his personal KITT car that he reportedly acquired at the end of the TV series. At the time of this writing, the high bid is already approaching $1 million with two weeks still go. According to the listing, if the "hammer price exceeds 25% above reserve price, the Hoff will personally deliver the car to the new owner." — Read the rest
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Carpet auctions in New York, Boston and Vienna in January 2021

16th century Egyptian Cairene Carpet on sale at Nazmiyal Auctions 21 January 2021. Nazmiyal Auctions, Austria Auction Company and Grogan & Company will have interesting carpet sales in January 2021. New York: Nazmiyal Auction will hold their next carpet auction “Vintage and Antique Rugs from various Estates and Nazmiyal Collection” 21 January 2021 in New York. The auction includes 150 lots and the highlight of this auction is a large 16th century from Egypt with an estimate $30,000-50,000. The...
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Rare Pokémon card expected to fetch $350k at auction

A mint condition first edition hologram Pokémon card could sell for $350,000 or more at Heritage Auctions' Comics & Comic Art Auction Jan. 14-15. From Heritage Auctions: The Pokémon Charizard #4 First Edition Base Set Rare Hologram Trading Card (Wizards of the Coast, 1999) PSA GEM MT 10 (estimate: $350,000+) is arguably the hottest card in the entire hobby. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Auctions, Pokemon, Collectibles, Card Games, Heritage Auctions Comics Comic Art Auction

Oriental rugs at Material Culture 20 January 2021

Material Culture will hold their live online auction ‘Oriental Rugs from American Estates’ on 20 January 2021 at 10 am in Philadelphia. The auction includes 473 carpet lots in the price range between 100 – 3.500 $. Lot 0141. Ferahan Rug, Persia, Late 19th C., 6’11” X 9’11” Est. $2,000-$3,000 Lot 0150. Heriz Rug, Persia, Early 20th C., 9’5” X 12’7” Est. $1,500-$2,500 Lot 0162. Heriz Rug, Persia, Circa 1900, 7’10” X 11’7”. Est. $2,000-$2,500 Lot 0155. Sewan Kazak Rug, Caucasus, C...
Tags: United States, Auctions, Philadelphia, Material Culture, Persia, Philadelphia PA, American Estates, Afshan Kuba Sumak Besik Mafrash Est

Grogan fine rugs sale including rugs from The James Opie Collection

Grogan and Company will hold their “Fine Rugs & Carpets Auction Sunday 31 January 2021 at 11.00 pm in Boston. The Fine Rugs & Carpets Auction features a selection of 170 rugs and carpets, and among them rugs from The James Opie Collection. Among the offers of 65 rugs from The James Opie Collection are ivory field Shekarlu rugs, Khamseh Confederacy bird rugs, rare south Persian tiger rugs as well as numerous south Persian bags and bag faces. Another 100 rugs surround the Opie Collection, and amon...
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Fine Antique Oriental Rugs XXIII in Vienna

Austria Auction Company will hold their next auction ‘Fine Antique Oriental Rugs XXIII’ 23 January 2021 at 4pm in Vienna. This auction includes 189 antique rugs and among them a large number of collectable antique Caucasian, Anatolian and Turkmen rugs. The preview at Palais Breuner in Vienna will take place Wednesday 20 January to Friday 22 January, 11 am – 6 pm, and on Saturday 23 January from 11 am – 4 pm. Lot 101. Sewan Kazak 211 x 140 cm. Caucasus, ca. 1870. Estimate € 4.000 – 6.000 ...
Tags: Turkey, Vienna, Auctions, Romania, Turkmenistan, Vienna Austria, Konya, Austria Auction Company, Palais Breuner, Amu Daria Area

Vintage and antique rugs from various estates and Nazmiyal’s Collection

Nazmiyal Auction will hold their next online auction ‘Selected Collection of Vintage and Antique Rugs from Various Estates and Nazmiyal’s Collection’ 21 January 2021. The auction includes 150 lots. Viewings take place Saturday 16 January – Sunday 17 January and by appointment Monday 18 January – Thursday 21 January. Jozan Magazine has asked Farhad Langaroodi, Director of Nazmiyal Auctions, to tell more about the auction. “With starting bids ranging from $100 to $20,000, the sale features an attr...
Tags: Egypt, Auctions, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Persia, Tabriz, Nazmiyal, Nazmiyal Auction, Jozan Magazine, Farhad Langaroodi, January Jozan Magazine

One of the First Computer Mice Ever Built Is Going Up For Auction

On December 9, 1968, Douglas Engelbart and 17 other researchers from the Stanford Research Institute gave a 90-minute demo of groundbreaking technologies that provided a startlingly accurate glimpse of a future that was still decades away. One of those technologies was a computer interface navigated with a mouse: a…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Mouse, Auctions, Retro, Mice, Stanford Research Institute, Douglas Engelbart, Mother Of All Demos

Schuler auction with carpets, rugs, textiles

Schuler Auction will hold their next live auction with carpets, rugs and textiles 9 December 2020 at 14.00 in Zurich. This auction includes 135 lots and among them antique and semi-antique Oriental rugs. Most of the rugs in this auction are Persian rugs but also Caucasian, Anatolian and Chinese rugs are present. Lot 930. Sultanabad carpet. ca. 1880. 365×520 cm. Estimate EUR 1.140 – 1.710 Lot 924. Semnan rug ca. 1910. 352×490 cm. Estimate EUR 2.670 – 3.620 Lot 906. Heriz rug ca. 1910...
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The State of New York is auctioning a signed Michael Jordan Bulls jersey, 188 pairs of sneakers, and other seized memorabilia

The basketball comes with a plastic covering to help preserve the ball. New York Office of General Services The items, seized during an investigation, are now being auctioned by the New York Office of General Services. Anyone in the continental US can have the items shipped to them if they are the highest bidder.  The items will be auctioned off in phases. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the market for some Air Jordans or sports memorabilia? The New York Office of Ge...
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Bukowskis Winter Sale including carpets

Bukowskis ‘Important Winter Sale 629’ 10-11 December 2020 includes 63 carpet lots. The carpet lots are sold 10 December and this part of the auction starts at 11am at Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm. The preview at Berzelii Park 1, Stocholm, will be open for the public 4-9 December. Among the offers on the auction are antique and semi-antique Persian rugs, Chinese rugs, a few Turkmen and Anatolian rugs, and some antique Swedish textiles. The top lot in the auction is lot 266, an antique Kum Kapi with...
Tags: Auctions, Istanbul, Stockholm, Anatolian, Bukowskis, Halsingland Sweden, Arsenalsgatan, Berzelii Park, Kum Kapi, Kashan Motashem

Art and Antiques including carpets at Dr. Eder

Auktionshaus Dr. Eder will hold their next auction “Art and Antiques” including semi-antique and antique rugs 5 December 2020 at 10 am in Cologne. The auction includes 96 carpet lots and among them Persian, Caucasian, Anatolian and Chinese rugs. The viewing exhibition is open for the public 2-4 December. Lot 694. Karachov, late 19th century, 248 x 180 cm Lot 697. Heriz late 19th century. 406 x 287 cm. Lot 734. Lori-Pampak late 19th century 226 x 142 cm The online catalogue has bee...
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How to Get Your Collectibles Appraised

If you’re waiting out the pandemic and, say, watching a lot of Antiques Roadshow on PBS because it has nothing to do with 2020, you might be thinking about the old items in your home and what they’re worth. Maybe that vintage Garfield phone is valuable, but how do you know for sure?Read more...
Tags: Selling, Auctions, Antiques Roadshow, Pbs, Lifehacks, Vintage, Garfield, Collectibles, Antique

Giant online auction of pre-code and underground comics

Ivan alerted me to PBA's new Comic Book Auction. It has a lot of excellent old comics for sale. PBA's latest Comic Book auction is now online. It's a big sale, with 500 lots of pre-Code, Golden Age, Silver Age, R. — Read the rest
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This pigeon just sold for $1.9 million

New Kim is a 2-year-old homing pigeon that just sold for $1.9 million. The anonymous new owner of New Kim is the same person who last year paid $1.48 million for Armando, another champion pigeon. From the New York Times: In the sport, which dates back to at least the 1800s, homing pigeons are acclimated in a shared loft before being taken hundreds of miles away and released; the winner is the first to return. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Animals, Birds, Auctions, New York Times, Kim, Armando, Pigeons, Homing Pigeons

Rippon Boswell carpet auction

Rippon Boswell carpet auction ‘Major Autumn Auction’ with collectable rugs will take place 5 December 2020 at 3 p.m. The preview is open for the public 2-4 december from 2pm-7pm and on the day of the auction 5 December from 9am-noon. The auction includes 246 antique rugs and textiles and among them Caucasian, Turkmen, Anatolian, Persian and Chinese rugs. Lot 230. Varamin Bag Face, North Persia, Tehran region. 47 x 55 cm. Late 19th century. Estimate 600 € Lot 190. Tekke Chuval. Central Asia...
Tags: Auctions, Rippon Boswell, Rippon Boswell Friedrichstrase, North Persia Tehran, Tekke Chuval Central Asia West Turkestan, Dragon Rug West Anatolia Manisa Province, Bijar North West Persia Kurdistan, Bakhshaish North West Persia Azerbaijan, Borjalou Kazak South West Caucasus

Flemish tapestries at Bonhams

Bonhams London auction “Fine Decorative Arts, 1200-1900” 25 November 2020 at 14:00 includes a limited number of tapestries and rugs. This auction will take place behind closed doors but is accessible on Clients will not be able to bid in person in the room. Lot 29. A Flemish 17th century historical tapestry possibly Van Maelsack Atelier Bruxelles depicting the impressive figure of Alexander the Great astride his horse Bucephalus. 342cm x 318cm. Estimate £ 8.000 – £ 12.000 Lot ...
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Persian and Chinese carpets at Bruun Rasmussen

Bruun Rasmussens auction “Furniture, carpets, silver, ceramics & glass” will take place 4 December 2020 in Bredgade, Copenhagen. The auction includes a limited number (11 lots) of Oriental carpets, French textiles and Chinese carpets. The carpet sale starts at 2 pm. The preview exhibtion in Bredgade is open for the public 26-30 November 2020. The highlight among the Oriental carpets is a large Mohtasham Kashan, lot 735, in the classical slightly stylised maner and in a soft color tone. Lot 735...
Tags: Auctions, Brussels, Copenhagen, Persia, Teheran, Bruun Rasmussen, Bredgade Copenhagen, Bruun Rasmussens, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers Bredgade, Bredgade, Mohtasham Kashan, Kashan Mohtasham

Auction: Lipstick gun, poison-tipped umbrella, hotel room "bug," and other KGB spy gear

In February, Julien's Auctions will sell off the collection of New York City's now-closed KGB Espionage Museum in New York City. From Julien's Auctions: Over 400 lots will be on offer such as clandestine operative cameras, counter-intelligence detectors, morse code machines, airplane radars, voice recorders and official government documents. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, New York City, Cold War, Museums, Auctions, Spies, Spy, KGB, Julien, KGB Espionage Museum, New York City From Julien

Auction: NASA Gemini training console, Woz's Blue Box, and other fantastic scientific artifacts

This NASA Gemini training console from 1963 is part of a spectacular upcoming "History of Science" auction at Bonhams. The seated instrument panel, including joystick, was used to train the Gemini astronauts on orbit and landing procedures for their lunar mission. — Read the rest
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The World's First Handheld Calculator Is Up for Auction

They can do everything from plot complex equations to even play games like Doom (if you have enough rotting potatoes) but the handheld calculator started out as a very simple device capable of performing just four basic mathematical calculations. One of the very first prototypes, created by Texas Instruments back in…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Auctions, Calculators, Texas Instruments, Consumer Tech, Bonhams, 5318008

Select Works from the L.A. Mayer Museum including carpets

Sothebys in London will hold an auction 27 October 2020 at 11.30 am ‘Select Works from the L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art’. The auction includes 22 carpet lots and among them some very old Anatolian rugs. The exhibition in London will take place 24-26 October. Lot 173. AN OUSHAK ‘MEDALLION’ CARPET, WEST ANATOLIA, 16TH CENTURY. Estimate:20,000 – 30,000 GBP Lot 171. A STAR MEDALLION CARPET, OUSHAK REGION, WEST ANATOLIA, 16TH CENTURY. Estimate 70,000 – 100,000 GBP Lot 191. A LAKAI S...
Tags: London, Auctions, Uzbekistan, Sothebys, Anatolian, Mayer Museum

Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets at Sothebys

Sothebys “Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets” will take place 27 October 2020 at 4:00 in London. The Islamic art auction includes 9 carpet lots and among them some very old carpets from Egypt and Anatolia. The highlights include lot 453, a ‘Bird’ carpet, formerly in the collections of both Dr. Kurt Zander and Dr. Alfred Cassirer, attributed to Selendi, a town between Oushak, Kula and Ghiordes, circa 1575 and lot 448, The Hirth Mamluk carpet, made in the second half...
Tags: UK, London, India, Egypt, Auctions, Regensburg, Cairo, Agra, Sothebys, Anatolia, New Bond Street London, Kurt Zander, Alfred Cassirer, Oushak Kula, Ghiordes

Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets Online at Skinner

Skinners next specialist carpet auction ‘Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets Online’ will take place on the internet 21 October through 29 October 2020. Among the offers are a number of Caucasian, Northwest Persian, Southwest Persian, 19th century Persian workshop pieces and decorative and collectible rugs from collections and estates. The auction includes 454 lots and preview is by appointment only. Lot 1374 Qashqai Rug, Iran, c. 1920, 7 ft. 8 in. x 5 ft. 1 in. Estimate $1,500-1,800 Lot 121...
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Auction of exquisitely odd antique cameras that look like guns

These two curious and rare "gun cameras" bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "shoot a photo." Both are exceedingly rare artifacts and will be on the block at the 37th Annual Leitz Photographica Auction next month. At the top is the Leica Gun Rifle developed by E. — Read the rest
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A T. rex named Stan just became the most expensive dinosaur ever sold. The 40-foot-long skeleton went for $31.8 million.

A Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, named STAN is on display during a press preview at Christie's Rockefeller Center on September 15, 2020 in New York City. Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images A 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton named Stan sold for $31.8 million at Christie's auction house in New York City on Tuesday, making it the most expensive dinosaur skeleton ever sold.  An anonymous buyer won the auction after 20 minutes of bidding. Only 50 or so T. rex skeletons ha...
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Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets

Christies sale ‘Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets’ 28 October 2020 in London includes 78 carpet lots. The viewing exhibitions take place 25-27 October in King Street. Besides antique oriental rugs the auction includes paintings and manuscripts from across the Islamic and Indian worlds, inlaid metalwork, Qajar oil paintings, Iznik tiles and more. OT 179. A KONYA RUG CENTRAL ANATOLIA, LATE 17TH-EARLY 18TH CENTURY. Estimate GBP 8,000 – GBP 12,000 LOT 1...
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Fine Antique Oriental Rugs XXII at Austria Auction Company

Austria Auction Company’s next specialist carpet auction ‘Fine Antique Oriental Rugs XXII’ 24 October 2020 includes 168 lots and among them some very exclusive antique rugs. Some of the highlights include lot 68, a first 19th century Sunburst Eagle Kazak with an estimate of 25.000-35.000 EUR, lot 140, a first 19th century Karadashli Asmalyk with an estimate of 25.000-35.000 EUR and lot 113, a late 17th century Ladik Double Column Prayer Rug with an estimate of 14.000-18.000 EUR. The auction in g...
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