WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Batman first captured the public’s attention in 1939, when he appeared on the cover of Detective Comics #27. Since then, the masked crime-fighter has remained in the forefront of American pop culture, dominating all media and delighting generations of children in the form of toys that reflect Batman’s complex world of heroes and villains. On October 13, a classic battery-operated Walking Batman coolly strolled across the auction block at Milestone Auctions and in so doing set a new world auction record at $16,800. There was especially active bidding on the Walking Batman, and on literally all toy categories, online through LiveAuctioneers.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A two-session auction featuring market-fresh Palm Beach estate finds on Day 1 and Asian antiques and archaeological artifacts on Day 2 will be held Sunday and Monday, Nov. 11 and 12, by Auction Life. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
WASHINGTON – Just five months after his gift to the nation’s library was revealed, Diamond Comic Distributors President and CEO Steve Geppi stood at the podium for the announcement that the Library of Congress will open a new display of select items from the Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts from November 6, 2018, through February 11, 2019, in the Great Hall of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE, Washington, DC.
NEW YORK – Jewelry designer David Jerome has spent much of his life, traveling the world, amassing a breathtaking collection of the rarest and purest rubies, aquamarine, tanzanites, emeralds and sapphires. The David Jerome Collection is formed of hundreds of prized gems. Ethically sourced directly from precious gemstone mines all around the world, only the finest stones have been selected for the collection, which have been transformed into stunningly beautiful rings. Thirty-nine of these rings will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction Nov. 7. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s will present two Modern and Contemporary-focused sales on Nov. 13: a Prints & Multiples auction followed directly by a 20th Century Art & Design auction, which consists of 229 lots of fine art, furniture and decorative objects. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will sell property from prominent St. Louis philanthropists Evelyn E. and Eric P. Newman. Items from their collection will be offered as a single-owner auction, the Fine Cartographic and Printed Americana Collection of Evelyn and Eric Newman on Monday, Nov. 12. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
LANTANA, Fla. – M G Neely Auction invites customers to attend their Veteran’s Day Palm Beach Antique to Modern Estate Auction. An array of decorative furnishings, jewelry and artwork will be auctioned Nov. 11 at noon. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — If there is a gold standard for acoustic guitars, Martin owns it. C.F. Martin & Co., makers of Martin flat-top acoustic guitars and other instruments, opened its doors in New York City in 1833 before moving to Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in 1839. Musicians worldwide, from amateur players to professionals like Johnny Cash, the Beatles and Bob Dylan, have embraced Martins, especially its earlier models.