Rare Apple sneakers sell for nearly $10K at Heritage Auctions

Apple ordered an unknown number of logo sneakers for its employees in the early 1990s. A pair sold at Heritage Auctions this week for $9,687 inclusive of the buyer’s premium. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – A rare pair of sneakers produced for Apple Computers exclusively for their employees in the early 1990s sold for nearly $10,000 during a highly successful auction of Urban Art held Tuesday, March 24, by Heritage Auctions. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Stephenson’s to host Apr. 3 auction of gold, silver coins

Cased U.S. Mint 1993 Bill of Rights commemorative coins set containing two $5 gold coins, two silver dollars, two silver half-dollars. Estimate $800-$1,200. Stephenson’s Auctions image

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – Coins may very well be the ultimate collectible. “They’re small and portable, they have both intrinsic and face value, and they have a long history of positive growth as an investment,” says Cindy Stephenson, owner of Stephenson’s Auctions in suburban Philadelphia.

“Any time we are called upon to visit a residence and evaluate an estate’s contents, we ask if there might be any jewelry or coins. Invariably, there are coins that have been hidden away – sometimes in a safe, but sometimes in less likely places, like a box in a closet or a jar in a kitchen cupboard – and often these items end up being among the estate’s most valuable holdings,” said Stephenson, who will conduct an auction of gold and silver coins on Friday, April 3. There will be no gallery bidding, but absentee and live online bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Underground comics, posters costar in online auction April 1

Underground comic book, ‘Air Pirates Funnies #1,’ dealer-punched at the top left. Estimate: $300-$1,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Some of the finest underground comics ever created by the likes of Robert Crumb, Rick Griffin, Spain Rodriguez, S. Clay Wilson, Gilbert Shelton and Victor Moscoso lead off a Jasper52 online auction on Wednesday, April 1. The rare publications will be followed by a collection of psychedelic rock posters from the Fillmore, Avalon and other legendary concert venues. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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