Vintage Super Mario Bros. video game sells for $114K

Heritage Auctions sold the highest-graded sealed hangtab Super Mario Bros. ever offered for $114,000. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS (AP) – An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades ago.

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Movie props ready for takeoff at Julien’s July 17-18 auction

A spacesuit worn in Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (MGM, 1968). Estimate: $200,000-$300,000. Julien’s Auctions image

LOS ANGELES – This summer, Julien’s Auctions, reaches for the stars and rockets into space with Hollywood: Legends & Explorers, the record-breaking auction house’s blockbuster Hollywood and space exploration memorabilia event to take place on Friday, July 17 & Saturday, July 18, at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. This two-day extravaganza offers a marquee collection of over 900 items from Hollywood entertainment film lore to cult classics to next and now iconography from television’s past and present golden ages. A special category to this year’s edition is an exclusive collection of some of the most significant and historical Space artifacts and treasures. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gold pocket watches tick to $1.8M at Morphy Auctions

Important circa-1880 Henri Grandjean & Co., Grande Sonnerie clock-watch with minute repeater, hand-decorated 18K yellow gold hunter’s case engraved birds and flowers. Complications include leap year perpetual calendar, moon phase and quarter-hour passing strike chime. Sold for $62,730 against an estimate of $20,000-$40,000 – top lot of the sale. Morphy’s Auctions image

DENVER, Pa. – Everyone bidding in Morphy Auctions’ June 30 no-reserve sale of fine antique pocket watches was after the same thing: a “timely” acquisition in gold or platinum with a desirable Swiss pedigree. Within the 650+ lots presented in a dedicated single-owner session were many elegantly complicated timepieces that fit the bill. All came from a private collection that had been amassed tastefully and with utmost care over many years. One of the largest high-end collections of its type ever to reach the public market, it realized $1.8 million, inclusive of buyer’s premium. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.Continue reading

Andrew Jones to sell well-rounded California collections July 26

Oil on canvas painting by Nicolai Fechin (Russian, 1881-1955), titled ‘Still life with flowers and fruit,’ circa 1925, 20in x 24in. Estimate: $70,000-$100,000. Andrew Jones Auctions image

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Andrew Jones Auctions’ upcoming Design for the Home and Garden Auction on Sunday, July 26, will feature over 250 lots of important fine art, design, antiques and accessories from collections across the country and throughout California. This will be an online-only auction, with no live bidding. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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