Complete 1993 Magic: the Gathering Beta set commands $120K at Weiss

Detail from a complete Magic: The Gathering Beta card set from 1993, $120,000
 Complete Magic: The Gathering Beta card set from 1993, $120,000

Complete Magic: The Gathering Beta card set from 1993, $120,000

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A complete Magic: The Gathering Beta card set from 1993, just the second set for MTG, with a print run of 3,200 cards, sold for a staggering $120,000 in an online-only Comics, Comic Art, MTG Booster Boxes & More auction held October 19 by Weiss Auctions.

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Exhibits honor Peanuts creator Charles Schulz’s centenary

Charles M. Schulz, Self-caricature. © Schulz Family Intellectual Property Trust. Mark J. Cohen and Rose Marie McDaniel Collection, The Ohio State University, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum
Charles M. Schulz, Self-caricature. © Schulz Family Intellectual Property Trust. Mark J. Cohen and Rose Marie McDaniel Collection, The Ohio State University, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – In a series of Peanuts comic strips that ran in mid-April of 1956, Charlie Brown grasps the string of his kite, which was stuck in what came to be known in the long-running strip as the “kite-eating tree.” In one episode that week, a frustrated Charlie Brown declines an offer from nemesis Lucy for her to yell at the tree. “If I had a kite caught up in a tree, I’d yell at it,” Lucy responds in the last panel.

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Chicago journalist’s lifetime collection heads to Hindman Nov. 19

Drawing of Snoopy by Charles Schulz, est. $1,000-$2,000
Drawing of Snoopy by Charles Schulz, est. $1,000-$2,000
Drawing of Snoopy by Charles Schulz, est. $1,000-$2,000

CHICAGO – On November 19, Hindman Auctions will present Seeing Stars: Property from the Collection of Bill Zwecker, the former longtime entertainment and celebrity journalist. The award-winning Chicago journalist’s collection of 172 lots captures historical moments, and includes memorabilia from a wide range of genres, including film, television, theater, politics, sports and other pop culture categories. Iconic names such as Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Tom Hanks, Robert F. Kennedy, President Richard Nixon and Lady Bird Johnson will be represented in the offering. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hake’s Nov. 2-3 auction led by Capt. America shield screen-used by Chris Evans

Captain America shield screen-used by Chris Evans in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Image courtesy of Hake’s Auctions

YORK, Pa. – After two consecutive auctions that broke existing house records, Hake’s is back with a blockbuster November 2-3 Premier Auction that could push the pop culture giant’s 2021 gross beyond the $10 million mark. Between the red-hot state of the vintage collectibles market and an influx of new, investment-minded collectors coming into the hobby, new records are likely to be set not only by the November auction as a whole, but also in a number of pop-culture subcategories, said Hake’s president Alex Winter.

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Schulz, Gorey draw bidders for Swann June 24 illustration art sale

Edward Gorey 1979 postcard design, created for the purpose of replying to his fan mail, estimated at $4,000-$6,000
Edward Gorey 1979 postcard design, created for the purpose of replying to his fan mail, estimated at $4,000-$6,000
Edward Gorey 1979 postcard design, estimated at $4,000-$6,000

NEW YORK — Illustration Art is at Swann Galleries June 24. The sale will feature original works by luminaries such as Al Hirschfeld, Edward Gorey and Jo Mielziner, alongside cover designs for The New Yorker, Sunday comics, book illustrations and more. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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