DALLAS (AP) – The combat boots and dog tags that Alan Alda wore to portray the wisecracking surgeon Hawkeye on the beloved television series M-A-S-H meant so much to him that when the show ended 40 years ago, he kept them. But he`s now ready to let the pieces go, in service of another passion: his center dedicated to helping scientists and doctors communicate better. Heritage Auctions is offering up the worn boots and military identification tags on July 28 in Dallas.
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NEW YORK – If the dictionary entry for “acquired taste” were illustrated, you might see an image of a bottle of Moxie soda. Launched in 1885 in Lowell, Massachusetts, Moxie’s creator, Dr. Augustin Thompson, triumphantly touted it as a teetotal drink that he claimed was “neither a medicine, nor a stimulant,” “harmless as milk,” and had the power to “stop the appetite for intoxicants in old drunkards.” But when it came to advertising, Moxie matched its patent medicine rivals. Ads for the drink appeared prodigiously and prolifically in seemingly every medium of the era, yielding Moxie memorabilia that collectors cherish today.
SCRANTON, Pa. – Federal authorities announced charges against a ring of nine people for thefts of millions of dollars worth of paintings, sports memorabilia and other valuables including an Andy Warhol silkscreen, a Jackson Pollock painting and nine World Series rings belonging to the late Yankees catcher Yogi Berra.
YORK, Pa. – Hake’s served up a pop culture feast at their March 21-22 Premier Auction, with one exciting rarity after another eliciting pre-sale comments like, “I’ve never seen one of those in the marketplace before” or “I never even knew that piece existed.” Closing at $2,570,000 inclusive of buyer’s premium, the two-day event was led by heavy hitters from the baseball, political memorabilia, Star Wars, comic art and vintage toy categories. Many items powered past their high estimates, and some set new world auction records along the way.
YORK, Pa. – Last night Hake’s in York, Pennsylvania, set a new world auction record with the sale of a Kenner Star Wars Boba Fett rocket-firing prototype action figure. The Version 2 J-slot prototype, made in in 1979, attracted 27 bids before closing at $204,435. It was won by an online bidder in California.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is talking with officials in several cities about the possibility of creating a museum to display the pop culture memorabilia that he’s spent millions of dollars collecting over the past 20 years.
SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present Feelin’ Groovy: Hippie, Counterculture & Music Posters and Memorabilia on August 7. Featuring 150 lots from a Northern California collector’s estate, the sale features an eclectic range of colorful or psychedelic posters, mostly rock concerts, plus a smaller selection of travel, movie, French, and other offerings. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK (AP) – Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, Sir Elton John, Bette Midler, Christine Baranski, Steve Martin and Tina Fey have all raided their closets to offer up personal items for an April 28 charity online auction, with one prize being a key prop from the worldwide smash musical The Phantom of the Opera. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.