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An original production cel of Mickey Mouse from the Sorcerer’s Apprentice sequence of Walt Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ achieved $6,000 plus the buyer’s premium in December 2022. The cel setup was professionally restored but it retains its original Courvoisier Galleries mat. Image courtesy of Van Eaton Galleries and LiveAuctioneers.

Courvoisier Galleries saved original Disney animation cels

NEW YORK — When it comes to animation art, there is one name that has led the market since the late 1930s. Based in Los Angeles at that time, the animators at Walt Disney Studios cranked out many thousands of celluloid images, or cels, of Mickey Mouse and other now-beloved characters for cartoons and film […]

Vintage Warner Brothers press photo of a young Ronald Reagan in football gear, signed by him as “Win one for the Gipper / Ronald Reagan,” PSA/DNA encapsulated and graded GEM Mint 10, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Ronald Reagan rarity could score a touchdown at University Archives, June 28

Vintage Warner Brothers press photo of a young Ronald Reagan in football gear, signed by him as “Win one for the Gipper / Ronald Reagan,” PSA/DNA encapsulated and graded GEM Mint 10, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Vintage Warner Brothers press photo of a young Ronald Reagan in football gear, signed by him as “Win one for the Gipper / Ronald Reagan,” PSA/DNA encapsulated and graded GEM Mint 10, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

WILTON, Conn. – Typed letters signed by Martin Luther King, Jr., Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein, as well as a Mickey Mouse sketch signed by Walt Disney and a vintage Warner Brothers press photo of a young Ronald Reagan in football gear, are just a few of the many highly collectible items in University Archives’ online-only Rare Autographs, Photographs & Books auction (plus PSA encapsulated rarities) planned for Wednesday, June 28. The auction will start promptly at 11 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Star Wars and sports cards land in the winners circle at Morphy’s smash $3.1M auction

Unopened 1952 Topps baseball brick of eight factory-sealed 5-cent wax packs, with each pack containing five cards. Extraordinarily rare and most likely from Topps’ first series. Authenticated by Steve Hart, owner of Baseball Card Exchange. Sold above high estimate for $873,300 to a private collector

DENVER, Pa.- Star Wars fans and diehard sports buffs called the shots at Morphy Auctions’ February 1-3, 2023 auction, which attracted head-spinning prices and closed the books at nearly $3.1 million. The sale featured both a phenomenal single-owner collection of early Star Wars action figures and a vintage sports card selection that included one of the most sought-after treasures of the “unopened” realm: an intact 1952 Topps baseball wax-pack “brick” that sold for a staggering $873,300. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Pop culture rarities, Americana drive Hake’s auction total to $2.4M

Encased Star Wars (1978) 3.75in Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi 12 Back-A double-telescoping lightsaber action figure with SKU on footer denoted earlier production, AFA 75 Ex+/NM. Extremely rare and only the third carded specimen of its type ever to be offered by Hake’s. Sold for $79,178. Image courtesy of Hake’s Auctions

Encased Star Wars (1978) 3.75in Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi 12 Back-A double-telescoping lightsaber action figure with SKU on footer denoted earlier production, AFA 75 Ex+/NM. Extremely rare and only the third carded specimen of its type ever to be offered by Hake’s. Sold for $79,178. Image courtesy of Hake’s Auctions

YORK, Pa. – Financial markets may be taking a breather, but there’s never a time out for those who pursue investment-grade vintage collectibles. Hake’s, the auction house that lit the fire for America’s pop culture obsession 55 years ago, rang up yet another high-flying auction total on November 15-16, achieving excellent prices across many specialty categories and closing the books at $2.4 million.

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Milestone beats Santa to the punch with Dec. 10 antique toy auction

Original Yonezawa (Japan) tin windup Diamond Planet Robot, rare variation with blue body and red arms. At 10in high, Diamond Planet is the largest windup robot ever produced. 100% original robot comes with high-quality repro box. Estimate $30,000-$50,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Every antique toy collector dreams of finding something rare and exotic under the Christmas tree, and sometimes those dreams come true. But there is an alternative that offers much better odds. Those who don’t want to risk receiving a clip-on tie or box of stale chocolates can find and bid on hundreds of rare and beautiful toys in Milestone Auctions’ December 10 Winter Toy Extravaganza. The suburban Cleveland company may be known for selling every type of high-end collectible from antique firearms to vintage petroliana, but toys are special to the Milestone crew. It’s one of the categories upon which their brand was founded, and its following amongst collectors is rock solid.

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Prices robust for classic Disney comics, original art

A four-color ‘Donald Duck #4’ (Dell, 1940) made $18,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2021. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

A Four-Color Comics ‘Donald Duck #4’ (Dell, 1940) made $18,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2021. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Disney is the very definition of a household name, represented by theme parks and movies as well as a merchandising empire that spans toys, books, costumes and home decor. One of its most collectible genres harkens back to the company’s roots in animation: original Disney art, comic strips and comic books are perennially popular, and demand in recent years has been high.

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Disney porcelain figure of Cinderella and Prince Charming, est. $100-$1,000

Disney fans will relish Akiba’s June 21 auction ‘Mickey Mouse and His Friends’

 

Disney porcelain figure of Cinderella and Prince Charming, est. $100-$1,000

Disney porcelain figure of Cinderella and Prince Charming, est. $100-$1,000

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Akiba Antiques will present The Mickey Mouse and His Friends auction on Tuesday, June 21 at noon Eastern time. The 609-lot sale will appeal to both established collectors and regular Disney fans. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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All aboard for toy trains at Bertoia Auctions, April 21

Lionel standard gauge Blue Comet set with 19-inch locomotive. Estimate $2,000-$4,000

VINELAND, N.J. – Last year antique toy collectors worldwide had two very special opportunities to acquire trains and toys from the 50-year collection of the late businessman, civic leader and humanitarian Paul Cole. Bertoia’s May 21-22, 2021 and October 15-16, 2021 sessions exclusively featuring Parts I and II of Paul’s collection tallied $4.4 million, with record prices paid for prized Marklin productions. On April 21, 2022, Bertoia’s will issue a boarding call to collectors as they auction the third and final grouping of exceptional American and European trains from Paul’s legendary holdings. In addition, the sale will include European tin wind-ups, American tin, cast-iron automotive, horse-drawn and bell toys; and diminutive penny toys – all from Paul’s personal collection.

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