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Hake’s auctions Capt. America shield for $259,540, closes 2021 at $10M+

Captain America ‘hero-prop’ shield created by Marvel Studios senior prop master Russell Bobbitt and used by Chris Evans for close-up shots in the 2019 film ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Near-pristine condition. Sold for $259,540, the highest price ever paid at auction for a Marvel movie prop

YORK, Pa. – A Captain America “hero-prop” shield screen-used by Chris Evans in Marvel Studios 2019 blockbuster Avengers: Endgame sold for a heart-stopping $259,540 at Hake’s Auctions on November 3. The marquee item in a Nov. 2-3 online auction of premier entertainment and historical memorabilia, the star-emblazoned shield opened at $20,000 and attracted 17 bids before selling to its new owner, Wilmot “Wil” Creasy. A commercial analyst with Creasy Group, a Western Australia business focused on mining and metals exploration and investment, Creasy now adds iconic aluminum to his burgeoning pop-culture portfolio, which reportedly also includes extremely rare Pokémon cards [Instagram: Pokewizard96].

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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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Bears, toys, novelties and more at Potter & Potter, Sept. 25

 Steiff's black tag series Haute Couture teddy bear, est. $250-$350

Steiff’s black tag series Haute Couture teddy bear, est. $250-$350

CHICAGO – Potter & Potter Auctions will hold a 569-lot sale featuring bears, toys and various novelty items on September 25 starting at 10am Central time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hake’s $3.6M pop culture auction shatters house record; highest gross in 54 years

Peanuts July 3, 1955 Sunday page original art by Charles Schulz. Features Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy. Fine condition overall. Sold within estimate for $80,476

YORK, Pa. – If records are made to be broken, then Hake’s has clearly mastered the art of an encore performance. Their June 29-30 auction, which grossed a robust $3.6 million, rewrote the company’s history books as it became their second consecutive auction to break an existing house record. Along the way, a number of new individual record prices were set, as well.

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Collectors aimed high for robots, Disney toys at Milestone auction

Bandai (Japan) friction-powered ‘Flying Spaceman’ on ‘Super Cycle’ with original caped, green rubber “Superman” figure. Cape shown in foreground. Accompanied by colorfully illustrated box lid. The top lot of the sale, it sold for $55,200 against an estimate of $15,000-$25,000.

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Bidders from more than 20 countries worldwide brought their A-game to Milestone’s May 1 Spring Spectacular Toy Auction, which ran 13 hours due to sustained bidding, primarily via the Internet. Interest was especially strong for robots, early comic character toys and an extraordinary collection of 150+ vintage toy boats and electric outboard motors in their original boxes.

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Milestone’s May 1 auction loaded with rare robots, early comic character toys

Masudaya (Japan) 15-inch battery-operated Target Robot from the famous ‘Gang of Five.’ All original and complete with correct dart gun and one dart. Estimate $8,000-$12,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – They came from the future and landed on Earth in the 1950s and ’60s, but now toy robots of that classic production era seem more like prophets whose mission is being fulfilled more than half a century later in the labs of MIT and NASA. For many collectors, the connection to robots is rooted in a childhood memory – discovering that Santa had left them a walking, flashing, noisy android under the Christmas tree. Collectors will relive that indelible memory on May 1st at Milestone’s 766-lot Spring Spectacular Toy Auction, which features a specialty grouping of more than 100 coveted vintage robots and space toys.

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10 Best Vintage Lunch Boxes for Back to School

‘Tis the back-to-school season. And with that, we’re reminiscing on our favorite subject at school: lunch. One of the best parts of lunch? Showing off your lunch box.

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