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Public domain image of Ty Cobb

1905 Ty Cobb vault-marked, game-used rookie bat sells for $1.1M

1905 Ty Cobb vault-marked, game-used rookie bat. Image courtesy of Grey Flannel Auctions

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The earliest known Ty Cobb bat in the hobby, dating back to the legendary baseball player’s 1905 rookie season, sold last week at Grey Flannel Auctions for $1,074,544. Bidding opened at $100,000. The 24th and final bid was placed in the early hours of Monday, November 14.

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Bertoia’s to auction Bill and Stevie Weart antique toy collection, Sept. 8-9 

Hubley cast-iron ‘Say It With Flowers’ delivery motorcycle, 10in long, the book example depicted in Bill and Stevie Weart’s ‘Cast Iron Automotive Toys’ (2000) reference book. Rare all-original toy in excellent to pristine condition. Estimate $15,000-$25,000

VINELAND, N.J. – On September 8-9, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers, Bertoia’s will auction the antique toy collection of the late Bill and Stevie Weart, a couple whose contributions to the toy hobby were immense. Anyone who ever had the privilege of visiting the Wearts at their magnificent home in Allentown, Pennsylvania, was left with the impression that they had witnessed something exceptional for these times. Their grand three-story residence, which was situated in a tranquil parklike setting, visually reflected what was most important to them in a home: fine architecture, tasteful furnishings, a garden that beckoned wild birds, and most of all, an interior design plan that prioritized the display of their spectacular toy collection.

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Dalshire Int’l to launch monthly memorabilia auction series, March 2

Harry Houdini wigned and worn stunt strait jacket

CARROLTON, Texas – Quickly establishing itself as top-rated auction house on LiveAuctioneers, Dalshire International is proud to introduce a next-level suite of listings with its Monthly Platinum Memorabilia Event Auction series starting March 2, 2022. 
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Oliver Banks ancient Greek coin collection drew bidders to Doyle sale

Dekadrachm from Sicily, Syracuse, circa 405-395 BEC and possibly later, in the style of Euainetos, $30,250

Dekadrachm from Sicily, Syracuse, circa 405-395 BEC and possibly later, in the style of Euainetos, $30,250

NEW YORK – Doyle held the landmark sale of the Oliver Talcott Banks collection of ancient Greek coins on January 19. The collection was presented as a featured section of the auction of Coins, Stamps, Bank Notes & Sports Collectibles from various collections and estates.

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1957-58 Topps Bill Russell rookie card, est. $7,000-$10,000

Doyle delights with Aug 27 coins, stamps & sports memorabilia sale

1957-58 Topps Bill Russell rookie card, est. $7,000-$10,000

1957-58 Topps Bill Russell rookie card, est. $7,000-$10,000

NEW YORK – Doyle will hold an auction of Coins, Stamps, Medals & Sports Memorabilia on August 27 at 10 am Eastern time. The sale contains strong selections of coins, postage stamps, medals, picture postcards, and sports memorabilia. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Baseball treasures lurk within AOK May 22 auction

A century of baseball in three baseball cards (left to right): a 1911 Christy Matthewson T201 Mecca cigarettes card; a 1954 Jackie Robinson #10 Topps card; and a 2011 Mike Trout Bowman rookie card (RC) #101. All appear in AOK Auctions’s May 22 sale.

A century of baseball in three baseball cards (left to right): A 1954 Jackie Robinson #10 Topps card; a 1911 Christy Matthewson T201 Mecca cigarettes card; and a 2011 Mike Trout Bowman rookie card (RC) #101. All appear in AOK Auctions’s May 22 sale.

DAMASCUS, Va. – Sometimes, a whole tranche of treasures unexpectedly appears within the lineup of a larger auction. Such is the case with AOK Auction Gallery‘s May 22 sale featuring the Estate of Kelli Martin. Nesting within it is a head-turning selection of scarce baseball memorabilia–autographs, balls, baseball cards, and ephemera. Some pieces are modern, but many are early or vintage. The auction starts at 10 am Eastern time, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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AOK May 22 auction features diamonds, estate property from famed DC restaurateur

Pasha de Cartier ladies watch, 35mm, 18K rose gold case, mechanical movement with automatic winding. Comes with original Cartier box and paperwork. Provenance: Estate of Kelli I. Martin. Estimate $18,000-$30,000

DAMASCUS, Va. – If walls could talk, Martin’s Tavern in Washington, DC, would be a never-ending source of tantalizing political back stories that never made it into print. Since 1933, the beloved Georgetown restaurant has been a favorite of presidents, the press corps, sports legends and visiting dignitaries. Under the watchful eye of successive generations of the Martin family, each president from Truman through George W Bush was escorted to their favorite booth or table where, on a number of occasions, history was made. It was at Martin’s Tavern that Congressman John F Kennedy proposed to future first lady Jacqueline Bouvier. LBJ was known to discuss pending legislation there with his closest advisers, and there is evidence to suggest that spies consorted at the establishment in the 1930s and ‘40s.

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Michael Jordan’s University of North Carolina jersey from his 1982-83 NCAA Player of the Year season, which sold for more than $1.38 million

Three-day sports memorabilia auction scores $33.5M

Michael Jordan’s University of North Carolina jersey from his 1982-83 NCAA Player of the Year season, which sold for more than $1.38 million

Michael Jordan’s University of North Carolina jersey from his 1982-83 NCAA Player of the Year season, which sold for more than $1.38 million

DALLAS – One could say there were millions of reasons why Heritage Auctions’ three-day Spring Sports Catalog Auction was a newsmaker, beginning with the final tally: more than $33.5 million, a new record high for the world’s leading sports auction house.

This new highwater mark, set May 6-8, comes just two months after March’s $32.7-million Platinum Night Sports Auction – and only five months after Heritage’s first $22-million sports auction. In fact, December’s total set what was then the all-time record for any event ever held featuring only sports cards and memorabilia.

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