Family to auction ancestor’s 1912 Red Sox World Series jewelry

Larry Gardner’s 1912 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship player’s watch fob. From a family collection of Gardner’s Championship jewelry. Accompanied by family LOA. (Archival photo of Larry Gardner not included in auction lot)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – After more than a century of care and safekeeping in the same family, a small collection of rare, early-20th-century World Series Championship jewelry is headed for the auction block. Grey Flannel Auctions will present the heirloom jewelry collection as the featured highlight of its online and phone auction that closes for bids on December 19.

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Trove of war posters discovered in library basement

U.S. Office of War Information ‘Someone Talked’ World War II poster. Milestone Auctions

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words “This Is the Enemy.” Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recycling, planting gardens and buying potatoes. Still others warned that loose lips can literally sink ships and get American soldiers killed.

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Stan Lee-signed items to be sold at Julien’s Auctions Nov. 16-17

Stan Lee-signed sketch of Spider-Man with portrait. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Julien’s Auctions image

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions has announced that a rare collection of the late comic book legend Stan Lee is part of their highly anticipated Icons & Idols: Hollywood sale taking place on Nov. 16 and 17. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Items owned by Tupac Shakur donated to Temple University

Autographed photo of Tupac Shakur, sold by Christiana Auction Gallery in August 2016. Image courtesy of Christiana Auction Gallery and LiveAuctioneers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Items owned by Tupac Shakur have been donated to Temple University, including a bullet-dented golden medallion the rapper was wearing in 1994 when he was shot five times.

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Library of Congress launches first exhibit of Geppi comic art, pop culture collection

Steve Geppi at the podium on the Members Room press event at the Library of Congress on October 30, 2018. In the foreground is the hand-sculpted G.I. Joe prototype, which was among the items he donated earlier this year.

WASHINGTON – Just five months after his gift to the nation’s library was revealed, Diamond Comic Distributors President and CEO Steve Geppi stood at the podium for the announcement that the Library of Congress will open a new display of select items from the Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts from November 6, 2018, through February 11, 2019, in the Great Hall of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE, Washington, DC.

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Arkansas mint creates collectible coins for Game of Thrones, other fantasy novels


Four Game of Thrones coins from House of Stark, produced by Shire Post Mint. Image courtesy of Shire Post Mint

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) – When Shire Post Mint started a Kickstarter campaign to fund another of its collectible coin sets based on the books that inspired the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, it only took them four hours to meet the $10,000 goal.

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Paul Stanley: Kiss farewell tour could include ex-members

Kiss at Hellfest in Clisson, France, 2013. Photo by Llann We, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – It won’t be all night, but former members of Kiss might get the chance to rock ‘n’ roll with the band one last time.

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Julien’s Auctions to sell Hugh Hefner property Nov. 30-Dec. 1

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LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions will sell property from the collection of Playboy founder and publisher Hugh M. Hefner on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1.

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‘Doorstop’ turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

The meteorite discovered in Michigan is larger than a coffee mug. Image courtesy of Central Michigan University Communications

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan man recently learned that a rock he’s been using as a doorstop is a meteorite worth $100,000.

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Julien’s Auctions to sell songwriter Bernie Taupin’s collection

Taupin’s ‘Rocket Man’ lyrics, his songwriting chair and ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ gold record. Julien’s images

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions salutes one of the greatest songwriters of all time with the Personal Property of Bernie Taupin to be sold Nov. 9 live at Hard Rock Café in New York. This spotlight music artist auction event celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bernie Taupin’s writing partnership with pop culture icon Sir Elton John, whose fabled collaboration produced some of music’s greatest hits of all, earning more than 30 gold and platinum albums together, 40 top 10 hit records and worldwide renown as one of pop music’s greatest songwriting duos.

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