BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) – Those who were born in the early 1990s or before might remember the purple-and-green Reptar Crunch cereal that was released for just a couple months in 1999. It was a Post Consumer Brands cereal released as a tie-in to the popular cartoon series “Rugrats.”
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Sports memorabilia collectors know that as the weather begins to heat up, Grey Flannel Auctions’ summer auction is right around the corner. Nearly 900 generously illustrated, premium-quality lots are available to preview in the newly published catalog online at www.GreyFlannelAuctions.com. Bidding closes on June 27.
LONDON – This July, Sotheby’s will offer for sale the original map of Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood by E.H. Shepard. Possibly the most famous map in children’s literature, this charming sketch from 1926, has been unseen for nearly half a century and will be offered with an estimate of £100,000-£150,000/$133,476-$200,202 at the English Literature, History, Science, Children’s Books and Illustrations sale in London on July 10.
WASHINGTON – The Library of Congress announced today that collector and entrepreneur Stephen A. Geppi has donated to the nation’s library more than 3,000 items from his phenomenal and vast personal collection of comic books and popular art, including the original storyboards that document the creation of Mickey Mouse. This multimillion-dollar gift includes comic books, original art, photos, posters, newspapers, buttons, pins, badges and related materials, and select items will be on display beginning this summer.
CHICAGO (AP) – Superman may be the Man of Steel, but he’s no Death Dealer.
Comic books featuring the debuts of Superman, the Joker and Catwoman fetched hundreds of thousands of dollars at a Chicago auction Thursday, but the star was undoubtedly a painting by science fiction and fantasy artist Frank Frazetta.
LONDON – Buckingham Palace has commissioned an exclusive range of collectibles to celebrate the birth of the new royal baby, the third child and second son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, born on Monday, April 23, 2018.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif – A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 baseball card, graded Mint 9 on a scale of 1 to 10 by Professional Sports Authenticator, sold for a new Mantle card record of $2.88 million at auction on April 19. The auction, conducted by Heritage Auctions, had a total of 21 bids placed on the much-publicized Mantle lot.
SEATTLE (AP) – Marvel superheroes are gathering in Seattle. The Museum of Pop Culture, MoPOP, is opening an exhibit exploring eight decades of heroes created by Marvel Entertainment.
OSMOND, Neb. (AP) – Along with being an auto repair owner, Adam Rice has a hobby that keeps him busy in his spare time. He restores antique gas pumps.