NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – When it comes to collecting autographs, it’s never easy finding documents previously signed by the dearly departed. Unless, of course, you have enough disposable income and can pay top dollar when these rarities come up for auction. Or, better yet, you were astute enough to land their scrawls before they exited this world. Such is the case for autograph collectors chasing the scarce signature of late Apple Computer co-founder and iPhone visionary Steve Jobs, who died in 2011 following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old.
YORK, Pa. – An extremely rare and valuable example of Detective Comics #27, featuring the first appearance of “The Bat-Man,” has emerged from a recently discovered Golden Age comic book collection. CGC-graded 5.0 (VG/Fine), the 1939 comic book will headline Hake’s Americana’s March 13-15 online-only auction. According to Hake’s president, Alex Winter, the pop-culture classic might sell for as much as $700,000.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – As a teenager some 30 years ago, Daniel Decker started the journey that led to him playing the primary role in restoring a 1962 Corvette that soon will have a place of prominence at Bowling Green’s National Corvette Museum.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) – The northern Illinois city that had its women’s baseball team immortalized in the film A League of Their Own is celebrating the team’s 75th anniversary.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – To the sound of cheers and applause in a packed ballroom at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, a rare, original-condition, 1951 Vincent Black Lightning motorcycle was auctioned by Bonhams yesterday for $929,000. The British-made, Australian speed-record-setting bike is now officially the most valuable motorcycle ever sold at auction. Bonhams now holds the distinction of having sold both the most expensive motorcycle and most expensive automobile at public auction. Read more
BAGHDAD (AP) – When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe had survived three years of war and upheaval.
RENO, Nev. (AP) – Weeks ahead of the opening of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, the El Dorado Arts Council has opened a new exhibition celebrating the 1960 Winter Olympics held at Squaw Valley near Lake Tahoe.