Super-Rare Pokemon Hologram Card, Haunted Telephone, and More Fresh News

Pokemon Pikachu Illustrator promo hologram card, headed to auction next month at Heritage. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Pokemon Pikachu Illustrator promo hologram card, headed to auction next month at Heritage. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • $50,000 for a Pokemon card? It could happen. Next month Heritage will auction a mint-condition 1998 Pikachu Illustrator promo hologram card that’s one of only 39 made. [Read more from Twinfinite]
  • A Montana family says a telephone they bought at an antique shop is creeping them out. As soon as they brought it home, strange things started to happen. [Read more from the Billings Gazette]
  • Around 1,000 artifacts from Disneyland and Disney World are being auctioned by a California gallery. How about a “stretching” portrait painting from the Haunted Mansion, or a complete, original “It’s a Small World” Audio-Animatronic doll? [Read more from Art Daily]
  • An American couple has bequeathed 600 masterworks from the late 19th/early 20th centuries to the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. The collection is said to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. [Read more from the New York Times]

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