Archive for August, 2009

Toy Collector Brings Back the Medieval Era in Figure Form with New Blog

. August 15, 2009

Medieval Times joins the site’s stable of targeted blogs, including the Dinky Toys Blog and the recently-relaunched webzine Tales of Toy Cars for small-scale model cars. The blog will focus on figures and dioramas depicting knights, peasants, crusaders and other medieval characters in all scales and materials, painted and unpainted. Robert Hill will serve as […]

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PARKER BROTHERS SIGN BRINGS RECORD $7,543 AT SOLDUSA.COM AUCTION

PARKER BROTHERS SIGN BRINGS RECORD $7,543 AT SOLDUSA.COM AUCTION

. August 14, 2009

A Parker Brothers AA Pigeon Gun wood and metal advertising sign, one of only two known, sold for a record $7,543 in an Internet and catalog auction that concluded Aug. 1-2 by SoldUSA.com. The only other known example sold a few years ago at auction to a Parker Gun Collectors Association member, for $5,500. The […]

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York Antique Toy, Doll, Holiday & Advertising Show

. August 11, 2009

On Saturday, Aug. 29, Dan Morphy will host the 16th edition of the York Antique Toy, Doll, Holiday & Advertising Show at the Memorial Hall, York Fairgrounds, in York, Pa. The semiannual show has developed into a must-do event on collectors’ calendars. Approximately 75 to 100 top-notch dealers from North America and Europe are expected […]

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PRESIDENT JAMES A. GARFIELD AMBROTYPE AND DAGUERREOTYPE IMAGES AUCTIONED AT PHILIP WEISS

PRESIDENT JAMES A. GARFIELD AMBROTYPE AND DAGUERREOTYPE IMAGES AUCTIONED AT PHILIP WEISS

. August 11, 2009

An historic archive comprising nine ambrotype and daguerreotype images of James A. Garfield – taken in the 1850s and the first known images of the slain president – sold for $21,470 at a massive weekend sale held July 31-Aug. 2 by Philip Weiss Auctions. Around 1,200 lots in a broad array of categories changed hands, […]

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Bellevue Arts Museum Artsfair Draws Large, Enthusiastic Crowds

. August 10, 2009

For more than sixty years, the Pacific Northwest community, art collectors worldwide and enthusiasts of all ages have enjoyed the annual Bellevue Arts Museum artsfair presented by Microsoft. This year’s three-day festival, held July 24 – 26, was no exception as an estimated 320,000 visitors came to enjoy the 325 juried artist booths, live entertainment, […]

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