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NEW WORLD RECORD! Heritage Auctions Sells the British First Edition of the First Harry Potter Book for $81,250

Update to the Update: Hooray! Heritage Auctions sold the British first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for $81,250–well above the $56,249 fetched by a different copy at Bonhams in November 2016. 993 more words

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The Week in Auctions: New Records for British Cars and Norman Rockwell

This weekend saw not one but two records in the auction world. The first came from RM Sotheby’s, when on Friday night in Monterey, California the house set a new world record for the most expensive British car ever sold at auction with its sale of the… 388 more words


Norman Rockwell Painting Sells For $1.6 Million At Auction

DALLAS (AP) – A rendering by Norman Rockwell of one of his best known paintings has sold at auction for $1.6 million.

Heritage Auctions says the painting sold Sunday in Dallas to a buyer who wants to remain anonymous. 97 more words


RECORD: R. Crumb's Original Cover Art for His Best-Selling Fritz the Cat Book Commands $717,000 at Heritage

What you see: R. Crumb’s original cover art for the best-selling 1969 book Fritz the Cat. Heritage Auctions sold it in May 2017 for $717,000–a record for Crumb, and a record for any original piece of American comic art. 619 more words


Italian Poster For "Casablanca" Attracts $478,000 At Auction

DALLAS (AP) — The only known surviving Italian issue movie poster for the classic movie “Casablanca” has sold for $478,000 in Dallas at a public auction of vintage movie posters. 112 more words


Norman Rockwell Print Turns Out to Be Original Painting Worth $300K

What initially began with a correspondence about selling some sports memorabilia and a poster has since unfolded into the kind dream scenario one might see on an especially lucky episode of… 628 more words


Version Of Norman Rockwell's 'Tough Call' To Sell At Auction

DALLAS (AP) — A rendering by Norman Rockwell of one of his best known paintings is expected to sell next month at auction for at least $300,000. 142 more words