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RECORD! Heritage Auctions Sold an Original 1983 Panel From Gary Larson's The Far Side for $31,070--an Auction Record for the Comic Strip! Also, Quack!

Update: The original 1983 art for The Far Side sold for $31,070–a world auction record for original artwork from the comic strip. Hooray! And Quack! 1,370 more words


Great Caesar's Ghost! Comic Book Auction Could Fetch Millions

CHICAGO (CBS) — Did you toss out your Superman comics to make room in the attic? You may be living to regret it.

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has more on a Chicago auction house putting 10 million dollars in comics up for bid. 257 more words


Wow! Heritage Sold a 1964 Fender Stratocaster Destroyed On Stage by Pete Townshend for $30,000

Update: The 1964 sonic blue Fender Stratocaster smashed on stage by Pete Townshend sold for $30,000.

What you see: A 1964 sonic blue Fender Stratocaster “smasher,”–a guitar played on stage and smashed by Pete Townshend of The Who–on December 1, 1967 at Long Island Arena in Commack, New York. 1,175 more words



EPHRAIM BRASHER, prominent colonial silversmith, lived in the fashionable Cherry Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. George Washington lived next door. It was 1787.

That year, Brasher and John Bailey, a fellow silversmith and noted swordmaker, sought a franchise to produce copper coins for the State of New York. 625 more words

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SOLD! A Unique 1954 Japanese Movie Poster for Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai Fetched $22,705 at Heritage Auctions

Update: The 1954 Japanese movie poster for Seven Samurai sold for $22,705.

What you see: A 1954 Japanese movie poster for Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai). 725 more words

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OTD: Jolie Gabor Passes Away, April 1, 1997

On April 1, 1997, Jolie Gabor passed away of natural causes at the age of 100.  Jolie Gabor was more than just the mother of Zsa Zsa, Eva, and Magda.  83 more words

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SOLD! The Inscribed 1957 Presentation Copy of Jack Kerouac's On the Road Fetched $7,500 at Heritage Auctions

Update: The 1957 presentation copy of Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road sold for $7,500.

What you see: A 1957 presentation copy of Jack Kerouac’s novel… 901 more words

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