STANSTED MOUNTFICHET, UK – A unique, once in a lifetime, monumental needlework embroidery depicting a defining scene from HBO’s fantasy epic Game of Thrones is to go under the hammer at Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers in Stansted Mountfitchet, England, on February 12, 2019.
GLENS FALLS, New York – The Hyde Collection starts the new year with an exhibition that evokes a sense of nostalgia for a period in American history captured in large-scale images by Kodak. “Colorama” examines the enormous advertisements displayed in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal for more than four decades.
NEW YORK – On January 25, Sotheby’s will auction the only complete archive of skateboard decks produced by iconic streetwear brand Supreme in private hands. Spanning 20 years of production, the archive includes all 248 decks created by Supreme from 1998–2018, diligently and passionately assembled over decades by collector Ryan Fuller.
DALLAS – Collectors of American coins have their eyes riveted on a 1943 bronze Lincoln penny known as the “Off-Metal Planchet Error” cent. The legendary one-cent coin is being offered in an online auction conducted by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, with the leading bid now standing at $130,000 [as of 12 noon ET, Jan. 10, 2019].
DALLAS – It was the greatest expression of optimism in the history of the trading card industry, launching the Bubble Gum Era of card collecting during the darkest days of the Great Depression. As banks failed and desperate men waited for hours in bread lines, the Goudey Gum Co. broke new ground with a 240-card issue featuring such prewar legends as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Mel Ott. Read more
KANSAS CITY, MO. – “Remember Me.” “Souvenir de France.” “Mother Dear.” “Merci!” These and countless other sentiments are expressed in the fabric art that came from World War I. A special exhibition on fabric art during the Great War will debut Jan. 29 at the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The New York Yankees pinstripe flannel jersey that Mickey Mantle wore during the 1954 season sold for $575,912 at auction Dec. 19. The jersey, which Mantle also wore during the Yankees’ three home games of the 1953 World Series, was in pristine condition and autographed on the front in black marker. Read more
LOS ANGELES (AP) – One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles. The best-picture Oscar for Gentleman’s Agreement, the 1947 film starring Gregory Peck that took on anti-Semitism, sold for $492,000. The best picture statuette for 1935’s Mutiny on the Bounty fetched $240,000.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Fans of the former Negro Leagues are being asked to help a campaign to create bobbleheads of 30 stars from the league — with a goal of commemorating the league’s upcoming centennial.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – After more than a century of care and safekeeping in the same family, a small collection of rare, early-20th-century World Series Championship jewelry is headed for the auction block. Grey Flannel Auctions will present the heirloom jewelry collection as the featured highlight of its online and phone auction that closes for bids on December 19.