HBO’s unique Game of Thrones textile artwork to be auctioned Feb. 12

This larger-than-life needlework, known as the “Hardhome Embroidery,” was produced by members of the Embroiderers’ Guild, the UK’s leading educational charity promoting embroidery, as a backdrop to the DVD and Blu-ray launch of the fifth season of Game of Thrones. HBO’s final season begins in April this year.

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.

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‘Colorama’ exhibit captures Kodak moment at Hyde Collection

Norman C. Kerr (American, 1930–2000), ‘Family by fireplace,’ displayed March 15–May 5, 1965. George Eastman Museum. © Eastman Kodak Company

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.

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Only complete private collection of Supreme skateboard decks headed to auction

Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

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.

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1943 error penny found in lunch money could fetch fortune at auction

1943 bronze Lincoln penny known as the “Off-Metal Planchet Error” cent. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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].

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Top-ranked 1933 Goudey baseball card set to be broken up at auction

Babe Ruth no. 144 card from the 1933 Goudey baseball card set. Heritage Auctions image

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

Fabric art exhibit opens Jan. 29 at National WWI Museum

Imperial German silk-screened fabric table cover showing many of the German military leaders in 1914. Such covers were often used on small tables at the entry of a home to show patriotic fervor. Image courtesy of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

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.

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Mickey Mantle 1954 NY Yankees jersey hits $575K at auction

Mickey Mantle signed his 1954 Yankees home jersey on the lower shirttail. Grey Flannel image

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

1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $500K at auction

Poster for the 1947 film ‘Gentleman’s Agreement,’ which won the best-picture Oscar. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers archive

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.

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Negro League bobbleheads part of fundraising campaign

Image courtesy of Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

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.

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Family to auction ancestor’s 1912 Red Sox World Series jewelry

Larry Gardner’s 1912 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship player’s watch fob. From a family collection of Gardner’s Championship jewelry. Accompanied by family LOA. (Archival photo of Larry Gardner not included in auction lot)

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.

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