Force is strong in this Star Wars auction

BOSTON (AP) — Die-hard Star Wars fans will need to rely on more than the force if they want to bid on an R2-D2 droid that appeared in several of the franchise’s movies. A couple million dollars might also help. Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, Darth Vader’s helmet and shoulder armor, as well as imperial and rebel Read More …

Pete’s first adventure of the summer

What a great time we had at Staying Strong for Steph Charity Event on June 17th, 2017.  Arg! there was lots of treasure to be had for sure.  We meet some great people who all came out in support of Steph. I got to meet Steph & some of her family briefly yesterday and she is a Read More …

Collectible coins available at Cattaraugus County Bank

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County Bank is pleased to announce it is offering 2017 American Eagle Silver Dollars, plus 2017 National Park Quarters for sale. The cost for an American Eagle Silver Dollar this year is $40 (including sales tax). The cost of a National Park Quarter set is $5, plus tax. As a collector, Read More …

Library Board Approves Auction Agreement To Sell Art Collection

Sotheby’s of New York has been approved once again by the James Prendergast Board of Trustees to handle the auction of oil paintings purchased by funding left by Mary Prendergast’s will. On Thursday, the library board unanimously approved a resolution cosigning the bulk of the art collection to Sotheby’s. After the meeting, R. Thomas Rankin, Read More …

Secret $610K Honus Wagner Card, Kept In Sock Drawer, Breaks Auction Record

At 2:00 a.m. EST on Sunday June 11, J. Ross Green made history, again. With the final fall of SCP Auction’s hammer, the Honus Wagner tobacco card he paid $48,500 for in 1996 shattered the all-time record for the card in poor condition: $609,294.  That’s about $165,000 higher than the previous record set by Robert Read More …

18 Fascinating Items From RadioShack’s Corporate Memorabilia Auction

ll of these are real things that you can bid on until July 3, along with Leaders Club jewelry, photos of past company executives, and some very weird corporate art. 1. A gold record for an album of trucker songs Turns out that during the CB radio fever era, the Shack released its own record, Read More …

Estate Sale Tips: 14 Do’s and Don’ts for Shoppers

Estate Sale Tips: 14 Do’s and Don’ts for Shoppers Estate sales typically take place when someone makes a big move or passes away. Most are managed by professional estate liquidators, but you’ll also see estate sales organized by the owners or heirs. No matter which type you attend, the same estate sale tips apply. Read Read More …

5 Things You Should Buy At Estate Sales (And 3 To Skip)

You already know that estate sales are where vintage buyers go to find the “good stuff” — well-priced antiques straight from the homes that housed them. If you’re not necessarily into retro collectibles, you may have driven past sales without a second thought. But, estate sales can be a great place to find more everyday Read More …