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Top Hat Movie Poster Sets Record

Top Hat Movie Poster Sets Record

A rare 1935 one sheet poster from the movie Top Hat starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers stole the show and set a new record at Turner Classic Movies(TCM) auction Picture Perfect: The Art of Movie Posters when it sold for $37,5000 on the 20th July.Pictured: Top Hat – RKO, 1935. One sheet […]

Shirley Temple Polka Dot Dress Sets Record at Love, Shirley Temple Auction

Shirley Temple Polka Dot Dress Sets Record at Love, Shirley Temple Auction

Iconic Shirley Temple Polka Dot Dress sets record selling for $75,000 at Theriaults Love, Shirley Temple auction. Items from the Love, Shirley Temple have been on tour for some weeks generating a great deal of interest in the over 500 lots of items from the personal childhood collection of Shirley […]

The Billie and Paige Welker Collection of Dolls

The Billie and Paige Welker Collection of Dolls

An Extraordinary Private Collection of Rare French Bébés, German Characters, and American Folk Dolls. Theriault’s auction on July 15th features the very significant collection of French Bébés, German Characters, and American Folk Dolls from the collection of Billie and Paige Welker. Dolls included some of the rarest German bisque art […]

Love Shirley Temple – The Shirley Temple Auction

Love Shirley Temple – The Shirley Temple Auction

Shirley Temple Movie Costumes, Dolls, and Childhood Memorabilia from her personal archive. While Shirley Temple, the famously dimpled child star danced, sang and smiled her way into hearts throughout the Great Depression years of the 1930s, her mother, Gertrude Temple, was busy preserving the memorabilia that attended her daughter’s more […]

Reps Star Wars Palitoy Figures Hit Records

Reps Star Wars Palitoy Figures Hit Records

Rare Palitoy Star Wars action figures and Palitoy Star Wars toys from a Palitoy reps collection has generated a frenzy amongst Star Wars collectors, when the lots came to auction on the 27th May. When Palitoy ceased trading, rep Doug Carpenter was allowed to keep unsold stock and he kept boxes […]

Record Price for Palitoy Action Man Carded Sportsman Judo Set No. 34805

Record Price for Palitoy Action Man Carded Sportsman Judo Set No. 34805

A Palitoy reps collection has created huge interest in collectors and many of the items have achieved high and record prices at Vectis auctions sale on the 27th May. When Palitoy ceased trading, rep Doug Carpenter was allowed to keep unsold stock and he kept boxes of it in his loft […]

The James Tumblin Gone With the Wind Collection

The James Tumblin Gone With the Wind Collection

Heritage Auctions Entertainment auction on the 18th April and 19th April includes a treasure trove of memorabilia with a notable collection of Gone With the Wind items from the James Tumblin Collection. There are nearly 100 items from and related to the film including costumes, clothing, furniture and items, props, […]

Pete Waterman’s £1m model train collection goes on sale

Pete Waterman’s £1m model train collection goes on sale

Specialist auctioneers Dreweatts will conduct the sale of what are seen as the ‘Fabergé Eggs’ of the model locomotives world, including what Waterman argues is the finest model ever built, the Beyer Goods, valued at £100,000-120,000. The man who helped set pop guru Simon Cowell on the road to success […]

American Pie lyrics sell for $1.2m

American Pie lyrics sell for $1.2m

“IT IS AN AMERICAN DREAM. IT IS AN ALLEGORY. AND IT HAS BECOME AN ANTHEM.” – Don McLean The original manuscript of Don McLean’s American Pie has sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at Christies in New York on the 7th April. The lot included the  complete working manuscript for the song […]

Discarded Frankenstein movie poster sells for $358,500 at Heritage Auctions

Discarded Frankenstein movie poster sells for $358,500 at Heritage Auctions

The most valuable Frankenstein movie poster ever sold at public auction — the only 6-foot example from the 1931 Universal horror classic known to exist — sold for $358,000 in Heritage Auctions’ $2.1 million Vintage Movie Posters Auction. The poster was the top lot in the March 28-29 auction and […]