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Helene Marlowe has written to tell me of her plans to end her monthly column, “Collector's Playtime,” a detailed work on the topic of dolls and related subjects. Her “one year” agreement to write a column stretched into a decade. TheCollector is a labor of love at a...

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August 14, 1851: Birthday of O.K. Corral legend John Henry "Doc" Holliday. In April of 2018, his signature on a document went for almost $80,000 at Nate D. Sanders Auction. Doc’s frock coat auctioned for $55,000, his pistol in a case for $50,000 and his dental chair for $40,000 at Guernsey’s in 2013. ... See MoreSee Less

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August 13, 1860: The birthday of Phoebe Ann Mosey who became famous as Annie Oakley. A book, “Annie Oakley of The Wild West,” with her signature on an enclosed note and a penny she’d shot through the center sold for $3,000 on eBay in 2016 by Quinn’s Auction. Her 16-gauge Parker Brothers hammer shotgun hit $293,000 at Heritage Auctions in 2013. ... See MoreSee Less

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August 11, 1919: Steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie passed away after giving away hundreds of millions of dollars. He reportedly funded 3,000 libraries in the U.S. and the world. A Tiffany Dragonfly table lamp from Andrew Carnegie’s collection auctioned for $2,110,000 at Sotheby’s in 2015. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are only 2 months away from the Fall Allentown Paper Show!! Mark your calendars. October 5-6, 2019. Looking forward to seeing you there!! ... See MoreSee Less

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August 7, 2001: Joseph Jefferson “Shoeless Joe” Jackson’s “Black Betsy” bat sold for $577,610 on eBay. His 12-year career (batting average .356) was cut short by the Black Sox scandal in the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. All were acquitted in court but banned from baseball. ... See MoreSee Less

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August 5: Birthdays of actor and director John Huston, 1906 (The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, and The Misfits), and Neil Armstrong, 1930. In 2013, Bonham’s sold the 45-lb. lead Maltese Falcon statuette used in the Humphrey Bogart movie for $4,085,000. A resin Falcon used for still photos sold at Guernsey’s in 2010 for $305,000 to a group of collectors that included Leonardo DiCaprio. ... See MoreSee Less

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August 2, 2015: The 1882 Colt revolver belonging to gunfighter, lawman, gambler and sports reporter Bat Masterson sold for $96,000 at J. Levine Auction. After his gunfighting days, Masterson reported on prizefighting, sports and other newsy topics for the New York Morning Telegraph. He died of a heart attack on October 25, 1921 at his desk…with his boots on. #thismonthincollecting #nypacollector ... See MoreSee Less

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July 31, 1965: Joanne Rowling was born. The chair she sat on while writing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets sold at Heritage Auctions on April 6, 2106 for $394,000. She signed the backrest and wrote on the apron of the seat: “I wrote / Harry Potter / while sitting / on this chair.”
In December 2018, Rowling’s handwritten and hand-illustrated presentation copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard drew $467,317 at Sotheby’s in London (robbreport.com, 11/24/2017).
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July 29, 1982: Harold Sakata passed away at the age of 62. A Hawaiian of Japanese descent, Harold was an Olympic Silver Medalist in weightlifting at the 1948 Summer Olympics, a professional wrestler and—Oddjob! One of the greatest henchmen in the Bond movies, Harold was famous for tossing his deadly hat like a Frisbee. One of the steel-brimmed hats worn by Oddjob in Goldfinger hit $110,000 at Guernsey’s in 2008. The other sold at Christie’s in 1998 for $104,408. ... See MoreSee Less

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