Some wallets were emptied at the recent Hake's auction. Hake's does a great job of only listing the rarest and the best pop culture collectibles, and the prices their auctions realize is a testament to that. Here are a few of the results that caught my eye. This Adventures of Superman syndication promotional kit sold for $4,283.30, well over the $400-700 estimate. This … [Read more...] about Some Eye-popping Results at Hakes Auction #220
Remco produced Hamilton's Invaders toys and play sets in 1964, trying to cash in on the popularity of the giant insect genre of movies of the time. The large insect toys had pull-string motors that propelled them towards the poor blue plastic soldiers ineffectively armed with bazookas and machine guns. These toys are insanely rare, and finding them in the original packaging … [Read more...] about Hake’s Auction is Infested with Hamilton’s Invaders!
Last Friday, I found myself in York, Pennsylvania and thought I would call upon an old friend who works at Hake's, to see about taking a tour of the greatest place on Earth. Hake's is headquartered in a nondescript office park of low, single-story buildings, much like those you find in suburbs across the country, but don't let its humble exterior fool you, because the second … [Read more...] about A visit to Hake’s Americana & Collectibles
The latest pop culture auction at Hake's Americana & Collectibles is in full swing. With five days left to bid, it seems like the prices across the board are still pretty low, without too much bidding going on yet. I'm sure this will change as the bidding starts to close, but right now, there are still some real bargains to be had! There is an enormous selection of … [Read more...] about Highlights from Hakes Auction #219
The latest auction catalog from Hake's dropped last week, and I've been poring over it like syrup on pancakes. (I know that makes zero sense, but it sounded good in my head.) One of the things that immediately caught my eye was this Man from U.N.C.L.E. set... The James Bond attaché cases are always popular, but have you ever seen this Marx Man From U.N.C.L.E. set? This … [Read more...] about Hake’s has everything a budding spy might need
It's always Christmas morning when a new Hake's auction catalog is released. The latest offering, Auction #217 is online now, and after a recent upgrade to their websit, you can now super-size all of the images. Check out some of my favorite items below... "CLASH OF THE TITANS" LOOSE ACTION FIGURE SET Clash of the Titans is one of the earliest movies I remember watching … [Read more...] about Hake’s releases the Kraken in their current auction
The newest Hake's auction is in full swing and is packed with amazing pop culture items that would be the focal point of any collection. Here are a few of my favorite items from the catalog... DC COMICS EARLY WIRE COMIC BOOK SALES RACK It seems like there is always a vintage comic book rack in the Hake's auctions, but this one made in 1941 has to be the best one ever! … [Read more...] about Highlights from Hake’s Auction #216
Have you checked out the latest Hake's auction catalog yet? The highlight of this particular auction is the Franco Toscanini Superman collection, but even if Superman isn't your thing, there is plenty to rev up your collecting engines! I always set aside a good hour or two to carefully go through the auction, category by category, usually finding items that I normally … [Read more...] about Hake’s Highlights — Top Picks from Auction #215