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Collectibles News – including stamps, coins, collectible art, antiques, and related news as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Famous Handguns of the World Collection in Miniature Now Available

ROME, Ga., May 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hampton & Weaver, a small firm in historic Rome, Georgia has begun producing a Collection of “Famous Handguns of the World” in one-quarter scale. These mini-replicas vary from 1 1/2-inches to 3 3/4-inches in length, are cast from zinc, electroplated with silver and an antiqued finish is applied to accentuate the features of each miniature. Every model is simply exquisite, with aesthetic detail ingrained into each creation.

Andy Warhol Discovered as an Honor Roll Student in Document – First Printed Mention of Warhol’s Name

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A newly discovered piece of Andy Warhol History is up for sale by The Metallic Art Gallery on eBay. It shows the great artist’s name as Andrew Warhola in a student honor roll document deserving of an Honorable Mention for his performance in his first semester of the ninth grade at Schenley High School in Pittsburgh.

Teenage Walt Disney’s Scrapbook of Original Cartoon Drawings to Be Auctioned

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The only known existing scrapbook of original cartoons drawn by Walt Disney will be auctioned at Bonhams in New York City this month, Phil Sears Collectibles LLC announced today. Walt Disney was no more than 17 years old when he drew the 13 cartoon characters in the scrapbook. Two of the characters are rodents, drawn a full 10 years before he created his iconic Mickey Mouse.

Historic WWII D-Day Flag to be Auctioned this June

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An historic 48-star American D-Day flag – similar to one radio personality Glenn Beck paid $350,000 for in an auction last June – will be offered for auction this June 2015 by Grenadier Military Antiques Auctions (grenadierauctions.com). The auction coincides with the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and the 71st anniversary of the D-Day landings.

ArteQuesta Announces Launch of Israeli Masters Collection

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta launched its Israeli Masters Collection, announced Rayah Levy and Jessica Jacobson, co-founders of ArteQuesta. This collection is the culmination of a decade of work to gather and preserve historically significant art works by Israeli Master Artists during Israel’s emergence as the Jewish state.

Rare 9/11 Silver Eagle Coins from Ground Zero Available Now

AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Gold Bureau announced today the general availability of Silver Eagle Coins recovered from several bank vaults below the World Trade Center. These coins were removed from the rubble following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

Rare Silver Coin to Sell for $97,500

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 8, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Gold Bureau, a leading distributor of silver coins and silver bullion, today announced the availability of the 1895 Morgan Dollar Proof 65 Cameo Silver Coin, also known as the ‘King of the Morgan Dollars.’ With 880 minted and only 20 ever graded in proof 65 condition by NGC, this coin is very rare and unique for its class.

Baseball Mementoes Remain Strong in a Weak Economy

BRONX, N.Y., April 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Baseball memorabilia guru Brian Cataquet, who runs Tobeeecat Auctions, a well known online sports card and memorabilia company, has received hundreds of emails from baseball fan collectors who are a little wary about their sports investments, asking the same question. ‘Has the weak economy hurt the baseball card and memorabilia industry?’ To answer this question in one word, the answer is, No!

Limited Edition Pope Trading Cards Feature Pope Benedict XVI

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – May 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paradigm Trading Cards announced this week their release ‘A New Pope,’ a special, limited edition trading card set celebrating the life of Pope Benedict XVI. This set follows the highly successful release of a set Pope John Paul II. Each of the 20 trading cards in the set chronicles the new Pope’s early years, life in the church, and the first few days as Pope.

Lunar New Year Collection Issued

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Send2Press Newswire/ — The USPS has authorized licensee Hallmark Group Ltd. to strike all 12 Lunar New Year Stamp designs as solid silver ingots, layered with pure gold. These famous stamps, featuring the 12 animals of the Chinese lunar cycle, have been designed by celebrated Chinese-American artist Clarence Lee over a 12-year period. To mark the completion of the series, the stamp series was reissued this year by the USPS as a unique double-sided sheet containing twenty four 37-cent lunar stamps.