The latest Hake's catalog arrived recently, and as usual, it is overflowing with incredible pop culture collectibles. I usually take a few hours to pore over every page, leaving a rainbow of post-it notes sticking out from the pages, tagging items that I want to research and add to my watch list. I have winnowed the rainbow down to the top ten items that I am excited to watch … [Read more...] about My Top 10 favorite items in the Hake’s auction
The current Hake's auction has tons of great stuff, but while browsing through the catalog, I kept being drawn to these amazing custom framed pieces of comic art. Sure, the art itself is incredible, but the frames take it to a whole new level. The collage work done on the frames is the work of artist Dan Makara, who uses clippings of comics along with hand-colored elements and … [Read more...] about Custom collages almost as good as the art they frame
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