Blacksparrow Auctions’ “I Love Lucy Auction” Catalog Available Online for Sale Event Ending April 16th


Blacksparrow Auctions will be holding their "I Love Lucy Auction" online-only auction this month, which concludes on April 16th.  The auction features original costumes, props, manuscripts, photos, posters, costumes sketches and autographs from Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. … [Read more...]

Profiles in History ‘Hollywood Auction 56’, ‘Dreier Collection, Part 2’ Post Auction Reaction – Update on “Jackpot Reserves/Estimates Finally Out of Control?” (8 Months Later)


Profiles in History had a tremendously heavy auction schedule at the end of July, holding no less than four auctions across five consecutive days (Property from the Estate of Milton H. Greene on 7/27, Hollywood Auction 56 on 7/28-7/29, The Dreier Collection Part 2 on 7/30, and their Animation Auction 58 on 7/31), though they also held their Rare Books and Manuscripts Auction 55 … [Read more...]

Profiles in History ‘The Dreier Collection, Part 2′ TV & Movie Prop Catalog Available Online for Sale Event July 30th


Profiles in History's 'Dreier Collection, Part 2' auction catalog is now available in print as well as online, via their official site. This auction is scheduled for July 30th at their Calabasas Hills facility.  The 'Dreier Collection, Part 1', was held around the same time last year. … [Read more...]

Julien’s Auctions ‘Hollywood Legends’ Catalog Available Online, Part of “Summer Sale” June 2010 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas


Julien's Auctions next series of Entertainment Memorabilia auctions will be held in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on June 24th-27th, 2010.  The catalogs are available for purchase and the "Hollywood Legends" catalog can now be viewed online. … [Read more...]

New “Global Antiques” Hollywood Memorabilia Dealer on eBay (Michael Jackson, Star Wars, Wizard of Oz)


eBay dealer "moniemon92" - with an account created in 2007 but with no recorded transactions until a few weeks ago - has listed a number of items for sale with "Global Antiques" certificates of authenticity.  These auction offerings are dominated by listings of items owned/autographed by the recently deceased Michael Jackson.  … [Read more...]

“Global Antiques” & “Auction Depot LA” Update: Victim Secures $18,000 Settlement & Deferred Judgment Following Lawsuit


One of the lead investigations conducted last year involved "original" memorabilia offered for sale with certificates of authenticity from "Global Antiques", signed by Greg Jones.  Pieces were sold on eBay via  "Auction Depot LA" and "Auction Shop USA".  These accounts were suspended by eBay, and one of the collectors who purchased a number of items from these … [Read more...]

AntiqueWeek Feature on “Global Antiques”


The latest edition of AntiqueWeek includes a front page feature by Eric C. Rodenberg on the Global Antiques props sold on eBay by Auction Depot LA, Auction Shop USA, and Historic Souvenirs.  Per their website, AntiqueWeek has "the largest paid circulation of any antiques and collectibles newspaper in the United States".  The full story can be read online at - … [Read more...]

More From the Los Angeles Times: “Scammers Exploit Online Trust Factor”


David Colker of the Los Angeles Times has written a follow-up story to Harriet Ryan's piece published on the front page Wednesday (see Los Angeles Times Feature on Global Antiques, Thoughts on Los Angeles Times "Global Antiques" Feature).  The new article, "Scammers exploit online trust factor", opens quoting the core value that eBay was founded on - "people are basically good" … [Read more...]