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Pop culture rarities, early Disney toys in Hake's March 18-20 auction
posted by TCM News
YORK, Pa. – Hake’s Americana & Collectibles, the auction house that established pop culture as a bona-fide category of historical memorabilia, has opened the bidding on its Auction #211. As always, there’s an immense array of items that fall under one of two headings: either “I had one of those!” or “I’ve never seen that before – anywhere!” As is the tradition with Hake’s, bidding on the 2,864 lots will close in an orderly consecutive fashion over three days, this time from March 18 through 20, 2014. The long list of highlights includes pieces from the Julie Powell collection of early political memorabilia, Part II of the Disney character toy and collectibles collection of children’s book author Maurice Sendak (1928-2012), a unique collection of JFK/RFK presidential and campaign items, and a selection of early Cuban baseball ephemera from the Richard Merkin estate collection and other top-notch sources. Additionally, there are several examples of original post-psychedelic-era poster art from a master of the genre, Mark Arminski. The auction opens with American political relics from the renowned collection of Philadelphian Julie Powell. Lot 20 is a high-grade example of an 1872 “Grant and Wilson” name flag. In beautiful condition, it is expected to make $2,000-$5,000. Another desirable 19th-century survivor is Lot 171, a starburst silvered-brass badge with Abraham Lincoln’s profile portrait and the inscription “EMANCIPATION/JAN 1 1863.” Only the second example ever encountered by Hake’s, this badge comes with provenance from the revered John Ford collection. Estimate $2,000-$5,000.