Copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, $13,750, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

Copy of Amazing Fantasy 15

A copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Fantasy #15 from August 1962, the first appearance of Spider-Man, signed by Stan Lee, sold for $13,750 at a Fall Toy, Comic & Comic Art Auction held October 28th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, a circa-1967 Hasbro Action Marine 7727 Rifle-Rack equipment set, factory sealed, with G.I. Joe helmet form and sticker, brought $2,812; and a copy of Marvel Comics X-Men #1 (Sept. 1963), signed by Stan Lee, hit $3,062. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche, $39,600, Milestone Auctions

1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche

A 1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible having a classic blue over silver exterior and a black interior, with just 15,707 actual miles, sold for $39,600 at a sale of fine cars and other lots from the Charlie Schalebaum collection, held October 14th by Milestone Auctions in Willoughby, Oh. Also, a 1961 Chris Craft Continental wood boat with fins, 21 feet long, one of 96 made, sped away for $34,800; and a 1972 Volkswagen delivery van, all original, with 25,000 miles, chugged off for $20,400. Prices include an 18 percent buyer’s premium.


Paul Newman’s Rolex wristwatch, Phillips/Bacs & Russo, $17.75 million

Paul Newman's Rolex wristwatch

The late actor Paul Newman’s Rolex, the “Paul Newman” Daytona, sold for $17.75 million at an auction held October 26th by Philips, in association with watch auction house Bacs & Russo, in New York City. It was a new world record price paid for a wristwatch at auction. Also, a Patek Philippe ref. 1518 pink gold perpetual calendar watch with moon phase indication earned $975,000; and a Philippe Dufour Duality early platinum wristwatch with double regulator rose to $915,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Articulated artist mannequin, $45,000, Rago Arts & Auction

Articulated artist mannequin

A life-size reticulated artist mannequin sold for $45,000 at Great Estates and Curiouser and Curiouser auctions held Oct. 21-22 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a 1792 letter signed by Alexander Hamilton commanded $37,500; a gem cameo vase by Thomas Webb & Sons breezed to $26,250; the same amount was realized for a Louis XVI-style brass and brushed steel bureau-plat; and a one-of-a-kind private commission titled The Frog Prince hit $36,250. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Grueby art pottery lamp, $28,125, John Moran

Grueby art pottery lamp

A Grueby art pottery lamp with fused glass shade lit up the room for $28,125 at a sale of the estate of Tammis Day held October 3rd by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, an untitled oil painting of a black bird in profile flew off for $19,000; a first edition copy of Bill Wilson’s Alcoholics Anonymous went for $13,200 after spirited bidding; a 19th century traveling artist’s box by Alphonse Giroux & Cie. (Paris) fetched $5,937; and a hand-carved Western desk made $4,500. Prices include the buyer’s premium.