Iconic Auctions’ online sale ending Jan. 27th features sports, Hollywood, rock and history

IA image 1 9" x 12" original photograph of the Beatles, taken by Robert Whitaker during the album cover photo-shoot for Beatles ‘65, signed in black pen by all four Beatles for Whitaker.

Iconic Auctions’ online auction of autographs, collectibles and memorabilia, ending this Saturday, January 27th, is an eclectic and enticing mix of sports items, rock ‘n’ roll collectibles, Hollywood and historical memorabilia. All lots can be bid on now, at www.IconicAuctions.com. “We’re looking to make 2018 our strongest year to date, and this auction starts the year off on a high note,” said Jeff Woolf, President of Iconic Auctions. “We try to cater to as many types of collectors as possible. We have everything from a Beatles vintage signed group photo to Aaron Judge autographed items and everything in between.”

IA image 2 Official American Association baseball graced in bold black ink by the Bambino, Babe Ruth, placed properly across the sweet spot, a bold example that almost "pops" off the ball.

Iconic Memorabilia has developed strategic relationships with the best and most well-respected authentication and grading companies in the industry. All items are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from a reputable third-party authentication company (such as Beckett Authentication Services, JSA, or PSA/DNA), or have been reviewed and pre-certified by one of those companies. With over 800 lots of sports, music, entertainment, and history memorabilia in its vast inventory, Iconic Auctions has something for anyone within any budget, whether it’s autographs, sports cards, or game used/worn items. For more info, click here.

IA image 3 Bright yellow Fender Stratocaster guitar signed by three guitar gods: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck and Johnny Winter, boldly signed by all three in black felt tip marker.




Hunt Auctions and NFL Auction will team up for the 10th annual Super Bowl auction, Feb. 3rd

HA image 1 Brett Favre game-used Green Bay Packers complete uniform from Dec. 21, 2006, with dirt and grass stains that compare favorably to photos taken in game (est. $20,000-$40,000).

Hunt Auctions, based in Exton, Pa., and NFL Auction will team up to host a Super Bowl Live Auction event on Saturday, Feb. 3rd, in Minneapolis, where this year’s Super Bowl LII is being held. Items from the personal collections of three legendary Minnesota Vikings players – Carl Eller, Chris Doleman and Brett Favre – will be offered as part of the 450-lot live auction. Items include Eller’s game-worn road jersey, circa 1964-1967 (est. $7,500-$15,000); Doleman’s Football Hall of Fame bust statue (est. $10,000-$15,000); and Brett Favre’s 2006 Green Bay Packers game worn home uniform (est.  $20,000-$40,000).

HA image 2 Drew Brees game-used New Orleans Saints jersey, worn during the Saints’ Salute to Service game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers November 5th, 2017 (est. $15,000-$20,000).

It’s the tenth year in a row that Hunt Auctions and NFL Auction are teaming up at Super Bowl time to co-host such an event, which will be held live and online. Featured will be items from nearly every NFL team, to include game-used jerseys, cleats, footballs and recent Super Bowl memorabilia. All items are authentic and come straight from the playing fields of the NFL stadiums. All the proceeds will go to benefit several NFL charities, including NFL Play 60, NFL Foundation, Crucial Catch, and Salute to Service Campaigns. The auction and previews (Jan. 27-Feb. 3) will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. For more info, click here.

HA image 3 Chris Doleman Football Hall of Fame presentation bust, presented upon his induction into the Hall, with a signed letter of provenance from Doleman (est. $10,000-$15,000).






Freeman’s Feb. 7th Collectors’ Sale will demystify live auctions for both millennials and newcomers

FA image 1 Glass sculpture by John Miller (Am., b. 1966), titled Ribcage, signed, dated 2004, 29” tall, from a collection to benefit the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft (est. $1,000-$1,500).

On Wednesday, February 7th, Freeman’s in Philadelphia will present The Collectors’ Sale – an auction introduced last July and aimed at emerging young collectors and new art enthusiasts looking to imbue their home or living space with character and style. Packed with diverse objects spanning centuries and collecting genres, the sale will appeal to a variety of tastes and budgets. Most of the lots carry pre-sale estimates of less than $1,000. The auction suggests that quality items are not necessarily attached to exorbitant price tags. So, millennials and modern consumers are offered an interesting, cost-effective buying experience.

FA image 2 Color woodcut on laid Japan by Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Austrian, 1928-2000), titled The Last Tears, signed and dated 1979, numbered # 95 of 200 (est. $800-$1,200).

The more than 400 lots includes a host of paintings, furniture and decorative arts that can enhance or complement an existing décor, serve as a springboard for a stylistic makeover or be the exciting start of a new collection. Featured will be American, British, European and Asian art, furniture and decorative objects, to include mid-century modern furniture by recognizable names in the industry; vibrant art and studio glass pieces; a dynamic and compelling group of wood turnings and more. The Collectors’ Sale concept is meant to de-mystify the live auction, which can be both foreign and intimidating to newcomers. To see more, click here.

FA image 3 Set of five chairs designed by Warren Platner (Am., 1919-2006), for Knoll Int’l (1966), made of chrome steel and upholstery, each with a Knoll Int’l label (est. $4,000-$6,000).