Carnival glass set some records this month. A Northwood opal aqua Grape & Cable cracker jar sold for $67,500. See Oct. 27, 2010, Kovels Komments.
A treasure hunter with a metal detector found a second-century Roman helmet in England earlier this year. It sold at a Christie's auction in London for $3,629,469. See Oct. 13, 2010, Kovels Komments.
The Jazz Bowl sold for over five times estimate at Rago Arts and Auction Center. The ViktorSchreckengost masterpiece brought $158,600. See Oct. 5, 2010, Kovels Komments.
A 1943 zinc-coated steel Lincoln penny is worth less than 10 cents today. But a 1943 one-of-a-kind copper alloy Lincoln penny struck at the Denver Mint was sold by a New Jersey coin dealer for a record $1.7 million. See Sept. 29, 2010, Kovels Komments.
A lot of comic books set records this year. The price for the rare 1940 Batman No. 1 comic book was $55,269. Found in Alaska, it was sold by Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas. See Aug. 11, 2010, Kovels Komments.
Another very valuable comic book has been found. It's a copy of Action Comics No. 1, the 1938 issue that introduced Superman. That comic book has been attracting super prices since 2009. A couple was packing to move out of their foreclosed house when they found a copy of the famous comic book. They had read about the record-breaking sales and contacted ComicConnect. Presale estimate for the comic was $250,000. It sold for $436,000. The house was saved! See Aug. 11, 2010, Kovels Komments.
Another very expensive comic book sold in June. A copy of Flash Comics No. 1 in pristine condition sold privately for $450,000. See June 9, 2010, Kovels Komments.
Action Comic No. 1, the famous first appearance of Superman, has sold for an even higher record price (see Feb 24, 2010). The new record price - $1.5 million. See April 7, 2010, Kovels Komments.
Batman can beat Superman--at least he did once in 2010. On Thursday, Feb. 25, Detective Comics No. 27, which featured the first appearance of Batman, sold for the new record price of $1,075,500 at a Heritage Galleries auction. See March 3, 2010, Kovels Komments.
Action Comics No. 1, one of about 100 copies known to exist, sold in a private sale for $1 million. It was in great condition. See Feb. 24, 2010, Kovels Komments.
Not many stuffed horses sell for $266,500, but probably no other horse is as famous as Trigger, the palomino used by Roy Rogers on television and in the movies. Christie's and High Noon jointly auctioned the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum collection, including Trigger. See July 21, 2010, Kovels Komments.
The world record price for a sports uniform was set last week at a Canadian auction house. The 1972 hockey jersey worn by Paul Henderson of Team Canada in the Summit Series sold for $1.275 million (U.S.).