A 1909 Marietta postcard, owned by a Richardson, Texas, man, showing the inside interior walls of the Marietta Phonograph Company on Front Street lined with Victor Talking Machines, sold Dec. 11 on eBay for $150. Just shows what those Marietta postcards are worth to some collectors today.
A 1929 $20 banknote, serial number D00092A, with Citizens National Bank of Marietta marked across the front of it, sold for $122.50.
A Scarlett O'Hara hour glass board game, produced by Marietta Ohio Games Inc., who also produced a series of other games from the movie, "Gone With the Wind," sold for $122.50.
Also up for grabs, but failing to sell on the auction block, was another game called, "The Game of Marietta Ohio," that was also produced by Marietta Ohio Games, a game similar to Monopoly.
A 10-cent comic book, that first introduced Superman in 1938, recently sold on the auction block for $2.6 million. This same comic has sold several times over the years, and each time has set world's record for being the world's most expensive comic book. The comic book first brought $86,000 at auction in 1992, and $150,000 in 1997. Then it was stolen and found in a storage locker in April of this year, and sent to Comic Connect Auctions to be auctioned to the highest bidder. If you have old comics you feel may be valuable, give Comic Connect a call at (212) 895-3999 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell them Larry sent you.
Time Magazine, dated May 22, 1933, with Rufus Cutler Dawes of Marietta on the front cover, $6.
Books, Marietta, Ohio, Church History,1890, hardcover of Mormon moravian, $51.
Stationery, St. Cloud Hotel, 190-194 Front Street, J. Frank, Coffman & S.A, Coffman Proprietors, featuring 100 rooms, $5.
Postcard, Nov. 3, 1966, Donald F. Black campaigning for judge, $36.
Bottle, marked Justus Mfg. Company, Parkersburg, $20.
Colony Theatre, "Battle Hymn," Rock Hudson movie program, $27.
Readers, keep writing. Love hearing from you. Happy holidays.
Larry Koon is the author of several price guide books on antiques and collectibles. His column appears every Monday on Life. Send letters to Treasure in the Attic, c/o The Marietta Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta 45750; or e-mail him at email@example.com. When writing, send a complete description of the item, along with size, color, any markings on the item along with condition the item is in, and how the item was obtained, and any other information. If possible, send a photograph. Letters will be answered through this column.