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Here we go again….here's what happened, "Last Week at the Auction"...America's Favorite Top 10 List of Auction Results from around the globe as hand selected by me Josh Levine, your blog post host and guide to the world of auctions. And, can you believe it…we are already here at Episode 10 of Season 2.

I decided to make this a supersized edition…so there’s not just 10 results but a sweet 16 ! I hope it holds you over for a few weeks….

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Why So Much ?

Coming in a #16 is a Ralph Lauren Luggage Rack that brought $225 @ Abell Auctions in LA….why do I point this out? Luggage racks. One of those things that has always amazed me at auction. Such a simple design and not much too them but they always bring money. I have seen them bring $50 to $100 on average at auction, yet I know many a picker and even auctioneers that just pass them buy or throw them in to lots. Keep your eyes peeled at the estate and yard sales. $5 may quickly become $50 or more.

Smoking is So Cool

#15 Bronze Dwarf Smoking Stand just did $275 @ Leland Little in Hillsborough NC. Tobacco collectibles are still performing, and this little desk accessory included a built in match holder and ash tray insert. Oh…remember the days of smoking indoors. Today’s its crazy to think but I remember my mom smoking in the car, on an airplane and of course, in the house. I think dinosaurs still roamed the earth…not really, it wasn’t that long ago, but keep your eyes peeled for all things smoking. Vintage Lighters, Tobacco Boxes and Tins, Figural Ashtrays, Advertising and more. Its quite the collectible genre and maybe smoking’s coming back…its like vaping but so retro.