After much planning, our staff has been moving ahead rapidly inventorying and scanning lots for our first self-hosted auction, now scheduled for July!

The auction preview period will be in June, when we should have at least 100 lots available for previewing in the three categories of the auction theme, On America's Biggest Stages—The Olympic Games, World's Fairs and Disneyland. Bidding will begin July 4, with the auction ongoing through most of July. Final details are still being arranged.

We will have approximately 500 lots total, with a roughly even split among the three main categories.

Thus far we have acquired some outstanding items in each category, including:

  Olympic Participation Medals issued to athletes and officials at Olympic games, winter and summer. Among those already in the auction are medals from 1928 Amsterdam, 1932 Los Angeles, 1936 Berlin, 1956 Cortina, 1968 Mexico City, 1968 Grenoble and 1980 Moscow.
  World's Fair Award and Other Medals from London's Crystal Palace 1851; New York's version of the Crystal Palace 1853; Paris 1867, 1878, 1889 and 1900; St. Louis 1904; Portland 1905; and many others.
  The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 may be of particular interest, as we have dozens of medals, medalets and tokens, as well as many scarce and rare tickets, including an employee's ticket for the Elevated Electric Intramural Railway and a possibly unique ticket to the Mammoth Crystal Caves.
  Disney is well represented with limited edition and cast member exclusive pins. Vintage Disney items include early production drawings from Disney, toys that predate the opening of Disneyland in 1955 and early souvenirs and tickets from the first years of our favorite theme park.

Very scarce ticket to the Natatorium on the Midway at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

Please see our ITEMS FOR SALE for sample listings and photos of auction items. We'll be updating and adding listings frequently. As soon as an actual page is available for preview we'll notify customers by email. Contact us at or phone toll-free at 1-877-585-8818 to add your name to the list.

2010 #2, May–June
The History Bank Announces Auction Dates

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Spectacular World's Columbian Medal Discovered in Estate

Personal Diaries: The Best Source of Historical Research, Regardless of Topic

An In-depth Look at R-1 to R-9 Rarity Scales

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2010 #1, January–February
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