YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — Hake’s Auctions, a York-based auction house founded in 1967, set an all-time house record with their recent auction that put all kinds of history on the block. From things owned by the Founding Fathers to Pokémon and everything in between.
On June 29-30, the auction was a successful $3.6 million sale. Not only was it the highest-grossing auction Hake’s had conducted, but it also set records for individual items. Such items include Star Wars prototype action figures, comic books and items from the sports/buttons section.
One such button was an extremely rare Babe Ruth/Boston Red Sox 1915 American League Champions button. It sold for $70,092.
The top item? A 1999 Pokemon Shadowless Holographic uncut proof sheet with 99 cards, seven of which were coveted Charizard cards. The item sold for $234,171.
“The June 29-30 result, combined with the $2.9 million total from our first Premier Auction of 2021, puts us at $6.5 million so far this year, and that’s without even adding the totals of our Internet auctions,” Alex Winter, Hake’s president, said.
The political and American category was led by a historical item with significance, which of course, was the much anticipated George Washington-signed promissory note for four slaves. The framed document sold for $64,900.
The above-listed items sold are just some of many from the successful auction day, according to the press release.
“On top of that, we still have one more Premier Auction scheduled for this year. Needless to say, we’re very excited about the current state of the market for vintage collectibles,” Winter said.