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Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Nakashima table and chairs, $187,500, Freeman’s Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nakashima table and chairs, $187,500, Freeman’s Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A George Nakashima (Am., 1905-1990) Sanso “Reception House” table and six conoid chairs sold for $187,500 at a Design Sale held October 8th by Freeman’s Auction in Philadelphia. Also,

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1998 Harley Davidson, $7,900, Cordier Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1998 Harley Davidson, $7,900, Cordier Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A sleek 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle customized by Bob Thrash, built to emulate Rad Ride’s iconic “Sniper” car that was designed by Chip Foose and built from a 1954

Great Collections: November 2017

Great Collections: November 2017

The Glove Collection Trust Gloves have been found in the tomb of Tutankhamen, on the hands of newly crowned monarchs, and running the entire length of woman’s arms to help demonstrate that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” But it

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Bob Dylan limited edition print, $5,312, Woodshed Art Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Dylan limited edition print, $5,312, Woodshed Art Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A signed limited edition print by the legendary musician-songwriter (and artist) Bob Dylan, titled Train Tracks, sold for $5,312 at a two-session, online-only auction held September 20th by Woodshed

What’s Selling on eBay: October 2017

What's Selling on eBay: October 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,606 (12 bidders, 29 bids): Extremely rare antique silver polar bear pincushion, Adie & Lovekin, 1909. Dating from 1909, an antique silver pincushion in the form of a polar bear pulling a mother-of-pearl sleigh.

Publisher’s Corner: November 2017

Publisher's Corner: November 2017

Collectible Adornments By Maxine Carter-Lome An adornment is generally an accessory or ornament worn to enhance the beauty or status of the wearer. They are often worn to embellish, enhance, or distinguish the wearer, and to define cultural, social, or

Comic Character Collectibles: October 2017

Comic Character Collectibles: October 2017

Wonder Woman Keeps Making News: Three Comics Top $1.5 Million By J.C. Vaughn Pristine Comics realized record prices for a CGC-certified 9.4 copy of All Star Comics #8 and a CGC 9.6 copy of Sensation Comics #1 as they, along

Great Collections: October 2017

Great Collections: October 2017

Match Safes and Little People A Conversation with Dr. Howard Knohl of The Knohl Collection by Judy Gonyeau, Managing Editor It is said that Museums showcase only 5% of their collection at any given time; however private collectors Dr. Howard

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $1.68 million, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $1.68 million, Heritage

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A baseball-themed painting by artist Norman Rockwell that appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1949, originally thought to be a signed copy but then turned

Antiques Peek: October 2017

Antiques Peek: October 2017

Strike Up a Collection by Jessica Kosinski In the world of collectibles, some people think that bigger is better. However, some of the best collectibles come in the tiniest packages. In fact, some of them are actually tiny packages. This