Category Archives: Columns

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Hiliott scrimshaw, $42,000, Eldred’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hiliott scrimshaw, $42,000, Eldred’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A polychrome scrimshaw tooth attributed to George Hiliott, depicting a native Hawaiian woman (or Wahinee) on the front and a woman on horseback on the back, sold for $42,000

Great Collections: January 2018

Great Collections: January 2018

A Conversation with Janice E. Kelsh Founder of the Miniature Piano Enthusiast Club She may not be as famous as dimpled, sequined fellow collector Liberace or as funny as Schroeder, the miniature piano man of the Peanuts comic strip; nor

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Einstein’s telescope, $432,500, Christie’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Einstein’s telescope, $432,500, Christie’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Albert Einstein’s personally owned telescope, made in the late 19th century by the Paul Dorffel Company (Berlin), sold for $432,500 at a Books & Manuscripts Auction held Dec. 5

Antiques Peek: January 2018

Antiques Peek: January 2018

Stylin’ Collectibles By Jessica Kosinski Technology is always advancing, which is why many antique technologies are now obsolete. One industry which has led to the invention of many eventually obsolete devices is the hair care industry. The hair dryers and

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Rare Dorflinger ewer, $75,000, Woody Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rare Dorflinger ewer, $75,000, Woody Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare, museum-quality Dorflinger cranberry cut to clear glass ewer, 17 inches tall, sold for $75,000 at an auction held November 18th by Woody Auction (based in Douglass, Kan.)

Antiques Peek: December 2017

Antiques Peek: December 2017

Do You See What I See? By Jessica Kosinski Anyone who enjoys collecting antiques or collectibles knows that inspecting objects carefully to determine their age and condition is essential. Loupes are often used to accomplish those tasks. Loupes are personal

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1952 Mickey Mantle card, $125,205, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1952 Mickey Mantle card, $125,205, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle baseball card, graded SGC 86 NM+ 7.5, sold for $125,205 at a Legends Auction held November 11th by Goldin Auctions in Runnemede, N.J.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Marathon Products sign, $6,900, Route 32 Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Marathon Products sign, $6,900, Route 32 Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An early Marathon Products (“Best in the Long Run”) double-sided porcelain sign, with iconic running man graphic, sold for $6,900 at the premiere auction of Route 32 Auctions (based

Publisher’s Corner: January 2018

Publishers Corner: January 2018

Antique Technology: Everything Old is New Again By Maxine Carter-Lome Every year brings with it the promise of something new. Automobile manufacturers introduce new model cars designed to get drivers to trade in and trade up; Apple introduces the next

What’s Selling on eBay: December 2017

What’s Selling on eBay: December 2017

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,250 (10 bids, 8 bidders): Antique Kugel Christmas Ornament (red grapes). “Kugel” is the name of thick, heavy glass Christmas ornaments that were made in Germany from as early as 1840 to the early