Category Archives: Gavels n Paddles

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Alexander Calder mobile, $471,000, Skinner, Inc.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Alexander Calder mobile, $471,000, Skinner, Inc.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An untitled standing mobile from around 1965 by Alexander Calder (Am., 1898-1976) sold for $471,000 at a sale of Modern & Contemporary Works held January 27th by Skinner, Inc.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Abbey Road studio console, $1.8 million, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Abbey Road studio console, $1.8 million, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An Abbey Road Studios recording console, the very one used by Pink Floyd when they recorded the rock album Dark Side of the Moon, sold for $1.8 million at

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Coca-Cola sample cooler, $17,835, Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Coca-Cola sample cooler, $17,835, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1929 Coca-Cola double Glasscock Brothers salesman’s sample cooler sold for $17,835 at a Spring Antique Advertising Sale held March 18-19 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also,

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Invisible Man movie poster, $274,850, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Invisible Man movie poster, $274,850, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A poster for the 1933 Universal movie The Invisible Man sold for $274,850 at a Vintage Movie Posters Auction held March 25-26 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also,

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: MAD magazine cover art, $57,242, Hake’s Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: MAD magazine cover art, $57,242, Hake’s Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Original cover art for the September 1968 issue of MAD magazine by Norman Mingo (1896-1980), showing Alfred E. Neuman, the Beatles, Mia Farrow and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, sold for

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lacour’s bitters bottle, $35,650, American Bottle Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lacour’s bitters bottle, $35,650, American Bottle Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Lacour’s early Western bitters bottle, made circa 1866-1875, the earliest variant and in a rare color, sold for $35,650 in a two-part online and catalog auction held Feb.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1937 Bugatti Type 57S car, $7.7 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1937 Bugatti Type 57S car, $7.7 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet automobile, one of only three examples boasting rare coachworks by Vanvooren of Paris, sped off for $7.7 million at the 19th annual Amelia

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 19th century toy fire pumper, $33,000, Cordier Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 19th-century toy fire pumper, $33,000, Cordier Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 19th-century tinplate and wood toy fire pumper sold for $33,000 at a Winter Antique & Fine Art Auction held Feb. 11 by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals in Harrisburg,

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Wayne Thiebaud still-life, $78,650, Clars Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Wayne Thiebaud still-life, $78,650, Clars Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A still-life painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b. 1920), titled Watermelon Slice (1958), sold for $78,650 at an auction held Feb. 18-19 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: George V casket, $68,750, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An important George V 18kt yellow gold London Freedom Casket by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield, sold for $68,750 at an Elegant Home Auction held Feb. 27-28 y Bonhams in