Category Archives: Gavels n Paddles

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Experimental ’42 glass cent, $70,500, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The only known surviving intact experimental all-glass cent coin, manufactured in 1942 as an alternative to copper, which was urgently needed during World War II, sold for $70,500 at

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Chippendale tea table, $912,500, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Chippendale carved and figured mahogany scalloped-top tea table with open ball and talons sold for $912,500 at Americana Week, a series of auctions held Jan. 18-21 by Sotheby’s

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Buster Brown comic strips, $47,700, Kaminski Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A collection of six Buster Brown Sunday comic strip original artworks by the illustrator Richard F. Outcault (1863-1928) sold for a combined $47,700, with the top lot titled The

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Mickey Mantle rookie card $183,750, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle rookie card, graded PSA NM7, sold for $183,750 at a Holiday Auction that closed Dec. 3 by Goldin Auctions (www.GoldinAuctions.com), based in Runnemede,

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Marilyn Monroe dress, $4.81 million, Julien’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Marilyn Monroe’s iconic, form-fitting “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress from JFK’s birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden in New York City sold for $4.81 million at a sale of

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Cartier Mystery Clock, $504,500, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A platinum, yellow gold, rock crystal, onyx, mother-of-pearl and diamond-set Mystery Clock made in 1929 for Cartier, designed by Maurice Couet, sold for $504,500 at an Important Watches Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Marklin steam-powered liner, $59,000, Bertoia Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1929-1930 Marklin ‘Amerika’ Series II steam-powered liner, exquisitely detailed, sold for $59,000 at an Annual Fall Auction held Nov. 11-13 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J. Also,

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Sapphire and diamond ring, $103,500, Cottone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A dazzling sapphire and diamond ladies’ vintage ring in a gold and platinum setting sold for $103,500 at a Fine Art & Antiques Auction held Sept. 23-24 by Cottone

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Original poster art for E.T., $394,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The original promotional movie poster painting for the hit film E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982) sold for $394,000 at an Illustration Art Auction held Oct. 12 by Heritage Auctions in

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: English wooden doll, $44,000, Theriault’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An English wooden Grodnertal doll with embroidered hidden coin pocket made in 1739 sold for $44,000 at an auction of the Estelle Johnson wooden doll collection held Oct. 1-2