Category Archives: Gavels n Paddles

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Henri Thiriet 1898 poster, $108,000, Poster Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Henri Thiriet 1898 poster, $108,000, Poster Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1898 poster by Henri Thiriet, titled Absinthe Berthelot, a rare Belle Epoque design depicting a bustling outdoor café scene, sold for $108,000 at Auction LXXIX (#79), held October 27th by Poster Auctions International (PAI) in New York City. Also, Alphonse Mucha’s 1902 […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Pokémon promo card, $224,250, Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pokémon promo card, $224,250, Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Nintendo Pokémon “Pikachu Illustrator” trainer promotional hologram trading card, graded in Mint 9 condition and given to a winner at the 1998 CoroCoro Comic illustration contest in Japan, soared to $224,250 at an auction held October 23rd by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Jane Austen letter, $200,075, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jane Austen letter, $200,075, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A handwritten letter by novelist Jane Austen (British, 1775-1817) sold for $200,075 at a Fine Books & Manuscripts Auction held October 23rd by Bonhams in New York City. Also, a series of Indian bird drawings dated 1828 by Christopher Webb Smith gaveled for $275,075; […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Kurt Cobain’s guitar, $340,000, Julien’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kurt Cobain's guitar, $340,000, Julien's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Grunge rock legend Kurt Cobain’s left-handed Fender Mustang guitar, which he used during his band Nirvana’s In Utero tour, sold for $340,000 at an Icons & Idols: Rock ‘n’ Roll Auction held October 25th by Julien’s Auctions (based in Beverly Hills, Calif.) in New […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1936 Oscar statuette, $50,000, Grant Zahajko

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1936 Oscar statuette, $50,000, Grant Zahajko

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The 1936 Oscar statuette awarded to art director Richard Day for his work on the 1935 film The Dark Angel sold for $50,000 at an auction held October 10th by Grant Zahajko Auctions in Davenport, Wash. Also, an authenticated autographed photo of Babe Ruth […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Martin Bros. tobacco jar, $62,500, Rago Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Martin Bros. tobacco jar, $62,500, Rago Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Martin Brothers tall bird tobacco jar made in 1899 sold for $62,500 at Design Sales held Sept. 20-21 by Rago Auctions in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a color woodblock print by Gustave Baumann, titled Grand Canon (Canyon), from the first printing in 1934, climbed […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Goo Goo Gum vendor, $24,000, Potter & Potter

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Goo Goo Gum vendor, $24,000, Potter & Potter

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1910 working Goo Goo Gum 1-cent vending machine, one of only a few known, sold for $24,000 at an auction held September 28th by Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago, Ill. Also, a Field Manufacturing 1-cent Sunny Boy countertop gumball and slot […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Coors Dairy die-cut sign, $43,520 Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Coors Dairy die-cut sign, $43,520 Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A complete Coors Dairy die-cut porcelain and neon sign with figural cow image, 88 inches by 79 inches, in 7.9+ condition, sold for $43,520 at an Automobilia & Petroliana Auction held Oct. 5-7 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a rare Buffalo Brand […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: James Dean crash photos, $22,498, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: James Dean crash photos, $22,498, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A collection of 30 original glossy photos, many unpublished, vividly documenting the fatal car crash site of Hollywood actor James Dean in 1955 sold for $22,498 in an online auction held Aug. 8-15 by RR Auction, based in Boston, Mass. Also, a copy of […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Tiffany Aquatic Fish Lamp, $193,600, Fontaine’s Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany aquatic fish lamp, $193,600, Fontaine's Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) leaded glass aquatic fish lamp sold for $193,600 at an auction held September 14th by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Also, a Pablo Picasso Taureau faience pitcher, just over 12 inches tall, made $54,450; a large group of religious […]