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Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Paul Newman’s Rolex wristwatch, Phillips/Bacs & Russo, $17.75 million

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Paul Newman’s Rolex wristwatch, Phillips/Bacs & Russo, $17.75 million

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The late actor Paul Newman’s Rolex, the “Paul Newman” Daytona, sold for $17.752 million at an auction held October 26th by Philips, in association with watch auction house Bacs

Great Collections: December 2017

Great Collections: December 2017

The Grimminger Collection of Hymnals With Dr. Daniel Grimminger Since the time of the 16th-century Reformation, hymn singing has been very important in Western civilization. Martin Luther (1483-1546) wrote hymns, some of which were newly composed while others were adaptations

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Harry Potter first edition, $81,250, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Harry Potter first edition, $81,250, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare, first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, one of only 500 original copies, sold for $81,250 at a Rare Books Auction held September 14th

Beckett Acquires Comic Book Certification Service

Beckett Acquires Comic Book Certification Service

Comic Character Collectibles: December 2017 By J.C. Vaughn Comic Book Certification Service, LLC (CBCS), the company headed by President and Primary Grader Steve Borock, has been acquired by Beckett Media. Long established in the world of certified sports cards and

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche, $39,600, Milestone Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche, $39,600, Milestone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible with a classic blue over silver exterior and a black interior, and just 15,707 actual miles, sold for $39,600 at a sale of fine

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Indian Queen bitters bottle, $14,375, American Bottle

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Indian Queen bitters bottle, $14,375, American Bottle

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare and beautiful Brown’s Celebrated Indian Queen figural bitters bottle patented in 1868 sold for $14,375 in Auction #64, an internet and catalog auction held Oct. 13-22 by

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Kentucky Chippendale desk, $498,750, Cowan’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kentucky Chippendale desk, $498,750, Cowan’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The Chippendale desk (and bookcase) of Capt. John Cowan (1748-1823), one of the first settlers in Kentucky in 1773, sold for $498,750 at a Fall Fine & Decorative Art

Publishers Corner: December 2017

Publishers Corner: December 2017

The Gift of Print by Maxine Carter-Lome One comment I hear repeatedly when I tell people I am the publisher of a print magazine is, why print? Given our growing reliance on our computers, phones, and tablets to find, receive,

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Amazing Fantasy #15, $13,750, Bruneau & Co.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Amazing Fantasy #15, $13,750, Bruneau & Co.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Fantasy #15 from August 1962, the first appearance of Spider-Man, signed by Stan Lee, sold for $13,750 at a Fall Toy, Comic &

What’s Selling on eBay: November 2017

What's Selling on eBay: November 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,125 (12 bidders, 18 bids): Victorian Austrian Solid Silver Baby’s Rattle/Whistle/Teether/Comforter. This antique Victorian baby’s silver rattle/whistle/teether measures 145mm (5.75 inches) long and weighs 62 grams. It is unmarked as far as I can