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Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Apollo 11 moon bag, $1.8 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Apollo 11 moon bag, $1.8 million, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A bag used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring the first samples of moon dust back to Earth in July 1969 as part of the historic Apollo 11 lunar

Jon Berk Collection Sets Records for ComicConnect

Jon Berk Collection Sets Records for ComicConnect

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The world of pop culture collectibles is very far from being a hyperbole-free zone. As a group, we are at least as guilty, if not more so, than many other niches of society. It’s

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Jerry Garcia ‘Wolf’ guitar, $1.9 million, Guernsey’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jerry Garcia ‘Wolf’ guitar, $1.9 million, Guernsey’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The guitar that Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia called “Wolf” and which he played at numerous concerts around the world from 1973 until his death in 1995, sold for

What’s Selling on eBay: August 2017

What's Selling on eBay: August 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,377 (28 bids, 10 bidders): Unusual Antique Corkscrew. This is an antique corkscrew that looks quite unusual to me, though I am no expert. It has no name on it. It has a wooden

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air, $31,860, Cordier Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air, $31,860, Cordier Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A fully restored 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air car sold for $31,860 at a Spring Antique Catalog Auction held May 20th by Cordier Auctions in Harrisburg, Pa. Also, a painting by

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Steinway grand piano, $22,500, John Moran

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Steinway grand piano, $22,500, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Steinway & Sons Model D grand piano sold for $22,500 at a Traditional Collector Auction held June 20th by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, an .800

Antiques Peek: August 2017

Antiques Peek: August 2017

Braided Beauties by Jessica Kosinski Braided rugs have been produced for centuries in some form, and they have also gone by many names, including rag rugs. Although we now consider them to be common household items, they have a very

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Engraved Henry lever rifle, $25,875, Rock Island Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Engraved Henry lever rifle, $25,875, Rock Island Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An engraved lever-action Henry rifle sold for $25,875 at a Regional Gun Auction held June 22-25 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Borchardt pistol

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Letter written on the Titanic, $22,500, Philip Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Letter written on the Titanic, $22,500, Philip Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A letter handwritten aboard the RMS Titanic on April 13, 1912 sold for $22,500 at an auction held June 22nd by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, an original

Publisher’s Corner: August 2017

Journal Of Antiques - Publishers Corner: August2017

Woven Through Time By Maxine Carter-Lome Last year I had the opportunity to visit the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware and get a behind-the-scenes tour of floors not open to the public. The scale and detail of this