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Great Collections: September 2019

Great Collections: September 2019

The Fabric of Their Lives: The Albany Institute of History and Art The Albany Institute of History and Art is home to collections that span our country’s formation, including fine art, decorative art, and historic objects gathered from its founding in 1791. Each item has been carefully selected to support the Museum’s overall vision: collecting […]

America’s Eden

America’s Eden

A Historic Look at the Hudson River Valley by Erica P. Lome In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville penned a letter to his father describing the Hudson River Valley: You will never guess, my dear father, where on earth I have ensconced myself to write this letter. I sit at the top of a rather steep […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1952 Mickey Mantle card, $125,205, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1952 Mickey Mantle card, $125,205, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle baseball card, graded SGC 86 NM+ 7.5, sold for $125,205 at a Legends Auction held November 11th by Goldin Auctions in Runnemede, N.J. Also, a 1909-11 T206 White Border Eddie Plank card, PSA EX5, realized $119,068; a 1959 […]

Archives International Auctions to offer the Historic Family Archives of Rudolph P. Laubenheimer, Thursday, June 25th

Auction to be held at the Collector’s Club in New York City, starting at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. Ft. Lee, NJ… “The appearance on the market of the family archive of German-born master engraver and die sinker, Rudolph Philipp Laubenheimer (1833-1905), is an event with few precedents in American collecting history. Preserved with remarkable care […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: “Machine Man” robot, $44,850, Philip Weiss

Gavels 'n' Paddles: “Machine Man” robot, $44,850, Philip Weiss

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: “Machine Man” robot, $44,850, Philip Weiss Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An original, battery-operated “Machine Man” toy robot, made in Japan in the 1950s by Modern Toys and standing 14 ¾ inches tall, sold for $44,850 at an auction held Nov. 4 by Philip Weiss Auctions in […]

Glass Flowers of Harvard to Bloom at Corning Museum of Glass

Glass Flowers of Harvard to Bloom at Corning Museum of Glass – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2007 Scientific marvels; drop-dead beautiful works of art; a genus onto themselves: these are just a few of the explanations given to describe the allure of a legendary, century-old bevy of exquisite glass blossoms. From May […]

Ken’s Korner: Billionaire donates music manuscripts

Ken’s Korner: Billionaire donates music manuscripts – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 Bruce Kovner – a billionaire hedge fund manager and amateur pianist — has, over the past dozen years, quietly amassed a substantial collection of precious music manuscripts. He said he began collecting them when he noticed a spate of […]

Ken’s Korner: Italy, museums may enter into loan deal

Ken’s Korner: Italy, museums may enter into loan deal – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 For 30 years, Italy has been at loggerheads with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York over a krater (or vase) by the fifth-century artist Euphronios. Italy says the piece was looted from an Etruscan tomb north of […]

How I Got to Carnegie Hall: A Retrospective Look at Over 100 Years of One of New York’s Most Famous Concert Venues

How I Got to Carnegie Hall: A Retrospective Look at Over 100 Years of One of New York’s Most Famous Concert Venues – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2003 by Gino Francesconi I have probably heard the line, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” more than anyone on the planet.  Having worked […]

Home Sweet Home – American Folk Art Museum

Home Sweet Home – American Folk Art Museum – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2002 Two school diplomas and a university degree were my reward for serving to seventeen years in the trenches of formal education. Names, dates, facts, philosophies, had been retained dutifully in my mind, but at the age of […]