Monthly Archives: January 2006

Ken's Korner: Mushroom vase achieves world record price, $100K

Ken’s Korner: Mushroom vase achieves world record price, $100K – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 A Clement Massier “Mushroom Vase” (ca. 1897-99) sold for $100,000 — a world record — at a show of “Masterpieces of the French Art Pottery, 1885-1910” held at the new Jason Jacques Gallery in New York City. The vase stands […]

Ken's Korner: Babe Ruth’s ‘34 ‘Tour of Japan’ uniform displayed

Ken’s Korner: Babe Ruth’s ‘34 ‘Tour of Japan’ uniform displayed – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 A uniform that Babe Ruth wore in 1934 during a U.S. All-Star Tour of Japan went on display at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Ky. The uniform was shown for only two days — November 11 and 12 […]

Ken's Korner: Beach Boys claim items up for auction were stolen

Ken’s Korner: Beach Boys claim items up for auction were stolen – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 A spokesman for the Beach Boys, one of the seminal rock bands of the ‘60s, said that early contracts, music and handwritten lyrics slated to be auctioned through Cooper Owen in London were stolen and should be returned. […]

Ken's Korner: Royal tiara makes first appearance since 1947

Ken’s Korner: Royal tiara makes first appearance since 1947 – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 When Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and wife of Prince Charles, wore a royal tiara to Buckingham Palace for a recent state banquet honoring the King and Queen of Norway, it was the first time the headpiece had been worn […]

Ken's Korner: Hip Hop icon “Jay-Z” signs cards for Topps

Ken’s Korner: Hip Hop icon “Jay-Z” signs cards for Topps – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Hip Hop singing star “Jay-Z” has signed all 50 of his 2005-06 Topps basketball cards and they are ready for delivery to collectors and fans holding redemption cards. “Jay-Z” has also finished signing cards for remaining Topps basketball […]

Ken's Korner: Sharpie raises money with ‘Autographs for Education’

Ken’s Korner: Sharpie raises money with ‘Autographs for Education’ – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Usually, the common folk seek out the autographs of the rich and famous. But the opposite is true with Sharpie markers’ “Autographs for Education,” in which noted celebrities appear at festivals and special events in search of as many “autographs” […]

Ken's Korner: Horde of coins found at Emperor Qin’s tomb

Ken’s Korner: Horde of coins found at Emperor Qin’s tomb – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Archaeologists using a magnetic scan have determined that the tomb of China’s first emperor contains a large number of coins, most of them probably bronze but possibly silver, too. They may never find out for sure. “Excavation sometimes means […]

Ken's Korner: Fire, deemed suspicious, guts Lewis and Clark site

Ken’s Korner: Fire, deemed suspicious, guts Lewis and Clark site – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 A replica of the fort in Oregon where Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1805-06 has been destroyed by fire, and authorities are calling it suspicious. They are looking for a truck seen leaving the area just as […]

Ken's Korner: Getty museum will re-open, sans curator

Ken’s Korner: Getty museum will re-open, sans curator – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 The J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, Calif. — which houses more than 40,000 antiquities, most of them from classical Greece and Rome — is about to re-open following completion of a six-year, $275 million renovation. But there will be […]

Ken's Korner: Elvis Presley’s silk shirt stolen, found

Ken’s Korner: Elvis Presley’s silk shirt stolen , found – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 A blue China silk shirt worn by Elvis Presley in the ‘70s was stolen from an exhibit on the Hall of State fairgrounds in Dallas, Tex., where it was on display as part of a King’s Ransom exhibition being staged […]