Monthly Archives: October 2012

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles November 2012 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles November 2012 Issue

In The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles November 2012  issue, features The Postcard Age: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection Celebrates the Postcard Craze that Revolutionized Communication at the Turn of the 20th Century. Guess What by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Size Does Matter!. Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn. To read […]

Case of vintage wine, $42,350, Christie's

Case of vintage wine, $42,350, Christie's

Case of vintage wine, $42,350, Christie’s One case (12 bottles) of vintage 1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild wine sold for $42,350 in an Internet-only Exclusive Wine Auction held August 6-August 20 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, six bottles of Petrus, vintage 2000, coasted to $26,620; one dozen bottles of vintage 1982 Chateau Latour commanded $21,780; […]

Ken's Korner: Rembrandt etching gets lost in the mail

Rembrandt etching gets lost in the mail

Ken’s Korner: Rembrandt etching gets lost in the mail An etching drawn by the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn (not the one shown), worth an estimated $8,600, has gone missing in the Norwegian postal system. The etching, done around 1658 and titled Liven Willemsz, van Coppenol, Writing Master, had been purchased by the Soli Brug […]

Audubon studio proof, $85,400, Leslie Hindman

Audubon studio proof, $85,400, Leslie Hindman

Audubon studio proof, $85,400, Leslie Hindman A rare studio proof of The Great Blue Heron (Plate CCXI), by the renowned illustrator James Audubon, sold for $85,400 at a Fine Books and Manuscripts Auction held August 8 by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, IL. Also, a small watercolor of a chipmunk, likely an early study attributed […]

Ken's Korner: Worst art restoration in history? You decide.

Worst art restoration in history? You decide.

Ken’s Korner: Worst art restoration in history? You decide. It’s being called the worst art restoration project in history – the disfiguring of a century-old ecce homo (a depiction of Christ, bound and with a thorny crown, just before his crucifixion) by a Spanish woman in her 80s who may have been acting on her […]

Ken's Korner: Historic town is pulled from auction

Historic town is pulled from auction

Ken’s Korner: Historic town is pulled from auction The town of Garryowen, MT (population: 2) was listed for sale on eBay recently, with an asking price of $6.9 million, but it was pulled from the site without a single bidder coming forward. This would not be newsworthy except for the fact that Garryowen is located […]

Glazed pottery urns, $12,870, Michaan's

Glazed pottery urns, $12,870, Michaan's

Glazed pottery urns, $12,870, Michaan’s A pair of monumental glazed pottery floor urns, signed on the base Henry Weiss and Thomas Gorham, each one 36 inches tall, sold for $12,870 at an Estates Auction held August 5 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, CA. Also, a jadeite, diamond, 14 kt white gold ring hammered for $17,550; […]

Marklin 3-tiered castle, $28,175, RSL Auction

Marklin 3-tiered castle, $28,175, RSL Auction

Marklin 3-tiered castle, $28,175, RSL Auction A Marklin three-tiered  castle, made circa 1895, with a parade ground that would have been driven by a Marklin steam plant, sold for $28,175 at a sale of Fine Antique Toys, Train Stations, Banks and Americana held July 1 by RSL Auction Co., based in Timonium, MD. The sale […]

Madame Alexander set, $88,000, Theriault's

Madame Alexander set, $88,000, Theriault's

Madame Alexander set, $88,000, Theriault’s A six-doll “mystery portrait doll” set by Madame Alexander created in 1951 sold for $88,000 at a sale of Doll and Childhood Ephemera held July 22-23 by Theriault’s, based in Timonium, MD. The sale was conducted in New Orleans, LA. It was a new record for a set of American […]

Louis Vuitton trunk, $34,500, James D. Julia

Louis Vuitton trunk, $34,500, James D. Julia

Louis Vuitton trunk, $34,500, James D. Julia An early 20th century French-made Louis Vuitton wardrobe steamer trunk sold for $34,500 at an auction held August 21-24 by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, ME. The trunk (serial #020608) had a quilted interior that opened to a handsome compartment tray. The front had a pair of […]