Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cartier necklace, $48,000, Weschler’s

​Cartier necklace, $48,000, Weschler’s

Cartier necklace, $48,000, Weschler’s Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Cartier retro choker-length tested 18 carat yellow gold, citrine and diamond necklace-brooch sold for $48,000 at a Capital Collections Estate Auction held September 14 by Weschler’s Auctioneers & Appraisers in Washington, DC. Also, three platinum solitaire diamond rings realized […]

Ken's Korner: Bust of Franklin stolen, recovered

Ken's Korner: Bust of Franklin stolen, recovered

Ken’s Korner: Bust of Franklin stolen, recovered Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall A rare 1778 porcelain bust of Benjamin Franklin by Jean-Antoine Houdon has been recovered after being stolen out of its owner’s home by the cleaning lady. George D’Angelo told police he discovered the […]

Montegrappa pen, $5,520, Swann Auction

Montegrappa pen, $5,520, Swann Auction

Montegrappa pen, $5,520, Swann Auction Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Montegrappa Luxor Blue Nile Limited Edition 750 modern pen sold for $5,520 at a sale of Fine & Vintage Writing Instruments held September 13 by Swann Auction Galleries in NYC. Also, Catherine the Great and Peter the Great […]

Ken's Korner: Lunar meteorite to be auctioned

Ken's Korner: Lunar meteorite to be auctioned

Ken’s Korner: Lunar meteorite to be auctioned Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall A four-pound, slab-shaped chunk of the moon that crashed to Earth as a meteorite and was found in Libya in 1998 was set to cross the block this fall at Heritage Auctions in […]

Willem Heda work, $666,000, Skinner’s

Willem Heda work, $666,000, Skinner’s

Willem Heda work, $666,000, Skinner’s Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World An original painting by 17th century artist Willem Claesz Heda, titled Still Life With Tazza, Peeled Lemon, and Roemer, sold for $666,000 at a sale of American & European Works of Art held September 7 by Skinner, Inc., in […]

Ken's Korner: Ex-Olympic wrestler files for bankruptcy

Ken's Korner: Ex-Olympic wrestler files for bankruptcy

Ken’s Korner: Ex-Olympic wrestler files for bankruptcy Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall Former Olympic gold medal wrestler Rulon Gardner, 41, has filed for bankruptcy at a federal court in Salt Lake City, where records show creditors hold about $2.934 million in claims against him. To […]