Monthly Archives: January 2013

Mark Rothko painting, $75.1 million, Sotheby's

Mark Rothko painting, $75.1 million, Sotheby’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A majestic oil on canvas painting from 1954 by Mark Rothko, titled No. 1 (Royal Red and Blue), measuring 113 ¾ inches by 67 ½ inches and one of eight works hand-selected by the artist for […]

Ken’s Korner: Holyfield is fighting auction of his items

Ken’s Korner: Holyfield is fighting auction of his items News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Evander Holyfield has fallen on hard times. The five-time world boxing champion was forced to leave his Georgia mansion in July due to foreclosure, and soon after that he agreed to sell off […]

Claude Monet painting, $43,8 million, Christie's

Claude Monet painting, $43,8 million, Christie’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil on canvas by the French Impressionist painter Claude Monet, titled Nympheas (1905) sold for $43.76 million at an Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale held Nov. 7 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, […]

Ken’s Korner: Kate Moss tattoos are worth millions!

Ken’s Korner: Kate Moss tattoos are worth millions! News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall When the late artist Lucian Freud (who died in July 2011 at age 88) was told supermodel Kate Moss named him as the person she’d most want to meet, he phoned her up and […]

Krupp Mountain Howitzer, $34,500, Cowan's Auctions

Krupp Mountain Howitzer, $34,500, Cowan’s Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Krupp 5CM Mountain Howitzer, with all-metal carriage and iron-banded and wood-spoke wheels, sold for $34,500 at a Historic Firearms and Early Militaria Auction held Oct. 25-26 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Oh. Also, a cased […]

Dorothy Wizard of Oz dress, $480,000, Julien's Auctions

Dorothy Wizard of Oz dress, $480,000, Julien’s Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall The blue gingham dress that Judy Garland wore when she portrayed Dorothy Gale in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz sold for $480,000 at an auction held Nov. 9-10 by Julien’s Auctions in […]

Ken’s Korner: Stash of red wine turns up in China

Ken’s Korner: Stash of red wine turns up in China News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A stash of 10,000 bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild wine – one of the most expensive reds in the world – has been found in an unoccupied house in China. The owner […]

Tippco tinplate Santa car, $28,910, Bertoia Auctions

Tippco tinplate Santa car, $28,910, Bertoia Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A circa-1928 Tippco tinplate Santa car with revolving Christmas feather tree sold for $28,910 at a Toybox Treasures Sale held Sept. 21-23 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J. Also, a circa-1925 Gendron Pioneer Line Packard […]

Ken’s Korner: Family seeks return of painting by Monet

Ken’s Korner: Family seeks return of painting by Monet News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Juan Carlos Emden, grandson of the late wealthy Jewish businessman Max Emden, is seeking the return of a Claude Monet masterpiece worth around $27 million that the family was forced to sell for […]

Oldsmobile 'Rocket' sign, $6,050, Matthews Auctions

Oldsmobile ‘Rocket’ sign, $6,050, Matthews Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare Oldsmobile double-sided porcelain “Rocket” sign, the one that hung under the regular Oldsmobile sign to advertise the auto maker’s “rocket” engines, sold for $6,050 at an auction held Nov. 23-25 by Matthews Auctions, LLC, […]