Monthly Archives: January 2013

E. Howard No. 46, $230,100, Fontaine's

E. Howard No. 46, $230,100, Fontaine’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An E. Howard & Co. astronomical regulator No. 46 clock in fine condition, with clean running movement and a walnut case with the original finish, sold for $230,100 at a two-session auction held Nov. 17 by […]

Ken’s Korner: Anne Frank House acquires collection

Ken’s Korner: Anne Frank House acquires collection News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Holland has acquired an important collection of letters, photos and documents relating to Otto Frank, Anne’s father. The collection originated from the estate of actor Joseph Schildkraut, who corresponded […]

1970 Pontiac GTO, $25,875, Tim's, Inc.

1970 Pontiac GTO, $25,875, Tim’s, Inc. Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall 1970 Pontiac GTO (“The Boss”), one of the most iconic muscle cars of the muscle car era, sold for $25,875 at the first-ever Fall Sizzler Estate Extravaganza Auction held Sept. 30 and Oct. 7 by Tim’s, […]

Ken’s Korner: Dead pigeon found with WWII message

Ken’s Korner: Dead pigeon found with WWII message News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall David Martin of Surrey, England was restoring the chimney of his 17th century home in 1982 when he began coming across bits of dead pigeon remains. Then something caught his eye: a red capsule […]

Ken’s Korner: Titanic needed ‘50% more lifeboats’ — safety officer

Ken’s Korner: Titanic needed ‘50% more lifeboats’ — safety officer News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A newly uncovered document reveals that a safety officer who inspected the Titanic right before her doomed maiden voyage urged the ship to take on “50 percent more lifeboats” but the recommendation […]

Noguchi chess table, $109,250, S&S Auction

Noguchi chess table, $109,250, S&S Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare and important chess table designed by Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller in the 1940s and discovered by a contractor renovating a home outside Newark, N.J. , sold for $109,250 at a multi-estate sale held […]

Ken’s Korner: Photograph of town’s namesake discovered

Ken’s Korner: Photograph of town’s namesake discovered News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Donald Carapella of Corning, N.Y., likes to collect, research and study old photographs. Recently, he participated in an online auction and purchased a group of old photos. While rummaging through them, he saw one with […]

Edward Moran painting, $300,000, Shannon's

Edward Moran painting, $300,000, Shannon’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil on canvas marine rendering by American artist Edward Moran (1829-1901), titled Summer Morning, New York Bay, sold for $300,000 at a Fine Art Auction held Oct. 24 by Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers in Milford, Conn. […]

Ken’s Korner: The first computer was steam-powered.

Ken’s Korner: The first computer was steam-powered. News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Quite possibly the earliest computer concept – a brass and iron, steam-powered machine the size of a small steam locomotive – was the vision of Charles Babbage, an English inventor and mathematician who died in […]

Federal mahogany table, $36,800, Nadeau's Auction

Federal mahogany table, $36,800, Nadeau’s Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A lovely Federal mahogany Pembroke drop-leaf table, probably made in New York sometime between 1790-1810, sold for $36,800 at a multi-estate auction held Oct. 20-21 by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in Windsor, Conn. Also, a cherry four-drawer […]