Monthly Archives: February 2013

Raymond Jonson oil painting, $65,175, Clars Auction Gallery

Raymond Jonson oil painting, $65,175, Clars Auction Gallery

Raymond Jonson oil painting, $65,175, Clars Auction Gallery Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A signed and framed oil on board painting by American artist Raymond Jonson (1891-1982), titled Arroyo, sold for $65,175 at a monthly Fine Art Sale held Dec. 9 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, […]

Ken’s Korner: King Charles chessboard is auctioned for $877,825

Ken’s Korner: King Charles chessboard is auctioned for $877,825

Ken’s Korner: King Charles chessboard is auctioned for $877,825 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The chessboard believed to be the one that King Charles I took with him to his own execution in 1649 has been sold at auction for $877,825, through Sotheby’s in London. The board […]

Oak tall case clock, $19,550, Carlsen

Oak tall case clock, $19,550, Carlsen

Oak tall case clock, $19,550, Carlsen Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A circa 1900s oak tall case clock chimed on time for $19,550 at an auction held Dec. 2 by Carlsen Gallery in Freehold, N.Y. Also, an 18th century American Queen Anne cherry highboy went for $18,400; […]

Ken’s Korner: Mystery donors drop rare coins into kettles

Ken’s Korner: Mystery donors drop rare coins into kettles

Ken’s Korner: Mystery donors drop rare coins into kettles News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Each year an army of Salvation Army Santas braves the cold and accepts donations of loose change and sometimes bills from generous folks who toss what they can into the familiar red kettles. […]

Rare rose engine lathe, $228,000, Skinner, Inc.

Rare rose engine lathe, $228,000, Skinner, Inc.

Rare rose engine lathe, $228,000, Skinner, Inc. Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare and important Holtzapffel & Company rose engine lathe, No. 1636, circa 1830s, sold for $228,000 at a sale of Science, Technology and Clocks held Dec. 1 by Skinner, Inc., in Marlborough, Mass. Also, […]

Ken’s Korner: 16,400 gallons of fine wine – down the drain

Ken’s Korner: 16,400 gallons of fine wine – down the drain

Ken’s Korner: 16,400 gallons of fine wine – down the drain News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall In an attack one city official described as “infamous and cowardly,” vandals destroyed more than 62,000 bottles’ worth of fine Italian wine when they opened the spigots of ten huge barrels […]

Helen M. Turner oil, $92,250, New Orleans

Helen M. Turner oil, $92,250, New Orleans

Helen M. Turner oil, $92,250, New Orleans Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil on canvas painting by Helen M. Turner titled The Moth sold for $92,250 at an auction held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 by New Orleans Auction Galleries in New Orleans, La. Also, an oil on […]

Ken’s Korner: Botched restoration lady sells art on eBay

Ken’s Korner: Botched restoration lady sells art on eBay

Ken’s Korner: Botched restoration lady sells art on eBay News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Remember the 80-year-old woman who totally botched the restoration of a Christ fresco in a small-town church in Spain? Her name is Celia Gimenez and she recently posted an original oil painting for […]

1961 Chevrolet Corvette, $81,000, Vicari Auction

1961 Chevrolet Corvette, $81,000, Vicari Auction

1961 Chevrolet Corvette, $81,000, Vicari Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible sold for $81,000 at the third annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival held Dec. 1 by Vicari Auction Company, based in Harvey, La. The event was held at the Mardi Gras […]

1933 King Kong poster, $388,375, Heritage Auction

1933 King Kong poster, $388,375, Heritage Auction

1933 King Kong poster, $388,375, Heritage Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A near-perfect 1933 Style B three-sheet movie poster for the RKO classic film King Kong sold for $388,375 at a Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction held Nov. 29 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, […]