Monthly Archives: February 2013

Muhammad Ali gloves, $771,696, SCP Auctions

Muhammad Ali gloves, $771,696, SCP Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Two pairs of Muhammad Ali fight-worn gloves – from his Feb. 25, 1964 bout against Sonny Liston and his March 8, 1971 bout against Joe Frazier (Ali-Frazier I) – sold for a combined $771,696 ($385,848 each) […]

Marklin Paddle Wheeler, $264,500, Bertoia Auction

Marklin Paddle Wheeler, $264,500, Bertoia Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Marklin Paddle Wheeler Chicago, made circa 1900-1902 and 31 inches in length, in the original box (not shown), sold for $264,500 at the sale of Part 2 of the Dick Claus Toy Collection held Nov. […]

Ken’s Korner: Another Goodwill artwork discovery

Ken’s Korner: Another Goodwill artwork discovery News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall For the fourth time in six months, a sharp-eyed Goodwill shopper snapped up a piece of artwork for a fraction of its actual value. The most recent find: a lithograph by American artist Alexander Calder, purchased […]

1913 $20 proof gold coin, $109,250, Legend-Morphy

1913 $20 proof gold coin, $109,250, Legend-Morphy Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 1913 $20 matte proof gold coin (graded PCGS PR66) sold for $109,250 at a Regency Auction held Dec. 13 by Legendary-Morphy at the PCGS Members-Only Coin Show in Las Vegas. The coin was one […]

Japanese Samurai sword, $7,538, Mohawk Arms, Inc.

Japanese Samurai sword, $7,538, Mohawk Arms, Inc. Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Samurai sword surrendered by Japanese Rear Admiral Nobukagu Yoshimi on the Marshall Islands in 1945, plus an archive of material pertaining to the surrender, sold for $7,538 at a live and Internet auction held […]

Ken’s Korner: Man jailed for trying to steal a rhino head

Ken’s Korner: Man jailed for trying to steal a rhino head News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A 29-year-old British man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his part in the brazen attempted theft of a rhinoceros head from a museum in England. Patrick Kiely […]

Edward Hopper painting, $9.6 million, Christie's

Edward Hopper painting, $9.6 million, Christie’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An original oil on canvas painting by Edward Hopper (Am., 1882-1967), titled October on Cape Cod, sold for $9.6 million at a sale of American art held Nov. 28 by Christie’s in New York City. It […]

Collecting the World’s Rarest Telephones

Collecting the World’s Rarest Telephones By Peter D’Acosta It’s been called the most valuable patent ever issued. U.S. patent # 174,465 was issued to Alexander Graham Bell on March 7, 1876, for his invention of the telephone. In 1976, exactly 100 years later, AT&T, parent of Bell Telephone, stood as the richest company on earth. […]

Guess What? February 2013

Guess What? February 2013 By Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Up for grabs — right or left hand? When was the last time you looked at something strange, scratched your head, got splinters, and found your curiosity juices flowing? How about now! We’ve got a hand-held 6″ long double pronged serrated piece of iron. […]