Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ken’s Korner: Fan pays $5,300 for hockey team’s toilet

Ken’s Korner: Fan pays $5,300 for hockey team’s toilet News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall You might say Jim Vigmond is the Toronto Maple Leafs’ #1 and #2 fan. The hockey fanatic recently paid $5,300 at auction for a team toilet from the old Maple Leaf Gardens, where […]

Tiffany tea screen, $324,500, Michaan's

Tiffany tea screen, $324,500, Michaan’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios parakeet and goldfish bowl ornamental tea screen sold for $324,500 at a sale of Treasures of Louis C. Tiffany from the Garden Museum, Japan, held Nov. 17 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, […]

Ken’s Korner: Boys find owner of old war medals

Ken’s Korner: Boys find owner of old war medals News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Brothers Michael (age 11) and and Mauro (age 8) Mazzariello, both of New York, went into an antiques shop in Newburg, N.Y., and spotted a group of Korean War medals worth $450. They […]

Old Master drawings, $48,300, Thomaston

Old Master drawings, $48,300, Thomaston Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A bound volume of 58 Old Master drawings with a page of notations included for each, dated 1778, sold for $48,300 at an auction held Nov. 3-5 by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, Me. Also, a […]

Ken’s Korner: Pete Rose document fails to meet reserve

Ken’s Korner: Pete Rose document fails to meet reserve News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Pete Rose’s copy of the 1990 agreement that banned the disgraced star from baseball failed to meet the reserve amount in an October sale conducted by Goldin Auctions. Bidding did climb to $236,000 […]

Circa-1800 tall case clock, $92,000, Jeffrey S. Evans

Circa-1800 tall case clock, $92,000, Jeffrey S. Evans Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Shenandoah Valley tall case clock made circa 1800 by Jacob Fry and Caleb Davis in Woodstock, Va., sold for $92,000 at an Americana Sale held Nov. 8 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates […]

Charles White drawing, $144,000, Swann Auction

Charles White drawing, $144,000, Swann Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A pen and ink drawing done circa 1953-54 by Charles White, titled Songs of Life, depicting men and women raising their voices in song, sold for $144,000 at a sale of African-American Fine Art held Oct. […]

George Washington letter, $362,500, Doyle New York

George Washington letter, $362,500, Doyle New York Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A letter written by George Washington to his wartime aide James McHenry on Dec. 10, 1783, in which he writes of his intention to resign his commission as Continental Commander and become “translated into a […]