Monthly Archives: March 2013

1981 Andy Warhol sculpture, $52,000, Palm Beach Modern

1981 Andy Warhol sculpture, $52,000, Palm Beach Modern

1981 Andy Warhol sculpture, $52,000, Palm Beach Modern Gavels n Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A metal sculpture by Andy Warhol (1928-1987), titled Dollar Sign, artist-signed, dated 1981, sold for $52,000 at a sale of Studio 54 photographs and memorabilia from the estate of the late Steve Rubell held […]

Pop Culture Potpourri: Zombies, Gasoline Alley, Jack Kirby & Nick Fury

Pop Culture Potpourri: Zombies, Gasoline Alley, Jack Kirby & Nick Fury

Pop Culture Potpourri: Zombies, Gasoline Alley, Jack Kirby & Nick Fury Zombies at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn In director George A. Romero’s 1978 film Dawn of the Dead, one of the characters remembers what his grandfather told him and shares it with his fellow survivors of the zombie apocalypse: “When […]

Ken’s Korner: A trillion-dollar coin? Don’t laugh!

Ken’s Korner: A trillion-dollar coin? Don’t laugh!

Ken’s Korner: A trillion-dollar coin? Don’t laugh! News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall One coin that numismatists can never own – but that could conceivably be minted – is a platinum trillion-dollar coin. Say what!? Believe it or not there’ve been some calls for President Obama to authorize […]

Masudaya toy robot, $45,600, Morphy’s

Masudaya toy robot, $45,600, Morphy’s

Masudaya toy robot, $45,600, Morphy’s Gavels n Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A Masudaya Machine battery-operated toy robot sold for $45,000 at a Premier Auction held December 6-8 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pennsylvania. Also, a one-of-a-kind show display, custom-made by Reinhold Studio for Oilzum to use at the […]

Ken’s Korner: Ten Commandments ‘tablets’ sell for $60K

Ken’s Korner: Ten Commandments ‘tablets’ sell for $60K

Ken’s Korner: Ten Commandments ‘tablets’ sell for $60K News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall The fake stone tablets from the 1956 Hollywood blockbuster The Ten Command-ments sold for $60,000 at an auction held in Calabasas Hills, California, titled Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction.  The tablets are fake, […]

Dickens book collection, $70,800, Waverly Rare Books

Dickens book collection, $70,800, Waverly Rare Books

Dickens book collection, $70,800, Waverly Rare Books Gavels n Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A collection of 30 leather-bound books comprising the “Works of Charles Dickens,” featuring Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol and others, sold for $70,800 at an auction held December 6 by […]

The Business of Doing Business: The Best of Ed Welch

The Business of Doing Business in Antiques The Best of Ed Welch By Ed Welch As many of you are aware, our friend Ed Welch passed away in October, 2012. His wisdom and entrepreneurial spirit will be greatly missed. At the request of many of our loyal readers we’ve decided to publish some of their […]

Asian Scroll Paintings

Chinese Paper ‘Edict’ Handscroll

Asian Scroll Paintings By I.M. Chait We all know what scrolls are, but why are they scrolls? There is a long history, all over the world, having to do with things that are written and then rolled up for easy transport and for ease in unrolling, either to view or to read. These rolled writings […]

Ken’s Korner: TV show Batmobile sells for $4.2 million

Ken’s Korner: TV show Batmobile sells for $4.2 million

Ken’s Korner: TV show Batmobile sells for $4.2 million News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall The world-famous Batmobile from the 1960s TV show starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin sold for $4.2 million at a classic car auction held in January by Barrett-Jackson in […]

Jade mounted knife, $114,000, Cowan’s

Jade mounted knife, $114,000, Cowan’s

Jade mounted knife, $114,000, Cowan’s Gavels n Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A Qianlong jade mounted knife, finely carved with dragon figures, sold for $114,000 at an Asian Art Auction held January 18 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Ohio. Also, a very fine 18th century Chinese white jade double […]