Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ken’s Korner: Rare 1913 nickel could fetch $5M

Ken’s Korner: Rare 1913 nickel could fetch $5M

Ken’s Korner: Rare 1913 nickel could fetch $5M News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall A rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel – one of only five known to exist – is expected to sell for more than $2 million and possibly as much as $5 million at an auction […]

Sammy Baugh jersey, $109,250, Hunt Auctions

Sammy Baugh jersey, $109,250, Hunt Auctions

Sammy Baugh jersey, $109,250, Hunt Auctions Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins jersey from the 1940s sold for $109,250 at a Super Bowl XLVII Live Auction held February 2 in New Orleans, Louisiana, by Hunt Auctions, based in Louisville, Kentucky. Live bidding took […]

Bulbous-base vase, $5,463, Jeffrey S. Evans

Bulbous-base vase, $5,463, Jeffrey S. Evans

Bulbous-base vase, $5,463, Jeffrey S. Evans Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A bulbous-base vase done in shiny raspberry with multi-colored inclusions and gold trim (circa 1878-1880) sold for $5,463 at a Winter Glass Auction held January 26 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. […]

Ken’s Korner: Branch Rickey’s Bible is discovered, restored

Ken’s Korner: Branch Rickey’s Bible is discovered, restored

Ken’s Korner: Branch Rickey’s Bible is discovered, restored News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall California book restorer Joanne Murphy was pondering how much work she was going to have to do on an old Bible someone had left in a pile of books donated to the Sacramento Public […]

Asian longevity screen, $603,750, James D. Julia

Asian longevity screen, $603,750, James D. Julia

Asian longevity screen, $603,750, James D. Julia Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A 10-panel folding longevity screen chock full of Asian symbolism for life and endurance – to include cranes and tortoises among gardens, mountains, rivers and waterfalls – sold for $603,750 at an Antiques, Asian & […]

Ken’s Korner: Barbie-themed café opens in Taiwan

Ken’s Korner: Barbie-themed café opens in Taiwan

Ken’s Korner: Barbie-themed café opens in Taiwan News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall A restaurant inspired by the iconic 54-year-old Barbie doll has opened in Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan. The Barbie Café, located in the city’s fashion district, is very pink and has been licensed by […]

Edward Hicks painting, $2.55 million, Christie’s

Edward Hicks painting, $2.55 million, Christie’s

Edward Hicks painting, $2.55 million, Christie’s Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall An oil on canvas painting by Edward Hicks (American, 1780-1849), titled Penn’s Treaty, sold for $2.55 million at a sale of Important American Furniture, Folk Arts & Prints held January 25 by Christie’s in New York […]

Pablo Picasso painting, $45 million, Sotheby’s

Pablo Picasso painting, $45 million, Sotheby’s

Pablo Picasso painting, $45 million, Sotheby’s Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall An original oil on canvas by Pablo Picasso titled Femme assise pres d’une fenetre (1932) sold for $45 million at an Impressionist  & Modern Art Evening Sale held February 5 by Sotheby’s in London, England. Also, […]

Ken’s Korner: Artwork hanging in school worth $500K

Ken’s Korner: Artwork hanging in school worth $500K

Ken’s Korner: Artwork hanging in school worth $500K News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall Art experts have determined that an unassuming painting of a doorway that had been hanging on a public school administrator’s wall in Pittsburgh is actually a missing work by the French impressionist Henri Le […]

1910 Marklin carousel, $218,500, Noel Barrett

1910 Marklin carousel, $218,500, Noel Barrett

1910 Marklin carousel, $218,500, Noel Barrett Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall An exquisitely detailed, circa-1910 Marklin carousel, crank or steam driven, sold for $218,500 at a Winter Auction held November 16-17 by Noel Barrett Auctions in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Also, an Althof Bermann hand-painted tin Santa in […]