Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ken’s Korner: Oswald Texas home to become a museum

Ken’s Korner: Oswald Texas home to become a museum

Ken’s Korner: Oswald Texas home to become a museum News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall The city of Irving, Texas, is restoring the home that Lee Harvey Oswald slept in the night before he assassinated President Kennedy in 1963. The plan is to turn the house into a […]

Be Prepared: Baden-Powel and the Scouting Movement

Be Prepared: Baden-Powel and the Scouting Movement

Be Prepared: Baden-Powel and the Scouting Movement By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell – The Halloween Queen® Over 50,000 people will visit the newly opened Summit Betchel Family National Scout Reserve from July 15 to 24, 2013 for the National Scout Jamboree. Most of them will be unaware of the incredible amount of Scouting memorabilia that is […]

Ken’s Korner: 148-year-old card hits $92K at auction

Ken’s Korner: 148-year-old card hits $92K at auction

Ken’s Korner: 148-year-old card hits $92K at auction News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall A 148-year-old baseball card from the earliest days of the game – a photograph taken in 1865 of the Brooklyn Athletics amateur baseball club and mounted on a card – sold for $92,000 at […]

French bisque bebe doll, $18,000, Morphy Auctions

French bisque bebe doll, $18,000, Morphy Auctions

French bisque bebe doll, $18,000, Morphy Auctions Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A 23-inch-tall French bisque bebe doll, incised ‘Eden Bebe Paris 9,’ sold for $18,000 at a Dolls Sale held December 4 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pennsylvania. Also, a Maggie Bessie cloth doll with hand-painted […]

The Best of Ed Welch: Money Making Techniques

The Best of Ed Welch: Money Making Techniques 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 favorite columns from past […]

The Celebrity Collector: Tim Matheson

The Celebrity Collector: Tim Matheson

The Celebrity Collector: Tim Matheson Best Known as Ladies’ Man Eric “Otter” Stratton in National Lampoon’s Animal House, Collects Disney Animation Cels By Ken Hall The veteran actor also owns folk art and contemporary art. He’s always been drawn to art. Veteran film and TV actor Tim Matheson’s place in cinematic history will forever be […]

Ken’s Korner: Whale vomit discovery could be worth $150K

Ken’s Korner: Whale vomit discovery could be worth $150K

Ken’s Korner: Whale vomit discovery could be worth $150K News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall Ever heard of ambergris? It’s the technical term for whale vomit, released into the sea by sperm whales and, over time, hardening into a rock-like substance with a distinct aroma. Not long ago, […]

4-piece Meeks parlor suite, $24,150, Stevens Auction

4-piece Meeks parlor suite, $24,150, Stevens Auction

4-piece Meeks parlor suite, $24,150, Stevens Auction Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A four-piece laminated rosewood rococo parlor suite in the Hawkins pattern by J. & J.W. Meeks (a sofa, arm chair and two side chairs), made circa 1855, sold for $24,150 at a multi-estate sale held […]

Ken’s Korner: Grand Central Terminal celebrates its first century

Ken’s Korner: Grand Central Terminal celebrates its first century

Ken’s Korner: Grand Central Terminal celebrates its first century News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall Grand Central Terminal in New York City is a magnificent facility, boasting Beaux Arts architecture to impress the estimated 750,000 visitors who pass through the train hub each day. On February 2, Grand […]

Washington portrait flask $60,840, Norman C. Heckler

Washington portrait flask $60,840, Norman C. Heckler

Washington portrait flask $60,840, Norman C. Heckler Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A large and colorful portrait flask showing George Washington and a classical bust (possibly Henry Clay) sold for $60,840 in an Internet and catalog auction held by Norman C. Heckler & Co., based in Woodstock, […]