Monthly Archives: May 2013

Paul Sawyier painting, $89,450, Cowan's Auctions

Paul Sawyier painting, $89,450, Cowan's Auctions

Paul Sawyier painting, $89,450, Cowan’s Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An original painting by Kentucky artist Paul Sawyier, titled The Kentucky Arsenal, sold for $89,450 at a Fine and Decorative Arts Auction held Mar. 9 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Oh. Also, a Newport Chippendale drop-leaf […]

Ken’s Korner: Court halts sale of ’59 Augusta jacket

Ken’s Korner: Court halts sale of ’59 Augusta jacket

Ken’s Korner: Court halts sale of ’59 Augusta jacket News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The Augusta National Golf Club was recently awarded a preliminary injunction blocking the sale of the coveted green Masters jacket won by Art Wall, Jr., in 1959. The jacket was bought at auction […]

Yuan Dynasty porcelain jar, $1.324 million, I. M. Chait

Yuan Dynasty porcelain jar, $1.324 million, I. M. Chait

Yuan Dynasty porcelain jar, $1.324 million, I. M. Chait Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A magnificent 14th century Yuan Dynasty blue and white ovoid porcelain jar, with narrative scene from the Yuan zaju drama The Savior Yuchi Gong, sold for $1.324 million at an Asia Week Sale […]

Ken’s Korner: Queen Elizabeth I portrait from 1592

Ken’s Korner: Queen Elizabeth I portrait from 1592

Ken’s Korner: Queen Elizabeth I portrait from 1592 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall An oil on oak portrait of an aging Queen Elizabeth I that hung in a modest garden gift shop on the Outer Banks of North Carolina has been dated to 1592 (when the Queen […]

William Wendt painting, $299,000, Cottone Auctions

William Wendt painting, $299,000, Cottone Auctions

William Wendt painting, $299,000, Cottone Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An original oil on canvas painting by American landscape artist William Wendt (1865-1946), titled Patriarchs of the Grove (1920) sold for $299,000 at a multi-estate auction held Mar. 22-23 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, […]

Coin Collecting is No Joke… Parts I and II

Collecting Coins with Jeff Figler

Coin Collecting is No Joke… Parts I and II Collecting Coins with Jeff Figler by Jeff Figler Yes, coins. Those small little things that people carry around with them or store them in safe places. As with some other types of collectibles such as records, it is difficult to select the most valuable or rare. […]

Modern Covers: Treasures from the Trash?

Modern Covers: Treasures from the Trash?

Modern Covers: Treasures from the Trash? by Doug Finch Something that was always a beginner’s way to collect stamps has become a way to collect covers; and the decline in interest in postal history has had a lot to do with it. Modern postal history was a hot area for awhile. Stamp auctioneer Robson Lowe […]

Constitution Bitters, $7,840, American Bottle

Constitution Bitters, $7,840, American Bottle

Constitution Bitters, $7,840, American Bottle Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A museum-quality, mid-19th century Constitution Bitters bottle, possibly the earliest figural bitters bottle ever blown in America, sold for $7,840 in an Internet and catalog auction (#57) ended Feb. 22 and held by American Bottle Auctions (americanbottle.com), […]

Ken’s Korner: Art bought for $2,500 is worth $30 million

Ken’s Korner: Art bought for $2,500 is worth $30 million

Ken’s Korner: Art bought for $2,500 is worth $30 million News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall When Thomas Schultz and Lawrence Joseph bought a house on Long Island, N.Y., in 2007 for $300,000, they decided to pay an extra $2,500 for some paintings, drawings and journals found in […]

J. Hoare claret jug, $75,000, Woody Auction

J. Hoare claret jug, $75,000, Woody Auction

J. Hoare claret jug, $75,000, Woody Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A magnificent 16-inch-tall American Brilliant Cut Glass turquoise cut to clear claret jug attributed to J. Hoare sold for $75,000 at an auction held March 2 by Woody Auction, based in Douglass, Kan. The auction […]