Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ken’s Korner: The new $100 bill coming in October

Ken’s Korner: The new $100 bill coming in October

Ken’s Korner: The new $100 bill coming in October News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Come October, a new, high-tech version of the $100 bill will be introduced, one designed to thwart counterfeiters. It will have features such as a blue 3-D security ribbon made up of thousands […]

1963 Corvette coupe, $260,000, Vicari Auction

1963 Corvette coupe, $260,000, Vicari Auction

1963 Corvette coupe, $260,000, Vicari Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 1963 ZO6 Chevrolet Corvette coupe roared off for $260,000 at a Cruisin’ Nocona in North Texas Auction held Apr. 20 in Nocona, Tex., by Vicari Auction, based in Harvey, La. Also, a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette […]

Ken’s Korner: Sale of Hopi masks protested in France

Ken’s Korner: Sale of Hopi masks protested in France

Ken’s Korner: Sale of Hopi masks protested in France News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall In April, the Drouot auction house in Paris, France offered 70 Native American Hopi masks from the late 19th and early 20th century, advertising the sale as one of artwork and culture. But […]

Jewel-encrusted dagger, $93,750, Rago Arts

Jewel-encrusted dagger, $93,750, Rago Arts

Jewel-encrusted dagger, $93,750, Rago Arts Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A jewel-encrusted Mughal dagger sold for $93,750 at a Great Estate Sale held in April by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, an abstract painting of figures by Walter Battiss went for $16,250; a […]

Ken’s Korner: Signed Beatles album auctions for $290,500

Ken’s Korner: Signed Beatles album auctions for $290,500

Ken’s Korner: Signed Beatles album auctions for $290,500 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A copy of the iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, signed by all four Beatles in 1967 (the same year it was released), sold for $290,500 at an auction held in Dallas […]

13-state U.S. flag, $212,500, Freeman's

13-state U.S. flag, $212,500, Freeman's

13-state U.S. flag, $212,500, Freeman’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare, 18th century flag of the United States with just 13 stars sold for $212,500 at a sale of American Furniture, Folk Art & Decorative Arts held Apr. 18 by Freeman’s Auction in Philadelphia, Pa.  The […]

Ken’s Korner: When is a nickel worth $3 million?

Ken’s Korner: When is a nickel worth $3 million?

Ken’s Korner: When is a nickel worth $3 million? News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall When it’s a rare, century-old nickel sold at auction through Heritage Galleries of Dallas, that’s when. The 1913 Liberty nickel, one of five known, was recovered from a fatal car crash and then […]

Picasso's Tete de Femme, $48,000, Swann Auction

Picasso's Tete de Femme, $48,000, Swann Auction

Picasso’s Tete de Femme, $48,000, Swann Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 1962 color linoleum cut by Pablo Picasso titled Tete de Femme (Portrait Stylise de Jacqueline) sold for $48,000 at a sale of 19th and 20th Century Prints & Drawings held Mar. 7 by Swann […]

Ken’s Korner: Early piece of human artwork is scrutinized

Ken’s Korner: Early piece of human artwork is scrutinized

Ken’s Korner: Early piece of human artwork is scrutinized News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A 14,000-year-old reindeer antler found in the 1800s and engraved with parts of a figure of a horse, is one of the earliest pieces of human art ever discovered. The artifact has been […]

Shearwater Pottery vase, $31,980, New Orleans Auction

Shearwater Pottery vase, $31,980, New Orleans Auction

Shearwater Pottery vase, $31,980, New Orleans Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A large Shearwater Pottery vase decorated by Walter Anderson sold for $31,980 at an auction held Apr. 19-21 by New Orleans Auction Galleries in New Orleans, La. Also, an oil on canvas by William Tolliver, […]