Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ken’s Korner: Wanted: Someone to manage Stonehenge

Ken’s Korner: Wanted: Someone to manage Stonehenge

Ken’s Korner: Wanted: Someone to manage Stonehenge News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The English Heritage, owners of the famous temple formation and tourist attraction Stonehenge, is advertising for a general manager for the site. The pay is only so-so – around $42,000 a year. But the responsibilities […]

Stoneware butter churn, $19,500, Rhonda's Auction

Stoneware butter churn, $19,500, Rhonda's Auction

Stoneware butter churn, $19,500, Rhonda’s Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare circa 1825 N. Clark & Co. (Nathan Clark, Athens, N.Y.) six-gallon salt glazed stoneware butter churn, decorated with large cobalt deer and tree, sold for $19,500 at an auction held Mar. 23 by Rhonda’s […]

Ken’s Korner: Chinese lotus bowl sells for $9.5 million

Ken’s Korner: Chinese lotus bowl sells for $9.5 million

Ken’s Korner: Chinese lotus bowl sells for $9.5 million News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A Chinese “lotus bowl” made between 1662 and 1722  and measuring just 3 inches in diameter by about an inch and a half tall, sold for $9.5 million at an auction held Apr. […]

T. Doughty landscape, $14,950, Carlsen Gallery

T. Doughty landscape, $14,950, Carlsen Gallery

T. Doughty landscape, $14,950, Carlsen Gallery Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil on canvas painting titled River Landscape, signed “T. Doughty,” sold for $14,950 at an estate auction held Apr. 7 by Carlsen Gallery in Freehold, N.Y. Also, a copper and zinc horse and sulky vane […]

Casablanca poster, $107,550, Heritage

Casablanca poster, $107,550, Heritage

Casablanca poster, $107,550, Heritage Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A massive six-sheet poster (81 inches by 81 inches) for the iconic movie Casablanca, one of just two copies known, sold for $107,550 at a Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction held Mar. 23-24 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, […]

Ken’s Korner: Jackie Robinson collectibles on rise

Ken’s Korner: Jackie Robinson collectibles on rise

Ken’s Korner: Jackie Robinson collectibles on rise News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Interest in Jackie Robinson has shot up higher than normal since the release of the movie 42, and there’s been a corresponding spike in the value of items and collectibles associated with the first black […]

Miniature by Onderdonk, $15,600, Kaminski Auctions

Miniature by Onderdonk, $15,600, Kaminski Auctions

Miniature by Onderdonk, $15,600, Kaminski Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A miniature 4 inch by 7 inch painting of bluebonnets by Julian Onderdonk sold for $15,600 at a Fine Art & Décor Sale held Mar. 9-10 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. Also, a river landscape […]

Nakashima free-edge desk, $10,030, Michaan's Auctions

Nakashima free-edge desk, $10,030, Michaan's Auctions

Nakashima free-edge desk, $10,030, Michaan’s Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A George Nakashima free-edge desk sold for $10,030 at a 20th Century Design Auction held Apr. 6 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a large-scale, multicolored, handwoven abstract design tapestry, about 9 feet by 16 […]

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln’s pocket watch carried a secret message

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln’s pocket watch carried a secret message

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln’s pocket watch carried a secret message News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch had a secret message engraved on the inside and the President wasn’t even aware of it. It seems that on the day Fort Sumter was fired upon, a jeweler […]

Eastern Plains knife club, $180,000, Cowan's, Inc.

Eastern Plains knife club, $180,000, Cowan's, Inc.

Eastern Plains knife club, $180,000, Cowan’s, Inc. Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An Eastern Plains three-bladed knife club sold for $180,000 at an American Indian and Western Art Auction held Apr. 5 by Cowan’s Auctions, Inc., in Cincinnati, Oh. Also, a Metis quilled hide knife sheath with […]