Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ken’s Korner: Book expected to fetch $30 million

Ken’s Korner: Book expected to fetch $30 million

Ken’s Korner: Book expected to fetch $30 million News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall On Nov. 26, Sotheby’s will auction one of the finest surviving copies of the Bay Psalm Book – the first book printed in what is now the United States. The Congregationalist Puritans who emigrated […]

Cartier pendulette clock, $174,000, Skinner, Inc.

Cartier pendulette clock, $174,000, Skinner, Inc.

Cartier pendulette clock, $174,000, Skinner, Inc. Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An early 20th century fine Edwardian carved agate and enamel pendulette clock by Cartier sold for $174,000 at a Fine Jewelry Auction held Mar. 12 by Skinner, Inc., in Boston, Mass. Also, a natural pearl necklace […]

Forgotten and Unknown Star Trek

Forgotten and Unknown Star Trek

Forgotten and Unknown Star Trek By J.C. Vaughn With Star Trek Into Darkness in movie theaters and recent record prices paid for Star Trek TV props, it seems like a great time to delve into two of the historic franchise’s lesser known iterations, the Star Trek comic strip and the ill-fated second Star Trek television […]

Giacometti console table, $1.76 million, Doyle NY

Giacometti console table, $1.76 million, Doyle NY

Giacometti console table, $1.76 million, Doyle NY Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A bronze and glass console table by Diego Giacometti sold for $1.762 million at a Doyle + Design Auction held Apr. 8 by Doyle New York in New York City. It was a new world […]

Ken’s Korner: 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card sells for $2.1 million

Ken’s Korner: 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card sells for $2.1 million

Ken’s Korner: 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card sells for $2.1 million News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A 1909 T206 Honus Wagner baseball card – the Holy Grail of sports cards, with only 200 produced and fewer than 50 known – sold at Goldin Auctions in New Jersey […]

Figural centerpiece, $54,000, John Moran

Figural centerpiece, $54,000, John Moran

Figural centerpiece, $54,000, John Moran Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A monumental 19th century silvered-bronze figural centerpiece sold for $54,000 at an Antiques & Fine Arts Auction held Mar. 12 by John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena, Calif. Also, an original oil on canvas painting by Austrian artist […]

Ken’s Korner: Francis Crick lots bring $8 million+

Ken’s Korner: Francis Crick lots bring $8 million+

Ken’s Korner: Francis Crick lots bring $8 million+ News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Remember Watson and Crick from high school science class? They were the two guys who (along with Dr. Maurice Wilkins) discovered the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in […]

The Princie Diamond, $39.3 million, Christie's

The Princie Diamond, $39.3 million, Christie's

The Princie Diamond, $39.3 million, Christie’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall The Princie Diamond – a cushion-cut fancy intense pink Golconda diamond of 34.65 carats – sold for $39.323 million at a sale of Magnificent Jewels held Apr. 16 by Christie’s in New York City. It was […]

Ken’s Korner: Louis XIV elephant tusk chainsawed off

Ken’s Korner: Louis XIV elephant tusk chainsawed off

Ken’s Korner: Louis XIV elephant tusk chainsawed off News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The tusk from an elephant once belonging to France’s Louis XIV – the “Sun King” – got chainsawed off in the middle of the night at Paris’s Museum of Natural History, but the would-be […]

Jade lotus form bowl, $230,500, Leslie Hindman

Jade lotus form bowl, $230,500, Leslie Hindman

Jade lotus form bowl, $230,500, Leslie Hindman Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A carved jade lotus form bowl sold for $230,500 at an Asian Works of Art Auction held Mar. 24-26 by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, Ill. Also, a painting by Chinese artist Zhao Shao’ang went […]