Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Celebrity Collector: Victor Alfieri – Zippo lighters

The Celebrity Collector: Victor Alfieri - Zippo lighters

The Celebrity Collector: Victor Alfieri – Zippo lighters Italian Film Star and Former Daytime Drama Heartthrob Victor Alfieri Collects Zippo Lighters; He Has About 230, In Italy & The U.S. By Ken Hall Fans of daytime television will recognize the name Victor Alfieri as the Italian heartthrob who played on Days of Our Lives (1996-98) […]

Handel lamp shade, $11,212, White Auctions

Handel lamp shade, $11,212, White Auctions

Handel lamp shade, $11,212, White Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Handel reverse painted 18-inch lamp shade with a Venetian Harbor scene, signed and numbered, sold for $11,212 at an auction held Mar. 3 by White’s Auctions in Middleboro, Mass. Also, an 8-inch Ives Palace still […]

Ken’s Korner: McCartney helps restore historic Motown Steinway

Ken’s Korner: McCartney helps restore historic Motown Steinway

Ken’s Korner: McCartney helps restore historic Motown Steinway News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Two years ago when he was in Detroit during a concert tour, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney toured the Motown Historical Museum, in the legendary building known as “Hitsville, U.S.A.” While there, he came upon a […]

7th Mich. Cavalry grouping, $184,000, James D. Julia

7th Mich. Cavalry grouping, $184,000, James D. Julia

7th Mich. Cavalry grouping, $184,000, James D. Julia Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 7th Michigan Cavalry grouping of the last Commander of Gen. George Custer’s original Civil War Regiment, including a gold Custer Valor Medal authorized only by Custer for recipients in his Michigan brigade, plus […]

Ken’s Korner: ‘Three Shots’ exhibit on view at Newseum

Ken’s Korner: ‘Three Shots’ exhibit on view at Newseum

Ken’s Korner: ‘Three Shots’ exhibit on view at Newseum News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall An exhibit of more than 100 artifacts, all relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, is on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The centerpiece of the Three Shots Were […]

Chinese porcelain plaque, $6,329, Richard D. Hatch

Chinese porcelain plaque, $6,329, Richard D. Hatch

Chinese porcelain plaque, $6,329, Richard D. Hatch Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A large hand-painted Chinese porcelain plaque showing a flowering tree sold for $6,329 at a multi-estate auction held Mar. 22-23 by Richard D. Hatch & Associates in Flat Rock, N.C. Also, a late 19th century […]

South African banknote, $10,620, Archives Int'l

South African banknote, $10,620, Archives Int'l

South African banknote, $10,620, Archives Int’l Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An early 20th century South African color trial specimen banknote in a 20-pound denomination, printed in blue with gold underprint and in Choice AU condition, sold for $10,620 at an auction held Apr. 16 by Archives […]

Ken’s Korner: Who really owns this little Renoir?

Ken’s Korner: Who really owns this little Renoir?

Ken’s Korner: Who really owns this little Renoir? News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The whole story just sounded like a fairy tale, something you wish would happen to you. Woman walks into flea market in Harpers Ferry, Va., and buys a painting with a nameplate right on […]

Buffalo Bill poster, $18,975, Philip Weiss

Buffalo Bill poster, $18,975, Philip Weiss

Buffalo Bill poster, $18,975, Philip Weiss Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An iconic 1907 lithographic image of legendary Wild West figure Buffalo Bill Cody by Courier, measuring 28 inches by 42 inches, sold for $18,975 at an auction held Apr. 20 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, […]