Monthly Archives: August 2013

Perfume presentation, $9,600, IPBA Convention

Perfume presentation, $9,600, IPBA Convention

Perfume presentation, $9,600, IPBA Convention Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A novelty perfume presentation of unknown origin sold for $9,600 at the annual convention of the International Perfume Bottle Association held in May in Las Vegas, Nevada. The perfume presentation was a miniature wooden Victrola cabinet housing an […]

Puss in Boots Fortune Teller, $21,000, Morphy Auctions

Puss in Boots Fortune Teller, $21,000, Morphy Auctions

Puss in Boots Fortune Teller, $21,000, Morphy Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A Puss in Boots Fortune Teller arcade machine with 100 original fortune cards, made by Roover Brothers sometime between 1897 and 1904, sold for $21,000 at a sale of antique advertising and coin-op machines held […]

Jackie Robinson’s glove, $373,002, Steiner Sports

Jackie Robinson’s glove, $373,002, Steiner Sports

Jackie Robinson’s glove, $373,002, Steiner Sports Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall The baseball glove believed worn by Jackie Robinson during the 1955 and 1956 World Series sold for $373,002 in an auction that ended June 3 by Steiner Sports, based in New York. It was not the most […]

Ken’s Korner: Mural by Banksy brings $1.1 million

Ken’s Korner: Mural by Banksy brings $1.1 million

Ken’s Korner: Mural by Banksy brings $1.1 million News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A mural by the mysterious guerrilla graffiti artist known as Banksy (his real identity is a closely guarded secret) has been sold at a private auction in London for $1.1 million. The mural, titled […]

Pairpoint Puffy lamp, $77,025, James D. Julia

Pairpoint Puffy lamp, $77,025, James D. Julia

Pairpoint Puffy lamp, $77,025, James D. Julia Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A very rare Pairpoint Puffy lamp depicting a three-dimensional figural owl, one of only eight known, sold for $77,025 at a sale of rare glass and lamps (June 19-20) and toys, dolls and advertising (June 21) […]

Marklin Battleship Maine, $64,900, Bertoia Auctions

Marklin Battleship Maine, $64,900, Bertoia Auctions

Marklin Battleship Maine, $64,900, Bertoia Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A circa-1902 Marklin Battleship Maine in unplayed with condition, 301D2 inches long, sold for $64,900 at a Toy Picks Auction held May 3-4 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, New Jersey. Also, a German Marklin gage 1 Pabst […]

E. Suter stoneware pot, $86,250, Jeffrey S. Evans

E. Suter stoneware pot, $86,250, Jeffrey S. Evans

E. Suter stoneware pot, $86,250, Jeffrey S. Evans Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare stoneware honey or sugar pot made circa 1851 by Emanuel Suter (Rockingham Cty., Shenandoah Valley, Virginia), signed, sold for $86,250 (a new record price for a Virginia pottery) at an auction of Americana […]

Ken’s Korner: Hitler in the news: teapot, aide's diary

Ken’s Korner: Hitler in the news: teapot, aide's diary

Ken’s Korner: Hitler in the news: teapot, aide’s diary News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Adolf Hitler was in the news recently, not once but twice, first with the rather bizarre report that retailer J.C. Penney was selling a teapot that bore a striking resemblance to Der Fuhrer, […]

WWI aircraft insignia, $12,000, Mohawk Arms

WWI aircraft insignia, $12,000, Mohawk Arms

WWI aircraft insignia, $12,000, Mohawk Arms Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A World War I aircraft squadron insignia and archive of American pilot Lt. Paul Edison Green sold for $12,000 in a live and Internet auction held June 8-9 by Mohawk Arms (MilitaryRelics.com), online and in Bouckville, New […]

McColl-Frontenac sign, $11,550, Matthews Auctions

McColl-Frontenac sign, $11,550, Matthews Auctions

McColl-Frontenac sign, $11,550, Matthews Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A round McColl-Frontenac Products double-sided porcelain petroliana sign with “Red Indian” logo, rated near mint at 9.5 out of 10 for condition, sold for $11,550 at a Check the Oil auction held June 22 by Matthews Auctions (based […]