Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ken’s Korner: Harry Potter and the narwhal tusk

Ken’s Korner: Harry Potter and the narwhal tusk

Ken’s Korner: Harry Potter and the narwhal tusk News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A 130-year-old narwhal tusk engraved with the name of a character from the Harry Potter books has been sold at auction in England for a little more than $50,000 (reportedly to an American maritime […]

Pepsin Gum tin dispenser, $57,000, Showtime Auction

Pepsin Gum tin dispenser, $57,000, Showtime Auction

Pepsin Gum tin dispenser, $57,000, Showtime Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare antique Pepsin Gum embossed tin dispenser, coin-operated to accept one cent for both gum and fortune, sold for $57,000 at an auction held Oct. 4-6 by Showtime Auction Services (based in Woodhaven, Mich.) […]

Ken’s Korner: Nazi-looted artwork totals about $1.3 billion

Ken’s Korner: Nazi-looted artwork totals about $1.3 billion

Ken’s Korner: Nazi-looted artwork totals about $1.3 billion News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall By now you may have heard about the raid German authorities made on a Munich apartment that uncovered more than 1,400 artworks – by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall and […]

1792 Washington bond, $265,500, Archives Int'l

1792 Washington bond, $265,500, Archives Int'l

1792 Washington bond, $265,500, Archives Int’l Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A historic U.S. federal bond, issued to and signed by then-President George Washington in 1792, the first year such bonds were traded on the New York Stock Exchange, sold for $265,500 at a two-session auction held […]

Profile of Silent Film Collector Ben Model

Profile of Silent Film Collector Ben Model

Profile of Silent Film Collector Ben Model By Phil Hall There are few people who enjoy a greater degree of expertise on silent films than Ben Model. The New York City-based Model is a noted silent film archivist and historian, as well as a composer and performer of new musical scores that accompany contemporary screenings […]

Collecting Apollo Moonwalkers

Collecting Apollo Moonwalkers

Collecting Apollo Moonwalkers by Bill Thornbrook Forty-five years after the first Moon landing, astronaut items still fly high. Between December 1968 and December 1972, Americans voyaged to the Moon nine times. In all, twenty-four astronauts made the trip, three of them going twice. Two preliminary test missions closely approached the Moon without landing. Finally, on […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles January 2014 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles January 2014 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles January 2014 issue features “Collecting Apollo Moonwalkers” by Bill Thornbrook, “Profile of Silent Film Collector Ben Model” by Phil Hall, and “Ending 2013 on a Series of Good Notes” by J. C. Vaughn. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Ken’s Korner,” “Gavels N’ Paddles,” and more, […]