Monthly Archives: May 2014

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English silver tankard, $5,900, Richard Winterton

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English silver tankard, $5,900, Richard Winterton

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: English silver tankard, $5,900, Richard Winterton Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare English silver tankard, made in the early 18th century, during the reign of King George I, possibly by the little-known Exeter silversmith Andrew Worth, sold for $5,900 at an auction held March 26-27 by […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Australia's first banknote, $310,000, Noble Numismatics

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Australia's first banknote, $310,000, Noble Numismatics

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Australia’s first banknote, $310,000, Noble Numismatics Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall The only known example of Australia’s first official banknote – a 10 shilling note from 1817, one of 100 issued by the Bank of New South Wales (now known as Westpac) – sold for $310,000 at […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jack Kirby art, $43,320, Hake's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jack Kirby art, $43,320, Hake's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Jack Kirby art, $43,320, Hake’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Illustrator Jack Kirby’s two-page re-telling of Captain America’s origin in Captain America #109 (cover dated Jan. 1969) sold for $43,320 at Auction #211 held March 20 by Hake’s Americana & Collectibles (www.hakes.com), based in York, Pa. Also, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Gilt-bronze Bodhisattva, $350,000, I. M. Chait

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Gilt-bronze Bodhisattva, $350,000, I. M. Chait

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Gilt-bronze Bodhisattva, $350,000, I. M. Chait Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 15th century early Ming Dynasty Xuande mark and period gilt-bronze Bodhisattva figure, 9 ¾ inches tall and elaborately decorated with cast “jewelry,” headdress and other adornments, sold for $350,000 at a Post-Asia Week Auction held […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: White jade incense burner, $48,000, Sanford Alderfer

Gavels 'n' Paddles: White jade incense burner, $48,000, Sanford Alderfer

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: White jade incense burner, $48,000, Sanford Alderfer Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Chinese white jade incense burner, a wedding present to the consignor’s parents in the 1930s, sold for $48,000 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Auction held March 20 by Sanford Alderfer Companies in Hatfield, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1826 half eagle gold coin, $235,000, ANA (Heritage)

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1826 half eagle gold coin, $235,000, ANA (Heritage)

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1826 half eagle gold coin, $235,000, ANA (Heritage) Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An 1826 half eagle five-dollar gold coin, very rare because so many of them were melted down, sold for $235,000 at an auction held Feb. 27-28 and March 2 by Heritage Auctions (based in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese archaistic vase, $1.445 million, Christie's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese archaistic vase, $1.445 million, Christie's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Chinese archaistic vase, $1.445 million, Christie’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A celadon-glazed relief-decorated archaistic vase carrying the Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (circa 1736-1795) sold for $1.445 million at a sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art held March […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tibetan painting, $929,000, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tibetan painting, $929,000, Bonhams

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Tibetan painting, $929,000, Bonhams Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 32-deity Guhyasamaja mandala set a new world record price for a 16th century Tibetan painting when it sold for $929,000 at an Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asia auction held March 17 by Bonhams in New York City. […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Becher suite of 12 prints, $125,000, Swann Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Becher suite of 12 prints, $125,000, Swann Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Becher suite of 12 prints, $125,000, Swann Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 1978 suite of 12 silver print photos of Industrial Facades by Bernd and Hilla Becher, known for their typologies of industrial buildings and structures, sold for $125,000 at a sale of Photobooks and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Script, Citizen Kane, $164,229, Sotheby's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Script, Citizen Kane, $164,229, Sotheby's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Script, Citizen Kane, $164,229, Sotheby’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Orson Welles’s own working copy of the script for Citizen Kane, dated April 30 to May 9, 1940 and showing the film’s original title (American) and twice inscribed on the cover, sold for $164,229 at an auction […]