Monthly Archives: May 2014

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pair of Chinese cabinets, $299,500, Clars Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pair of Chinese cabinets, $299,500, Clars Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Pair of Chinese cabinets, $299,500, Clars Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A pair of Chinese hardwood and huanghuali compound cabinets sold for $299,500 at a Fine Art, Jewelry & Decorative Arts Sale held March 15-16 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a set of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Signed Beatles album, $118,230, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Signed Beatles album, $118,230, RR Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Signed Beatles album, $118,230, RR Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A  rare copy of The Beatles’ album Meet the Beatles, signed by the group and given to Dr. Jules Gordon for tending to George Harrison’s sore throat prior to their iconic appearance on The Ed Sullivan […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Five half-dollar coins, $4,313, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Five half-dollar coins, $4,313, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Five half-dollar coins, $4,313, Jeffrey S. Evans Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall One lot consisting of five U.S. silver flowing hair and draped bust half-dollar coins, for the years 1795, 1801, 1802, 1803 (large 3) and 1805, sold for $4,313 at a Variety Auction held Feb. 22 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Martin Brothers tobacco jar, $111,750, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Martin Brothers tobacco jar, $111,750, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Martin Brothers tobacco jar, $111,750, Rago Arts & Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Martin Brothers triple bird tobacco jar sold for $111,750 at a 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design Auction held March 1-2 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a Newcomb […]

Captain America Wins Again, and Again

Captain America Wins Again, and Again

Captain America Wins Again, and Again By J.C. Vaughn Captain America: The Winter Solider has scored another hit for Marvel Studios with a first weekend domestic take of $95,023,721 and international grosses of more than $207 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It’s always been a great time to collect the super soldier, the creation of Joe […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Platinum and diamond ring, $14,160, Michaan's Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Platinum and diamond ring, $14,160, Michaan's Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Platinum and diamond ring, $14,160, Michaan’s Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A classically styled platinum and diamond ring, with the center old European cut stone weighing 3.20 carats surrounded by six old mine cut diamonds, sold for $14,160 at an Estates Auction held March 2 by […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Star Pepsin gum machine, $27,600, Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Star Pepsin gum machine, $27,600, Morphy Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Star Pepsin gum machine, $27,600, Morphy Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Star Pepsin penny gum machine from 1899, porcelain in a wood case and one of only three known, sold for $27,600 at a sale of the 35-year pinball collection of David Silverman, founder of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Double cased Colt pistols, $224,250, James D. Julia

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Double cased Colt pistols, $224,250, James D. Julia

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Double cased Colt pistols, $224,250, James D. Julia Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A set of extremely rare presentation double cased Colt pistols, presented to Gen. W. A. Thornton by Col. Colt himself, sold for $224,250 at a Firearms Auction held March 10-12 by James D. Julia, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Superman cover art, $286,800, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Superman cover art, $286,800, Heritage

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Superman cover art, $286,800, Heritage Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Legendary artist Fred Guardineer’s original art for the cover of Action Comics #15 – the oldest Superman cover ever offered – sold for $286,800 at a Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction held Feb. 20-22 by […]

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America's Past at the New York Historical Society

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America's Past at the New York Historical Society

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America’s Past at the New York Historical Society Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War On View April 4 – August 24, 2014 NEW YORK, NY (February 4, 2014) – This spring, the New-York Historical Society will contribute to the nationwide conversation on the […]