Monthly Archives: July 2014

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Ross Blade flint, $276,000, Morphy’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Ross Blade flint, $276,000, Morphy’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Ross Blade flint, $276,000, Morphy’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Ross Blade, an exotic flint specimen from the Woodland period, Hopewell phase (2000-1500 B.P.), 8 inches long, sold for $276,000 at an auction of Prehistoric Stone Artifacts held May 17 by Morphy’s in Denver, Pa. Also, a Grayware […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: George Harrison’s guitar, $657,000, Julien's Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: George Harrison’s guitar, $657,000, Julien's Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: George Harrison’s guitar, $657,000, Julien’s Auctions Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World George Harrison’s 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar, purchased by the late Beatle in 1963, sold for $657,000 at a Music Icons, Rebels & Legends Auction held May 17 by Julien’s Auctions (of Beverly Hills), in New York City. Also, […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A 1776 Continental silver dollar – the finest of only four silver Continental currency dollars known to exist from the birth of the American Republic – sold for $1.41 million at a sale of U.S. Colonial coins […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Koons Popeye sculpture, $28.2 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Koons Popeye sculpture, $28.2 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Koons Popeye sculpture, $28.2 million, Sotheby’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A sculpture of the cartoon character Popeye by the late sculptor Jeff Koons sold for $28.165 million at a Contemporary Art Evening Sale held May 14 by Sotheby’s in New York City. The sculpture, the first of Popeye […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Claude Monet painting, $27 million, Christie’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Claude Monet painting, $27 million, Christie’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Claude Monet painting, $27 million, Christie’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World An oil on canvas painting by Claude Monet (Fr., 1840-1926), titled Nympheas (1907), sold for $27 million at an Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale held May 6 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, an oil on […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Frieseke oil painting, $962,500, Bonhams

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Frieseke oil painting, $962,500, Bonhams

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Frieseke oil painting, $962,500, Bonhams Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A 1912 oil painting by the American Impressionist Frederick Carl Frieseke, titled The Garden Chair, painted in the artist’s Giverny home, where his neighbor was the French Impressionist Claude Monet, sold for $962,500 at an American Art Auction held […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Dante Rossetti manuscript, $30,000, PBA Galleries

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Dante Rossetti manuscript, $30,000, PBA Galleries

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Dante Rossetti manuscript, $30,000, PBA Galleries Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A fine illuminated manuscript of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s The Blessed Damozel from the calligraphic master Albert Sangorski sold for $30,000 at an auction of Fine Books From the Library of Dr. Elmer Belt (1893-1980), the renowned surgeon and […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Jefferson signed document, $118,750, Swann Auction

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Jefferson signed document, $118,750, Swann Auction

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Jefferson signed document, $118,750, Swann Auction Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A 1792 printed copy of An Act Establishing a Mint, and Regarding the Coins of the United States, signed by Thomas Jefferson, sold for $118,000 at an auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana held April 8 by Swann […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Louise Nevelson artwork, $87,500, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Louise Nevelson artwork, $87,500, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Louise Nevelson artwork, $87,500, Rago Arts & Auction Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World An original artwork by Louise Nevelson (Am., 1899-1988), titled Open Zag VIII, sold for $87,500 at a pair of Fine Art Auctions held May 17 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, an […]

The Best of Ed Welch – Your Time and Your Money

The Best of Ed Welch - Your Time and Your Money

The Best of Ed Welch – Your Time and Your Money The Business of Doing Business in Antiques By Ed Welch The antiques trade is time and money intensive. No professional dealer can make a living wage in the antiques trade unless he or she is willing to work 10 to 12 hours a day […]