Monthly Archives: July 2014

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Scale model barber’s chair, $42,000, Victorian Casino

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Scale model barber’s chair, $42,000, Victorian Casino

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Scale model barber’s chair, $42,000, Victorian Casino Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World An exceptional salesman’s sample barber chair, a beautifully detailed scale model made by Theo A. Kochs (Chicago), sold for $42,000 at an auction held May 2-4 by Victorian Casino Auctions in Las Vegas, Nev. Also, a five-cent […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Pair of natural pearls, $3.3 million, Doyle

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Pair of natural pearls, $3.3 million, Doyle

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Pair of natural pearls, $3.3 million, Doyle Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A pair of natural pearls sold for $3.3 million at an Important Jewelry Auction held April 28 by Doyle New York in New York City. It was a new world auction record for a pair of natural […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Babe Ruth pocket watch, $650,108, SCP Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Babe Ruth pocket watch, $650,108, SCP Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Babe Ruth pocket watch, $650,108, SCP Auctions Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World Babe Ruth’s gold pocket watch from the 1948 celebration of the 25th anniversary of the opening of “The House That Ruth Built” sold for $650,108 in an internet Spring Auction held by SCP Auctions (wwwSCPAuctions.com) based in […]

The Civil War Collector – July 2014

The Civil War Collector - July 2014

The Civil War Collector – July 2014 By John Sexton Q: I live in Syracuse, N.Y., and have these old Civil War invitations to military balls and receptions. I even have a pre-19th century check dated 1799 from the bank of Alexandria. I want to know if you could let me know if they are […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: English Staffordshire jug, $4,888, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: English Staffordshire jug, $4,888, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: English Staffordshire jug, $4,888, Jeffrey S. Evans Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World An English Staffordshire pearlware large harvester’s dated jug, painted in typical Prattware hues with neoclassical foliate swags above farming implements, sold for $4,888 at a Ceramics Auction held May 6 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Carved Ruyi scepter, $135,000, Skinner, Inc

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Carved Ruyi scepter, $135,000, Skinner, Inc

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Carved Ruyi scepter, $135,000, Skinner, Inc Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A carved wood Ruyi scepter, carved with Daoist Immortals and motifs representing longevity, wealth and power, sold for $135,000 at an Asian Works of Art Auction held April 26-27 by Skinner, Inc., in Boston, Mass. Also, a pair […]

Batman at 75, Other Characters Celebrating Anniversaries, Too

Batman at 75, Other Characters Celebrating Anniversaries, Too

Batman at 75, Other Characters Celebrating Anniversaries, Too Comic Book Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is, of course, dedicated to the celebration of popular culture, and this is a particularly big year for comic characters. Not only have we seen the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Amazing Spider-Man 2, and X-Men: […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Tiffany stained glass window, $236,000, Michaan’s Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Tiffany stained glass window, $236,000, Michaan’s Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Tiffany stained glass window, $236,000, Michaan’s Auctions Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Tiffany Studios stained glass landscape window (circa 1910-1920), with an image of a classic veranda setting, sold for $236,000 at an auction of Louis C. Tiffany treasures from Japan’s esteemed Garden Museum Collection held April 12 […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Mason Decoy Factory duck, $690,000, Guyette & Deeter

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Mason Decoy Factory duck, $690,000, Guyette & Deeter

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Mason Decoy Factory duck, $690,000, Guyette & Deeter Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A one-of-a-kind hollow premier grade wood duck drake, made by the Mason Decoy Factory, sold for $690,000 (a new world auction record for the maker) at the 29th annual Spring Decoy Auction held April 24-25 by […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Hasselhoff’s car, $152,600, Julien’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Hasselhoff’s car, $152,600, Julien’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Hasselhoff’s car, $152,600, Julien’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World The 1986 DH Pontiac Firebird two-door hatchback KITT car owned and driven by actor David Hasselhoff sped away for $152,600 at a Hollywood Legends Auction held April 11-12 by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Also, a pair of rhinestone […]