Monthly Archives: August 2014

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Carved wooden Bassa figure, $90,000, Kaminski Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Carved wooden Bassa figure, $90,000, Kaminski Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Carved wooden Bassa figure, $90,000, Kaminski Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A carved wooden Bassa figure from Liberia, previously thought to be a Nkishi power figure, sold for $90,000 at a sale of African Art & Artifacts held May 10 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Certified jade ring, $11,800, Michaan's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Certified jade ring, $11,800, Michaan's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Certified jade ring, $11,800, Michaan’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A certified jade ring – a beautifully translucent jadeite cabochon offset by a wide band of 18kt white gold encrusted in over 50 diamonds – sold for $11,800 at an Estate Auction held June 1 by Michaan’s […]

The Best of Ed Welch – Selling Popcorn and Shoes

The Best of Ed Welch - Selling Popcorn and Shoes

The Best of Ed Welch – Selling Popcorn and Shoes The Business of Doing Business in Antiques By Ed Welch In the early 1970s, I did a lot of business with a dealer who sold Period American Furniture. 90 percent of her stock consisted of “city-made” pieces such as highboys, chests, desks, tilt top tables […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Apollo 15 hand controller, $610,063, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Apollo 15 hand controller, $610,063, RR Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Apollo 15 hand controller, $610,063, RR Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A hand controller used by Dave Scott during the Apollo 15 mission to land on the Moon’s surface in 1971 sold for $610,063 in an online auction that began May 15 and ended May 29 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Diamond and platinum ring, $143,000, Clars Auction Gallery

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Diamond and platinum ring, $143,000, Clars Auction Gallery

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Diamond and platinum ring, $143,000, Clars Auction Gallery Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A stunning fancy brownish pink diamond, near colorless diamond and platinum ring sold for $143,000 at a Fine Art, Jewelry & Decoratives Auction held May 17-19 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, […]

Artist Shawn Martinbrough to Appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

Artist Shawn Martinbrough to Appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

Artist Shawn Martinbrough to Appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum By J.C. Vaughn As part of the widely lauded exhibit Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond, which runs through December 31, 2014, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) will present artist Shawn Martinbrough on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in two sessions from 1 p.m. to […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Carlisle & Finch train set, $46,020, Bertoia Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Carlisle & Finch train set, $46,020, Bertoia Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Carlisle & Finch train set, $46,020, Bertoia Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A circa 1904-1908 Carlisle & Finch No. 45 locomotive with tender and passenger cars sold for $46,020 at a Spring Toy Break Auction held May 9-10 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J. Also, a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: British Guiana stamp, $9.48 million, Sotheby's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: British Guiana stamp, $9.48 million, Sotheby's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: British Guiana stamp, $9.48 million, Sotheby’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall The British Guiana one-cent black on magenta, the world’s rarest stamp, sold for $9.48 million (nearly one billion times its original face value) at an auction held June 17 by Sotheby’s in New York City. It […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $22.565 million, Christie's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $22.565 million, Christie's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $22.565 million, Christie’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil on canvas painting by the iconic American artist Norman Rockwell, titled The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room), painted in 1957, sold for $22.565 million at an American Art Auction held May 22 by Christie’s […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Set of five UAE banknotes, $16,520, Archives International

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Set of five UAE banknotes, $16,520, Archives International

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Set of five UAE banknotes, $16,520, Archives International Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A specimen set of five non-denominational banknotes from the United Arab Emirates, a 1973-1976 issue, sold for $16,520 at an auction of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and security printing ephemera held May 20 […]