Monthly Archives: September 2014

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Famille rose plaques, $463,000, Michaan's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Famille rose plaques, $463,000, Michaan's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Famille rose plaques, $463,000, Michaan’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A pair of famille rose porcelain plaques from the Republic period of Wang Qi (1884-1937) sold for $463,000 at a Fine Asian Works of Art Auction held June 23 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Sinatra's driver's license, $15,575, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Sinatra's driver's license, $15,575, RR Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Sinatra’s driver’s license, $15,575, RR Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Frank Sinatra’s first New Jersey driver’s license – dated 1934 and issued to “Francis Sinatra, 841 Garden St., Hoboken, NJ” – sold for $15,575 in a Hollywood-themed online auction that began June 19 and ended June […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Two Kofod-Larsen chairs, $39,360, Clarke Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Two Kofod-Larsen chairs, $39,360, Clarke Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Two Kofod-Larsen chairs, $39,360, Clarke Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A pair of Ib Kofod-Larsen “Elizabeth” chairs sold for a record $39,360 at an auction held July 14 by Clarke Auction in Larchmont, N.Y. Each rosewood chair was marked with the Christiansen & Larsen company branding […]

Guess What – September 2014

Guess What - September 2014

Guess What – September 2014 It took a twisted mind! by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Even though this month’s GUESS WHAT is a one-of-a-kind,  it didn’t start out with that in mind. It turned out the design was too complicated to duplicate in production. When we select a candidate for each month, we […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Baccarat Egyptian bottle, $38,400, IPBA Convention

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Baccarat Egyptian bottle, $38,400, IPBA Convention

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Baccarat Egyptian bottle, $38,400, IPBA Convention Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An exquisite 1917 Baccarat Egyptian bottle presentation sold for $38,400 at an auction held during the 26th annual convention of the International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA), May 2, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Also, a Czechoslovakian blue crystal […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Leaded glass boot sign, $109,350, James D. Julia

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Leaded glass boot sign, $109,350, James D. Julia

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Leaded glass boot sign, $109,350, James D. Julia Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A highly ornate and one-of-a-kind leaded glass figural boot trade sign from a Wisconsin shoe store sold for $109,350 at a Spring Toy, Doll & Advertising Auction held June 13 by James D. Julia, […]

Collecting Music Boxes: Delightful Collectibles

Collecting Music Boxes: Delightful Collectibles

Collecting Music Boxes: Delightful Collectibles with Jeff Figler One of the most enjoyable collectibles is that of a little box (in most cases) that plays lovely sounds. They have been around for a long, long time and can be extremely colorful and decorative. And they are indeed one type of collectible that you can place […]

The Paper War

The Paper War

The Paper War Collectors Growing More Fascinated by Images, Themes of Wartime Propaganda Posters By Eric Bradley Propaganda posters, rich with emotion, symbolism, bold typography and stark images, are getting more attention from collectors as nostalgia takes over where persuasion left off. Last year, Heritage Auctions set a house record when it offered a rare […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Durham Whiskey bottle, $13,440, American Bottle

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Durham Whiskey bottle, $13,440, American Bottle

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Durham Whiskey bottle, $13,440, American Bottle Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare Durham Whiskey fifth bottle, made circa 1876-1882 and one of only about six known, sold for $13,440 at Auction #60 from American Bottle Auctions, an internet and catalog sale that went online July 11 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Gettysburg cannonball, $5,850, Mohawk Arms

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Gettysburg cannonball, $5,850, Mohawk Arms

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Gettysburg cannonball, $5,850, Mohawk Arms Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Confederate cannonball from the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, mounted on three brass leg finials, sold for $5,850 at Mohawk Arms’ Auction #71 held June 13-14 online and at the firm’s gallery in Bouckville, N.Y. Also, […]