Monthly Archives: November 2014

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Marklin 3-pc. train set, $6,000, Pook & Pook

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Marklin 3-pc. train set, $6,000, Pook & Pook

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Marklin 3-pc. train set, $6,000, Pook & Pook Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Marklin three-piece tin wind-up train set consisting of an engine, a tender and a Speisewagen dining car sold for $6,000 at a Christmas in July Toy Auction held July 15 by Pook […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Qing Dynasty vase, $24.7 million, Skinner

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Qing Dynasty vase, $24.7 million, Skinner

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Qing Dynasty vase, $24.7 million, Skinner Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A monumental Fencai Chinese Imperial Qing Dynasty vase sold for $24.7 million at an Asian Works of Art Auction held Sept. 17 by Skinner, Inc., in Boston, Mass. It was the most ever paid at […]

Seemingly Unrelated to Record Prices, Cosplay Booms

Seemingly Unrelated to Record Prices, Cosplay Booms

Seemingly Unrelated to Record Prices, Cosplay Booms By J.C. Vaughn For those who report on the comic book and original comic art markets, and pop culture collectibles in general, it’s been a fantastic time. There have been some incredible record prices paid – $3.2 million for a CGC-certified 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1, $326,000 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Arts and Crafts chandelier, $26,910, Stair Auctioneers

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Arts and Crafts chandelier, $26,910, Stair Auctioneers

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Arts and Crafts chandelier, $26,910, Stair Auctioneers Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A W.A.S. Benson English Arts and Crafts copper and brass 3-light chandelier sold for $26,910 at a Decorative Arts Auction held Sept. 5 by Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers in Hudson, N.Y. Also, an Aesthetic […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Konrad Cramer oil, $9,000, Hudson Valley

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Konrad Cramer oil, $9,000, Hudson Valley

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Konrad Cramer oil, $9,000, Hudson Valley Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil on panel surreal landscape painting by Konrad Cramer sold for $9,000 at an auction held Sept. 8 by Hudson Valley Auctioneers in Beacon, N.Y. Also, a Vargueno desk changed hands for $6,000; a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Myochin School iron snake, $37,500, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Myochin School iron snake, $37,500, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Myochin School iron snake, $37,500, Rago Arts & Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Myochin School iron articulated snake sold for $37,500 at a Great Estates Auction held Sept. 12-14 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a bronze sculpture after Evgeny […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Nazi paratrooper rifle, $299,000, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Nazi paratrooper rifle, $299,000, Rock Island

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Nazi paratrooper rifle, $299,000, Rock Island Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A World War II fully automatic Class III Nazi Krieghoff FG42 paratrooper sniper rifle with highly desirable accessories, such as a ZF4 sniper scope, the original mount, a grenade launcher and spike bayonet, sold for […]

Lladro Porcelain

Lladro Porcelain

Lladro Porcelain Collecting with Jeff By Jeff Figler Lladro porcelain is a big hit among collectors. The family-run Lladro Company is now headquartered in Tavernes Blanques, Spain which is commonly nicknamed the “City of Porcelain”.  Surprisingly, the company is barely fifty years old, and was started by the brothers Juan, Jose, and Vincente Lladro. They […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Pair of Chinese porcelain vases, $1.205 million, Doyle New York

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Pair of Chinese porcelain vases, $1.205 million, Doyle New York

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Pair of Chinese porcelain vases, $1.205 million, Doyle New York Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A pair of 19th century Chinese famille rose glazed porcelain covered vases, measuring 16 inches in height and bearing the Qianlong seal mark, sold for $1.205 million at an Asian Works […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Brian Coole oil on board, $19,800, Kaminski Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Brian Coole oil on board, $19,800, Kaminski Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Brian Coole oil on board, $19,800, Kaminski Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An original oil on board painting by the English-born American artist Brian Coole (b. 1939), titled Boston From Chelsea Shore, sold for $19,800 at an auction held Aug. 24 by Kaminski Auctions in […]