Monthly Archives: November 2014

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Birger Sandzen painting, $43,125, Manitou Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Birger Sandzen painting, $43,125, Manitou Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Birger Sandzen painting, $43,125, Manitou Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An original oil on board painting by Birger Sandzen (1871-1954), titled Kansas Landscape, sold for $43,125 at an annual auction held Aug. 17-18 by Manitou Auctions in Santa Fe, N.M. Also, a C. C. Starr […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Chinese hanging scroll, $2.629 million, Sotheby's

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Chinese hanging scroll, $2.629 million, Sotheby's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Chinese hanging scroll, $2.629 million, Sotheby’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Chinese hanging scroll by Zheng Xie (1693-1765) that had been in the same collection for 40 years, titled Bamboo and Rock, sold for $2.629 million at Sotheby’s Asian Art Auctions held Sept. 16-18 in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Kammer & Reinhardt doll, $395,750, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Kammer & Reinhardt doll, $395,750, Bonhams

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Kammer & Reinhardt doll, $395,750, Bonhams Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare German Kammer & Reinhardt character doll with plaited auburn hair, blue-gray eyes, lace-sleeved white dress, straw hat and white shoes and stockings sold for $395,750 at an auction held Sept. 24 by Bonhams […]

A Visit to the Passau Glass Museum

A Visit to the Passau Glass Museum

A Visit to the Passau Glass Museum By Chad Smith The Passau Glass Museum in Germany may not be listed in many travel brochures. In fact, Passau, a small university city near the Austrian border, is not even mentioned in many travel books. But for anyone who is interested in art glass or marvels at […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – 14kt white gold bracelet, $32,400, Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles - 14kt white gold bracelet, $32,400, Morphy Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – 14kt white gold bracelet, $32,400, Morphy Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 14kt white gold tennis bracelet with 46 emerald-cut diamonds sold for $32,400 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Auction held Aug. 30-31 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a ladies’ ring with […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – 19th century carved eagle, $1,989, Copake Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles - 19th century carved eagle, $1,989, Copake Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – 19th century carved eagle, $1,989, Copake Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 19th century carved and gilded pilot house eagle sold for $1,989 at an unreserved estate auction held Aug. 23 by Copake Auction in Copake, N.Y. Also, a Victorian carved multi door and drawer […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Fernando Amorsolo oil, $100,725, James D. Julia

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Fernando Amorsolo oil, $100,725, James D. Julia

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Fernando Amorsolo oil, $100,725, James D. Julia Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An original oil painting of laborers working the rice fields in the shadow of a distant volcano by Philippine artist Fernando Amorsolo sold for $100,725 at an Antiques & Fine Art Auction held Aug. […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Edouard Cortes work, $24,400, Crescent City

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Edouard Cortes work, $24,400, Crescent City

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Edouard Cortes work, $24,400, Crescent City Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An original oil on canvas painting by the French artist Edouard Leon Cortes (1882-1969), titled Winter Place de la Madeleine (1942), sold for $24,400 at an Estates Auction held Sept. 20-21 by Crescent City Auction […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Pomo burden basket, $23,000, Allard Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Pomo burden basket, $23,000, Allard Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Pomo burden basket, $23,000, Allard Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A large Pomo burden basket sold for $23,000 at the “Best of Santa Fe” Indian art auction held Aug. 16-17 by Allard Auctions in Santa Fe, N.M. Also, a beautiful Yokuts basket by Florence Jacobs […]

Starting a Collection on a Budget

Starting a Collection on a Budget

Starting a Collection on a Budget By Amanda Sheriff Associate Editor, Gemstone Publishing Since the dawn of human beings, we have been collectors. Early in our timeline we collected food, water, wood, and materials for building. As time has progressed we started collecting items to barter and trade, eventually moving on to collect things for […]