Monthly Archives: December 2014

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Winchester Model 1873 rifle, $258,750, James D. Julia, Inc.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Winchester Model 1873 rifle, $258,750, James D. Julia, Inc.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Winchester Model 1873 rifle, $258,750, James D. Julia, Inc. Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare Winchester Model 1873 rifle, 1 of 1,000, sold for $258,750 at a Firearms Auction held Oct. 7-9 at James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, Me. Also, a cased Colt #1 Baby […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese Imperial seal box, $90,000, Gordon S. Converse

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese Imperial seal box, $90,000, Gordon S. Converse

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Chinese Imperial seal box, $90,000, Gordon S. Converse Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare antique Chinese carved Imperial seal box fitted with 16 seals of green jade circling a large central Shi-mounted seal, sold for $90,000 at an East Meets West Auction held Oct. 3 by […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Punch cigar store figure, $102,699, Showtime

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Punch cigar store figure, $102,699, Showtime

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Punch cigar store figure, $102,699, Showtime Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 19th century Punch cigar store wood figure, 69 ½ inches tall and with a contemporary base, sold for $102,600 at an auction held Oct. 3-5 by Showtime Auction Services (based in Woodhaven, Mich.) in Ann […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lou Gehrig signed check, $22,600, Philip Weiss

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lou Gehrig signed check, $22,600, Philip Weiss

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lou Gehrig signed check, $22,600, Philip Weiss Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A two-week paycheck in the amount of $2,198.38, made out to New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig in 1930 and signed by him on the back (and signed on the front by team owner Jacob […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Studios window, $71,300, Cottone Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Studios window, $71,300, Cottone Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Tiffany Studios window, $71,300, Cottone Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A stunning turn-of-the-century memorial stained glass window from Tiffany Studios, titled Angel of Resurrection, sold for $71,300 at a Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction held Sept. 26-27 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a […]

Presidential Christmas Cards

Presidential Christmas Cards

Presidential Christmas Cards by Bill Thornbrook One December day it appears in the mailbox with other holiday greetings. Something sets this envelope apart, says it’s special. The return address catches the eye. Yes, just three words imprinted on a single line – THE WHITE HOUSE. Your Christmas card from the President has arrived! Today’s Presidential […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Netherlands trial specimen, $9,195, Archives International

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Netherlands trial specimen, $9,195, Archives International

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Netherlands trial specimen, $9,195, Archives International Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A beautiful Netherlands Trading Society $5 color trial specimen sold for $9,195 at an auction held Sept. 27 in Hong Kong, China by Archives International Auctions, LLC, based in Fort Lee, N.J. Also, a 36th year […]

How Are These Famous People Related?

How Are These Famous People Related?

How Are These Famous People Related? by Mike McLeod What do Napoleon Bonaparte and Charlie Chaplin have in common? How about Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, John Lennon, and the Rolling Stones? Think about it for a moment. What could all these famous people from history, the movies, and music have in common? They weren’t born […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hovsep Pushman painting, $50,000, Ahlers & Ogletree

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hovsep Pushman painting, $50,000, Ahlers & Ogletree

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Hovsep Pushman painting, $50,000, Ahlers & Ogletree Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil on wood panel painting by the Armenian-American artist Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966), titled Sacred Lotus of the Nile, sold for $50,000 at a Fall Estates Auction held Oct. 4-5 by Ahlers & Ogletree in […]

Funny How Life Works

Funny how life works

Funny How Life Works by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher Before my husband and I had children, we spent our weekends attending flea markets and antique shows.  We indulged his interest in vintage guitars, mine in American history books, purchased furniture for our home, and picked up items that caught our fancy. We had no children, good […]