Monthly Archives: January 2015

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1975 International truck, $22,800, Smithey's Funwood

1975 International truck, $22,800, Smithey’s Funwood

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1975 International truck, $22,800, Smithey’s Funwood Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A tan and brown 1975 International pick-up truck with just 55.5 miles on the odometer sold for $22,800 at Part 1 of the estate of the late trucking company owner Donald A. Smith, held Nov. 22 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Palestine banknotes, $66,080, Archives Int'l

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Palestine banknotes, $66,080, Archives Int'l

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Palestine banknotes, $66,080, Archives Int’l Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A pair of rare and high-grade 1939 sequential banknotes from the Palestine Currency Board, each in the amount of 10 Palestine Pounds, sold for a combined $66,080 (34,220 and $31,860, one shown) at a two-day, three-session auction […]

Neil Young: Sounding Board for Lionel

Neil Young: Sounding Board for Lionel

Neil Young: Sounding Board for Lionel When rock ‘n’ roll icon Neil Young hits the publicity circuit, he doesn’t just talk music or his latest literary endeavor. Surprisingly, he often talks about his passion for trains – and so does his interviewer. When Young appeared as a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, […]

Lionel Standard Gauge: 1906 – 1940

Lionel Standard Gauge: 1906 – 1940

Lionel Standard Gauge: 1906 – 1940 by Bruce C. Greenberg, Ph.D First Period: 1906 Trolleys and Steam Engines Joshua Lionel Cowen was an extraordinary entrepreneur.  In 1900, he  and  Harry Grant founded what became one of the world’s greatest toy train companies. In 1901 they produced their first trains. In new industries most new businesses […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1957 blue Buick Special, $8,610, Tim's, Inc. Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1957 blue Buick Special, $8,610, Tim's, Inc. Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1957 blue Buick Special, $8,610, Tim’s, Inc. Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A turquoise blue 1957 Buick Special in showroom condition sold for $8,610 at an on-site auction held Nov. 1 in Goshen, Conn., by Tim’s, Inc. Auctions, with locations in Bristol and Litchfield, Conn. Also, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Gold and turquoise necklace, $5,750, Allard Auctions, Inc.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Gold and turquoise necklace, $5,750, Allard Auctions, Inc.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Gold and turquoise necklace, $5,750, Allard Auctions, Inc. Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An early 1970s 14kt gold necklace set with a #8 spider web turquoise stone sold for $5,750 at a Big Fall Phoenix Auction held Nov. 8-9 by Allard Auctions, Inc. (based in St. Ignatius, […]

Travels with Chad

Travels with Chad

Travels with Chad by Chad Smith The blue arrow on Google Maps, which is loaded on my phone, indicates that I’m moving toward my target, but certain things just don’t look right. It’s a desperately foggy night in Hamburg, Germany, and I’m trying to reach Harry’s Hafenbasar, one part store, one part museum, known for […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: “Machine Man” robot, $44,850, Philip Weiss

Gavels 'n' Paddles: “Machine Man” robot, $44,850, Philip Weiss

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: “Machine Man” robot, $44,850, Philip Weiss Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An original, battery-operated “Machine Man” toy robot, made in Japan in the 1950s by Modern Toys and standing 14 ¾ inches tall, sold for $44,850 at an auction held Nov. 4 by Philip Weiss Auctions in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Walter Palmer painting, $132,000, Shannon's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Walter Palmer painting, $132,000, Shannon's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Walter Palmer painting, $132,000, Shannon’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A snowy landscape painting by Walter Launt Palmer (Am., 1854-1932), titled Winter Shadows, sold for $132,000 at a Fine Art Auction held Oct. 23 by Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers in Milford, Conn. Also, a painting by the […]

Collectors Showcase: January 2015

Collectors Showcase: January 2015

Collectors Showcase: January 2015 Pleasant & Main Cafe & General Store in Housatonic, Massachusetts has guests looking at more than the food on their plates. Craig Baro, a transplanted New York restaurateur, is the newest owner of this popular community eatery in downtown Housatonic, off the beaten path from the more centrally located restaurants in […]