Monthly Archives: April 2015

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Saul Steinberg collage, $20,000, Swann Auction

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Saul Steinberg collage, $20,000, Swann Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A pen and ink drawing with collage by Saul Steinberg, titled Equivalent of 8 and first appearing in the Nov. 17, 1962 issue of The New Yorker magazine, sold for $20,000 at a sale of Illustration Art held Jan. 22 by Swann Auction Galleries […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ali-Liston boxing gloves, $956,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ali-Liston boxing gloves, $956,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall The boxing gloves worn by both Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in their infamous second battle, held in Lewiston, Maine, also known as “The Phantom Punch Fight,” sold for $956,000 at a Platinum Night Sports Auction held Feb. 21 by Heritage Auctions (based in […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Paul Evans cabinet, $183,750, Rago Arts

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Paul Evans cabinet, $183,750, Rago Arts

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Paul Evans sculpture front cabinet sold for $183,750 at a 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design Auction held Feb. 13-15 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a Wendell Castle laminated desk also reached $183,750; a pair of Lino Tagliapietra […]

Gearing up for another year of shows in Washington County

(Greenwich, NY) – The May and August shows at the Washington County Fairgrounds have continued to grow in 2014, beyond all expectations. At the May 2014 show, 253 dealers saw over 5,900 customers come through the gates despite a very cold and rainy spring weekend. At the August 2014 show, 240 dealers saw over 6,000 […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Cromwellian table, $5,462, Carlsen Gallery

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Cromwellian table, $5,462, Carlsen Gallery

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Cromwellian plank-top table with carved apron sold for $5,462 at an auction held Feb. 8 by Carlsen Gallery in Freehold, N.Y. Also, an oil on canvas painting titled Portrait of Maria Von Dongen changed hands for $12,650; an oil on canvas titled Cliffs […]

WCHS to Hold Jailbird Antique Festival

The Wayne County Historical Society’s Museum of Wayne County History will be holding the Jailbird Antique Festival Saturday May 2. This year there will be a preview party on May 1, from 5pm-7pm.  Apart from all of the great antique vendors in the museum and under the tent on the lawn,  also onsite from 10am-2pm […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Rosewood center table, $86,637, Neal Auction

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Rosewood center table, $86,637, Neal Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An American Rococo carved and laminated rosewood center table attributed to John H. Belter, circa 1850-1860, sold for $86,637 at a Winter Estates Auction held Jan. 31-Feb.1 by Neal Auction Company in New Orleans, La. Also, a beautifully carved late Qing Dynasty jadeite censer […]

Collector’s Showcase: April 2015

Collector’s Showcase: April 2015

Jadite Madness by Stephen Moniz It all started in 1970 when my father remarried and we were clearing out my stepmother’s apartment. In her front hall on an end table was a Jadite mug. I remembered this type of mug as the ones I would have hot chocolate in at the 5 and 10 cent […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1632 Shakespeare folio, $114,000, PBA Galleries

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1632 Shakespeare folio, $114,000, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 1632 second folio edition of William Shakespeare sold for $114,000 at a sale of Rare Books & Manuscripts held Feb. 8 by PBA Galleries in Oakland, Calif. Also, a rare inscribed presentation of James Lind’s 1753 work, A Treatise of the Scurvy, in […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Elephant weathervane, $17,000, Locati Auctions

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Elephant weathervane, $17,000, Locati Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An early 20th century elephant-form copper weathervane sold for $17,000 in an online auction held Dec. 1-15 by Locati Auctions in Maple Glen, Pa. Also, a diamond engagement ring slipped onto a new finger for $17,500; a 1960 Selmer Marx VI tenor saxophone played […]