Monthly Archives: June 2015

What's Selling on eBay: June 2015

What's Selling on eBay: June 2015

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,300 (27 bids): Judaica, Antique Sterling Silver Russian Inkwell Inkwell decorated with a Russian coat of arms on the front and a Jewish Star of David on the back. Incredible crafted scorpion handles on both sides and a hinged pull top. The inkwell stands 2.5 inches in diameter, 3.5 […]

Weathervanes

Weathervanes

Collecting with Jeff By Jeff Figler As I have repeatedly said, it never ceases to amaze me what people young and old collect. I received an email recently from a man who collects thimbles. Another person collects bottle caps. And yet another collects weathervanes. Yes, weathervanes. I thought that that sounded a bit outrageous until […]

McInnis Gallery to auction items from Bill Johnson Estate, July 10-11

Bill Johnson was a colorful character that was well known throughout New England as a collector of antiques, advertising and items that reflected the local culture/color. If you are a dealer or auctioneer in New England, chances are you knew Bill. He founded the roadside Johnson Hall Museum in Kennebunk where he assembled a collection […]

Grape Finds

Grape Finds

By Melody Amsel-Arieli Wine, coined elixir of the Gods, is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruit that reflects the history of civilization itself. Evidence of production, probably from wild growth, has been found in Georgia as far back as 6000 BC, while the earliest known winery dates to around 4000 BC […]

Toy collectors ‘spaced out’ at Morphy’s May 30-31 auction

Boxed Jupiter Robot made $36K in active sale that grossed $1.62 million DENVER, Pa. – Robots and space toys landed at Morphy’s May 30-31 Toy Auction with expectations of dominating prices realized, and they did not disappoint. The prized grouping of 115 extraterrestrials, highlighted by the Robert V. “Bob” Gallegos collection, claimed four positions within […]

Mecum Auctions To Host Road Art Auction At Wisconsin Headquarters July 17-19

1,000 Items Including Signs, Memorabilia and More to be Offered Walworth, Wis. – Mecum Auctions will hold its inaugural Road Art Auction at the Mecum headquarters in Walworth, Wis., this July 17-19 featuring more than 1,000 items to be offered. The vast lineup includes a seemingly endless variety populated by several different themes throughout including automobile, […]

Newtown Antiques Market Coming June 27

Rhinebeck, NY, The second annual Newtown Antiques Market will be held on Saturday, June 27 on the grounds of the beautiful Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown, Connecticut. This one day, festive, outdoor show and sale benefits the Newtown Historical Society and their mission preserving historic structures, mounting noteworthy exhibits and promoting local history. Comments show manager, […]

Collector's Showcase: June 2015

Collector's Showcase: June 2015

Museum Sommelier The collecting of wine and related accessories is not a unique or exclusive hobby, but for Jim McCormick it is a lifetime passion that has resulted in a collection that represents the history of viticulture and wine making in the state of California. Jim started his collection over 30 years ago by buying […]

Gavels n Paddles: Grandma Moses painting, $78,000, Nadeau's Auction

Gavels n Paddles: Grandma Moses painting, $78,000, Nadeau's Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An oil on Masonite painting by the iconic American folk artist Grandma Moses (1860 – 1961, real name: Anna Robertson), titled Sap Gathering (1954) and showing people engaged in snowy winter outdoor fun, sold for $78,000 at the annual Spring Antiques, Fine Art & […]

Gavels n Paddles: Peters Ammunition poster, $12,540, Showtime Auction

Gavels n Paddles: Peters Ammunition poster, $12,540, Showtime Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A rare, antique Peters Ammunition poster with a bold and imposing graphic of a bear on a mountain, sold for $12,540 at an auction held April 10-12 by Showtime Auction Services in Ann Arbor, Mich. Also, an oil painting by Edmund Henry Osthaus (1858-1928), […]