Monthly Archives: June 2015

Gavels n Paddles: Civil War-era cannon, $350,750, James D. Julia

Gavels n Paddles: Civil War-era cannon, $350,750, James D. Julia

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Confederate New Orleans-made 12-pound bronze Napoleon on carriage cannon with limber sold for $350,750 at a Firearms Auction held March 15-16 by James D. Julia Auctioneers in Fairfield, Me. Also, a factory engraved gold and silver Colt SAA pistol, shown at the 1876 […]

Carrying on the Vintage Vibe

Rescue and Restore In Randall Ball’s case, if it sounds like a good idea, it’s an opportunity. After hearing from a fellow-musician buddy about an amp he saw that looked like an old TV, Randy was inspired.  So he went on eBay and purchased an old Zenith table-top radio from the late-30s and outfitted it […]

Archives International Auctions to offer the Historic Family Archives of Rudolph P. Laubenheimer, Thursday, June 25th

Auction to be held at the Collector’s Club in New York City, starting at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. Ft. Lee, NJ… “The appearance on the market of the family archive of German-born master engraver and die sinker, Rudolph Philipp Laubenheimer (1833-1905), is an event with few precedents in American collecting history. Preserved with remarkable care […]

Gavels n Paddles: Thomas Brooks etagere, $63,250, Stevens Auction

Gavels n Paddles: Thomas Brooks etagere, $63,250, Stevens Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A rosewood rococo etagere with a bonnet top, crafted by 19th century furniture maker Thomas Brooks, sold for $63,250 at an estates auction held April 18 by Stevens Auction Company (based in Aberdeen, Miss.) in Meridian, Miss. Also, a mahogany heavily-carved Chippendale-style grandfather clock […]

Gavels n Paddles: Clarence Millet painting, $18,300, Crescent City

Gavels n Paddles: Clarence Millet painting, $18,300, Crescent City

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An oil on canvas painting by New Orleans artist Clarence Millet (1879-1959), titled Studio Courtyard, sold for $18,300 at an estates auction held April 18-19 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La. Also, a Sevres-style champleve and gilt bronze mounted porcelain vase, […]

Blowing New Life into Old Glass

Blowing New Life into Old Glass

Rescue and Restore Jennifer Wanless-Craig and Terry Craig are the founders, artisans, and chief bottle washers of Artech Glassblowing Studios, a traditional glassblowing studio in the Haliburton Highlands, nestled in the rocks and woods of ghost town Tory Hill, Ontario in an old United Church. As glassblowers, Jenn and Terry follow a long line of […]

Space memorabilia brings $610,000 in Dallas auction

May 22, 2015 event at Heritage Auctions sees strong interest; Apollo Mission Robbins Medals, Apollo 13 material, all bring heightened interest; $50,000 realized for Apollo 11 Robbins Medal; Maurer prototype camera brings $10,625 DALLAS – An Apollo 11 Robbins Medal, originally from the collection of Mission Support Crew Member Jack Swigert, realized the hefty final price […]

Gavels n Paddles: Double eagle historical flask, $57,330, Norman C. Heckler

Gavels n Paddles: Double eagle historical flask, $57,330, Norman C. Heckler

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An early Pittsburgh (Pa.) district double eagle historical flask, made circa 1820-1840 and with a bright yellow green color with an olive tone, sold for $57,330 at Auction #120, an internet auction held by Norman C. Heckler & Co. (based in Woodstock, Conn.), ending […]

Gavels n Paddles: Nine portrait miniatures, $94,163, Louis J. Dianni

Gavels n Paddles: Nine portrait miniatures, $94,163, Louis J. Dianni

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall Nine oval miniature on ivory portrait paintings of prominent men and women from colonial-era America, all of them rendered by Charles Willson Peale (Md./Pa., 1741-1827), sold for a combined $94,163 at the 6th annual Palm Beach Auction, held Feb. 14-16 by Louis J. Dianni, […]

Gavels n Paddles: Chinese jadeite cabbage vase, $59,520, Elite Decorative Arts

Gavels n Paddles: Chinese jadeite cabbage vase, $59,520, Elite Decorative Arts

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Chinese late Qing Dynasty carved multi-color jadeite figural cabbage vase, 6 3/4 inches tall, sold for $59,520 at a Fine Decorative Arts & Estate Jewelry Auction held April 11 by Elite Decorative Arts in Boynton Beach, Fla. Also, a large Chinese early Qing […]