Monthly Archives: July 2015

Gavels 'N Paddles: Oswaldo Guayasamin painting, $39,040, Palm Beach Modern

Gavels 'N Paddles: Oswaldo Guayasamin painting, $39,040, Palm Beach Modern

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An original painting by the Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guyasamin (1919-1999), with a certificate of authenticity from the Foundation Guyasamin, sold for $39,040 at a Mad Men Tribute Auction held April 11 by Palm Beach Modern Auctions in West Palm Beach, Fla. Also, two Etruscan […]

Collector's Showcase: July 2015

Collector's Showcase: July 2015

Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City If you’re a car guy or gal, specific to GM models, Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida is the place to see. With over 99,000 square feet of classic cars spanning 80 years of makes and models, Muscle Car City is one of the largest automotive memorabilia stores anywhere.  […]

Gavels 'N Paddles: Caille slot machine, $300,000, Morphy's

Gavels 'N Paddles: Caille slot machine, $300,000, Morphy's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Caille Peerless 5-cent floor roulette slot machine sold for $300,000 at a Coin-Op & Advertising Auction held May 1-3 by Morphy Auctions (based in Denver, Pa.) in Las Vegas, Nev. It was a new world record for a slot machine sold at auction. […]

A Primer for Collecting Advertising Signs

A Primer for Collecting Advertising Signs

By John Mancino Ask just about any antique dealer what is the hottest thing selling today and most would say advertising, especially signs. In the past few years, advertising and signs have risen to the top of the collectors lists. What makes them so desirable? A few things come to mind, including color, slogans, brand […]

Gavels 'N Paddles: Minnie Evans painting, $30,000, Slotin Folk Art

Gavels 'N Paddles: Minnie Evans painting, $30,000, Slotin Folk Art

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A folk art rendering by Minnie Evans, titled Face, sold for $30,000 at a Self-Taught, Outsider & Folk Art Auction held April 25-26 by Slotin Folk Art Auction in Buford, Ga. Also, Caballero by Martin Ramirez went for $44,000; a double-sided work by James […]

What's Selling on eBay: July 2015

What's Selling on eBay: July 2015

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $803 (54 bid, 15 bidders): Victorian L1894 Sampson Mordan Solid Silver Chatelaine Dictionary. A superb rare English antique Victorian solid sterling silver chatelaine dictionary holder, by the silversmiths Sampson Mordan & Co, and with full English silver hallmarks for London 1894. Excellent quality, genuine 121-year-old example, with a slide […]

Willis Henry Two-Day Americana & Folk Art Auction Kicks of NH Antiques Week

August 1st & 2nd (Sat. & Sun.) at Noon Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH Previews: Fri. 10-5pm & Sat. & Sun. 9:30-11:30am  Day I & Day II: Americana & Folk Art: Both sales contain many of the same type of antiques & collectibles including collections of  redware,  stoneware, woodenware, baskets, trade signs, quilts, samplers, rugs, whirligigs, […]

Perfume Bottle Auction sets New Record in Spartanburg

A new record was set at the International Perfume Bottle Association’s (IPBA) 27th annual convention April 30 to May 3, 2015 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. One of the convention highlights was a lively perfume bottle auction with celebrity, Nicholas Dawes, from Antiques Roadshow, as auctioneer. The IPBA hosts the longest running specialty auction of perfume […]

Gavels 'N Paddles: Colt Paterson revolver, $414,000, Rock Island

Gavels 'N Paddles: Colt Paterson revolver, $414,000, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Colt Paterson revolver No. 1, the earliest known factory-engraved Colt revolver, sold for $414,000 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held April 24-26 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a high-condition, triple-signed, master engraved Belgium Browning Olympian-grade rifle rang out […]

Continue Finding Records

Continue Finding Records

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Just a matter of weeks ago, New York-based ComicConnect.com sold a CGC-certified 4.0 copy of Detective Comics #27 for $475,000. In that grade, the previously recorded high for the issue, which features the first appearance of Batman, was $287,000. As it turns out, they weren’t done making new with […]