Monthly Archives: August 2015

What's Selling on eBay: August 2015

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,000 (60 bids, 16 bidders): 1781 Antique 18th C. William Simkin Creamware Liverpool Pitcher, Farmers Tools. Measuring 9 inches tall by 8 inches from the handle to the spout, this antique 18th century Liverpool Creamware Jug is decorated with early farmer’s tools. On the other side is a poem […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ford late-surrealist work, $95,200, Clars Auction

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ford late-surrealist work, $95,200, Clars Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An untitled late-surrealist 1945 painting by Gordon Onslow Ford (Am./Brit., 1912-2003), sold for $95,200 at an auction held May 30-31 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a yellow diamond and near-colorless diamond ring with a rectangular modified brilliant cut diamond weighing 7.52 […]

Collector's Showcase: August 2015

A Collection Unmatched Marc Edelman can remember visiting his aunt and uncle in Englewood Cliffs, NJ as a young boy and being fascinated by his aunt’s jar full of matchbooks from places that even today bring back fond memories. Fifty years later, that fascination with matchbooks and matchbook covers has not waned, turning an interest […]

Morphy’s to auction early trains, horse-drawn toys and rare dolls from 60-year Paul and Katie Hedburn collection, Sept. 10-12

Second major toy collection in sale includes rare lunchboxes, many rated a perfect 10 DENVER, Pa. – Anyone assuming they’ve seen the last of the great early collections of toys, trains and dolls may have to readjust their thinking September 10-12 when Morphy’s auctions a long-held trove amassed by the late Katie and Paul Hedburn. […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: N. C. Wyeth painting, $353,000, Freeman's

Gavels ‘N Paddles: N. C. Wyeth painting, $353,000, Freeman's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A painting by N. C. Wyeth titled However, At Last I Taught Him to Call Me By My Name Very Familiarly, an animated painting that was used as the cover illustration for Daniel Defoe’s classic book Robinson Crusoe, sold for $353,000 at an American […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Pour Le Merite medal, $28,800, Kaminski Auctions

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Pour Le Merite medal, $28,800, Kaminski Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Pour Le Merite (Blue Max) medal, awarded during World War I to German fighter pilot Max Immelman, who brought down eight enemy aircraft, sold for $28,800 at an auction held May 31 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. Also, a World War I […]

Repurposed Sports Equipment

Repurposed Sports Equipment

If you are the creative type and like to work with your hands, there are many websites to find creative ideas.  The images below are repurposed sports equipment from Pinterest and other sites. If you would like to share your repurposed or upcycled ideas, email Robin at editorial@journalofantiques.com.       Repurposed Sports Equipment Related […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Voltamp “Edna” tram, $21,240, Bertoia Auctions

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Voltamp “Edna” tram, $21,240, Bertoia Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A circa-1910 Voltamp No. 2116 “Edna” interurban toy tram, 161/2 inches long and an early version, with an olive green painted body and a wood floor, sold for $21,240 at a Toys, Trains & Banks Auction held May 8-9 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Jupiter Robot with box, $36,000, Morphy Auctions

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Jupiter Robot with box, $36,000, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Jupiter Robot in the original box and retaining its original sky blue plastic remote control sold for $36,000 at a Toy Auction held May 30-31 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Tippco Santa Car with original Christmas feather tree cargo soared […]

Introduction to Sports Memorabilia Collecting 101

Introduction to Sports Memorabilia Collecting 101

By Michael Osacky Pricing vintage sports collectibles is very similar to other categories of antiques. It’s all about condition, condition, condition. Vintage baseball, football, and basketball cards (1870-1970) typically hold the most value. Two things happened in the 1970’s that made cards from the 1970’s to current nearly worthless. First, the technology that the printer’s […]