Monthly Archives: August 2015

First Recording Contract Ever Signed by The Beatles highlights The Blaschke Collection at Heritage Auctions

Important Beatles collection from Hamburg, Germany, offered Sept. 19 in New York; collection will be displayed for the first time in the US in New York, Beverly Hills, and Dallas prior to sale NEW YORK – The first recording contract ever signed by The Beatles , which put the Fab Four on a path that […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Mills double Dewey slot, $41,310, James D. Julia

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Mills double Dewey slot, $41,310, James D. Julia

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A massive and rare Mills double Dewey slot machine that allows players to wager both nickels and quarters on the same unit sold for $41,310 at an Antique Advertising, Toy & Doll Auction held June 19 by James D. Julia Auctioneers in Fairfield, Me. […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 19th century Russian icon, $17,080, Crescent City

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 19th century Russian icon, $17,080, Crescent City

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 19th century Russian icon of Saint Nicholas with a silver oklad and the cyrillic maker’s mark of “AC” (for Alexei Stepanov, Moscow), sold for $17,080 at an Estates Auction held June 20-21 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La. Another 19th […]

Collectible Retired Basketball Players

Collectible Retired Basketball Players

Collecting with Jeff By Jeff Figler The National Basketball Association is the youngest of the major professional sports leagues of baseball, football, and hockey, having been formed in 1946. In fact, a highly valuable lithograph was issued in 1996, which commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the NBA. Of course, many of today’s players, such as […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chinese automaton clock, $526,750, S & S Auction

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chinese automaton clock, $526,750, S & S Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A rare 19th century Chinese gilt bronze with enamel automaton clock boasting elaborate jewel work and originally made for the Chinese Imperial market sold for $526,750 at a two-day, two-session auction held May 17-18 by S & S Auction, Inc., in Repaupo, N.J. Also, […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chefoo Bank $2 banknote, $8,430, Archives International

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chefoo Bank $2 banknote, $8,430, Archives International

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A circa 1900 Chefoo Bank $2 issued private banknote sold for $8,430 at an auction held May 24 by Archives International Auctions in Hong Kong, China. Also, a 1910 Russo-Asiatic Bank Harbin Branch provisional issue $100 banknote hammered for $6,896; an Imperial Bank of […]

The Heat is on with Julia's August 4-Day Summer Fine Arts, Asian & Antiques Auction

Fairfield, ME ~ August 25-28, 2015. It’s the event that collectors and connoisseurs have waited all season for – James D. Julia’s annual August Fine Arts, Asian, & Antiques auction!  James D. Julia Auctioneers, led by President and long-time industry leader Jim Julia, has been in business for almost five decades.  This $6 million dollar […]

Collecting in the Big League

Collecting in the Big League

Advice for the Investor Collector from Marshall Fogel In an interview with JOA Publisher Maxine Carter-Lome, Marshall Fogel offers serious collectors advice for building a major league baseball collection In the world of baseball, there is probably no more enviable private collection than that owned by Marshall Fogel. It’s as legendary among sports collectors as […]

Woody Auction to Auction the Lifetime Collection of Dr. Harold & Audrey Eklund, August 29

Some years have passed since Woody Auction conducted Part 1; Part 2 should be even better DOUGLASS, Kan.  Woody Auction has saved the very best for last with Part 2 of the lifetime collections of Dr. Harold and Audrey Eklund of Iowa, whose many fine antiques will be sold at public auction on Saturday, […]

Manitou Galleries Announces Auction in Santa Fe, August 16-17

Santa Fe, NM – This much anticipated event will feature 600 lots over the course of a two-day sale, with hundreds of fine quality, rare, and specialty Indian artifacts and weavings from five different collections: Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and South Dakota. Offerings will include pictorial baskets, beadwork (several warshirts, dresses and children’s items, […]