Monthly Archives: September 2015

Gavels n' Paddles: Shirley Temple dress, $75,000, Theriault's

Gavels n' Paddles: Shirley Temple dress, $75,000, Theriault's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall The red and white polka dot dress worn by Shirley Temple in the movie Stand Up and Cheer sold for $75,000 at an auction held July 14 by Theriault’s, based in Annapolis, Md., titled Love, Shirley Temple, featuring almost 600 costumes, memorabilia and dolls […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Tennessee Federal desk, $63,720, Case Antiques

Gavels n' Paddles: Tennessee Federal desk, $63,720, Case Antiques

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Tennessee Federal desk (Burgner, Greene Co.), dated 1819, with a stringed instrument inset under its top, sold for $63,720 at an auction held July 18 by Case Antiques in Knoxville, Tenn. Also, a carved limestone sculpture of a squirrel by William Edmonson (Tenn., […]

Gavels n' Paddles: MLK, Jr. inscribed book, $49,335, Hake's Americana

Gavels n' Paddles: MLK, Jr. inscribed book, $49,335, Hake's Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 1958 hardcover first edition of the book Stride Toward Freedom, written and signed by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and inscribed to U.S. Chief Justice Earl Warren, sold for $49,335 in an online/absentee auction #215 held July 14-16 by Hake’s Americana, based […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Chinese white jade seal, $90,000, Kaminski Auctions

Gavels n' Paddles: Chinese white jade seal, $90,000, Kaminski Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Chinese carved white jade seal with intricate carvings on the side of gilt calligraphy sold for $90,000 at an  Asian & Estate Auction held July 12 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. Also, a military sword with a scabbard of metal and wood […]

What's Selling on eBay: September 2015

What's Selling on eBay: September 2015

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $440 (79 bids, 10 bidders): Steampunk 1889 Eye Dr. Scope Ophthalmometer Medical Tool Optometrist. Here’s an antique ya just don’t see every day! I believe it’s called an “Ophthalmometer,” which an eye doctor used over 100 years ago for examining a person’s eyes. The maker’s name is printed in […]

James D. Julia, Inc. 3-Day Fall Firearms Auction will include and introduce their new Sporting & Collector Firearms Session

James D. Julia, Inc., the world’s leading firearms auctioneer, will conduct their Fall Firearms Auction on October 5th-7th with a preview on October 1st and 2nd. The first session on October 5th will be the inaugural Sporting and Collector Firearms auction and will include over 730 fine and outstanding firearms in the more affordable range […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Edward Curtis orotone, $6,400, Schwenke Auc.

Gavels n' Paddles: Edward Curtis orotone, $6,400, Schwenke Auc.

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An orotone photograph by Edward Curtis (Am., 1868-1952), titled Maid of Dreams, signed, in an original Curtis frame and measuring 12 1/2 inches by 10 3/4 inches, sold for $6,400 at a Spring Fine Estates Auction held June 14 by Schwenke Auctioneers in Woodbury, […]

Vintage Handkerchiefs

Vintage Handkerchiefs

By Melody Amsel-Arieli Handkerchiefs, also known as hankies, are thin, hemmed cloths carried in purse or pocket. They serve not only hygienic purposes, but also as decorative accessories. Vintage handkerchiefs, whether lacy confections, sturdy cotton florals, or designer works of art, reflect not only changing tastes, but also our cultural heritage. Wealthy ancient Egyptians, for […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Lifetime space collection, $678,983, RR Auction

Gavels n' Paddles: Lifetime space collection, $678,983, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall The lifetime space collection of Leon Ford sold for a combined $678,983 in an auction held live (June 25, in Cambridge, Mass.) and online (June 18-24) by RR Auction, based in Boston, Mass. Over 100 items were in the collection, including Charles Conrad’s Apollo […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Dior perfume bottle, $66,000, IPBA Auction

Gavels n' Paddles: Dior perfume bottle, $66,000, IPBA Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 1957 Christian Dior Limited Edition perfume bottle in the shape of a dog, signed “Tien Dior” (Dior’s nickname), sold for $66,000 in an auction held April 30-May 3 at the 27th annual International Perfume Bottle Association’s (IPBA) 27th annual convention in Spartanburg, S.C. […]