Monthly Archives: September 2015

Abraham Lincoln 1860 hat badge highlights Berman Political Collection Part III at Heritage Auctions

Rare campaign item for pro-Lincoln Wide Awakes may bring $13,000 Sept. 26 in Dallas DALLAS –A 3-inch 1860 Abraham Lincoln hat badge – made members of the avidly-collected Wide Awakes campaign group – is expected to sell for $13,000 as Heritage Auctions offers more than 350 examples of rare political memorabilia in Part III of […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Grotto bust of Neptune, $9,000, John Moran

Gavels n' Paddles: Grotto bust of Neptune, $9,000, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A “grotto” bust of Neptune attributed to Anthony Redmile, with columnar stand, sold for $9,000 at a Decorative Arts Auction held June 16 by John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena, Calif. Also, a chair designed by the Italian decorator and artisan Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940) realized […]

Gavels n' Paddles: 1800 Spitler blanket chest, $356,500, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels n' Paddles: 1800 Spitler blanket chest, $356,500, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A circa 1800 Shenandoah County (now Page County), Va., yellow pine blanket chest, decorated by Johannes Spitler, made $356,500 at an Americana & Fine Antiques Auction held June 20 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Va. Also, a Shenandoah Valley fraktur […]

Collector's Showcase: September 2015

Preserving, Sharing, and Wearing Vintage “I truly believe that clothes call to the person,” says Lisa Zelonka, vintage collector and owner of Three Graces Vintage in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Lisa has been a serious collector of vintage clothing and accessories for over 30 years. “The first piece I ever saved I was in 7th grade. […]

The Lifetime Collections of Richard & Dianne Goldman and Gordon W. Fosburg to be Sold by Showtime Auction Services, October 2-4

Three-day event will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor, Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The outstanding lifetime collections of Richard and Diane Goldman and Gordon W. Fosburg will be auctioned the weekend of Oct. 2-4 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor (at 5055 […]

NYC Big Flea Antiques Market, The Largest Indoor Antiques Flea Market, Returns to Manhattan's Pier 94 on September 26 – 27

New York, NY … NYC Big Flea presents the 2nd Annual NYC Big Flea Antiques Market on September 26-27, 2015 at Pier 94’s 140,000 square feet venue. Over 600 vendors from all over the world will showcase their unique goods, including vintage clothing, estate jewelry, furniture, fine art, silver and millions of dollars worth of […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Fu Baoshi hanging scroll, $1.41 million, Michaan's

Gavels n' Paddles: Fu Baoshi hanging scroll, $1.41 million, Michaan's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A hanging scroll painting by the renowned Chinese artist Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), titled Lady by the Bamboo, sold for $1.41 million at a Fine Asian Works of Art Auction held June 22 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, Lin Fengmian’s Boats at Shore […]

Whiting & Davis Purses: The Perfect Mesh

Whiting & Davis Purses: The Perfect Mesh

“No single gift is tugging at the heart of a nation of women so appealingly right now as a beautiful Whiting & Davis Mesh Bag.” Ladies’ Home Journal, December, 1923 By Donald-Brian Johnson Photos by Leslie Pina Mesh handbags: what accounts for their enduring appeal? Since debuting in the late 1700s, these bags have continued […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Warhol's One Dollar Bill, $32.77 million, Sotheby's

Gavels n' Paddles: Warhol's One Dollar Bill, $32.77 million, Sotheby's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 1962 casein and pencil on linen by Andy Warhol, titled One Dollar Bill (Silver Certificate), sold for $32.77 million at a Contemporary Art Evening Auction held July 1 by Sotheby’s in London. Also, an oil on canvas self-portrait by Francis Bacon, rendered in […]

Collectors' Forum at Old Sturbridge Village Explores Topic of Collecting in America

Saturday, October 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $135 (includes all lectures, workshops, lunch and one-year OSV Membership $85 for OSV Members) STURBRIDGE, Massachusetts – Collectors of all types, young and old to experienced and amateur, have undeniably shaped the identities of many American museums and historic sites since the 19th century. Many of these special places, such […]