Monthly Archives: September 2015

Gavels n' Paddles: 1844 political banner, $185,000, Heritage

Gavels n' Paddles: 1844 political banner, $185,000, Heritage

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A hand-painted double-sided jugate banner from the 1844 Presidential campaign of James Knox Polk sold for $185,000 at a sale of Part II of the Merrill C. Berman Collection of political memorabilia held June 2 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a political […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Nobel Peace Prize photo, $125,000, Carter Center

Gavels n' Paddles: Nobel Peace Prize photo, $125,000, Carter Center

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A photograph signed by four Nobel Peace Prize Laureates sold for $125,000 at an auction to benefit The Carter Center (in Atlanta, Ga.), held June 24-28 in Vail, Colo. Also, a fly fishing trip with President and Mrs. Carter, at Brigadoon Lodge, hammered for […]

Travels with Chad: September 2015

The city of Hamburg is famous for many things. There’s the port, Germany’s largest, the Fish Market, where deep-voice fishmongers hawk seafood, St. Michael’s Church, an exquisite, Baroque structure. And then there’s the Reeperbahn. Located just a few blocks from the port, the Reeperbahn is a one-mile strip that consists of bars, nightclubs, and an […]

Largest 75-year Exhibition Honoring "The Spirit" Opens at GEM

BALTIMORE, MD…On September 26th, the largest and most important 75-year retrospective exhibition of original comic art from Will Eisner’s The Spirit will go on display at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards, Baltimore. More than 50 pieces of Eisner’s rare original art have been curated for the event, which runs through March 7, 2016. Some […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Marilyn Monroe dress, $348,000, Julien's Auctions

Gavels n' Paddles: Marilyn Monroe dress, $348,000, Julien's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A dress that Marilyn Monroe wore in her final film, Something’s Gotta Give (20th Century Fox, 1962) sold for $348,000 at a Hollywood Legends Auction held June 27 by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Also, Monroe’s grave marker from Westwood Village Memorial Park […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Chinese stick-neck vase, $426,000, Clars Auction

Gavels n' Paddles: Chinese stick-neck vase, $426,000, Clars Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Chinese underglaze blue and white porcelain stick-neck dragon vase sold for $426,000 at an auction held June 27-28 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a Chinese export automaton bracket clock with shell carved crest and mother of pearl marquetry case realized […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Tiffany sterling flatware, $16,675, White’s Auctions

Gavels n' Paddles: Tiffany sterling flatware, $16,675, White’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 256-piece Tiffany & Company sterling flatware set in the Flemish pattern (1911M), in the original fitted oak case, sold for $16,675 at an auction held May 26 by White’s Auctions in Middleboro, Mass. Also, a pair of 19th century basalt and white cameo […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Tiffany Tulip table lamp, $35,197, James D. Julia

Gavels n' Paddles: Tiffany Tulip table lamp, $35,197, James D. Julia

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A beautifully colored Tiffany Tulip table lamp sold for $35,197 at a Glass & Lamp Auction held June 11-12 by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, Me. Also, a Tiffany belted dogwood table lamp with a nicely mottled green geometric background fetched $32,587; a […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Chamberlain uniform, $130,054, Grey Flannel

Gavels n' Paddles: Chamberlain uniform, $130,054, Grey Flannel

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A home uniform worn by basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain during the 1961-62 NBA season, when he was a member of the Philadelphia Warriors, sold for $130,054 at a Summer Games Auction held June 24 by Grey Flannel Auctions in Westhampton, N.Y. Also, a circa-1960 […]

GEM Gets The Spirit with Will Eisner Exhibit

GEM Gets The Spirit with Will Eisner Exhibit

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn From June 2, 1940 to October 5, 1952, Will Eisner’s The Spirit appeared in a comic-book-size insert in local newspapers around the country.  Noted for its inventiveness, wry send-ups of the superhero milieu, and its succinct, seven-page lead stories, The Spirit featured a never-give-up title character, strong females ranging […]