Monthly Archives: October 2015

What's Selling on eBay: October 2015

What's Selling on eBay: October 2015

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,435 (27 bidders, 10 bids): Cut Tin Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Candle Holder on Wood Pole. A very scarce late-19th to early-20th century antique Halloween cut tin jack-o-lantern on a wooden pole used for a light for kids while they trick or treat. A candle is placed inside for a light. […]

Cowan's Auctions Historic Firearms and Early Militaria auction, November 3-5

The Collections of Ben Michel and Mel Flanagan to Hit the Auction Block in Cowan’s November 3-5th Historic Firearms and Early Militaria Auction CINCINNATI — Two world-class collections will combine with additional top-quality and highly desirable material during one of the most-anticipated sales of 2015 when Cowan’s Auctions conducts its Historic Firearms and Early Militaria […]

The Iconic Pepperbox Revolving Pistol

The Iconic Pepperbox Revolving Pistol

By Charles Worman If one were to prepare a short list of those distinctly American firearms of pre-1900 vintage which have iconic status, you would almost certainly find the Pennsylvania long rifle, Henry Deringer’s pocket pistol, Samuel Colt’s revolver, Christian Sharps’ breech loading rifle, Smith & Wesson’s metallic cartridge revolver, and the Winchester repeating rifle. […]

Property from the Collection of Ringo Starr & Barbara Bach to be Auctioned by Julien's Auctions, December 4-5

Beverly Hills, California – (September 14, 2015) – Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment auction house, is proud to announce the December 4th and 5th auction of Property from The Collection of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach. The once-in-a-lifetime collection curated by Ringo and Barbara, features items from their London estate, Beverly Hills and Monaco […]

American Bird Decoys

American Bird Decoys

By Ted Harmon The use of decoys to lure waterfowl to the hunter is purely an American invention. Decoys were tools made to lure wildfowl within range of Native Americans and their arrows and later with the waterfowling guns of the early settlers of our great nation. The taking of game of any kind in […]

"Manhasset Antiques & Decoratives" – Long Island’s Finest Antiques Show Celebrates 61 Successful Years!

MANHASSET, NY – OCTOBER 24 & 25, 2015: The Congregational Church Of Manhasset and Flamingo Eventz are pleased to announce that the 61st Annual Manhasset Antiques & Decoratives will be held Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25 at the Church School at 1845 Northern Boulevard (Rt. 25A), Manhasset, NY 11030. A benefit for the […]

Collector's Showcase: October 2015

Collector's Showcase: October 2015

A Fan’s Fan My name is Sylvie, I was born in Paris, France and I’m residing near Atlanta, GA. My passion for fans started at an early age, my first fan, now lost, was a new Spanish fan sold outside a bull ring in Bayonne, France. It was followed in the early 1960s by my […]

Original Oil Paintings by Chesley Bonestell sell for combined $135,000 at Philip Weiss Auctions

Auction, which grossed just under $600,000, was held at Weiss gallery in Lynbrook, N.Y. LYNBROOK, N.Y.  An archive of nine original oil on board paintings by Chesley Bonestell (Am., 1888-1986), the artist whose designs and illustrations were a major influence on science fiction art and earned him the nickname the  Father of Modern […]

The Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair – "A New England Tradition!"

NORTHAMPTON, MA – OCTOBER 18, 2015: Flamingo Eventz and the Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers (an expanded incarnation of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers) have joined forces to present the 11th Annual Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair on Sunday, October 18, 10am – 4pm at Smith Vocational School, 80 Locust St (Rt. […]

Gavels n Paddles: Raimonds Staprans work, $9,440, Michaan's Auctions

Gavels n Paddles: Raimonds Staprans work, $9,440, Michaan's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An oil painting in bold red tones by Raimonds Staprans, titled simply Landscape, sold for $9,440 at an Estates Auction held Aug. 8 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a vibrant depiction of fire by Vance Kirkland, titled Dot Series #15 (Red and […]