Monthly Archives: February 2016

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Studios glass vase, $48,750, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios Favrile glass floriform vase, made circa 1900-1920 and engraved “04325”, sold for $48,750 at a Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass Auction held Nov. 23 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a Tiffany opalescent Favrile glass and bronze fire screen, circa […]

The Arts & Crafts Auction Market Today

The Arts & Crafts Auction Market Today

by Jerry Cohen The Arts & Crafts market, like any collectible market, has buyers at low, middle, and upper price ranges. At the peak of interest during the second half of the 1990s, every price range of Arts & Crafts material was repeatedly climbing to new highs, thanks to both the exceptional wealth being created […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Dashiell Hammett book, $65,000, Swann Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A first-edition copy of Dashiell Hammett’s book The Red Harvest (New York, 1929), sold for $65,000 at a sale of 19th and 20th Century Literature held Nov. 10 by Swann Galleries in New York City. Also, a two-volume set of the first English edition […]

Americans who like to buy their fine art through internet auction now have a friend:

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Life’s about to get a whole lot easier for Americans who like to buy their fine art, antiques and collectibles through internet auction., the Swedish-based auction aggregator that features, at any given time, over a half million items for sale through about 1,000 auction houses worldwide, has officially launched in […]

What's Selling on eBay: February 2016

What's Selling on eBay: February 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,301 (24 bids, 14 bidders): Large Antique Majolica Figural Bottle, Stork Umbrella Glasses & Hat After doing some searching on the net, I found that this large antique Majolica Stork Bottle is quite rare. I also found that they came in a small and large size. This 15.5-inch tall […]

Captain Action Meets Ultraman

Captain Action Meets Ultraman

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn When writer-collector James Long documented a previously forgotten bit of Captain Action history, it didn’t seem very likely that he was actually uncovering a bit of the action figure’s future. First, it’s difficult to overstate the long-term popularity in Japan of the character Ultraman, which has been revived and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Historical shirt of armor, $2.3 million, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A historical shirt of armor dating back to a 15th century Egyptian sultan sold for $2.3 million at a Premiere Firearms Auction held Dec. 4-6 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a John Ulrich engraved, gold inlaid Winchester 1894 rifle […]

On the Road to… New Mexico

On the Road to... New Mexico

Perhaps nowhere else does art and architecture capture the vernacular and cultural landscape as perfectly as in New Mexico; a place where modernism and primitivism comfortably coexist. The last two decades of the 1800s saw a migration of artists to New Mexico, and the settling of art colonies in Taos and Santa Fe that spawned […]

Outstanding Americana Collection Featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Winter Auction

THOMASTON, ME:   A single owner lifetime collection of fine Americana will be featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Winter Auction on February 11 & 12, 2017.  This collection, which will be sold unreserved, includes a diverse array of rare, museum-caliber examples of American folk art, colonial furniture, paintings, and accessories, will be sold on Saturday, […]