Monthly Archives: March 2016

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michael Jordan jersey, $80,520, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls game-worn road jersey from his final championship season sold for $80,520 at a Winter Auction held Jan. 29-Feb. 2 by Goldin Auctions (goldinauctions.com), based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, John Havlicek’s personal NBA’s 50 Greatest Players signed lithograph (1/1) realized […]

Publishers Corner: April 2016

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

The Allure of Glass When our editorial team first explored the topic of the Vanity Table for our annual glass issue, we immediately fell to reminiscing about the vanity tables we remembered in a grandparent’s or aunt’s house, or in our own home growing up; that totally feminine, personal space displaying special items to be […]

Collector's Showcase: March 2016

Collector's Showcase: March 2016

The J. Cheney Wells Clock Collection at Old Sturbridge Village The J. Cheney Wells collection of over 100 early New England clocks is not what one would expect to find when visiting Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, an early 19th century living museum village that re-creates everyday life in rural New England through the […]

Michigan Antique Festival continues to grow in Davisburg

Country setting the perfect place to discover one-of-a-kind items Davisburg, Mich. – Out in the country among barns rich with history, the old will become new again at the Michigan Antique Festival. More than 100 vendors will set up indoors and outdoors at the Davisburg Antique Festival, scheduled for April 30-May 1 on the grounds […]

Keeping Time

Keeping Time

“Clockmakers and Collectors” at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library by Hilary Anderson Stelling Director of Exhibitions and Audience Development Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library A Generous Legacy In the face of fast-paced change in the early 1900s, many Americans sought to celebrate past ingenuity and seemingly simpler times through collecting antiques. A […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Patek Philippe wristwatch, $10,455, Cowan's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Patek Philippe Calatrava wristwatch with Tiffany & Company band in 18kt yellow gold sold for $10,455 at a Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Auction held Dec. 6 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Oh. Also, a set of 18kt yellow gold parure with pietra dura […]

35 Years Strong! The Annual Duxbury Spring Antique Show

This spring will mark the 35th anniversary of the Annual Duxbury Spring Antique Show. The show began thirty five years ago with a small group of dedicated volunteers, and has grown into a premier antique show and is one of the only remaining all volunteer-run antique shows in the greater Northeast. The two day event […]

Time to Start Livin': Kitsch Clocks of the Mid-20th Century

Time to Start Livin': Kitsch Clocks of the Mid-20th Century

By Donald-Brian Johnson Clocks. We rely on them to bring just a bit of order into our hectic modern lives. They keep things running like . . . well . . . like clockwork! For centuries, clocks had been reserved solely for the wealthy. Intricately designed and fashioned of the rarest and finest materials, clocks […]

Clockpunk – It's All In The Details

Clockpunk - It's All In The Details

Rescue & Restore In the days before the Industrial Revolution, even the smallest of watch parts were carefully hand-crafted for structure and balance, then hand-finished and configured with precision to mark time in their owner’s lives. “Just look at the individual layers of these pocket watches,” says artist Susan Beatrice. “There are engravings and hand-touches […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: X-Men #1 comic book, $350,000, ComicLink

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare and unrestored issue of X-Men #1 comic book, CGC-graded highly at 9.6, sold recently for $350,000 through ComicLink, a leading provider of online auction and marketplace services for the vintage comic book industry. The buyer was a private collector who is not […]