Monthly Archives: March 2016

J.K. Rowling’s chair, in which she wrote the first two Harry Potter books, to cross the auction block

Will sell as part of Heritage Auction’s Rare Books auction in New York, April 6, 2016; chair is painted in Rowling’s hand: “I wrote Harry Potter while sitting on this chair” NEW YORK – The chair used by author J.K. Rowling while she wrote the first two Harry Potter books – Harry Potter and the […]

High Grade Gems up for Grabs in Memory Lane Event

One of two 1888 Allen & Ginter cards of Buck Ewing graded PSA 9 joins The Babe, Ty, Honus, Ted, Jackie, Willie, Mickey and more in Memory Lane’s upcoming I Own It Now catalog. Tustin CA–  One of only two cards of Hall of Famer Buck Ewing from the 1888 Allen & Ginter (N29) set […]

What's Selling on eBay: March 2016

What's Selling on eBay: March 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,383 (32 bids, 9 bidders): Brass N & W RR Railroad Steam Classification Plates The plates were purchased along with other railroad items on Oct. 16, 2015 from an individual who had placed a classified in the Roanoke Times. This individual started a career at N&W in 1939, and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Two famille rose dishes, $100,300, Michaan's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pair of diminutive 19th century famille rose dishes, just 6 ¾ inches tall each, sold for $100,300 at an auction held Jan. 9 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a lot of three wood netsukes brought $9,440; a Republic period famille rose […]

On the Road to… Texas

On the Road to... Texas

The Great State of Texas has it all – historic attractions such as the Alamo in San Antonio, world-class museums, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, great food, shopping… And in the spring and fall, the Round Top antique shows which attract over 5,000 vendors and 100,000 shoppers to this rural part of […]

State of the Clock Market

State of the Clock Market

Fontaine’s Auction Gallery Pittsfield, Mass. By John Fontaine It sounds like a cliche to say quality items sell for premium prices, but in the world of vintage and antique clocks that is especially true. A very rare clock will always bring top dollar even in not so mint condition. That point was driven home quite […]

Cottone Auctions to Celebrate 30 Years in the Auction Business

GENESEO, N.Y. – Cottone Auctions will celebrate 30 years in the business with a Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Saturday, March 19th, featuring original artworks by Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Josef Albers, Wendell Castle and others, plus Tiffany lamps, period furniture and more. The sale will be held in Cottone’s gallery, located at 120 […]

Publisher's Corner: March 2016

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

Timeless Precision & Craftsmanship By Maxine Carter-Lome From the earliest sundials dating from about 3500 BC to the launch of the Apple Watch this past year, our fascination with horology, the study and measurement of time, and attraction to the instruments, clocks, and personal timepieces that measure and record it, remain steadfast. For collectors, it […]