Monthly Archives: April 2016

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, $454,100, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the 1962 first appearance of Spider-Man, graded near-mint at 9.4 CGC, sold for $454,100 at a Vintage Comics Auction held Feb. 18 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a 1963 copy of Spider-Man #1 soared to $110,537; […]

In the Eye of the Beholder

In the Eye of the Beholder

The Vanity Table, Then and Now by Erica Lome Almost every home has a space for “putting on one’s face.” Perhaps without our conscious knowledge, dressing tables have made this a normal and routine part of our day. Like many ubiquitous furnishings, we often don’t realize how much they shape our habits. Tracing the history […]

Antiques Peek: April 2016

Antiques Peek: April 2016

by Jessica Kosinski These days we all take our compacts and makeup cases for granted, but the compacts we buy in retail stores are nothing compared to vintage compacts, which can be extremely collectible. Let’s take a peek at vintage compacts, how they developed, and why they became so popular. Behind the Scenes Beauty Techniques […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Navajo chief's blanket, $90,000, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Navajo second phase chief’s blanket sold for $90,000 at an auction held Feb. 23 by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a painting by Tucker Smith (b. 1940, Wyoming), titled Gathering the Quarter Circle Five, finished at $26,400; a pair of whimsical […]

New York Photo Show Coming to NYC April 16

Now in it’s eighth year *The New York Photo Show* – dubbed the “affordable photo show” – is coming Saturday, April 16th only, to a new venue this year, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue (at Central Park East and 102nd) right next door to Mount Sinai Hospital in the center of Manhattan. Dealers […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Fortune teller machine, $213,500, Morphy's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1-cent Roovers Brothers Mlle. Zita fortune teller machine sold for $213,500 at a Coin-Op and Advertising Auction held Jan. 30-31 by Morphy Auctions in Las Vegas, Nev. Also, a 25-cent Mills Roulette floor model slot machine soared to $158,600; a 1-cent Roovers Puss […]

Rarities From U.S. Presidential History Headline Auctions at Bonhams New York

Caren Archive II: How History Unfolds on Paper on April 11 NEW YORK—Coinciding with the current U.S. Presidential election season, Bonhams New York announces Treasures from the Caren Archive II: How History Unfolds on Paper, a monumental auction on April 11 featuring important rarities from U.S. Presidential history—of special interest for new and established collectors […]

The Musicbox

The Musicbox

Collecting with Jeff with Jeff Figler One of the most enjoyable collectibles is that of a little box (in most cases) that plays lovely sounds. They have been around for a long, long time and can be extremely colorful and decorative. And they are indeed one type of collectible that you can place in even […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pair, English wine glasses, $10,925, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pair of mid-18th century engraved English air-twist wine glasses, engraved with “Success To The Harwich Cap IOS Rowley,” sold for $10,925 at a Glass Auction held Jan. 29-30 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Va. Also, an 18th century Russian […]

Antique Books and Fine Ephemera Take Center Stage In New York City on Saturday, April 9th, 2016!

This year’s New York City Book and Ephemera Fair, a satellite event to the prestigious New York Antiquarian Book Fair, features over 60 top-tier dealers and offers free round trip shuttle service from the Park Avenue Armory, the hub of New York’s Rare Book Week activities. New York, NY, February 25, 2016 – The world’s […]