Monthly Archives: October 2016

Wedgwood Pottery

Wedgwood Pottery

Collecting with Jeff Jeff Figler Anyone looking for quality pottery will no doubt come across the likes of Wedgwood pottery. Its high quality makes it a much desired household décor, and very appropriate wedding and special events gift; however, it is interesting how Josiah Wedgwood, a Brit, developed the pottery that is known around the […]

Six alternative photos for The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album cover expected to bring $60,000 Oct. 27 in New York

A very rare and complete set of the six alternative photos for The Beatles iconic Abbey Road album cover taken and autographed by Iain Macmillan in 1969 is estimated to bring in $60,000-$80,000 at Heritage Auctions’ public auction in New York City. Now part of Beatles folklore, Paul McCartney had drawn out his idea for the Abbey Road album cover while […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Picasso ceramic sculpture, $14,400, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1955 ceramic sculpture by Pablo Picasso (Sp., 1881-1973) for Madoura, titled Lampe Femme, sold for $14,400 at a Decorative Art Auction held Sept. 10 by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a 1970 Dodge Charger 500 roared off for $23,100; a […]

Folk Art Frenzy

Folk Art Frenzy

by David Moore of Waterman Antiques Everyone I talk with has their own interpretation as to what great Folk Art is. Wikipedia states “In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic.” Collectors tend to divide Folk Art into categories such as; American, Outsider, Utilitarian, Eclectic, Pioneer, Advertising, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Louis XIII decanter, $134,750, Sotheby's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A crystal magnum decanter of special Louis XIII cognac, engraved with a map of the Americas, sold for $134,750 at a Wine Auction held Sept. 9-10 by Sotheby’s in New York City. Also, 10 bottles of 1985 Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti made $46,550; […]

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) founder and CEO Steve Geppi conducted a personal of the museum for members, lenders and other special guests to celebrate the museum’s 10th anniversary. The tour through the pop culture history on display, including GEM’s current special exhibits, took place on Saturday, September 10, 2016. […]

Hand-curated selection of exotic, fresh-to-market timepieces to be offered by Heritage Auctions

A hand-curated selection of exotic, fresh-to-market timepieces from Patek Philippe to Piguet will be offered at auction by Heritage Auctions at an October 27 auction. Here are 10 of the unusual and highly-sought after examples the auction has to offer: 1. Universal Geneve Rare & Very Fine Ref. 881101/03 Steel Tri-Compax, circa 1960. (est. $10,000 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Winchester Model 1866, $483,000, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A German silver framed, exhibition quality, panel scene engraved Winchester Model 1866 rifle, with ties to trick shot Chevalier Ira Paine (“Master Shooter of the World”), sold for $483,000 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held Sept. 9-11 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock […]

Bill Traylor: Unfiltered

Bill Traylor: Unfiltered

By Susan Baerwald In the history of early American culture, there is little specific mention of African American Art. We are aware of some of the early quilts by Harriet Powers, some walking sticks carved by anonymous African American artists, and dolls made by women in their own images for their children to play with. […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Flash Gordon artwork, $60,375, Philip Weiss

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Original Sunday page artwork for the Flash Gordon comic strip dated Jan. 24, 1937, drawn by noted illustrator Alex Raymond (1909-1956), sold for $60,375 at an auction held Sept. 8 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a copy of the comic book […]