Monthly Archives: November 2016

What's Selling on eBay: November 2016

What's Selling on eBay: November 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $10,902 (13 bids, 5 bidders): Antique Papier-mache Clockwork Rabbit and 3 Bunnies – All Nodders and Mouth Moves. A large Father Rabbit with three bunnies tucked inside the waist of his pants. When wound up, his head with big glass eyes rocks back and forth with the tick-tock of […]

Vintage Cards Shine in Memory Lane's "I Own it Now" Sale

Buyers circled around some high-grade legends in the event that gives collectors the chance to secure some high-end items at a set price or roll the dice and wait to make an offer. TUSTIN, CA–A 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Babe Ruth graded PSA 8 sold for $53,000 in Memory Lane’s recently concluded I Own It […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Annie Oakley's shotgun, $207,000, Julia and Poulin

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Annie Oakley’s personal 12 gauge William Cashmore Boxlock shotgun sold for $207,000 at back-to-back Firearms Auctions conducted by Poulin Auction Company (Oct. 1-3) and James D. Julia, Inc. (Oct. 4-7), both in Fairfield, Me. Also, a Colt 1883 U.S. Navy Gatling Gun on its […]

Charles and Ray Eames: Icons of Mid-Century Modern Design

Charles and Ray Eames: Icons of Mid-Century Modern Design

By Annabel Keenan Often when discussing design, scholars and collectors alike describe objects and their makers as influential. While there are undeniably certain designs that impact trends in taste, there is arguably no couple with a wider and more diverse range of influence than Charles and Ray Eames. From their iconic and ever-pervasive molded plywood […]

James D. Julia’s November 18, 2016 Auction To Offer The World’s Finest And Most Desirable Lamps, Glass, & Fine Jewelry Selections

Fairfield, ME, October 31, 2016. James D. Juila is pleased to announce its can’t miss annual November Lamps, Glass, and Fine Jewelry Auction Perfectly timed for holiday shopping, this outstanding auction features over 700 breathtaking lots, with over $4 million in carefully curated inventory.   This sale represents the highest quality offerings of the season anywhere, […]

Collector's Showcase: November 2016

Collector's Showcase: November 2016

Calm, Cool, and Collected There is no doubt that information is flowing to us in greater amounts and from different directions than ever before. What to buy, where to go, who to see, what to listen to… it has been said that we receive more information in a single day than our grandparents received during […]

The Life, Legacy, and Furniture of George Nakashima

The Life, Legacy, and Furniture of George Nakashima

…and a Conversation with Mira Nakashima by Mike McLeod George Nakashima’s philosophy reflected his style of craftsmanship: earthy, unexpected, creative, often symmetrical and asymmetrical in the same piece of furniture, elegant and definitely unique. His work, which often incorporates slabs of irregular tree trunks or roots, is highly recognizable and appreciated. George Nakashima was born […]

Augusta Auction's Couture & Historic Fashion auction, Nov. 16

A wide selection of  vintage fashion and historic textiles gathered from more than a dozen US museums, private collections and estates will go up for auction at Augusta Auction’s Couture & Historic Fashion auction in New York City, November 16. No matter what you collect, this auction includes gems for everyone. Featured are a very rare c. […]

Museum Highlights: November 2016

Museum Highlights: November 2016

Mid-Century Design The San Francisco Airport Museum – San Francisco, CA The San Francisco Airport Museum, located in the International Terminal of the San Francisco Airport, is showcasing a diverse and comprehensive collection of mid-century studio art, graphic design, and manufactured goods with the ongoing exhibit “A Modern Approach: Mid-Century Design.” Running through April 9, […]