Monthly Archives: November 2016

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Henry Clay solid gold medal, $346,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 1852 medal honoring U.S. Secretary of State Henry Clay, struck by the U.S. Mint in nearly 30 ounces of gold, sold for $346,000 at an auction of memorabilia relating to Abraham Lincoln held Sept. 17 by Heritage Auctions (with Rail Splitter) in Dallas, […]

New York Comic Con Sets New Records

New York Comic Con Sets New Records

Comic Book Characters and Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Despite the severe physical limitations imposed by having the outdated and undersized Jacob Javits Convention Center as its home base, The New York Comic Con continues to grow at an amazing rate. Long the number two event in the city – it outpaced the New York Marathon […]

What Collectors Should Know About Mid-Century Modernisms' Many Looks

What Collectors Should Know About Mid-Century Modernisms' Many Looks

By Anne Gilbert Change was blowing in the wind after World War II. Everything was new thanks to scientists, designers and a generation yearning for something different. Today the results are known as Mid-Century Modernism. Mid-Century Modernism took many forms. You may be surprised to know that your baby’s first toy, or your grandchild’s, that […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Fitz Henry Lane work, $296,250, James D. Julia

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An unsigned oil on canvas painting by Fitz Henry Lane, depicting New Bedford Harbor and housed in a lovely Eli Wilner & Company frame, sold for $296,250 at a Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Auction held August 24-26 by James D. Julia, Inc., in […]

Chest of Blue-Chip Toys at Bertoia's Annual Fall Auction, November 11-13

2,100+ lots include the best of Tony Lasala’s cast iron, Jay Schoedinger’s pressed steel, and Aussie Paul Hale’s steam engines + trains from Jim Fergusson and Warren Heid VINELAND, N.J. – Bertoia’s is a house of many collector specialties, but it’s a rare occasion when all of those specialty categories come together under one roof […]