Monthly Archives: January 2017

What's Selling on eBay: January 2017

What's Selling on eBay: January 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,513 (22 bids, 8 bidders): 1910 Sector Watch – Retrograde Jumping Time Pocket Watch – running. A rare Art Nouveau design watch with retrograde jumping time indicator. The watch is very rare; in the Dr. Crott auction in May of this year (sale 93, lot 370), a similar watch […]

Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, $450.3 million, Christie’s

Leonardo da Vinci’s 500-year-old mystical masterpiece, Salvator Mundi, sold for $450.3 million at an auction held November 15th by Christie’s in New York City. It was a new auction record for any artwork ever sold at auction. Fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo are known to exist and all (except for this one) are in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Marilyn Monroe dress, $4.81 million, Julien’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Marilyn Monroe’s iconic, form-fitting “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress from JFK’s birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden in New York City sold for $4.81 million at a sale of the late actress’s personal and career items, held Nov. 17-19 by Julien’s Auctions in Los […]

Antiques Peek: January 2017

Antiques Peek: January 2017

Railroad Lanterns By Jessica Kosinski The history of the American railroad system is undeniably amazing. Without railroads many of the U.S. cities and states as we know them today simply wouldn’t exist. The coming of the railroad allowed many sparsely populated areas to become the big cities that they are now. The railroads led to […]

Bringing Old Lights to Life

Bringing Old Lights to Life

Lighting Restoration and Repair with Chris Ehrler by Judy Gonyeau and Chris Ehrler Antique and vintage lighting restoration and repair can bring buried treasure out of the dark ages and into the brightly lit rooms of today. In New England, especially in the Newport/New Bedford/ Providence area, the array of lighting found in homes and […]