Monthly Archives: February 2017

Gavels 'n' Paddles: “Jonah the Whale” bank, $119,925, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A “Jonah the Whale” cast iron mechanical bank by J. & E. Stevens sold for $119,925 at a Mechanical & Still Bank Sale held Jan. 14 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, an unmarked cast iron “Seek Him Frisk” mechanical bank featuring a […]

Craftsman-Style Floor Treatments

Craftsman-Style Floor Treatments

Their Care, Preservation, and Staying True When Replacing Them By John Robison of The Craftsman Homes Connection “Bring out the nature of the materials. Let their nature intimately into your scheme.” – Frank Lloyd Wright We often give a lot of thought to window treatments, but how often do we consider floor treatments? Since floors […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Experimental ’42 glass cent, $70,500, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The only known surviving intact experimental all-glass cent coin, manufactured in 1942 as an alternative to copper, which was urgently needed during World War II, sold for $70,500 at an auction held Jan. 6 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chippendale tea table, $912,500, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Chippendale carved and figured mahogany scalloped-top tea table with open ball and talons sold for $912,500 at Americana Week, a series of auctions held Jan. 18-21 by Sotheby’s in New York. Also, a Queen Anne carved and figured mahogany block-and-shell kneehole bureau table […]

In The Works: Free Comic Book Day 2017 is May 6

In The Works: Free Comic Book Day 2017 is May 6

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Each year on the first Saturday in May, participating comic book retailers across North America give away more than 6 million comics at participating locations in celebration of Free Comic Book Day. The offerings, more than 50 different issues, come from a variety of publishers (including Marvel, DC, Dark […]

Evel Knievel, Olga Korbut Memorabilia Headline February Heritage Platinum Night Sports Auction

DALLAS, Texas (February 3, 2017) – Heritage Auctions will burnish its reputation as the leading purveyor of direct-from-the-source sports collectibles in its upcoming Platinum Night Auction with its presentation of personal keepsakes from 1970s sports icons Evel Knievel and Olga Korbut, whose memorabilia is expected to realize six-figure returns in an event expected to soar […]

The Kalo Shop

The Kalo Shop

Timeless Handwrought Beauty by Maxine Carter-Lome Much has been written about Arts & Crafts furniture, architecture, and ceramics, and such icons of the movement as Stickley, Newcomb, Van Briggle, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. Less is known and has been written about Arts & Crafts metalwork. Apart from Tiffany, Georg Jensen, and Arthur J. […]