Monthly Archives: May 2017

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lacour’s bitters bottle, $35,650, American Bottle Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lacour’s bitters bottle, $35,650, American Bottle Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Lacour’s early Western bitters bottle, made circa 1866-1875, the earliest variant and in a rare color, sold for $35,650 in a two-part online and catalog auction held Feb. 10-18 and March 3-11 by American Bottle Auctions of Sacramento, Calif. An E. G. Lyons […]

Jeffrey S. Evans 18th & 19th Century Glass & Lighting Auction, May 20

Jeffrey S. Evans 18th & 19th Century Glass & Lighting Auction, May 20

MT. CRAWFORD, VA, April 1, 2017 – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will conduct their 18th annual spring auction of 18th & 19th-century glass and lighting on May 20th beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET. The sale will feature the collections of glass author and scholar Joan E. Kaiser of Sandwich, MA, and the late Roger […]

In Memoriam: Philip Zolli, Jr.

In Memoriam: Philip Zolli, Jr.

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn For many years, it seemed as if Philip Zolli, Jr.’s site, The Atlas Archives (atlasarchives.com), was the only place for fans of the short-lived Atlas-Seaboard line of comics to find their collecting niche researched, explained, and celebrated. For such collectors, Zolli’s efforts fanned the flames of fandom and gave […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1937 Bugatti Type 57S car, $7.7 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1937 Bugatti Type 57S car, $7.7 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet automobile, one of only three examples boasting rare coachworks by Vanvooren of Paris, sped off for $7.7 million at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance sale held March 11 by RM Auctions and Sotheby’s in Amelia Island, […]

In Living Color

In Living Color

Vintage Seed Catalogs Story & Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson From the mid-1800s onward, many a wintry day passed faster as mailboxes welcomed colorful seed catalogs, chock-full of the latest seasonal offerings from Gurney’s, Earl May, Burpee’s, and other gardening industry “names.” Seed companies were in the business of selling attainable dreams, and America was buying. […]

Antiques Peek: May 2017

Antiques Peek: May 2017

Watering Cans Can by Jessica Kosinski Whenever the weather permits, many of us like to be out in the garden planting, weeding, and, of course, watering. Some people reach for the nearest hose to do that, but others prefer the tradition of using a watering can. This month we’re taking a peek at antique watering […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 19th century toy fire pumper, $33,000, Cordier Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 19th-century toy fire pumper, $33,000, Cordier Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 19th-century tinplate and wood toy fire pumper sold for $33,000 at a Winter Antique & Fine Art Auction held Feb. 11 by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals in Harrisburg, Pa. Also, a cast bronze signed by Isidore-Jules Bonheur (Fr., 1827-1901), bearing the Hippolyte Peyrol […]

Embellished for the Elements

Embellished for the Elements

Outdoor Furniture from Wicker to Wrought Iron By Maxine Carter-Lome Since the dawn of time, Man has strived to be one with nature, or to at least admire it from the relative distance and comfort of a patio, porch, veranda or terrace. Creating and staging outdoor spaces and gardens with furniture and objects to create […]

Publisher’s Corner: May 2017

Publisher's Corner: May 2017

Welcome to Spring, When Everything Old is New Again! by Maxine Carter-Lome Welcome to the premier issue of our new logo redesign. We could not be happier to share the graphic evolution of our look and brand. I am reminded of the Loggins & Messina song lyric, “Same old wine in a brand new bottle.” […]

Hollywood Life Estate of Superstar Writer Jackie Collins to be Auctioned in Two Day Sale at Bonhams Los Angeles

Bonhams to auction the $3 million, 1,000-lot estate of internationally celebrated author Jackie Collins. An exclusive insight into the star’s passion for collecting fine art, sculpture, and jewelry. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to own jewelry worthy of the writer’s most glamorous characters. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to support the empowerment […]