Monthly Archives: June 2017

What’s Selling on eBay: June 2017

What’s Selling on eBay: June 2017

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $355 (30 bids, 14 bidders): Victorian 6-Panel KPM Porcelain Lithophane Lampshade. Five of the six lithophane panels in this antique Victorian lampshade measures 4 7/8” wide by 5 ¾” tall and are signed KPM. The sixth panel is antique, but is not signed. We have posted close up photographs […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Little Big Horn Colt pistol, $460,000, James D. Julia, Inc.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Little Big Horn Colt pistol, $460,000, James D. Julia, Inc.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Colt single-action Army pistol (SN 5773), used by one of Custer’s men at the Battle of Little Big Horn, sold for $460,000 at an Extraordinary Firearms Auction held April 11th by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, Me. Also, a cased 100 Guinea […]

The Big E: The Creation of a New England Tradition

The Big E: The Creation of a New England Tradition

by David Cecchi No matter what you call it – The Big E, Expo, the fair – the Eastern States Exposition has been a New England tradition for the past century. Since 1916, the Exposition has been a showcase for the best of New England agriculture and a learning experience for the region’s youth. The […]

Great Collections: June 2017

Great Collections: June 2017

The Eric C. Caren Collection Photos: Christie’s Images Ltd. 2017 Eric C. Caren has been called the “Babe Ruth of private historical collecting” and compared to the 19th century collector Sir Thomas Phillips. His collection, The Caren Archive, is acknowledged as one of the largest and most important private collections of Paper Americana in the […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Alexander Calder mobile, $471,000, Skinner, Inc.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Alexander Calder mobile, $471,000, Skinner, Inc.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An untitled standing mobile from around 1965 by Alexander Calder (Am., 1898-1976) sold for $471,000 at a sale of Modern & Contemporary Works held January 27th by Skinner, Inc. in Boston, Mass. Also, an oil on canvas by Henri-Jean Guillaume (Fr., 1860-1943), titled La […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Abbey Road studio console, $1.8 million, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Abbey Road studio console, $1.8 million, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An Abbey Road Studios recording console, the very one used by Pink Floyd when they recorded the rock album Dark Side of the Moon, sold for $1.8 million at a Rock Memorabilia Sale held March 27th by Bonhams in New York City. Also, a […]

What A Wonderful World: The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair

What A Wonderful World: The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair

By Donald-Brian Johnson Abe Lincoln was there. So were the “Flintstones.” Michelangelo’s Pieta paid an exclusive visit. The enormous inhabitants of Sinclair’s “Dinoland” bid folks a toothy welcome. And, it’s where The Riddler executed a dastardly burglary during the pilot episode of TV’s Batman. During the summers of 1964 and ’65, a gee-whillikers wonderland welcomed […]