Monthly Archives: August 2017

Graham Nash collection of Underground Art tops $6.3 million Comics Event at Heritage Auctions

Graham Nash collection of Underground Art tops $6.3 million Comics Event at Heritage Auctions

Collection featuring Robert Crumb makes $1.1 million DALLAS, Texas (Aug. 15, 2017) – Singer/songwriter Graham Nash’s collection of Underground Comix art realized more than $1.1 million to lead Heritage Auctions’ summer Vintage Comics & Comic Art Auction in Dallas. The $6.3 million auction presented fresh-to-market art and key books to more than 2,800 bidders in […]

What's Selling on eBay: August 2017

What's Selling on eBay: August 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,377 (28 bids, 10 bidders): Unusual Antique Corkscrew. This is an antique corkscrew that looks quite unusual to me, though I am no expert. It has no name on it. It has a wooden handle, and the rest of it is steel. The side arms almost look like a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air, $31,860, Cordier Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air, $31,860, Cordier Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A fully restored 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air car sold for $31,860 at a Spring Antique Catalog Auction held May 20th by Cordier Auctions in Harrisburg, Pa. Also, a painting by Harold Newton (Am., 1934-1994), one of the legendary Florida Highwaymen, fetched $3,894; a 1924 Steinway […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Steinway grand piano, $22,500, John Moran

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Steinway grand piano, $22,500, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Steinway & Sons Model D grand piano sold for $22,500 at a Traditional Collector Auction held June 20th by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, an .800 silver eagle by Italian maker Buccellati finished at $19,200; a rustic scene of a fisherman […]

James D. Julia's August 3-Day Auction

James D. Julia's August 3-Day Auction

James D. Julia’s August 3-Day Auction to Feature Over 1,600 Lots of Extraordinary Fine and Decorative Art, Museum Quality Antiques and Furniture, and Exquisite Asian Selection Fairfield, ME, August 1, 2017. – It’s time for the most anticipated premier auction of the summer season – James D. Julia’s annual August Fine Art, Asian & Antiques […]

Antiques Peek: August 2017

Antiques Peek: August 2017

Braided Beauties by Jessica Kosinski Braided rugs have been produced for centuries in some form, and they have also gone by many names, including rag rugs. Although we now consider them to be common household items, they have a very rich history, both in Europe and in North America. They are even prominently featured in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Engraved Henry lever rifle, $25,875, Rock Island Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Engraved Henry lever rifle, $25,875, Rock Island Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An engraved lever-action Henry rifle sold for $25,875 at a Regional Gun Auction held June 22-25 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Borchardt pistol in fair condition sold for $17,250; an engraved Winchester Model 1866 rifle hit the mark […]

Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home

Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home

by Kim Ivey Senior curator of textiles and historic interiors Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Exhibit Introduction The exhibition Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, showcases a century of printed textiles from India, Great Britain, and Continental Europe, dating from the […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Letter written on the Titanic, $22,500, Philip Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Letter written on the Titanic, $22,500, Philip Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A letter handwritten aboard the RMS Titanic on April 13, 1912 sold for $22,500 at an auction held June 22nd by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, an original life ring from the SS Andrea Doria changed hands for $8,400; a glass clock given […]