Monthly Archives: September 2017

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1915 Ty Cobb baseball card, $432,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1915 Ty Cobb baseball card, $432,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1915 Cracker Jack #30 baseball trading card, one of only three cards known graded PSA Mint 9, sold for $432,000 at a Premium Sportscard Catalog Auction held June 29th by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a Topps 1954 Hank Aaron #128 baseball […]

Great Collections: September 2017

Great Collections: September 2017

J. Pierpont Morgan Hartford native John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), founder of a banking dynasty still in operation today, was one of the great financial figures of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Well known for his successes as a banker, railroad tycoon, and steel magnate, he was also an important philanthropist and avid art […]

Showtime Auctions 3-Day Cowboy and Native American Indian Artifacts & Advertising Auction, Sept. 29-Oct. 1

The Brad And Mary Watts Western Collection Of Cowboy And Native American Indian Artifacts Will Be Auctioned Sept. 29 Thru Oct. 1, 2017

The Brad and Mary Watts Western Collection of Cowboy and Native American Indian Artifacts will be Auctioned Sept. 29 Thru Oct. 1, 2017 The three-day event, packed with approximately 2,000 investment-grade items, will be held by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – What will […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Uncut sheet, baseball cards, $32,200, Blackwell Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Uncut sheet, baseball cards, $32,200, Blackwell Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An uncut sheet of 110 Topps baseball cards from 1956 sold for $32,200 at an Americana Auction held June 10th by Blackwell Auctions in Clearwater, Fla. Also, a Los Angeles Police Dept. lieutenant’s badge #7, accompanied by a 14kt gold retirement badge, went for […]

What is China?

What is China?

Ceramics, in its broadest term, defines the art of making any object from clay by baking it. Just as the term “vehicle” can mean car, airplane, or spaceship, the term “ceramics” includes a like number of variations, either in design or materials. Basically, the chemical composition of china is a combination of clay, kaolin, feldspar, […]

Adirondack Experience Antiques Show and Sale – Sept. 15, 16

Adirondack Experience Antiques Show and Sale - Sept. 15, 16

Rhinebeck, NY: Barn Star Productions and The Adirondack Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, are proud to announce two important and exciting changes for the fall 2017 season. First, The Museum has a new, name entitled “Adirondack Experience”. This fresh identity is aimed at attracting and inviting new and long time supporters to come and enjoy […]