Monthly Archives: October 2017

Antiques Peek: October 2017

Antiques Peek: October 2017

Strike Up a Collection by Jessica Kosinski In the world of collectibles, some people think that bigger is better. However, some of the best collectibles come in the tiniest packages. In fact, some of them are actually tiny packages. This month it is time to examine one such package, the matchbook cover, also known as […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 car, $22.55 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 car, $22.55 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 racing car sold for $22.55 million at an auction held Aug. 18-19 by RM Auctions/Sotheby’s in Monterey, Calif. It was a new world auction record for a British car at auction. Also, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta […]

The Early History of Cigarettes in America

The Early History of Cigarettes in America

By Richard Elliot When Christopher Columbus reached the West Indies in 1492, the natives greeted him with fruit, wooden spears and “certain dried leaves which gave off a distinct fragrance.” The Spanish sailors in Columbus’ crew appreciated the fruit but threw away the dried leaves not knowing what they were for. A few weeks later, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Dorflinger punch bowl set, $114,000, Brunk Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Dorflinger punch bowl set, $114,000, Brunk Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A green-cut-to-clear Dorflinger Montrose punch bowl set made in Pennsylvania sold for $114,000 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Auction held July 21-22 by Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C. Also, a painting of beagles by John Emms titled After the Chase made $45,600; a […]