Monthly Archives: November 2017

What's Selling on eBay: November 2017

What's Selling on eBay: November 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,125 (12 bidders, 18 bids): Victorian Austrian Solid Silver Baby’s Rattle/Whistle/Teether/Comforter. This antique Victorian baby’s silver rattle/whistle/teether measures 145mm (5.75 inches) long and weighs 62 grams. It is unmarked as far as I can see and tests as silver. It is certainly continental in origin, and my best guess […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Kuhn acrylic painting, $409,500, Jackson Hole

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Kuhn acrylic painting, $409,500, Jackson Hole

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An acrylic on Masonite painting by Bob Kuhn (1920-2007), titled Closing the Distance, sold for $409,500 at the 11th annual Jackson Hole Art Auction, held Sept. 15-16 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and co-hosted by Trailside Galleries and Gerald Peters Gallery. Also, Kuhn’s Onward and […]

A "Cover Story" That Changed My Life

A "Cover Story" That Changed My Life

Character Collectibles: November 2017 By J.C. Vaughn Sometimes a comic book cover can change your life. Weird, but true. It’s happened to me more than once, if you can believe it. First, a bit of background. If you’ve ever been a serious comic book fan or even known one very well, you’ll already know that […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Remington’s Bronco Buster, $510,000, Brunk Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Remington’s Bronco Buster, $510,000, Brunk Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Frederic Remington’s famous bronze sculpture titled Bronco Buster sold for $510,000 at an auction held Sept. 15-16 by Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C. Also, a 3-D study by Henry Moore titled Maquette for Spindle Piece (1968) hit $312,000; a painting by Eugene Boudin titled […]

Antiques Peek: November 2017

Antiques Peek: November 2017

by Jessica Kosinski Birthstones Shining Bright This month we are taking a peek at birthstones. Birthstones today are commonly worn as physical adornments. Necklaces, rings, and many other types of jewelry can be set with birthstones, all of which have significance to those who wear them. The exact type of significance may be sentimental in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Queen Anne maple highboy, $10,530, Copake Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Queen Anne maple highboy, $10,530, Copake Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 18th century Queen Anne curly maple highboy made in eastern Connecticut sold for $10,530 at an auction held September 23rd by Copake Auction in Copake, N.Y.  Also, a Goyard trunk with a label to Henry Latrobe Roosevelt, an assistant secretary of the U.S. […]

Fans and Fashion

Fans and Fashion

By Kathryn Hanna Quick History of Fans. The ubiquitous cooling instrument for hot weather and making a fashion statement – ahhhh, the hand fan. Over the millennia, hand fans have evolved from simple implements of cooling to courtly status symbols to essential fashion accessories and much more. Evidence for the use of hand fans dates […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nakashima table and chairs, $187,500, Freeman’s Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nakashima table and chairs, $187,500, Freeman’s Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A George Nakashima (Am., 1905-1990) Sanso “Reception House” table and six conoid chairs sold for $187,500 at a Design Sale held October 8th by Freeman’s Auction in Philadelphia. Also, a desk designed by Louis Kahn (Am., 1901-1974) and realized by Alexander Woodwork Company of […]

Collecting Vintage Mexican Jewelry In Today’s Market

Collecting Vintage Mexican Jewelry In Today’s Market

by Jamie L. Shenkman “Too hot to buy,” so say some dealers of vintage Mexican jewelry. A colleague in the antique and vintage jewelry business recently mentioned that prices have risen to the extent that acquiring top names such as William Spratling, Antonio Pineda, Hector Aguilar and other highly valued artists’ works no longer makes […]

James D. Julia’s Can’t Miss Late Fall Auction

James D. Julia’s Can’t Miss Late Fall Auction

…to Present a Phenomenal Selection of Museum-Quality Rare Lamps, Glass, Decorative Arts, and Fine Jewelry This highly anticipated, $3+ million dollar auction features over 750 lots of gorgeous, highly sought after merchandise, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Fairfield, Maine, November 11, 2017- James D. Julia, Inc. is excited to announce its annual […]