Monthly Archives: January 2018

What's Selling on eBay: January 2018

What's Selling on eBay: January 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,550 (20 bids, 6 bidders): Large Lot Eames Fiberglass Shell Chairs 32 pcs. Dark Green, Orange and Yellow. Lot of 32 Eames for Herman Miller fiberglass shell chairs, great original condition, selling as one lot. These chairs are a mix of dark green, orange and yellow shells. Measures 31.25 […]

Publisher's Corner: February 2018

Publisher's Corner: February 2018

Focus on Photography By Maxine Carter-Lome People, places, events, moments in time, all captured through the eyes of a photographer and their equipment. It is their unique perspective on what they see and how they choose to capture that image that make photographs equally at home in family albums, historic archives, museum holdings and fine […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Western cowboy bronze by Saletta, $5,000, Holabird Western Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Western cowboy bronze by Saletta, $5,000, Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by the California sculptor Betty Saletta sold for $5,000 at an auction held Jan. 20-21 by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC in Reno, Nev. Also, a War Eagle 25-cent “one-armed bandit” slot machine from the 1930s […]

Star Wars, Comics, Superman, and Politicals Dominate at Hake's

Star Wars, Comics, Superman, and Politicals Dominate at Hake's

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The final auction of Hake’s Americana & Collectibles’ 50th year, #222, was held November 14-16, 2017 and it turned out to be the most successful one in the company’s five decades. The $1,754,464 realized eclipsed the previous high mark of $1.3 million, which was set in 2013. It also […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Marklin toy battleship, $192,000, Bertoia Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Marklin toy battleship, $192,000, Bertoia Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Marklin toy battleship, the Sankt Georg, 28 inches long, sold for $192,000 at a Fall Signature Sale held Nov. 11-12 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J. Also, an 18-inch-tall belsnickle candy container with feather tree, standing on a snow mound, fetched $21,600; a […]

Keeping Perfect Time

Keeping Perfect Time

The Evolution of the Metronome By Maxine Carter-Lome If you ever took music lessons chances are you are familiar with the metronome; the audible task master that helped you to keep time with the music. While digital software has replaced the need for the box with the swinging pendulum, it remains an endearing and “old […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: ’99 Pokemon 103-card set, $100,655, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: ’99 Pokemon 103-card set, $100,655, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A complete 103-card set of 1999 Pokemon 1st edition cards, graded PSA Gem MT 10, sold for $100,655 in a Holiday Auction that closed December 9th by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, Stephen Curry’s 2016 NBA finals, games 4 and 6, Golden […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hiliott scrimshaw, $42,000, Eldred’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hiliott scrimshaw, $42,000, Eldred’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A polychrome scrimshaw tooth attributed to George Hiliott, depicting a native Hawaiian woman (or Wahinee) on the front and a woman on horseback on the back, sold for $42,000 at an Americana Auction held Nov. 16-18 by Eldred’s in East Dennis, Mass. Also, a […]

Great Collections: January 2018

Great Collections: January 2018

A Conversation with Janice E. Kelsh Founder of the Miniature Piano Enthusiast Club She may not be as famous as dimpled, sequined fellow collector Liberace or as funny as Schroeder, the miniature piano man of the Peanuts comic strip; nor is she as well-known as Barry Manilow, who features a Bencini sculpture (#63 Pianist) on […]

High Fidelity

High Fidelity

The Charm of Vintage Record Players By Erica Lome If you were to stroll into an Urban Outfitters today you might be surprised to find portable turntables enclosed in a purple velvet container alongside boxes of vinyl records by contemporary artists. Now offering Bluetooth and other modern amenities, modern record players promise to provide “analog […]