Monthly Archives: January 2018

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Einstein’s telescope, $432,500, Christie’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Einstein’s telescope, $432,500, Christie’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Albert Einstein’s personally owned telescope, made in the late 19th century by the Paul Dorffel Company (Berlin), sold for $432,500 at a Books & Manuscripts Auction held Dec. 5 by Christie’s in New York. Also, Brigham Young’s copy of the W. Stone-engraved Declaration of […]

Antiques Peek: January 2018

Antiques Peek: January 2018

Stylin’ Collectibles By Jessica Kosinski Technology is always advancing, which is why many antique technologies are now obsolete. One industry which has led to the invention of many eventually obsolete devices is the hair care industry. The hair dryers and other devices of the early days of hair care, such as curling devices, now look […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rare Dorflinger ewer, $75,000, Woody Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rare Dorflinger ewer, $75,000, Woody Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare, museum-quality Dorflinger cranberry cut to clear glass ewer, 17 inches tall, sold for $75,000 at an auction held November 18th by Woody Auction (based in Douglass, Kan.) in Kansas City, Mo. Also, an American Brilliant Cut Glass (ABCG) round tray, signed Hawkes […]

Exploring Antique Technologies

Exploring Antique Technologies

by Kary Pardy From the wheel to the iPhone X, the broad term “technology” encompasses each of our inventions and tools. But what happens when we no longer need the technology, when the tool is replaced by something more modern? As with furniture and fine art, there is a collectible market for those discarded technologies. […]