Monthly Archives: February 2018

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Samuel Colt police revolver, $460,000, Rock Island Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Samuel Colt police revolver, $460,000, Rock Island Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Samuel Colt cased presentation model 1862 police revolver sold for $460,000 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held Dec. 1-3 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Winchester model 1873 “One of a Thousand” rifle rang out at $448,500; a […]

Drawing with Light

Drawing with Light

The First Hundred Years of Photography By Erica Lome The concept of photography has deep historical roots. In ancient Greece and China, mathematicians experimented with the effects of light streaming through a small hole in a dark room. Unknowingly, they established the foundational principles of the camera obscura. It wouldn’t be until the eleventh century […]

Early Photos Defined

Early Photos Defined

The very idea of capturing a picture by reflecting an image onto a light-sensitive surface in order to create a more permanent image vs. simply creating a temporary reflection truly started to materialize in the early 19th century. Putting the two together happened by observing how reflections of an object could be “fixed” onto a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Federal tall case clock, $3,960, EstateofMind

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Federal tall case clock, $3,960, EstateofMind

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Squire Lee Federal tall case clock chimed on time for $3,960 at a Manuscript, Fine Art & Americana Auction held December 2nd by EstateofMind Auctioneer in Middletown, N.Y. Also, a manuscript offering of Preston surveys (including two Stockport maps with section, block and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1587 map of the New World, $80,000, Swann Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1587 map of the New World, $80,000, Swann Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Richard Hakluyt’s 1587 map of the New World, titled Novus Orbis, the first map to use the designations “Virginea” and “Nuevo Mexico”, sold for $80,000 at a sale of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books held December 5th by Swann Galleries […]

Lots to Consider: February 2018

Lots to Consider: February 2018

Auction Items Worth a Look Signed Danny Lyon Photograph Heritage Auctions February Online Photographs Auction: Danny Lyon photograph, Benny at Grand and Division, 1956. Gelatin silver, 2000 16-3/4 x 11-1/2 inches (42.5 x 29.2 cm). Signed and dated in pencil with the printer’s stamp on verso. The work of famed photographer Danny Lyon (American, b. […]

Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 May Bring $300,000 at Heritage Auctions

Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 May Bring $300,000 at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 9, 2018) – The Original Cover Art from The Amazing Spider-Man #100 – considered one of the most iconic covers of the 1970s – could sell for as much as $300,000 in Heritage Auctions’ winter Comics & Comic Art event Feb. 22-24. Brimming with fresh-to-market high-grade vintage books, the auction features rarely […]

Collectible Photographers

Collectible Photographers

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” Alfred Stieglitz was the oldest of six children born to a part-Jewish German family that had emigrated to the U.S. in 1849. The civil war had come to an end when he was born in Hoboken, New […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of The Declaration, $1.2 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of The Declaration, $1.2 million, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A printing of The Declaration of Independence by E. Russel, the authorized broadside for Massachusetts, sold for $1.2 million at a series of auctions held during Americana Week in New York City that ended Jan. 21st by Sotheby’s. Also, a Federal inlaid cherrywood and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1955 painting done by JFK, $162,500, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1955 painting done by JFK, $162,500, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A painting completed in 1955 by John F. Kennedy consigned by Kennedy family heirs sold for $162,500 at an Americana & Political Auction held December 2nd by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a cigar store Indian tobacconist figure signed by artist Julius Theodore […]