Monthly Archives: April 2018

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Studios Venetian lamp, $102,850, Clars Auction Gallery

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Studios Venetian lamp, $102,850, Clars Auction Gallery

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) Venetian desk lamp, circa 1910, lit up the room for $102,850 at an auction held Feb. 24-25 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a painting by the Modernist artist Walt Kuhn (Am., 1877-1949), titled Red Haired Acrobat (1944), […]

Publisher's Corner: May 2018

Publisher's Corner: May 2018

Backstage Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Growing up in and around New York City in a family that loved the theater and were frequent patrons, I was fortunate to see more than my fair share of Broadway Musicals in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. That was back when the price of a ticket to even the […]

What's Selling on eBay: April 2018

What's Selling on eBay: April 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $787.77 (50 bids, 12 bidders): Vintage 10-piece, Cold-painted, Miniature Austrian Bronze Pigs Orchestra Band. We were recently consigned a small selection of antique and vintage miniature Austrian bronzes from one man’s lifetime collection. Although I could find similar examples of  this Austrian Miniature Bronze Pig Band online, I couldn’t […]

Hake's Sets New Single-Week Record

Hake's Sets New Single-Week Record

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn After setting records with their previous auction, Hake’s Americana & Collectibles looks well on their way to doing it again with Auction #223. The sale, which will close after this issue goes to press, has already been another record-setter for the firm as bids topped the $1 million mark […]

Harrison Ford's "Han Solo" Blaster Headlines Julien's Hollywood Legends Auction June 23

One of the Most Iconic Weapons in Film History Highlights Return of the Jedi’s U.S. Art Director’s Historic Production Archive Los Angeles, California – (April 26, 2018) – Julien’s Auctions, the world record–breaking auction house, has announced that Harrison Ford’s “Han Solo” hero blaster movie prop used in the original Star Wars trilogy film Episode VI: […]

Seeing The Presidents Through Glass

Seeing The Presidents Through Glass

Pressed Glass as Patriotism Daniel Jay Grimminger, Ph.D. Since at least the 1820s, North American memorabilia has appealed to the patriotic spirit by portraying the presidents who Americans so dearly loved. Manufacturers of material goods charmed the working class-especially the women, who had control over their parlor rooms that “overflowed with store-bought mass-produced objects, carefully […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of Detective Comics #27, $569,275, Hake’s Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of Detective Comics #27, $569,275, Hake’s Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), featuring the first appearance of Batman (then known as “The Bat-Man”), graded CGC 5.0, sold for $569,275 in an auction held March 13-15 by Hake’s Americana, based in York, Pa. Also, a copy of Action Comics […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Andy Warhol attribution, $32,400, Woodshed Art Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Andy Warhol attribution, $32,400, Woodshed Art Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A gouache, watercolor and ink on paper attributed to Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987), titled Chanel No. 5, sold for $32,400 in an online-only Private Art Collections & Estates Discoveries Auction held March 15th by Woodshed Art Auctions, based in Franklin, Mass. Also, Illustrations of […]

The Crown Jewels

The Crown Jewels

Glass Paperweights By Art Elder “The Crown Jewels for Collectors” – that’s what Paul Hollister wrote about fine glass paperweights. He was one of the foremost scholars of 17th to 19th century glass studies, glass paperweights, and contemporary studio art glass. Paperweights are considered the most collectable of 19th century glass items, and also the […]

Cracklin' Good

Cracklin' Good - Captivated by Crackle Glass

Captivated by Crackle Glass Story by Donald-Brian Johnson; Photos by Leslie Pina “Look, look, look to the rainbow- Follow it over the hill and stream. Look, look, look to the rainbow- Follow the fellow who follows a dream.” E.Y. “Yip” Harburg  –  Finian’s Rainbow, 1947 You’ve seen the magic. The day is dreary. A stray […]