Monthly Archives: April 2018

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Detective Comics #29, $53,675, Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Detective Comics #29, $53,675, Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of Detective Comics #29 (July 1939), bought by the consignor at a tag sale for $20, sold for $53,675 at an auction held Feb. 14-15 by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a copy of DC Comics Showcase #4 (Oct. 1956), the […]

Great Collections: April 2018

Great Collections: April 2018

On View: The Lauzon Collection at the Clark Art Institute There are two words that can thrill museum curators and collectors alike when it comes to sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for a collection – “on view.” Making this happen is an opportunity for both to see and learn more about those items they are passionate […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 19th century sugar chest, $263,250, Cordier’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 19th century sugar chest, $263,250, Cordier’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An early 19th century folk art painted sugar chest sold for $263,250 at a Winter Antique & Fine Art Auction held February 11th by Cordier’s Auctions & Appraisals in Harrisburg, Pa. The buyer was Kelly Kinzle, owner of Kelly Kinzle Antiques in New Oxford, […]

Building a Glass Museum by the Numbers

Building a Glass Museum by the Numbers

The West Virginia Museum of American Glass at 25 By Tom Felt Dreams can be compelling and when the dream is big, the outcome can be truly exciting. Imagine a museum that celebrates everything that was made in American glass, from the very earliest years to today’s studio art glass movement. Does that sound audacious? […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Washington signed book, $138,000, Case Antiques

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Washington signed book, $138,000, Case Antiques

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A leather-bound copy of Volume 1 of The Massachusetts Magazine, owned and signed by George Washington and given to his friend and biographer, the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835), sold for $138,000 at an auction held January 28th by Case Antiques […]