Monthly Archives: May 2018

Music and Icon

Music and Icon

The Broadway Poster By Daniel Jay Grimminger, Ph.D Music has always gone hand in hand with the visual arts. Iconography, or visual images, is of importance since music itself – after it was passed on simply by oral means – is realized from a written or printed page. Music is, by its very nature, iconographic. […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: A. Elmer Crowell plover decoy, $156,000, Copley Fine Art Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: A. Elmer Crowell plover decoy, $156,000, Copley Fine Art Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A turned-head plover decoy by the renowned carver A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), sold for $156,000 at a Winter Sale held February 16th by Copley Fine Art Auctions, at the American Theater in Charleston, S.C., during the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition weeklong event. Also, a running […]

Star Wars, Comics Dominate in Hake's Auction

Star Wars, Comics Dominate in Hake's Auction

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Following up on last month’s column, which saw Hake’s Americana & Collectibles on track to set multiple records for the company with Auction #223, the results surpassed expectations. The auction, which closed from Tuesday – Thursday, March 13-15, 2018, totaled $2,357,183. This marked the first auction to surpass $2 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Russian gold snuff box, $18,750, John Moran

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Russian gold snuff box, $18,750, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Russian enameled 18kt yellow gold snuff box sold for $18,750 at a Traditional Collector auction held February 20th by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a Buccellati .800 silver bird-form centerpiece basket also brought $18,750; a group of eight Chinese carved jade […]

Broadway Cares

Broadway Cares

Theater Collectibles from the Source By Lane Beauchamp, Director of Communications for Broadway Cares For one Sunday each September, the heart of New York City’s theater district pulses with the energy of thousands of theater fans as they gather for the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. One of the most highly anticipated days of […]

Civil War Era Tobacco Pipe Highlights Machaan's May 12 Gallery Auction

Civil War Era Tobacco Pipe Highlights Machaan's May 12 Gallery Auction

Civil War collectors take note: a  gold mounted Civil War era Tobacco Pipe carved with scenes of Appomattox Surrender is a featured item at Michaan’s Gallery Auction May 12, 2018.  This  unique historical artifact has an estimated auction value of $1,500-$2,000. The auction will also feature decorative arts, Asian art, jewelry and fine art. The auction […]