Monthly Archives: August 2018

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ruth / Gehrig signed ball, $42,962, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ruth / Gehrig signed ball, $42,962, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1927 OAL Ban Johnson baseball signed by New York Yankee sluggers Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig sold for $42,962 in an online auction held June 23rd by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, a nearly complete set (93/96) of 1959 Fleer Three […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: French 18th century corkscrew, $17,000, CollectorCorkscrews.com

Gavels 'n' Paddles: French 18th century corkscrew, $17,000, CollectorCorkscrews.com

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 18th century French sheathed corkscrew dating to the Louis XVI period sold for $17,000 in an international online auction held in April by CollectorCorkscrews.com. Also, an 18th century French sheathed fish handle corkscrew finished at $4,300; an 18th century silver combination corkscrew and […]

Publishers Corner: September 2018

Publishers Corner: September 2018

Restyling the Word “Primitives” Maxine Carter-Lome In the evolution of any industry new words emerge to identify and define products and trends that shift the marketplace and seek to broaden its appeal. In the antiques world, its words such as “Upcycled,” “Repurposed,” “Salvage,” “Vintage,” “Americana,” and “Primitives” that are making ‘old things’ and ‘antiques,’ hot […]

Antiques Peek: August 2018

Antiques Peek: August 2018

The Art of Native American Sand Painting by Jessica Kosinski Among the many traditions of the American Southwest are Native American traditions steeped in cultural significance. One of those traditions is the creation of sand paintings. Sand paintings are beautiful and highly collectible works of art today. However, the original purpose of sand painting among […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Navajo child’s blanket, $93,750, John Moran

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Navajo child’s blanket, $93,750, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Navajo classic period child’s wearing blanket, mid-19th century, with cochineal and indigo dyes, sold for $93,750 at a biannual Art of the American West and Turn of the Century Design auctions held June 19th by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a […]

Great Collections: August 2018

Great Collections: August 2018

Baskets in Miniature: An Interview with Collector Jan Duggan Although Native American tribes throughout North America were hand-crafters of baskets for a variety of utilitarian purposes, it is the Akimel O’odham River People (Pima) of southern and central Arizona that are known for their superior basket weaving techniques. In the late 19th century, basket weaving […]

Concho Belts: A Native Tradition

Concho Belts: A Native Tradition

By Jim Olson, Western Trading Post. Photos Courtesy of Western Trading Post The word concho, sometimes spelled concha, comes from the Spanish word meaning shell. Some of the first “conchos” were made of melted silver dollars and resembled a shell-it is commonly thought this is how the name came about. In Spanish, the correct word […]

Record-shattering Mickey Mantle Jersey Stuns Hobby

Record-shattering Mickey Mantle Jersey Stuns Hobby

Record-shattering Mickey Mantle Jersey Stuns Hobby in $8.6 Million Heritage Sports Platinum Night Auction DALLAS, Texas (August 20, 2018) – Over a half century after Mickey Mantle established the World Series home run record with his 17th and 18th in the 1964 World Series, the jersey he wore as he launched those long balls set a record of […]

Captain America Comics #70: Going Home Again

Captain America Comics #70: Going Home Again

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Collector Jason Versaggi knows both the cold, analytical, logical purchases for his collection on one end of the spectrum, and the nostalgia-laced specter of, as he puts it, “going home.” “My Mom bought me my first two comic books on a train ride to Florida. My Dad took me […]

Colorful Chemistry

Colorful Chemistry

Exploring Antique Technologies By Kary Pardy Glass is blown, pressed, molded, and patterned, but sometimes the most stunning features come from within. Spanning almost all colors of the rainbow, the spectrum of colored glass has always dazzled collectors as much as the forms themselves. Glassmakers keep their specific color formulas a closely guarded secret, however, […]