Monthly Archives: September 2018

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michael Jordan Bulls jersey, $122,750, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michael Jordan Bulls jersey, $122,750, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A game-used, signed and photo-matched Chicago Bulls home jersey, worn by Michael Jordan on April 11, 1998, when he recorded his 5,000th career assist, sold for $122,750 at a Summer Live and Premium Auction held August 11th by Goldin Auctions in Runnemede, N.J. Also, […]

Celebrate Design, Antiques, and Elegance

Celebrate Design, Antiques, and Elegance

At Winterthur’s 55th Annual Delaware Antiques Show, November 9–11, 2018 Celebrate inspiration and elegance at Winterthur’s 55th Annual Delaware Antiques Show, a spectacular showcase of art, antiques, and design featuring 60 exceptional dealers, November 9–11, 2018, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Charlotte Moss, one of the country’s leading interior designers, serves […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pilgrim Century chest, $27,500, Pook & Pook

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pilgrim Century chest, $27,500, Pook & Pook

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An early 18th century Connecticut Pilgrim Century joined oak sunflower chest, a handsome example of Colonial craftsmanship, sold for $27,500 at an Americana & International Auction held Sept. 14-15 by Pook & Pook, Inc., in Downingtown, Pa. Also, a slender Southern Hepplewhite mahogany cellarette […]

Publisher's Corner: October 2018

Publisher's Corner: October 2018

Classic Cars & Collectibles By Maxine Carter-Lome You don’t have to be a collector to stop and take notice of a parked or passing car. It could be one your parents had when you were growing up, the first one you ever owned, the one you’ve always wanted or the one that got away. To […]

Great Collections: September 2018

Great Collections: September 2018

Museum of Appalachia: The Primitive Objects of Everyday Life in Rural Southern Appalachia By Maxine Carter-Lome The Museum of Appalachia, founded in 1969, is a 65-acre living history museum in Clinton, Tennessee that reflects early life in a pioneer mountain farm-village in Southern Appalachia through a unique assemblage of buildings, artifacts, and stories amassed over […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Early prototype telephone, $40,000, Bruneau & Co.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Early prototype telephone, $40,000, Bruneau & Co.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An original model of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson’s first telephone from 1881 sold for $40,000 at an Historical Telephone Auction held August 4th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, a rare circa 1876 Bell Butter Stamp magneto telephone […]

What's Selling on eBay: September 2018

What's Selling on eBay: September 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $5,135 (49 bids, 5 bidders): Antique Kent’s 1862 Egg Beater Original Pottery Advertising Batter Mixer. One of the most desirable egg beaters you will ever find. Here is the all-original, no cracks, original egg-and-batter whisk, Kents’ pottery stoneware piece, a prized family possession treated with care from a no-smoking […]

Hake’s Changes Name to Hake’s Auctions

Hake’s Changes Name to Hake’s Auctions

Hake’s Americana & Collectibles has changed the company name to Hake’s Auctions. The auction house, which has been in business for 51 years, is integrating the new name as they near the opening of their November auction. “We have been considering it for a while,” Hake’s Auctions President Alex Winter said. “We wanted to wait […]

Pop Culture Scores Big at Heritage

Pop Culture Scores Big at Heritage

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Heritage Auctions has continued to find fertile ground in the world of pop culture, as witnessed by their July 28-29, 2018 Movie Poster Auction and their August 2-4 Comics & Comic Art Auction. The company’s Movie Poster Auction totaled over $1.6 million when all was said and done, and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Dylan signed letter, $29,645, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Dylan signed letter, $29,645, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A letter handwritten by singer-musician Bob Dylan to Debbie Green Andersen, an old Greenwich Village friend, postmarked July 26, 1975, sold for $29,645 in an online auction that ran from July 12-19 by RR Auction, based in Amherst, N.H. Also, a first pressing of […]