Monthly Archives: January 2019

Gavels 'n' Paddles: JFK’s Harvard sweater, $34,140, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: JFK’s Harvard sweater, $34,140, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall John F. Kennedy’s sweater from his days as a student at Harvard University sold for $34,140 in an online Fine Autographs & Artifacts Auction that ran from Oct. 19-Nov. 7 by RR Auction, based in Boston, Mass. Also, JFK’s handwritten notes on Vietnam brought […]

Publisher’s Corner: February 2019

Publisher’s Corner: February 2019

The Reading Room by Maxine Carter-Lome The founding principles of our country have their roots in the Age of Enlightenment, an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 18th century. Ideals such as “liberty, progress, religious tolerance, fraternity, constitutional government, and separation of church and state” advanced in […]

Antiques Peek: January 2019

Antiques Peek: January 2019

Antiques Found Gilty by Jessica Kosinski Overlaying is a process of coating one substance with another substance. The two most common types of metal overlay are silver and gilt (gold). Silver and gilt overlay processes (gilding) have been used for many years to add decorative touches to various other materials, including glass and porcelain. The […]

All Geared Up: Collecting Iron

All Geared Up: Collecting Iron

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Iron, with its beloved black color, strength, and propensity for twists and turns can appeal to collectors across several spectrums. Whether you admire an industrial gear, an elaborate Pennsylvania Dutch hinge, or a scrolling Victorian garden bench, there is something enduring about collecting iron. But how did this metal […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Casablanca movie poster, $102,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Casablanca movie poster, $102,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942) insert sold for $102,000 at a Movie Posters Auction held Nov. 17-18 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a Thunderball (United Artists, 1965) full-bleed British quad fetched $24,000; a Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Paramount, 1961) Italian 4-Fogli garnered $22,800; […]

What's Selling on eBay: January 2019

What's Selling on eBay: January 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,438 (21 bids, 14 bidders): Rare Vintage Antique Japanese Blue Glass Fishing Float Signed Rolling Pin, 5.75 inches. I have looked this float over, and there are no cracks that I detect. I believe some of the photos show a line that looks like a crack, but it is […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Red Hat porcelain gas sign, $66,000, Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Red Hat porcelain gas sign, $66,000, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Red Hat Royal 400 Gasoline porcelain sign with red hat graphic sold for $66,000 at an Automobilia & Petroliana Auction held October 8th by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a 1913 Indian Model 30.50 motorcycle, serial #E43213, sped off for $45,000; a […]

Hindman LLC Acquires Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Cowan's Auctions

Hindman LLC Acquires Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Cowan's Auctions

Hindman LLC announces today that it has acquired auction houses Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Cowan’s Auctions. The new venture brings together two of America’s defining auction firms, uniting a nationwide network of specialists and resources. Born to serve and grow the industry landscape through digital transformation and customer service, Hindman LLC reflects the shared vision […]

Krigstein's "Master Race" Original Art Leads at Heritage, and Remembering Stan Lee

Krigstein's "Master Race" Original Art Leads at Heritage, and Remembering Stan Lee

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn Heritage Auctions’ November 15-17, 2018 Comics & Comic Art Auction made headlines when it closed at $10,776,936 in total sales and the company reported a 99.36% sell-through rate. The Belgium-based Boon Foundation for Narrative Graphic Arts garnered the biggest headlines of the event with their $600,000 bid for Bernie […]

Toleware: A Dressed-up Poor Man's Silver

Toleware: A Dressed-up Poor Man's Silver

by Maxine Carter-Lome The term tôle, derived from the French tôle peinte, meaning “painted sheet metal,” refers to the decorative process of applying paint and lacquer to tin, initially as a way to prevent common household objects from rusting but later as a form of embellishment. In the antiques and collectibles marketplace, toleware refers to […]