Monthly Archives: January 2020

Vintage Watches

Vintage Watch

Those who owned one were likely to wear it and have it serviced over the years, when parts were frequently replaced (such as bezel inserts and crowns), and perhaps the luminous material on the dial or hands was refreshed for better night visibility – all with the goal of making the watch a more effective […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bunker Hill musket, $492,000, Morphy’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bunker Hill musket, $492,000, Morphy’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A .79 caliber Dutch flintlock musket belonging to Private John Simpson of Deerfield, N.H., used to fire the first shot at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill, sold for $492,000 at an auction held October 23rd by Morphy’s in Denver, Pa. Also, a Colt […]

Cassin's Grape Brandy Bitters Bottle Hammers Down at $155,000

A 150-year-old blue Cassin’s Grape Brandy Bitters bottle so rare that for years many doubted its very existence has sold for a staggering $155,000 at the Part 1 sale of the Ken Fee collection of mostly Western bitters bottles, held November 29th by American Bottle Auctions. The Cassin’s Bitters is arguably one of the greatest […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Henri Thiriet 1898 poster, $108,000, Poster Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Henri Thiriet 1898 poster, $108,000, Poster Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1898 poster by Henri Thiriet, titled Absinthe Berthelot, a rare Belle Epoque design depicting a bustling outdoor café scene, sold for $108,000 at Auction LXXIX (#79), held October 27th by Poster Auctions International (PAI) in New York City. Also, Alphonse Mucha’s 1902 […]