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Colt ‘Buntline Special,’ $546,250, Rock Island

Colt ‘Buntline Special,’ $546,250, Rock Island

Colt ‘Buntline Special,’ $546,250, Rock Island Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A rare Colt 16-inch “Buntline Special” single-action Army revolver with original factory stock, one of only ten made, sold for a record $546,250 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held September 9 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock […]

Ken's Korner: Ali’s childhood home brings $70K

Ken's Korner: Ali’s childhood home brings $70K

Ken’s Korner: Ali’s childhood home brings $70K Ken’s Korner News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall You could call it a one-of-a-kind Muhammad Ali collectible and a true piece of the boxing legend’s past. The modest childhood home in western Louisville, KY, where the then-Cassius Clay lived with his […]

Ken's Korner: Original Renoir purchased for $7

Ken's Korner: Original Renoir purchased for $7

Ken’s Korner: Original Renoir purchased for $7 Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall Two years ago a West Virginia woman walked into a local flea market and paid $7 for a painting because she liked the frame. It turned out to be an original work by […]

Sunken gold treasure, $172,500, James D. Julia

Sunken gold treasure, $172,500, James D. Julia

Sunken gold treasure, $172,500, James D. Julia Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A fused cluster of three gold bars and a long gold chain encrusted in coral, from the Spanish ship Nuestra Señora de Atocha, which hit a reef off the Florida Keys during a hurricane and sank in […]

Steinway grand piano, $24,000, Alderfer Auction

Steinway grand piano, $24,000, Alderfer Auction

Steinway grand piano, $24,000, Alderfer Auction Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Steinway & Sons living room grand piano from 1910 sold for $24,000 at a three-day multi-estate sale held September 11-13 by Alderfer Auction Company in Hatfield, PA. Also, a sculpture of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

Beatles 1966 painting, $155,250, Philip Weiss

Beatles 1966 painting, $155,250, Philip Weiss

Beatles 1966 painting, $155,250, Philip Weiss Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A painting done collectively by all four Beatles when the band was on tour in Japan in 1966 sold for $155,250 at a multi-estate auction held September 13-15 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, NY. Also, a vintage […]

More Tarzan: Rare Hal Foster Tarzan Original Strip Art Discovered

Rare Hal Foster Tarzan Original Strip Art Discovered

More Tarzan: Rare Hal Foster Tarzan Original Strip Art Discovered Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Our previous column was focused on the centenary of the first appearance of Edgar Rice Burroughs best-known creation–Tarzan. Almost as if on cue, an incredible piece of original Tarzan art has surfaced with distinct appeal to at least three […]

The Business of Doing Business: Selling the Things That Sell

A rare pair of Nuremburg Spectacles with original case.

The Business of Doing Business in Antiques Selling the Things That Sell By Ed Welch In the real world, most businesses sell the things that are easy to sell. Look around your hometown, count the number of fast food restaurants, count the number of high-end expensive restaurants-cheap wins every time regardless of the income level […]

Ed Welch, Antiques Dealer and Monthly Contributor of “The Business of Doing Business”, Passed Away October 7

Edward M. Welch, Jr.

Ed Welch, Antiques Dealer and Monthly Contributor of “The Business of Doing Business” to The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles Passed Away October 7 Ed was born in Pittsfield, Maine, January. 18, 1942 the son of Edward M. and Ola (Hamm) Welch, Sr. Edward was a 1961 graduate of Waterville High School. He served in […]

Ken's Korner: New York State is dusting off its past

Ken's Korner: New York State is dusting off its past

Ken’s Korner: New York State is dusting off its past Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting New York’s statehouse Capitol building in Albany has been transformed from a stodgy structure filled with nondescript offices into a veritable museum, ever since Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the state to raid its […]