Author Archives: Bob

Sinclair Aircraft sign, $19,800, Matthews

Sinclair Aircraft sign, $19,800, Matthews

Sinclair Aircraft sign, $19,800, Matthews Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A rare Sinclair Aircraft double-sided porcelain sign with plane graphics, rated 7.9 out of 10 on both sides for condition, sold for $19,800 at an auction held September 14 by Matthews Auctions, LLC (based in Nokomis, IL) in Ina, […]

Ken's Korner: ’66 Volvo is coming up on 3 million miles

’66 Volvo is coming up on 3 million miles

Ken’s Korner: ’66 Volvo is coming up on 3 million miles Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting On June 30, 1966, Irvin Gordon of Bay Shore, NY, paid $4,150 for a new red, two-door Volvo P1800S coupe. He was 25 years old. Today, at age 72, the retired school […]

Ken's Korner: Message in a bottle, a record 98 years old

Message in a bottle, a record 98 years old

Message in a bottle, a record 98 years old Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting A message in a bottle snagged in a fishing net off the northern coast of Scotland has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the oldest message in a bottle ever found (it was […]

Kelly’s Old Cabin bottle, $45,360, American Bottle

Kelly’s Old Cabin bottle, $45,360, American Bottle

Kelly’s Old Cabin bottle, $45,360, American Bottle Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Kelly’s Old Cabin bitters bottle, made during the Civil War and in a very rare light green color, sold for $45,360 in an Internet and catalog auction held August 17-26 by American Bottle Auctions(americanbottle.com), based in […]

Guess What? November 2012

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Guess What? November 2012 by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Size Does Matter! Rarely do we give credit before presenting our monthly Guess What, but one of our favorite contributors/scouts/sources… is George’s Antiques of Fullerton, CA. His top honcho and demon researcher, Brenda Wieser, came up with this rare and pristine Victorian mini kit. […]

Ken's Korner: Vast collection of shoe-related items

Vast collection of shoe related items

Ken’s Korner: Vast collection of shoe-related items Darlene Flynn of Romoland, CA, is known as “The Shoe Lady,” but it’s not what you might think. Yes, she owns a lot of shoes, but it’s her massive collection of shoe-related items that earned her the nickname. Flynn has spent the last eleven years, and a staggering […]

The Postcard Age

The Postcard Age

The Postcard Age Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection Celebrates the Postcard Craze that Revolutionized Communication at the Turn of the 20th Century In the decades around 1900, a craze swept the world as postcards—a fast and innovative way to communicate—became the email, Twitter, and Flickr of the age. Billions upon billions of cards […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles November 2012 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles November 2012 Issue

In The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles November 2012  issue, features The Postcard Age: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection Celebrates the Postcard Craze that Revolutionized Communication at the Turn of the 20th Century. Guess What by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Size Does Matter!. Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn. To read […]

Case of vintage wine, $42,350, Christie's

Case of vintage wine, $42,350, Christie's

Case of vintage wine, $42,350, Christie’s One case (12 bottles) of vintage 1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild wine sold for $42,350 in an Internet-only Exclusive Wine Auction held August 6-August 20 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, six bottles of Petrus, vintage 2000, coasted to $26,620; one dozen bottles of vintage 1982 Chateau Latour commanded $21,780; […]

Ken's Korner: Rembrandt etching gets lost in the mail

Rembrandt etching gets lost in the mail

Ken’s Korner: Rembrandt etching gets lost in the mail An etching drawn by the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn (not the one shown), worth an estimated $8,600, has gone missing in the Norwegian postal system. The etching, done around 1658 and titled Liven Willemsz, van Coppenol, Writing Master, had been purchased by the Soli Brug […]