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Pair of Kangxi chargers – $274,500 – Cowan's Auctions

Pair of Kangxi Chargers - $274,500 at Cowan's Auctions

Pair of Kangxi chargers – $274,500 – Cowan’s Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles / Sept. 2012 Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A pair of important Kangxi chargers sold for $274,500 at an Asian Art Auction held July 27 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, OH. Also, a Ming period bronze Guanyin hammered […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Empire Gasoline sign – $10,450 – Matthews

Empire Gasoline sign - $10,450 - Matthews

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Empire Gasoline sign – $10,450 – Matthews Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An Empire Gasoline double-sided porcelain sign with great color and gloss, 30 inches in diameter, sold for $10,450 at an auction held August 3 by Matthews Auctions, LLC, based in Nokomis, IL. The auction was […]

Ken's Korner: Egyptian statue is assessed at $3M

Egyptian statue is assessed at $3 million

Ken’s Korner: Egyptian statue is assessed at $3M Ken’s Korner News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Egyptian statue is assessed at $3M An unassuming 30-inch-tall limestone Egyptian statue that has been sitting in a museum collection in Northampton, England for the last 150 years has recently been assessed […]

Ken's Korner: Cable announcing end of WWII sold

Cable announcing end of WWII

Ken’s Korner: Cable announcing end of WWII sold Ken’s Korner News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Cable announcing end of WWII sold. A naval cable signaling the end of the war against Japan in 1945 has been sold at auction for just over $20,000. The buyer was an […]

Ken's Korner: Whitney Houston exhibit in Vegas

Whitney Houston exhibit in Vegas

Ken’s Korner: Whitney Houston exhibit in Vegas Ken’s Korner / October 2012 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A new exhibit celebrating the life and musical talents of Whitney Houston has opened at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Titled Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston, […]

Bookshelf: Graphic Horror – Movie Monster Memories

Graphic Horror: Movie Monster Memories

Bookshelf: Graphic Horror – Movie Monster Memories Graphic Horror: Movie Monster Memories By: John Edgar Browning Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Pages: 192 [amazon_link id=”0764340824″ target=”_blank” ]Price: Hardcover $32.50[/amazon_link] Freddy, Jason, Frankenstein, and Dracula are just a few of the thrilling movie monsters in this[amazon_link id=”0764340824″ target=”_blank” ] illustrated, collectible reference guide[/amazon_link]. Monsters from major as well […]

Ken's Korner: Wine showing Hitler on the bottle in Italy

Wine showing Hitler on the bottle in Italy

Wine showing Hitler on the bottle in Italy Ken’s Korner / October 2012 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Wine collectors will be startled to learn it’s possible to buy wine with images of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on the bottle in the Italian town of Garda. Word […]

Ken's Korner: Vast book collection hits the auction block

Vast book collection hits the auction block

Vast book collection hits the auction block Larry McMurtry is one of America’s greatest living writers. His books include The Last Picture Show and Lonesome Dove (he won the Pulitzer Prize for the latter). With a partner, he also wrote the screenplay for the movie Brokeback Mountain. McMurtry is also a collector of books – […]

Bookshelf: Native American Horse Gear

Native American Horse Gear

Native American Horse Gear By: E. Helene Sage Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Pages: 160 [amazon_link id=”076434210X” target=”_blank” ]Price: Hardcover $49.99[/amazon_link] Here is the first book to cover all aspects of [amazon_link id=”076434210X” target=”_blank” ]Native American equine tack/equipment[/amazon_link] as a single subject. It focuses on the equipment used by 19th century tribal men and women of North America. […]

Ken's Korner: Border Agents find Native American Pots

Border agents find Native American pots – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles U.S. Border Patrol agents looking for signs of illegal immigration in the mountains of southern Arizona stumbled on a most unusual find: several intact ancient Native American pots believed to be hundreds of years old. The reddish-brown pots were likely used for […]