Author Archives: Collector

Ken’s Korner: Armstrong’s Corvette is getting a restoration

Ken’s Korner: Armstrong’s Corvette is getting a restoration News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The 1967 marina blue Corvette Sting-Ray that once belonged to Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon who died this past August at age 82, has been purchased by a Florida […]

Rhead peacock tile, $637,500, Rago Arts

Rhead peacock tile, $637,500, Rago Arts Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Frederick Hurten Rhead (Am./U.K., 1880-1942) peacock tile panel (University City, Mo.), sold for $637,500 at a 20th/21st Century Design and Arts & Crafts Movement Auction held Oct. 26-28 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in […]

Ken’s Korner: Titanic jewelry being exhibited in 3-city tour

Ken’s Korner: Titanic jewelry being exhibited in 3-city tour News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Dazzling jewelry from the Edwardian Period found in one bag from the recovery of the ocean liner Titanic is being displayed in a three-city exhibition, first in Atlanta and later Orlando and Las […]

Jean de Bologna bronze, $82,950, Clars Auction

Jean de Bologna bronze, $82,950, Clars Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 19th century after bronze sculpture by Jean de (Giovanni da) Bologna (It., 1529-1608), titled The Rape of the Sabine Women, sold for $82,950 at an auction held Nov. 11 by Clars Auction Gallery in […]

Ken’s Korner: Frank Lloyd Wright home will survive

Ken’s Korner: Frank Lloyd Wright home will survive News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A home in Phoenix, Ariz., that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1952 for his son David and daughter-in-law has been spared the wrecking ball. The home’s owner had planned to demolish the […]

Ruth autographed bat, $253,000, Hunt Auctions

Ruth autographed bat, $253,000, Hunt Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An autographed professional model baseball bat signed with a Christmas date 1924 by Babe Ruth sold for $253,000 at the 9th annual Live Auction held by Hunt Auctions at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Ky. […]

Les Paul Sunburst, $194,500, Heritage

Les Paul Sunburst, $194,500, Heritage Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst left-handed solid body electric guitar, one of only two made that year, sold for $194,500 at a Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction held Oct. 27 by Heritage Auctions […]

Mark Rothko painting, $75.1 million, Sotheby's

Mark Rothko painting, $75.1 million, Sotheby’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A majestic oil on canvas painting from 1954 by Mark Rothko, titled No. 1 (Royal Red and Blue), measuring 113 ¾ inches by 67 ½ inches and one of eight works hand-selected by the artist for […]

Ken’s Korner: Holyfield is fighting auction of his items

Ken’s Korner: Holyfield is fighting auction of his items News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Evander Holyfield has fallen on hard times. The five-time world boxing champion was forced to leave his Georgia mansion in July due to foreclosure, and soon after that he agreed to sell off […]