Author Archives: Collector

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Konrad Cramer oil, $9,000, Hudson Valley

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Konrad Cramer oil, $9,000, Hudson Valley

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Konrad Cramer oil, $9,000, Hudson Valley Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil on panel surreal landscape painting by Konrad Cramer sold for $9,000 at an auction held Sept. 8 by Hudson Valley Auctioneers in Beacon, N.Y. Also, a Vargueno desk changed hands for $6,000; a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Myochin School iron snake, $37,500, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Myochin School iron snake, $37,500, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Myochin School iron snake, $37,500, Rago Arts & Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Myochin School iron articulated snake sold for $37,500 at a Great Estates Auction held Sept. 12-14 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a bronze sculpture after Evgeny […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Nazi paratrooper rifle, $299,000, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Nazi paratrooper rifle, $299,000, Rock Island

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Nazi paratrooper rifle, $299,000, Rock Island Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A World War II fully automatic Class III Nazi Krieghoff FG42 paratrooper sniper rifle with highly desirable accessories, such as a ZF4 sniper scope, the original mount, a grenade launcher and spike bayonet, sold for […]

Lladro Porcelain

Lladro Porcelain

Lladro Porcelain Collecting with Jeff By Jeff Figler Lladro porcelain is a big hit among collectors. The family-run Lladro Company is now headquartered in Tavernes Blanques, Spain which is commonly nicknamed the “City of Porcelain”.  Surprisingly, the company is barely fifty years old, and was started by the brothers Juan, Jose, and Vincente Lladro. They […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Pair of Chinese porcelain vases, $1.205 million, Doyle New York

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Pair of Chinese porcelain vases, $1.205 million, Doyle New York

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Pair of Chinese porcelain vases, $1.205 million, Doyle New York Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A pair of 19th century Chinese famille rose glazed porcelain covered vases, measuring 16 inches in height and bearing the Qianlong seal mark, sold for $1.205 million at an Asian Works […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Brian Coole oil on board, $19,800, Kaminski Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Brian Coole oil on board, $19,800, Kaminski Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Brian Coole oil on board, $19,800, Kaminski Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An original oil on board painting by the English-born American artist Brian Coole (b. 1939), titled Boston From Chelsea Shore, sold for $19,800 at an auction held Aug. 24 by Kaminski Auctions in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Birger Sandzen painting, $43,125, Manitou Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Birger Sandzen painting, $43,125, Manitou Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Birger Sandzen painting, $43,125, Manitou Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An original oil on board painting by Birger Sandzen (1871-1954), titled Kansas Landscape, sold for $43,125 at an annual auction held Aug. 17-18 by Manitou Auctions in Santa Fe, N.M. Also, a C. C. Starr […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Chinese hanging scroll, $2.629 million, Sotheby's

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Chinese hanging scroll, $2.629 million, Sotheby's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Chinese hanging scroll, $2.629 million, Sotheby’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Chinese hanging scroll by Zheng Xie (1693-1765) that had been in the same collection for 40 years, titled Bamboo and Rock, sold for $2.629 million at Sotheby’s Asian Art Auctions held Sept. 16-18 in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Kammer & Reinhardt doll, $395,750, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Kammer & Reinhardt doll, $395,750, Bonhams

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Kammer & Reinhardt doll, $395,750, Bonhams Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare German Kammer & Reinhardt character doll with plaited auburn hair, blue-gray eyes, lace-sleeved white dress, straw hat and white shoes and stockings sold for $395,750 at an auction held Sept. 24 by Bonhams […]

A Visit to the Passau Glass Museum

A Visit to the Passau Glass Museum

A Visit to the Passau Glass Museum By Chad Smith The Passau Glass Museum in Germany may not be listed in many travel brochures. In fact, Passau, a small university city near the Austrian border, is not even mentioned in many travel books. But for anyone who is interested in art glass or marvels at […]