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Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Studios fire screen, $60,000, S & S Auction, Inc.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Studios fire screen, $60,000, S & S Auction, Inc.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Tiffany Studios fire screen, $60,000, S & S Auction, Inc. Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A beautiful Moorish bronze jeweled fire screen attributed to Tiffany Studios sold for $60,000 at an estates auction held May 18-19 by S & S Auction, Inc., in Repaupo, N.J. Also, a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English cameo art glass vase, $260,000, Woody Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English cameo art glass vase, $260,000, Woody Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: English cameo art glass vase, $260,000, Woody Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A museum-quality, finely carved English cameo art glass vase by Thomas Webb, 9 ½ inches tall and signed “G. Woodall 1887,” sold for $260,000 at Part 2 of the sale of a lifetime collection […]

What Other Casino Memorabilia Do I Want to Collect?

What Other Casino Memorabilia Do I Want to Collect?

What Other Casino Memorabilia Do I Want to Collect? by Sheldon Smith The last time we left you we had run through a few of the more popular casino collectible items. We already know that most collectors collect Casino/POKER CHIPS. We already know that quite a number collect POSTCARDS, MATCHBOOKS, PLAYER’S CARDS, ASHTRAYS and ROOM […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles August 2014 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles August 2014 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles August 2014 issue features “Collecting Petroliana” by Dan Matthews, “What Other Casino Memorabilia Do I Want to Collect?” by Sheldon Smith, and “Comic Characters and Collectibles: Artist Shawn Martinbrough to Appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum” by J.C. Vaughn. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Gavels N’ […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Ross Blade flint, $276,000, Morphy’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Ross Blade flint, $276,000, Morphy’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Ross Blade flint, $276,000, Morphy’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Ross Blade, an exotic flint specimen from the Woodland period, Hopewell phase (2000-1500 B.P.), 8 inches long, sold for $276,000 at an auction of Prehistoric Stone Artifacts held May 17 by Morphy’s in Denver, Pa. Also, a Grayware […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: George Harrison’s guitar, $657,000, Julien's Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: George Harrison’s guitar, $657,000, Julien's Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: George Harrison’s guitar, $657,000, Julien’s Auctions Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World George Harrison’s 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar, purchased by the late Beatle in 1963, sold for $657,000 at a Music Icons, Rebels & Legends Auction held May 17 by Julien’s Auctions (of Beverly Hills), in New York City. Also, […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A 1776 Continental silver dollar – the finest of only four silver Continental currency dollars known to exist from the birth of the American Republic – sold for $1.41 million at a sale of U.S. Colonial coins […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Koons Popeye sculpture, $28.2 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Koons Popeye sculpture, $28.2 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Koons Popeye sculpture, $28.2 million, Sotheby’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A sculpture of the cartoon character Popeye by the late sculptor Jeff Koons sold for $28.165 million at a Contemporary Art Evening Sale held May 14 by Sotheby’s in New York City. The sculpture, the first of Popeye […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Claude Monet painting, $27 million, Christie’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Claude Monet painting, $27 million, Christie’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Claude Monet painting, $27 million, Christie’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World An oil on canvas painting by Claude Monet (Fr., 1840-1926), titled Nympheas (1907), sold for $27 million at an Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale held May 6 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, an oil on […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Frieseke oil painting, $962,500, Bonhams

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Frieseke oil painting, $962,500, Bonhams

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Frieseke oil painting, $962,500, Bonhams Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A 1912 oil painting by the American Impressionist Frederick Carl Frieseke, titled The Garden Chair, painted in the artist’s Giverny home, where his neighbor was the French Impressionist Claude Monet, sold for $962,500 at an American Art Auction held […]