Author Archives: Collector

1927 Yankees team photo, $275,706; SCP Auctions

1927 Yankees team photo, $275,706; SCP Auctions

1927 Yankees team photo, $275,706; SCP Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A 1927 World Champion New York Yankees team-signed photograph sold for $275,706 in an online auction that ended Apr. 18 by SCP Auctions, based in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Also, a Babe Ruth game-used bat was a […]

Ken’s Korner: Number of rhinoceroses in Mozambique is zero

Ken’s Korner: Number of rhinoceroses in Mozambique is zero

Ken’s Korner: Number of rhinoceroses in Mozambique is zero News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall It’s official: There are no rhinoceroses left in Mozambique, Africa. They’ve been hunted down and wiped out by poachers, anxious to claim the horns for their alleged healing properties (although none of these […]

Pair of silver trophies, $42,000, Skinner, Inc.

Pair of silver trophies, $42,000, Skinner, Inc.

Pair of silver trophies, $42,000, Skinner, Inc. Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A pair of Victorian gilded silver herd trophies sold for $42,000 at a sale of European Furniture & Decorative Arts held Apr. 6 by Skinner, Inc., in Boston, Mass. Also, a Russian icon depicting Our Lady […]

Alex Raymond and the Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim

Alex Raymond and the Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim

Alex Raymond and the Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim By J.C. Vaughn Sometimes one wonders. Do today’s newspaper editors and comic strip syndicate people ever look at the past to see what they’re doing wrong? In previous times, when newspapers were looking to boost circulation, they looked to the comic strip as one of […]

Colin Cooper painting, $90,000, John Moran

Colin Cooper painting, $90,000, John Moran

Colin Cooper painting, $90,000, John Moran Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A painting of the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts by Colin Campbell Cooper, one of a series set at different times of the day, sold for $90,000 at a sale of California & American Fine Art […]

Ken’s Korner: Mayan pyramid bulldozed for fill

Ken’s Korner: Mayan pyramid bulldozed for fill

Ken’s Korner: Mayan pyramid bulldozed for fill News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Incredible as it may sound, one of the largest Mayan pyramids in all of Belize – a 100-foot-tall mound dating back at least 2,300 years – has been destroyed by a construction company that wanted […]

Marge Schott's necklace, $192,000, Cowan's Auctions

Marge Schott's necklace, $192,000, Cowan's Auctions

Marge Schott’s necklace, $192,000, Cowan’s Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A 28-carat platinum and diamond necklace made for former Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott sold for $192,000 at a Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Auction held Apr. 14 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Oh. Also, a platinum and […]

Ken’s Korner: Piano from Casablanca auctioned for $602,500

Ken’s Korner: Piano from Casablanca auctioned for $602,500

Ken’s Korner: Piano from Casablanca auctioned for $602,500 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A piano from the classic movie Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, sold for $500,000 at an auction conducted by Sotheby’s in New York. With the buyer’s commission ($102,500), the final price reached […]

Quarter-dollar gold coin, $41,000, Holabird-Kagin

Quarter-dollar gold coin, $41,000, Holabird-Kagin

Quarter-dollar gold coin, $41,000, Holabird-Kagin Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall An experimental head quarter-dollar gold coin (BG-209A) sold for $41,000, over four times the high estimate, at an Americana Auction held Apr. 12-13 by Holabird-Kagin in Reno, Nev. Also, an 1854 octagonal half-dollar gold coin (BG-304A) changed hands […]

Guess What? July 2013

Guess What? July 2013

Guess What? July 2013 The Arab World’s 3Rs by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” It Rattles, Resonates,  Reverberates And helping with the Guess What’s noise-making qualities are small cast iron ball-like pellets; (they could have been dried beans or pebbles or beebees) … making for an economical and environmentally acceptable supplementation. The item is […]