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Coin Collecting is No Joke… Parts III and IV

Coin Collecting is No Joke... Parts III and IV

Coin Collecting is No Joke… Parts III and IV Collecting Coins with Jeff Figler by Jeff Figler The 1799 Draped Bust cent is a popular coin among coin collectors. Few of these large cents were saved from the original mintage of 42,540. There are not many of these coins available today, and any of these […]

Harry V. Shourds mallard, $98,900, Guyette, Schmidt

Harry V. Shourds mallard, $98,900, Guyette, Schmidt

Harry V. Shourds mallard, $98,900, Guyette, Schmidt Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall One of only two known mallard decoys by the carver Harry V. Shourds of Tuckerton, N.J., sold  for $98,900 at the 28th annual Spring Decoy Auction held Apr. 25-26 by Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter (based in […]

Ken’s Korner: Ticket from the ill-fated Hindenburg is on exhibit

Ken’s Korner: Ticket from the ill-fated Hindenburg is on exhibit

Ken’s Korner: Ticket from the ill-fated Hindenburg is on exhibit News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall What may be the only surviving passenger ticket from the doomed airship Hindenburg, which caught fire just before docking at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey on May 6, 1937, […]

Iznik pottery charger, $9,600, Woodbury Auction

Iznik pottery charger, $9,600, Woodbury Auction

Iznik pottery charger, $9,600, Woodbury Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall An Iznik pottery charger sold for $9,600 at an Americana, Folk Art & Decorative Arts Auction held Apr. 21 by Woodbury Auction in Woodbury, Conn. Also, an early American red painted dry sink coasted to $3,009; a […]

Ken’s Korner: Fat’s Domino’s piano is recovered, restored

Ken’s Korner: Fat’s Domino’s piano is recovered, restored

Ken’s Korner: Fat’s Domino’s piano is recovered, restored News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The white Steinway grand piano belonging to music legend Fats Domino that was submerged in water for weeks after Hurricane Katrina decimated his Lower 9th Ward home in New Orleans has been restored to […]

The Best of Ed Welch: The Business of Selling Your Collection

The Best of Ed Welch: The Business of Selling Your Collection

The Best of Ed Welch: The Business of Selling Your Collection The Business of Doing Business By Ed Welch You do not own your collection. You paid for it with your money. You cared for it for years. You may even have paid insurance premiums on its value. Regardless of these facts, your collection does […]

The Civil War Collector – July 2013

The Civil War Collector

The Civil War Collector – July 2013 By John Sexton Q: Hello John, this long rifle has been in my possession over 40 years and was in my wife’s grandfather’s antique shop that closed in 1936. I have no information on the maker or where it was made. It is: a Kentucky Pennsylvania rifle, percussion […]

Miguel Pou painting, $8,619, Crescent City

Miguel Pou painting, $8,619, Crescent City

Miguel Pou painting, $8,619, Crescent City Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil on board painting by Puerto Rican artist Miguel Pou, titled Houses on the Hills (1936), 6 inches by 8 ½ inches, framed and signed and dated, sold for $8,619 at a Spring Estates Auction held […]

Ken’s Korner: WWII bomber pilot reunited with jacket

Ken’s Korner: WWII bomber pilot reunited with jacket

Ken’s Korner: WWII bomber pilot reunited with jacket News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall John Dodds, assistant general counsel for the Air Force and an amateur military historian, was browsing with his daughter at a Goodwill store in Washington, D.C., when they came upon a weathered old leather […]

Gino Sarfatti lamp, $15,930, Nadeau's

Gino Sarfatti lamp, $15,930, Nadeau's

Gino Sarfatti lamp, $15,930, Nadeau’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A vintage 1950s brass floor lamp designed by legendary Italian lighting designer Gino Sarfatti (1912-1984) sold for $15,930 at a Mid-Century and Couture Estates Auction held May 11 by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in Windsor, Conn. Also, a Jeanne […]