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Ken’s Korner: Kobe Bryant, mom in dispute over items

Ken’s Korner: Kobe Bryant, mom in dispute over items

Ken’s Korner: Kobe Bryant, mom in dispute over items News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Basketball star Kobe Bryant and his mother, Pamela Bryant, are in a legal battle over just who owns nearly 1,000 items from Kobe’s childhood and early pro career, items that she wants to […]

Alexander Calder work, $114,000, A. B. Levy's

Alexander Calder work, $114,000, A. B. Levy's

Alexander Calder work, $114,000, A. B. Levy’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall An original gouache (opaque watercolor) painting by Alexander Calder (1898-1976), titled Red and Blue Egg (1969), sold for $114,000 at a multi-estate auction held May 5 by A.B. Levy’s in Palm Beach, Fla. Also, a Cartier […]

The Antiques of Downton Abbey’s Magnificent Highclere Castle

The Antiques of Downton Abbey’s Magnificent Highclere Castle

The Antiques of Downton Abbey’s Magnificent Highclere Castle By Mike McLeod, EditorViolet to Cora: “I’m so looking forward to seeing your mother again. When I’m with her, I’m reminded of the virtues of the English.” Matthew Crawley: “Isn’t she American?” Violet: “Exactly.” Dame Maggie Smith’s repartee as the Dowager Countess Violet is just one of […]

There is Something Fishy About That Lady

Abbotsford Arms - There is Something Fishy About That Lady

There is Something Fishy About That Lady By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell Mermaids and sea maidens have excited the imagination for millennia.  She has enchanted us in fairy tales and sagas of the sea as well as delighted us in art. How many ships have gone to sea with her leading as she jutted out in […]

Childe Hassam painting, $288,000, Shannon's

Childe Hassam painting, $288,000, Shannon's

Childe Hassam painting, $288,000, Shannon’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A large and important oil painting by the renowned American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935), titled The East Hampton Elms in May (1920), sold for $288,000 at a Spring Fine Art Auction held Apr. 25 by Shannon’s Fine Art […]

Ken’s Korner: Churchill’s WWII car is sold on eBay

Ken’s Korner: Churchill’s WWII car is sold on eBay

Ken’s Korner: Churchill’s WWII car is sold on eBay News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The vintage German-made Daimler DB 18 Drophead Coupe used by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill from 1944-1949 – from the tail end of World War II to the years immediately following – has […]

Antique corset display, $17,100, Showtime Auction

Antique corset display, $17,100, Showtime Auction

Antique corset display, $17,100, Showtime Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A C/B a la Spirite corset display with the original box and a mannequin sold for $17,100 at an auction held Apr. 12-14 by Showtime Auction Services in Ann Arbor, Mich. Also, a Campbell’s Soup embossed tin […]

Covers: Cover Beauty In the Eye of The Beholder

Covers: Cover Beauty In the Eye of The Beholder

Covers: Cover Beauty In the Eye of The Beholder By Doug Finch Let’s face it – the covers in today’s mail are boring. So why not add a little color? Sure, computer generated cachets for first day covers (FDCs) and event covers are good for spicing up a collection. But the current version of covers […]

"Workt by Hand" – Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts

“Workt by Hand” – Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts On view in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum from March 15–September 15, 2013 “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts showcases approximately thirty-five American and European quilt masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned decorative arts collection. The exhibition […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles July 2013 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles July 2013 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles July 2013 issue features “Workt by Hand – Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts” by Edward Lewand, “The Antiques of ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Magnificent Highclere Castle” by Mike McLeod, and “There is Something Fishy About That Lady” by Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Ken’s […]