Author Archives: Maxine Carter-Lome

Art Market Advisors And Lioness Art Partners

Art Market Advisors And Lioness Art Partners To Form New Firm With Art-Related Resources

…To Form New Firm With Art-Related Resources Deborah Schmidt Robinson, Warren P. Weitman, Jr., and Mitchell Zuckerman, veteran auction executives who helped to shape today’s global art and auction market, have announced the merger of Art Market Advisors with Lioness Art Partners, the boutique art and estate consulting firm, founded by Ms. Robinson. In 2016, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1885 U.S Trade dollar, $3.96 million, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1885 U.S Trade dollar, $3.96 million, Heritage

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The finest-known 1885 U.S. Trade dollar coin, graded PR66, sold for $3.96 million at a Platinum Night U.S. Coin Auction held January 10th by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. The winning bidder was collector Dell Loy Hansen of Logan, Utah. The 19th century Trade […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bulls and Bears toy game, $20,740, Pook & Pook, Inc.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bulls and Bears toy game, $20,740, Pook & Pook, Inc.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A scarce McLoughlin Bros. Bulls and Bears – The Great Wall Street Game, patented in 1883, sold for $20,740 at an Antique Toy Auction held Dec. 7-8 by Pook & Pook, Inc. (along with Noel Barrett) in Downingtown, Pa. Also, a Doll & Cie […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English Thomason corkscrew, $23,244, CollectorCorkscrews.com

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English Thomason corkscrew, $23,244, CollectorCorkscrews.com

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An English “manufactured” Thomason mechanical corkscrew, with fine handcrafted “Japanning” decoration, sold for $23,244 in an online-only auction held in November by CollectorCorkscrews.com. Also, a circa 1750 French steel fixed bow corkscrew with openwork decoration of the heart-shaped handle hit $13,538; a near-mint Sperry […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: DC Comics Flash #105, $20,000, Bruneau & Co.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: DC Comics Flash #105, $20,000, Bruneau & Co.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of DC Comics Flash #105 (Feb.-Mar. 1959), the first Silver Age Flash in his own title, graded CBCS 9.0, sold for $20,000 at a Toy & Comics Sale held December 1st by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, a copy […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Witch Atop Mechanical Cat, $21,600, Bertoia Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Witch Atop Mechanical Cat, $21,600, Bertoia Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A large witch atop a mechanical black cat on wheels, circa 1920, sold for $21,600 at an Annual Fall Auction held Nov. 9-11 by Bertoia’s Auctions in Vineland, N.J. Also, a Carlisle & Finch derrick crane on a flatbed car, 2 gauge, American-made, circa […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tim Brown Heisman Trophy, $435,762, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tim Brown Heisman Trophy, $435,762, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Wide receiver Tim Brown’s original 1987 Heisman Trophy sold for $435,762 in a Holiday Auction held December 8th by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, a near set (25 of 30) of 1910 E98 baseball cards, plus nine additional variation cards, brought $171,850; […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hugh Hefner typewriter, $162,500, Julien’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hugh Hefner typewriter, $162,500, Julien’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The vintage Underwood Standard Portable typewriter used in college by Hugh Hefner sold for $162,500 at a sale of items from the estate of the Playboy magazine founder held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Also, Hefner’s complete personal set […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ watch, $578,100, Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ watch, $578,100, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Rolex Daytona Ref. 6241 ‘Paul Newman’ 18kt gold chronograph watch having a ‘John Player Special’ dial with gold subdials, sold for $578,100 at an auction held Dec. 5-6 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Tiffany Studios Poppy table lamp, with a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese Hunan One Tael silver coin, $6,875, Holabird Western Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese Hunan One Tael silver coin, $6,875, Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Chinese Hunan One Tael silver coin weighing 35.6 grams sold for $6,875 at an auction held Dec. 5-9 by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC in Reno, Nev. Also, an unissued capital stock certificate for the Alaska Commercial Company, Alaska’s largest rural retailer, rose […]