Author Archives: Maxine Carter-Lome

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rothchild & Sons 1935 silver ingot, $23,500, Holabird Western Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rothchild & Sons 1935 silver ingot, $23,500, Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Rothchild & Sons silver ingot from 1935, very large, .966 fine and weighing 1098.3 troy ounces, sold for $23,500 at an Americana Auction held Aug. 24-26 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nev. Also, a one-ounce Chinese gold unicorn coin garnered $3,375; […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Army recruitment poster, $12,000, Potter & Potter

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Army recruitment poster, $12,000, Potter & Potter

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1917 World War I U.S. Army recruitment poster titled Destroy This Mad Brute/Enlist, illustrated by H.R. Hopps, sold for $12,000 at a Fine Books & Manuscripts Sale held July 28th by Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago, Ill. Also, Emil Orlik’s 1904 documentation […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Caines Brothers mallard decoys, $1.145 million, Guyette & Deeter

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Caines Brothers mallard decoys, $1.145 million, Guyette & Deeter

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pair of mallard decoys by the Caines Brothers sold for a combined $1.145 million – the hen $767,000 (a new auction record price for the maker) and the drake $377,600 – at Guyette & Deeter, Inc.’s annual Summer Decoy Auction held July 23-24 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michael Jordan Bulls jersey, $122,750, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michael Jordan Bulls jersey, $122,750, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A game-used, signed and photo-matched Chicago Bulls home jersey, worn by Michael Jordan on April 11, 1998, when he recorded his 5,000th career assist, sold for $122,750 at a Summer Live and Premium Auction held August 11th by Goldin Auctions in Runnemede, N.J. Also, […]

Celebrate Design, Antiques, and Elegance

Celebrate Design, Antiques, and Elegance

At Winterthur’s 55th Annual Delaware Antiques Show, November 9–11, 2018 Celebrate inspiration and elegance at Winterthur’s 55th Annual Delaware Antiques Show, a spectacular showcase of art, antiques, and design featuring 60 exceptional dealers, November 9–11, 2018, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Charlotte Moss, one of the country’s leading interior designers, serves […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pilgrim Century chest, $27,500, Pook & Pook

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pilgrim Century chest, $27,500, Pook & Pook

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An early 18th century Connecticut Pilgrim Century joined oak sunflower chest, a handsome example of Colonial craftsmanship, sold for $27,500 at an Americana & International Auction held Sept. 14-15 by Pook & Pook, Inc., in Downingtown, Pa. Also, a slender Southern Hepplewhite mahogany cellarette […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Early prototype telephone, $40,000, Bruneau & Co.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Early prototype telephone, $40,000, Bruneau & Co.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An original model of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson’s first telephone from 1881 sold for $40,000 at an Historical Telephone Auction held August 4th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, a rare circa 1876 Bell Butter Stamp magneto telephone […]

Hake’s Changes Name to Hake’s Auctions

Hake’s Changes Name to Hake’s Auctions

Hake’s Americana & Collectibles has changed the company name to Hake’s Auctions. The auction house, which has been in business for 51 years, is integrating the new name as they near the opening of their November auction. “We have been considering it for a while,” Hake’s Auctions President Alex Winter said. “We wanted to wait […]

Bonhams Bought By Private Equity Firm Epiris

Bonhams Bought By Private Equity Firm Epiris

Bonhams, the global auction house founded in 1793, is being acquired by Epiris Fund from private shareholders. Financial terms are not being disclosed. The sale is the latest in a series of transactions in which large auction houses have changed ownership. This is the fourth investment by Epiris Fund II, advised by Epiris LLP. Bonhams holds […]

Record-shattering Mickey Mantle Jersey Stuns Hobby

Record-shattering Mickey Mantle Jersey Stuns Hobby

Record-shattering Mickey Mantle Jersey Stuns Hobby in $8.6 Million Heritage Sports Platinum Night Auction DALLAS, Texas (August 20, 2018) – Over a half century after Mickey Mantle established the World Series home run record with his 17th and 18th in the 1964 World Series, the jersey he wore as he launched those long balls set a record of […]