Author Archives: Maxine Carter-Lome

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nancy Drew cover illustration, $35,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nancy Drew cover illustration, $35,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The watercolor, ink and gouache cover art for the 1944 book The Secret in the Old Attic, for Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #21 by Carolyn Keene, by illustrator Russell H. Tandy, sold for $35,000 at an Illustration Art Auction held June 5th by Swann […]

Michaan's to Auction Contents of “Playland-Not-At-The Beach”

Michaan’s to Auction Contents of “Playland -Not-At-The Beach”

Michaan’s to Auction Contents of “Playland-Not-At-The Beach” Museum Collection in El Cerrito, September 15 Labor Day, 1972 marked the closure of Playland at the Beach, the historic San Francisco amusement park and landmark at Ocean Beach. A favorite entertainment destination of generations of Californians, the park was bulldozed and replaced by a condominium development. With this year’s Labor […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Harry Bertoia sculpture. $275,000, Rago Arts

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Harry Bertoia sculpture. $275,000, Rago Arts

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A large Bush sculpture from midcentury modern designer Harry Bertoia sold for $275,000 at Design Auctions held May 19th and 20th by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, Masai (Twelve Elements) by glass artist Lino Tagliapietra gaveled for $118,750; a bench […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Edward Steichen photo, $20,000, Doyle

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Edward Steichen photo, $20,000, Doyle

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1926 photograph by Edward Steichen (Fr., 1879-1973), titled Brancusi’s Endless Column (in Steichen’s garden at Voulagis, France) sold for $20,000 at a Photographs Auction held June 14th by Doyle in New York City. Also, Consuelo Kanaga’s (Am., 1894-1978) She is the Tree of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hockney photo portfolio, $75,000, Millea Brothers

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hockney photo portfolio, $75,000, Millea Brothers

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A David Hockney 1976 photo portfolio from the collection of Ileana Sonnabend sold for $75,000 at a Spring Select Auction held May 17-19 by Millea Brothers in Boonton, N.J. Also, a 17th or 18th century Italian specimen marble top on table base made $43,750; […]

Neil Armstrong’s Private Collection to be Sold at Heritage Auctions

Neil Armstrong’s Private Collection to be Sold at Heritage Auctions

First Moonwalker Neil Armstrong’s Private Collection to be Sold at Heritage Auctions November 1 & 2 The vast personal collection of Neil Armstrong, who as the first man to walk on the moon changed the course of human history, will be presented in a series of auctions beginning November 1-2, 2018 by Heritage Auctions. The […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: First edition, The Federalist, $223,500, PBA Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: First edition, The Federalist, $223,500, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare first edition copy of The Federalist (1788), one of only 500 printed and considered the most important book in the political history of the U.S., sold for $223,500 at an auction held May 31st by PBA Galleries in San Francisco. Also, a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Watling mid-‘30s 5-cent slot machine, $3,250, Holabird Western Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Watling mid-‘30s 5-cent slot machine, $3,250, Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A mid-1930s Watling three-reel 5-cent slot machine sold for $3,250 at an Americana, Railroad, Mining & More Auction held May 7-10 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nev. Also, an 1871 general and business directory for the residents of four counties in Nevada […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nirvana signed photo, $14,323, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nirvana signed photo, $14,323, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An oversized color glossy photo of the grunge rock group Nirvana, signed by the late frontman Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl, sold for $14,323 in an online auction held May 10-18 by RR Auction (www.rrauction.com). Also, a copy of the […]

Rock Icon Tom Petty’s Personally Owned 1965 Gibson Guitar Debuts at Heritage Auctions

Rock Icon Tom Petty’s Personally Owned 1965 Gibson Guitar Debuts at Heritage Auctions

Tom Petty’s personally owned 1965 Gibson SG Cherry Electric Guitar and iconic Top Hat, which he played and wore during his smash tour with Bob Dylan, make their auction debut July 21 at Heritage Auctions. The guitar is the first instrument owned by Petty to be offered at auction since the singer/songwriter’s death last year […]