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Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pair of whale oil lamps, $26,910, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pair of whale oil lamps, $26,910, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pair of free-blown and pressed whale oil lamps, made around 1830 by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., sold for $26,910 at a sale of 18th and 19th century glass and lighting held May 20th by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Fritz the Cat comic cover art, $717,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Fritz the Cat comic cover art, $717,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Robert Crumb’s 1969 Fritz the Cat comic cover art sold for $717,000 at a Comics & Comic Art Auction held May 18th by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, Tex.) in New York City. It was the most ever paid at auction for a piece […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1967 GI Nurse in box, $4,200, Cordier Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1967 GI Nurse in box, $4,200, Cordier Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1967 GI Nurse (part of the GI Joe series of action figures), in the original box, sold for $4,200 at a GI Joe Auction held April 23rd by Cordier Auctions in Harrisburg, Pa. Also, a second nurse without the original box fetched $1,300; […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex “Bao Dai” watch, $5.06 million, Phillips

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex “Bao Dai” watch, $5.06 million, Phillips

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The Rolex Reference 6062 “Bao Dai” wristwatch, named for a previous owner, Bao Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam, sold for $5.06 million at an auction held May 13th by Phillips (based in New York City), in conjunction with Bacs & Russo, in Geneva, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1700s fireman’s parade hat, $18,000, Kaminski Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1700s fireman’s parade hat, $18,000, Kaminski Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 18th century fireman’s ceremonial parade hat from the Franklin Fire Company of Germantown, Pa., made of pressed resin felt and with a hand-painted image of Ben Franklin, sold for $18,000 at a Fine & Decorative Art Auction held April 30th by Kaminski Auctions […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Navajo Ute-style chief’s blanket, $132,000, John Moran Auctioneers

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Navajo Ute-style chief’s blanket, $132,000, John Moran Auctioneers

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Navajo Ute-style First Phase chief’s wearing blanket sold for $132,000 at a three-session auction held April 25th by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, an abstracted dragon in lacquer on panel by the Japanese artist Shiryu Morita (1912-1999) went for $84,000; a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jackie Robinson game bat, $255,000, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jackie Robinson game bat, $255,000, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A bat used by baseball great Jackie Robinson in the 1955 World Series sold for $255,000 at the 70th anniversary Jackie Robinson Auction held April 29-30 by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, Robinson’s game-worn hat from 1955-1956 was a hit for $65,025; […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: German Marklin battleship, $150,000, Bertoia Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: German Marklin battleship, $150,000, Bertoia Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Marklin German toy battleship HMS Edward VII, 20 ½ inches long, well preserved and complete, sold for $150,000 at a Spring Signature Auction held March 25th by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J. Also, an early German loofah sleigh with Santa driver and two […]

Motown Legend’s Bass Sets World Record in $1.2 million Entertainment & Music Event at Heritage Auctions

Beatles memorabilia claims five of auction’s top 10 lots DALLAS, Texas (June 21, 2017) – A bass owned and played by James Jamerson, the 2000 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who Base Player magazine named the “Greatest Bass Player” of all time, set a world record for the most valuable bass ever offered […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Elvis Presley’s revolver, $195,500, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Elvis Presley’s revolver, $195,500, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Elvis Presley’s engraved, inlaid and carved Smith & Wesson Model 19-2 double-action revolver, which he gifted to then-Vice President Spiro Agnew, sold for $195,500 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held May 5-7 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, Presley’s Colt […]