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Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1937 Bugatti Type 57S car, $7.7 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1937 Bugatti Type 57S car, $7.7 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet automobile, one of only three examples boasting rare coachworks by Vanvooren of Paris, sped off for $7.7 million at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance sale held March 11 by RM Auctions and Sotheby’s in Amelia Island, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 19th century toy fire pumper, $33,000, Cordier Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 19th-century toy fire pumper, $33,000, Cordier Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 19th-century tinplate and wood toy fire pumper sold for $33,000 at a Winter Antique & Fine Art Auction held Feb. 11 by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals in Harrisburg, Pa. Also, a cast bronze signed by Isidore-Jules Bonheur (Fr., 1827-1901), bearing the Hippolyte Peyrol […]

Hollywood Life Estate of Superstar Writer Jackie Collins to be Auctioned in Two Day Sale at Bonhams Los Angeles

Bonhams to auction the $3 million, 1,000-lot estate of internationally celebrated author Jackie Collins. An exclusive insight into the star’s passion for collecting fine art, sculpture, and jewelry. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to own jewelry worthy of the writer’s most glamorous characters. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to support the empowerment […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Wayne Thiebaud still-life, $78,650, Clars Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Wayne Thiebaud still-life, $78,650, Clars Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A still-life painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b. 1920), titled Watermelon Slice (1958), sold for $78,650 at an auction held Feb. 18-19 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, Thiebaud’s Skyline, New York City (1956) hit $48,400; a watercolor by Chiura Obata (Am./Jap., […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: George V casket, $68,750, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An important George V 18kt yellow gold London Freedom Casket by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield, sold for $68,750 at an Elegant Home Auction held Feb. 27-28 y Bonhams in Los Angeles. Also, a magnificent German Baroque walnut secretary from the first half of the […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Carved minstrel figure, $157,950, Thomaston Place

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Carved minstrel figure, $157,950, Thomaston Place

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa-1870 American carved polychrome wooden minstrel figure of “Jim Crow” (or “Daddy Rice”) sold for $157,950 at a Winter Feature Sale held Feb. 11-12 by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, Maine. Also, a 19th century weathervane in the form of an American […]

Indiana Church Strikes Gold With Early “In God We Trust” Rare Coin

Indiana Church Strikes Gold With Early “In God We Trust” Rare Coin

Historic 1866 Double Eagle is one of only ten known examples, survived an attempted theft, was donated to a Valparaiso church and now could bring $300,000 or more when offered by Heritage Auctions DALLAS (April 18,2017) – A valuable 19th century U.S. gold coin featuring one of the earliest uses of the motto, In God […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Holland & Holland shotgun, $43,050, Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Holland & Holland shotgun, $43,050, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A cased Holland & Holland Royal Grade two-barrel shotgun hit the mark for $43,050 at a Firearms Auction held Feb. 24-26 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a rare Winchester Model 1886 “Big 50” smooth-bore lever action rifle rang out for $36,900; a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany 18kt gold dresser set, $21,250, Rago Arts & Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Tiffany & Company 18kt gold dresser set once owned by pop art icon Andy Warhol sold for $21,250 at a Great Estates Auction held March 17-18 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, five very fine Mintons pate-sur-pate plaques by […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lou Gehrig-signed card, $49,450, Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lou Gehrig-signed card, $49,450, Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1934 Goudey baseball card for Lou Gehrig, signed by the Yankees’ slugger and with a JSA certificate, sold for $49,450 (a record for that year and card) at an auction held March 4th by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a 1933 Gehrig […]