Author Archives: Maxine Carter-Lome

Buckeye Stages System porcelain bus depot sign brings in $52,200 at Showtime Auction's October auction

The Oct. 7th-9th event, with over 2,000 lots, was held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A Buckeye Stages System bus depot sign sold for $52,200 at an auction held October 7th-9th by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. Headlining the event were the advertising collection of Gus […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Leger pencil drawing, $125,000, Swann Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pencil drawing by Fernand Leger, titled La Lecture (1924), sold for $125,000 at a 19th & 20th Century Prints and Drawings Auction held Sept. 22 by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, a pair of terre de faience ceramic vases depicting […]

Six alternative photos for The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album cover expected to bring $60,000 Oct. 27 in New York

A very rare and complete set of the six alternative photos for The Beatles iconic Abbey Road album cover taken and autographed by Iain Macmillan in 1969 is estimated to bring in $60,000-$80,000 at Heritage Auctions’ public auction in New York City. Now part of Beatles folklore, Paul McCartney had drawn out his idea for the Abbey Road album cover while […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Picasso ceramic sculpture, $14,400, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1955 ceramic sculpture by Pablo Picasso (Sp., 1881-1973) for Madoura, titled Lampe Femme, sold for $14,400 at a Decorative Art Auction held Sept. 10 by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a 1970 Dodge Charger 500 roared off for $23,100; a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Louis XIII decanter, $134,750, Sotheby's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A crystal magnum decanter of special Louis XIII cognac, engraved with a map of the Americas, sold for $134,750 at a Wine Auction held Sept. 9-10 by Sotheby’s in New York City. Also, 10 bottles of 1985 Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti made $46,550; […]

Hand-curated selection of exotic, fresh-to-market timepieces to be offered by Heritage Auctions

A hand-curated selection of exotic, fresh-to-market timepieces from Patek Philippe to Piguet will be offered at auction by Heritage Auctions at an October 27 auction. Here are 10 of the unusual and highly-sought after examples the auction has to offer: 1. Universal Geneve Rare & Very Fine Ref. 881101/03 Steel Tri-Compax, circa 1960. (est. $10,000 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Winchester Model 1866, $483,000, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A German silver framed, exhibition quality, panel scene engraved Winchester Model 1866 rifle, with ties to trick shot Chevalier Ira Paine (“Master Shooter of the World”), sold for $483,000 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held Sept. 9-11 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Flash Gordon artwork, $60,375, Philip Weiss

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Original Sunday page artwork for the Flash Gordon comic strip dated Jan. 24, 1937, drawn by noted illustrator Alex Raymond (1909-1956), sold for $60,375 at an auction held Sept. 8 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a copy of the comic book […]

Julia’s October Firearms Auction will Feature their Finest Offering Ever with Approximately $20 Million Worth of Rare Arms

Fairfield, Maine. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; October 4, 5, 6 & 7 will feature Julia’s fall Firearms Auction. The sale includes one of the finest offerings that Julia’s has ever put forth. The auction features a tremendous diversity of rare, high quality arms and includes nearly $20 million worth of goods and thus could become […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kelly Tires porcelain sign, $88,450, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Kelly Tires porcelain sign (“Lotta Miles”) sold for $88,450 at a Premier Automobilia and Petroliana Auction held July 23-24 in Denver, Pa. Also, a Polly Gas die-cut sign with iconic parrot image rose to $85,400; an Indian Gasoline OPE gas globe with running […]