Author Archives: Maxine Carter-Lome

Patek Philippe watch, $389,000, Antiquorum

A Patek Philippe 18kt white gold minute-repeater retrograde perpetual calendar watch sold for $389,000 at an Important Watches & Jewelry Auction held Dec. 8 by Antiquorum in New York City. Also, a Patek Philippe minute-repeater watch with enamel dial in platinum rose to $245,000; a Chopard Imperiale Tourbillon watch with baguette diamonds in pink gold […]

Sweetheart of a Sale at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on February 13 & 14

THOMASTON, ME:   Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ first auction of 2016 on February 13 & 14 will offer 1,200 examples of fine artwork, estate jewelry, antiquities, marine and folk art, Asian antiques, rare books and ephemera, and decorative items that are certain to ignite the passion and desire of collectors. The […]

Heritage Auctions posts strong 2015 results with $860 million year

Tremendous growth in Sports; steady prices and solid growth seen year-over-year across many categories DALLAS — Heritage Auctions posted its second best ever year in 2015 with total sales of more than $860 million in total prices realized across its auction business as well as its Private Treaty sales. The company also continued to expand its worldwide […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ringo Starr drum kit, $2.2 million, Julien's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit used by Ringo Starr in more than 200 performances as drummer for the Beatles between May 1963 and Feb. 1964, as well as on many hit recordings, sold for $2.2 million at a sale of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Janis Joplin's Porsche, $1.76 million, Sotheby's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The 1964 Porsche 356 C 1600 SC Cabriolet sports car that was owned and driven by legendary rocker Janis Joplin sold for $1.76 million at a Driven By Disruption Auction held Dec. 10 by RM Sotheby’s in New York City. Joplin bought the car […]

Publishers Corner: January 2016

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

100 Years Ago in History “There is still another benefit to be derived from the collecting of antiques and that is the mental pleasure and satisfaction of discovery and ownership.” – Israel Sack It is common practice to define “antique” as applying to objects at least 100 years old. While beyond the personal recall of […]

Sylvester Stallone fans make knock out “Rocky” and “Rambo” auction bids

Props and costumes from famous films such as “Rocky,” “Rambo” and “The Expendables” were sold to fans for a combined total of $3+ million in three public auction sessions conducted by Heritage Auctions in Los Angeles and online, Dec. 18-20, 2015; a portion of the proceeds are going to charity LOS ANGELES – Enthusiastic fans […]

Gavels n Paddles: Gilbert Stuart portrait, $40,625, Doyle New York

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A portrait of a gentleman by the renowned master portraitist Gilbert Stuart (Am., 1755-1828), possibly of Charles Lee of Virginia, who served as U.S. Attorney General under George Washington and John Adams, sold for $40,625 at an American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts Auction […]

Gavels n Paddles: Navajo chief's blanket, $43,750, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Navajo transitional second phase chief’s blanket, woven circa 1880s with primarily cochineal-dyed wool, sold for $43,750 at a Decorative Arts Auction held Sept. 29 by John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena, Calif. Also, a handsome first standard silver coffee and tea service crafted by […]

Gavels n Paddles: George II armchair, $437,000, Christie's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A George II mahogany armchair, probably made in Ireland circa 1745-1750, sold for $437,000 at a sale of property from the Metropolitan Museum of Art held Oct. 27 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, a George II partner’s desk, possibly made by William […]