Category Archives: Ken’s Korner

Ken’s Korner: Harry Potter and the narwhal tusk

Ken’s Korner: Harry Potter and the narwhal tusk

Ken’s Korner: Harry Potter and the narwhal tusk News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A 130-year-old narwhal tusk engraved with the name of a character from the Harry Potter books has been sold at auction in England for a little more than $50,000 (reportedly to an American maritime […]

Ken’s Korner: Nazi-looted artwork totals about $1.3 billion

Ken’s Korner: Nazi-looted artwork totals about $1.3 billion

Ken’s Korner: Nazi-looted artwork totals about $1.3 billion News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall By now you may have heard about the raid German authorities made on a Munich apartment that uncovered more than 1,400 artworks – by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall and […]

Ken’s Korner: Jesse Jackson, Jr. auction cancelled

Ken’s Korner: Jesse Jackson, Jr. auction cancelled

Ken’s Korner: Jesse Jackson, Jr. auction cancelled News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A planned auction of assets forfeited by disgraced Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., was canceled by the U.S. Marshals Service over concerns that one of the items in the sale – a guitar supposedly autographed by […]

Ken’s Korner: Mural by Banksy brings $1.1 million

Ken’s Korner: Mural by Banksy brings $1.1 million

Ken’s Korner: Mural by Banksy brings $1.1 million News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A mural by the mysterious guerrilla graffiti artist known as Banksy (his real identity is a closely guarded secret) has been sold at a private auction in London for $1.1 million. The mural, titled […]

Ken’s Korner: Hitler in the news: teapot, aide's diary

Ken’s Korner: Hitler in the news: teapot, aide's diary

Ken’s Korner: Hitler in the news: teapot, aide’s diary News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Adolf Hitler was in the news recently, not once but twice, first with the rather bizarre report that retailer J.C. Penney was selling a teapot that bore a striking resemblance to Der Fuhrer, […]

Ken’s Korner: Superman wall find gavels for $175,000

Ken’s Korner: Superman wall find gavels for $175,000

Ken’s Korner: Superman wall find gavels for $175,000 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Ken’s Korner: Superman wall find gavels for $175,000 Remember last month we told you about the guy who found a copy of Action Comics No. 1 – the first appearance of Superman, in 1938 […]

Ken’s Korner: Captain Kangaroo memorabilia sold

Ken’s Korner: Captain Kangaroo memorabilia sold

Ken’s Korner: Captain Kangaroo memorabilia sold News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall An auction of items relating to the popular children’s show Captain Kangaroo from the 1950s through the ‘80s was held in Los Angeles on May 21, and the top lot – a handcrafted, screen-worn Dancing Bear […]

Ken’s Korner: Amelia Earhart’s airplane – found?

Ken’s Korner: Amelia Earhart’s airplane – found?

Ken’s Korner: Amelia Earhart’s airplane – found? News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A sonar image of an uninhabited tropical island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean might – just might – represent the remains of Amelia Earhart’s two-engine Lockheed Electra aircraft that vanished on July 2, 1937 as […]

Ken’s Korner: Babe Ruth uniform on loan to museum

Ken’s Korner: Babe Ruth uniform on loan to museum

Ken’s Korner: Babe Ruth uniform on loan to museum News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A uniform worn by Babe Ruth during a barnstorming tour of Japan in 1934 has gone on loan to the newly-renovated Little League Baseball Museum in Williamsport, Pa., the town where Little League […]

Ken’s Korner: Pieces of Dead Sea Scrolls are for sale

Ken’s Korner: Pieces of Dead Sea Scrolls are for sale

Ken’s Korner: Pieces of Dead Sea Scrolls are for sale News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd threw a stone into a dark cave along the Dead Sea east of Jerusalem and heard the sound of something breaking. Inside, he found clay jars, some […]