Category Archives: Gavels n Paddles

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Prince’s “Cloud” guitar, $132,868, RR Auction

  The “Cloud” guitar custom-made by Minneapolis Luthier Kurt Nelson in the 1990s for the musician Prince sold for $132,868 in an online auction that began on Feb. 19 and ended March 10 by RR Auction, based in Boston.

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall             The “Cloud” guitar custom-made by Minneapolis Luthier Kurt Nelson in the 1990s for the musician Prince sold for $132,868 in an online auction that began on Feb. 19 and ended March 10 by RR Auction, based in Boston. Also, Prince’s custom-made Purple Rain white […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: MLK jailhouse logbook, $130,909, Hake’s Auctions

Four jailhouse logbook pages bearing 12 signatures of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and five signatures of his associate Ralph Abernathy, signed during their 1963 incarceration at the Birmingham (AL) jail, sold for $130,909 at Premier Auction #231 held Feb. 24-25 by Hake’s Auctions in York, PA.

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall     Four jailhouse logbook pages bearing 12 signatures of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and five signatures of his associate Ralph Abernathy, signed during their 1963 incarceration at the Birmingham (AL) jail, sold for $130,909 at Premier Auction #231 held Feb. 24-25 by Hake’s […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: American Flyer train, $5,400, Weiss Auctions

An American Flyer S gauge smoke-in-tender Northern 332 steam locomotive, 1946 or 1947, with a bronze brake tank, sold for $5,400 at a Toy & Train auction held February 24th by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, NY.

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall An American Flyer S gauge smoke-in-tender Northern 332 steam locomotive, 1946 or 1947, with a bronze brake tank, sold for $5,400 at a Toy & Train auction held February 24th by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, NY. Also, a boxed Lionel 2296W Canadian Pacific set from […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1787 gold doubloon coin, $9.36 million, Heritage

1787 gold doubloon coin, $9.36 million, Heritage

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A 1787 gold doubloon coin, the finest example of just the seven known to exist, graded NGC MS65, sold for $9.36 million at an auction of important U.S. coins held January 21st by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, TX. It was the most ever paid […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Kobe Bryant road jersey, $337,334, Grey Flannel

Kobe Bryant road jersey, $337,334, Grey Flannel

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A 2009 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers NBA Finals game-worn road jersey sold for $337,334 in a Winter Catalog Auction held January 23rd by Grey Flannel Auctions in Scottsdale, AZ. Also, a 1997-1998 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls game-used home jersey was a slam-dunk for $230,401; […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Hasselhoff’s K.I.T.T. car, $345,000, Diligent Auction

Hasselhoff’s K.I.T.T. car, $345,000, Diligent Auction

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   Actor David Hasselhoff’s personal K.I.T.T. Knight Rider car, with full conversion, sold for $345,000 at The Hoff Auction (items from the career archive of David Hasselhoff), held January 23rd by Diligent Auction Services, based in Canoga Park, CA. The auction was handled exclusively through […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lovebird carnival display, $8,540, Pook & Pook, Inc.

Lovebird carnival display, $8,540, Pook & Pook, Inc.

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A lovebird carnival display by Baranger, a maker of colorful and cleverly electric animated motion window displays that were rented to small-town jewelry stores from the 1940s to the 1960s, sold for $8,540 at a Christmas Antique Toy Auction held December 4th by Pook […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Bill Traylor painting, $293,750, Christie’s

Bill Traylor painting, $293,750, Christie’s

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A folk-art painting by Bill Traylor, titled Two Dogs Fighting: Man Chasing Dog (1939-1942) sold for $293,750 at an Outsider and Vernacular Art Sale held January 21st during Americana Week by Christie’s in New York City. Also, Martin Ramirez’s untitled work (Tunnels and Train), […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Patriotic sand art bottle, $275,000, Skinner, Inc.

Patriotic sand art bottle, $275,000, Skinner, Inc.

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A patriotic presentation sand art bottle meticulously crafted circa 1885-1890 by Andrew Clemens (1857-1894), 7 1/4 inches tall, sold for a record $275,000 at an American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction held November 23rd by Skinner, Inc. in Boston. The bottle, one of a small […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Wayne Gretzky 1979 rookie card, $1.29 million, Heritage Auctions

Wayne Gretzky 1979 rookie card, $1.29 million, Heritage Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A Canadian version of a 1979 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers rookie card, graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA, sold for $1.29 million at a four-day Fall Sports Collectibles Catalog auction held Dec. 11-14 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, TX. Also, a green-shaded 1997 […]