Category Archives: Gavels n Paddles

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Presentation pipe tomahawk, $664,200, Morphy Auctions

Presentation pipe tomahawk

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A silver-mounted and inlaid presentation pipe tomahawk signed “R. (Richard) Butler” and inscribed to “Lt. John Maclellan (sic)” sold for $664,200 at a sale of Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms held May 22-29 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, Annie Oakley’s “Little Miss Sure […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Wodehouse pocket watch, $4,375, Freeman’s

Wodehouse pocket watch

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall Author P.G. Wodehouse’s pocket watch, elaborately engraved with his monogram, sold for $4,375 at an auction of the P.G. Wodehouse Collection of William Toplis held May 7 by Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, a corrected typescript of Do Butlers Burgle Banks, which featured extensive autographs, revisions […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Stankiewicz sculpture, $162,500, Doyle

Stankiewicz sculpture

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far  By Ken Hall A sculpture from the mid-1950s by Richard Stankiewicz (1922-1983) titled Tribal Diagram, made from found objects welded together, sold for $162,500 at an auction held May 20 by Doyle in New York City. Also, a large-scale painting by Cecil Skotnes (1926-2009), a circa 1980 painted […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Frye “Mae West” gas pump, CA$7,800, Miller & Miller

Frye “Mae West” gas pump, CA$7,800, Miller & Miller

Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Fry visible “Mae West” gas pump made in America in the 1920s sold for CA$7,800 in an Advertising, Toys & Historic Objects auction held June 20 by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., in New Hamburg, Ont., Canada. Also, a Kuntz tin lithographed beer tray, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: ‘Tutti Fruiti’ Cartier bracelet, $1.34 million, Sotheby’s

‘Tutti Fruiti’ Cartier bracelet, $1.34 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: ‘Tutti Fruiti’ Cartier bracelet, $1.34 million, Sotheby’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A magnificent ‘Tutti Fruiti’ bracelet by Cartier, created circa 1930, sold for $1.34 million in an online auction held April 24-28 by Sotheby’s in New York City. The Art Deco jewel had never before appeared […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios “Nasturtium” table lamp, circa 1905, lit up the room for $206,250 in an online-only Design Auction held April 3 by Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, an important “Holtz” table crafted in 1986 by George Nakashima (1905-1990) […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Navajo chief’s blanket, $40,625, John Moran

Navajo chief’s blanket, $40,625, John Moran

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Navajo chief’s blanket, $40,625, John Moran Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Navajo Second Phase woman’s chief’s blanket sold for $40,625 at an Art of the American West Auction held March 15 by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a Navajo Classic Period Manta realized $28,125; a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Beatles Shea Stadium poster, $137,500, Heritage Auctions

Beatles Shea Stadium poster, $137,500, Heritage Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Beatles Shea Stadium poster, $137,500, Heritage Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare 1966 concert poster from The Beatles’ performance at Shea Stadium in New York sold for $137,500 at an Entertainment Auction held April 4 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. It was the most ever paid […]

1933 Invisible Man poster, $182,400, Heritage Auctions

A rare movie poster for the 1933 classic film The Invisible Man sold for $182,400 at an auction held March 21 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. The sale coincided with the 2020 remake, starring Elisabeth Moss, which became among Hollywood’s first films to go the route of video-on-demand. H.G. Welles’s concept for a crazed […]