Category Archives: Gavels n Paddles

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Mia Hamm rookie card, $34,440, Goldin Auctions

Mia Hamm rookie card, $34,440, Goldin Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A rookie card of U.S. soccer legend Mia Hamm sold for $34,440 in an online Premium Card and Memorabilia auction held in June by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, NJ. It was the most ever paid for a female athlete trading card. Also, a Lionel […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Copy of the Declaration, $4.42 million, Freeman’s

Copy of the Declaration, $4.42 million, Freeman’s

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall Signer Charles Carroll’s copy of the Declaration of Independence sold for $4.42 million at a single-lot auction held July 1st by Freeman’s in Philadelphia. It was the second-highest price ever paid at auction for a copy of the Declaration, and the most ever paid at […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Prince handwritten lyrics, $150,986, RR Auction

Prince handwritten lyrics, $150,986, RR Auction

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall The handwritten lyrics to the late entertainer Prince’s song Nothing Compares 2 U, from the collection of Prince’s former assistant Therese Stoulil, sold for $150,986 in a Marvels of Modern Music auction held June 17-24 by RR Auction in Boston, MA. Also, an Allman Brothers […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Copy of Avengers #1, $23,125, Bruneau & Co.

Copy of Avengers #1, $23,125, Bruneau & Co.

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A copy of Marvel Comics’ Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963), graded CGC 8.0, featuring appearances by the Fantastic Four, Loki, and Teen Brigade, sold for $23,125 at a Comic, TCG & Toy auction held July 10th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, RI. Also, a […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Kurt Cobain drawing, $281,250, Julien’s Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A self-portrait caricature drawing by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, created during the group’s 1992 Nevermind promotional tour, sold for $281,250 at a Music Icons auction held June 11-13 by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. Also, Alex Van Halen’s 1980 Invasion tour and Rock and […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1830 center table, $46,875, Doyle

A circa 1830 Continental center table, probably German, having a giltwood base lavishly carved with lions, Bacchic masks and floral swags supporting an alabaster top sold for $46,875 at an English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts auction held May 26th by Doyle in New York City.

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A circa 1830 Continental center table, probably German, having a giltwood base lavishly carved with lions, Bacchic masks and floral swags supporting an alabaster top sold for $46,875 at an English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts auction held May 26th by Doyle in […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: WWII binoculars, $22,800, Cowan’s

A US Navy ship’s bridge binoculars from World War II sold for $22,800 at an Arms & Armor auction held May 25-26 by Cowan’s in Cincinnati, OH

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A US Navy ship’s bridge binoculars from World War II sold for $22,800 at an Arms & Armor auction held May 25-26 by Cowan’s in Cincinnati, OH. Also, a 1902 DWM Luger carbine with stock and hardcase hit the mark for $10,455; a JP […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Figural weathervane, $258,000, Morphy’s

A late 19th century molded and gilded-copper weathervane depicting a full-bodied standing Massasoit Indian with bow and arrow atop directional arrow, made by Harris & Co. (Boston) sold for $258,300 at a Fine & Decorative Arts auction held June 8-9 by Morphy’s in Denver, PA

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A late 19th century molded and gilded-copper weathervane depicting a full-bodied standing Massasoit Indian with bow and arrow atop directional arrow, made by Harris & Co. (Boston) sold for $258,300 at a Fine & Decorative Arts auction held June 8-9 by Morphy’s in Denver, […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Leicaflex 35mm camera, $1,280, Crescent City

A Leicaflex 35mm camera with a Leitz Summicron 1: 2/90 lens and a Summilux lens 1:1.4/50, sold for $1,280 at a Summer Decorative Arts & Interiors Auction held June 18th by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, LA

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A Leicaflex 35mm camera with a Leitz Summicron 1: 2/90 lens and a Summilux lens 1:1.4/50, sold for $1,280 at a Summer Decorative Arts & Interiors Auction held June 18th by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, LA. Also, a 20th-century green onyx pedestal on […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Picasso painting of his muse, $103.41 million, Christie’s

Pablo Picasso’ portrait painting of his muse (Marie-Thérèse), titled Femme assiste pres d’une fenetre (1932)

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall Pablo Picasso’ portrait painting of his muse (Marie-Thérèse), titled Femme assiste pres d’une fenetre (1932), sold for $103.41 million at a 20th Century Evening Sale held May 13th by Christie’s in New York City. Also, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work titled In Case went for $93.1 million; […]