Category Archives: Gavels n Paddles

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 […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Eddie Van Halen guitar, $231,250, Julien’s

Eddie Van Halen guitar, $231,250, Julien’s

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A guitar custom-made for rock legend Eddie Van Halen, built by Van Halen and his guitar tech Matt Bruck and later gifted to Van Halen friend and restaurant owner Bryan Cush, sold for $231,250 at an auction titled Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘n’ Roll […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Hermes leather handbag, $8,750, Crescent City

Hermes leather handbag, $8,750, Crescent City

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A circa 1992 Hermes Kelly Sellier black box leather handbag sold for $8,750 at a Winter Couture Auction held December 5th by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, LA. Also, a platinum tennis bracelet containing 43 round diamonds hit $11,250; a pair of […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Wells Fargo stock certificate, $2,875, Holabird Western Americana

Wells Fargo stock certificate, $2,875, Holabird Western Americana

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A rare Wells Fargo and Company (NY) stock certificate from 1870, issued for 100 shares, sold for $2,875 at a 5-day Spooktacular Sale held Oct. 29-Nov. 2 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, NV. Also, a $1,000 banknote from the Federal Reserve Bank […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Coca-Cola litho sign, $6,000, Rich Penn

Coca-Cola litho sign, $6,000, Rich Penn

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A Coca-Cola litho on cardboard “Prevent Forest Fires” sign, 33 inches by 39 inches, sold for $6,000 at an auction held July 23-26 by Rich Penn Auctions in Waterloo, IA. Also, an English Edwardian taxidermy diorama on a parlor stand fetched $5,225; a 19th […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Mackintosh bedside cabinet, $328,000, Lyon & Turnbull

Mackintosh bedside cabinet, $328,000, Lyon & Turnbull

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A bedside cabinet by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scottish, 1868-1928) sold for $328,000 in an online Decorative Arts: Design Since 1860 auction held Nov. 2-3 by Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh, Scotland. Also, an extra-size “Tudric” pewter and abalone clock design, circa 1900, by Archibald […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Russian triptych icon, $25,000, Doyle

Russian triptych icon, $25,000, Doyle

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A patinated metal and cloisonné enamel triptych icon, featuring a depiction of the Resurrection in the central panel flanked by images of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, sold for $25,000 at an auction of Russian Works of Art held October 28th […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Alfa Romeo concept cars, $14.8 million, Sotheby’s

Three Alfa Romeo B.A.T. concept cars together brought $14.8 million in sales of Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern Art held October 28th by Sotheby’s

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall Three Alfa Romeo B.A.T. concept cars together brought $14.8 million in sales of Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern Art held October 28th by Sotheby’s in New York City. Also, Alberto Giacometti’s towering female sculpture from 1947 titled Femme Leoni sold for $25.9 million; two works […]