Category Archives: Gavels n Paddles

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Huanghuali cabinet, $471,000, Christie’s

Huanghuali cabinet

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A diminutive Chinese huanghuali compound cabinet and hat chest from the 19th century sold for $471,000 during Asian Art Week, a series of online auctions held July 7-24 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, a painting by Wang Xuetao (Chinese, 1903-1984), titled Fowl and […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: LeBron James rookie card, $1.845 million, Goldin Auctions

LeBron James rookie card

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” #78 LeBron James signed rookie card (#14/23), graded Gem Mint 9.5/BGS 10, sold for a record $1.845 million in a Summer Premium Auction held July 18 by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, a 1984-85 Michael Jordan rookie season […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Majolica pineapple tea set, $12,100, Strawser Auction

Majolica pineapple tea set

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A George Jones majolica pineapple tea set with 17-inch tray, tea kettle, cream, sugar and flour and cups and saucers sold for $12,100 at a four-day auction held May 20-23 by Strawser Auction Group in Wolcottville, Ind. Also, a watercolor silhouette portrait of a young […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Amish crazy quilt, $3,125, John Moran

Amish crazy quilt

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A double-sided Amish contained/pierced bar quilt rose to $3,125 at a Blanket Statements auction held June 30 by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, an Amish contained bars quilt knocked down for $2,812; an Amish double wedding ring/Chinese coins quilt gaveled for $1,375; an […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: U.S. Grant slot machine, $2,640, Potter & Potter

U.S. Grant slot machine

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall   A Mills figural Ulysses S. Grant 5-cent slot machine, 72 inches tall, sold for $2,640 at an Eclectible Collectible Auction held June 20 by Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago, Ill. Also, a jazz, blues, ragtime and African American sheet music collection changed hands […]

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, […]