Category Archives: Gavels n Paddles

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1936 Oscar statuette, $50,000, Grant Zahajko

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1936 Oscar statuette, $50,000, Grant Zahajko

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The 1936 Oscar statuette awarded to art director Richard Day for his work on the 1935 film The Dark Angel sold for $50,000 at an auction held October 10th by Grant Zahajko Auctions in Davenport, Wash. Also, an authenticated autographed photo of Babe Ruth […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Martin Bros. tobacco jar, $62,500, Rago Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Martin Bros. tobacco jar, $62,500, Rago Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Martin Brothers tall bird tobacco jar made in 1899 sold for $62,500 at Design Sales held Sept. 20-21 by Rago Auctions in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a color woodblock print by Gustave Baumann, titled Grand Canon (Canyon), from the first printing in 1934, climbed […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Goo Goo Gum vendor, $24,000, Potter & Potter

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Goo Goo Gum vendor, $24,000, Potter & Potter

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1910 working Goo Goo Gum 1-cent vending machine, one of only a few known, sold for $24,000 at an auction held September 28th by Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago, Ill. Also, a Field Manufacturing 1-cent Sunny Boy countertop gumball and slot […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Coors Dairy die-cut sign, $43,520 Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Coors Dairy die-cut sign, $43,520 Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A complete Coors Dairy die-cut porcelain and neon sign with figural cow image, 88 inches by 79 inches, in 7.9+ condition, sold for $43,520 at an Automobilia & Petroliana Auction held Oct. 5-7 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a rare Buffalo Brand […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: James Dean crash photos, $22,498, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: James Dean crash photos, $22,498, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A collection of 30 original glossy photos, many unpublished, vividly documenting the fatal car crash site of Hollywood actor James Dean in 1955 sold for $22,498 in an online auction held Aug. 8-15 by RR Auction, based in Boston, Mass. Also, a copy of […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Tiffany Aquatic Fish Lamp, $193,600, Fontaine’s Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany aquatic fish lamp, $193,600, Fontaine's Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) leaded glass aquatic fish lamp sold for $193,600 at an auction held September 14th by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Also, a Pablo Picasso Taureau faience pitcher, just over 12 inches tall, made $54,450; a large group of religious […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: BB King’s Gibson guitar, $280,000, Julien’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: BB King's Gibson guitar, $280,000, Julien's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall BB King’s beloved, stage-played “Lucille” black Gibson ES-345 prototype limited edition guitar, gifted by Gibson to King for his 80th birthday, sold for $280,000 as a sale of property from King’s estate held September 21st by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, Calif. Also, King’s […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: M.C. Escher woodblock print, $98,400, Clars Auction Gallery

Gavels 'n' Paddles: M.C. Escher woodblock print, $98,400, Clars Auction Gallery

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 13-foot woodblock print by M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972), titled Metamorphosis II (1939-1940), sold for $98,400 at an auction held Sept. 14-15 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, an oil on canvas by Vladimir Becic (Croatian, 1886-1954), titled Landscape, Bosnia #1, soared […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Colt Walker Revolver, $1.035 million, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt Walker Revolver, $1.035 million, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The last martial Colt Walker revolver, in museum-worthy condition, sold for $1.035 million at Premier Gun Auction #77 held Sept. 6-8 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a John Ulrich Winchester 1895 that once belonged to famed Western author Zane […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 35-Star Flag Folk Art Table, $18,000, Woody Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 35-Star Flag Folk Art Table, $18,000, Woody Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Civil War-era, 35-star, solid wood flag folk art table, honoring West Virginia’s admission to the Union on June 20, 1863, sold for $18,000 at an auction held September 7th by Woody Auction in Douglass, Kan. Also, a Quick Meal Model 407-16 salesman’s sample […]