Category Archives: Gavels n Paddles

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 […]

Grahame Sydney painting, $64,350, Thomaston Place

An oil on linen painting by New Zealand contemporary artist Grahame Sydney (b. 1948), titled Cook House, Home Hills, sold for $64,350 at a Global Tour Auction held Feb. 28-29 and March 1 by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, Maine. Also, a rare 35-star flag from the 1864 Lincoln and Johnson presidential campaign brought […]

Judy Garland arrangements, $30,599, Nate D. Sanders

Hundreds of orchestral arrangements owned by the late singer Judy Garland, including classics such as Over the Rainbow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Judy at the Palace and I’m Always Chasing Rainbows, sold for $30,599 at an auction held Feb. 27 by Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles. The arrangements were primarily used […]

Mickey Mouse tin wind-up, $64,575, Morphy Auctions

A lithographed tin wind-up five-finger Mickey Mouse toy made in Germany for the English market, 9 inches tall, dancing to and fro when activated, sold for $64,575 at a sale of toys, banks and automata held March 10-11 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Jean Roullet (French) ‘Snake Charmer’ musical automaton depicting an […]

Sargent charcoal drawing, $22,800, Bruneau & Co.

A figural charcoal on paper drawing by John Singer Sargent (Mass./U.K./Italian, 1856-1925) sold for $22,800 at a two-session auction held Feb. 15 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, a porcelain blue balloon dog in the original box by Jeff Koons (American, b. 1955), #1,495 of 2,300, went for $7,500; a two-piece glass […]

Tiffany Peony Border lamp, $151,250, Fontaine’s Auction

A Tiffany Studios Peony Border floor lamp, 77 inches tall, lit up the room for $151,250 at an auction held Jan. 16 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Also, a Pairpoint Puffy Owl lamp brought $78,650; an Armenian bible with a silver repousse cover depicting Jesus on the cross, flanked by Mary and Joseph, […]

Mobil Oil coin-op kids’ ride, $25,200, Michaan’s Auctions

A 1950s-era Mobil Oil coin-operated children’s Pegasus ride flew out of the room for $25,200 at a Gallery Auction held Feb. 8 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a wood and paper collage by Louise Nevelson (American, 1899-1988), Untitled, 1957, gaveled for $8,400; an oil on board self-portrait by Jesus Guerrero Galvan (Mexican, 1910-1973), […]