Category Archives: Gavels n Paddles

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Winter Olympics torch, $231,000, RR Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Winter Olympics torch, $231,000, RR Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics torch sold for $231,000 in an online auction that ran from Jan. 10-17 by RR Auction, based in Boston. Also, a Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics torch knocked down for $38,246; a Rio 2016 gold winner’s medal, possibly the […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1885 U.S Trade dollar, $3.96 million, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1885 U.S Trade dollar, $3.96 million, Heritage

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The finest-known 1885 U.S. Trade dollar coin, graded PR66, sold for $3.96 million at a Platinum Night U.S. Coin Auction held January 10th by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. The winning bidder was collector Dell Loy Hansen of Logan, Utah. The 19th century Trade […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bulls and Bears toy game, $20,740, Pook & Pook, Inc.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bulls and Bears toy game, $20,740, Pook & Pook, Inc.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A scarce McLoughlin Bros. Bulls and Bears – The Great Wall Street Game, patented in 1883, sold for $20,740 at an Antique Toy Auction held Dec. 7-8 by Pook & Pook, Inc. (along with Noel Barrett) in Downingtown, Pa. Also, a Doll & Cie […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English Thomason corkscrew, $23,244, CollectorCorkscrews.com

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English Thomason corkscrew, $23,244, CollectorCorkscrews.com

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An English “manufactured” Thomason mechanical corkscrew, with fine handcrafted “Japanning” decoration, sold for $23,244 in an online-only auction held in November by CollectorCorkscrews.com. Also, a circa 1750 French steel fixed bow corkscrew with openwork decoration of the heart-shaped handle hit $13,538; a near-mint Sperry […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: DC Comics Flash #105, $20,000, Bruneau & Co.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: DC Comics Flash #105, $20,000, Bruneau & Co.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of DC Comics Flash #105 (Feb.-Mar. 1959), the first Silver Age Flash in his own title, graded CBCS 9.0, sold for $20,000 at a Toy & Comics Sale held December 1st by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, a copy […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Witch Atop Mechanical Cat, $21,600, Bertoia Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Witch Atop Mechanical Cat, $21,600, Bertoia Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A large witch atop a mechanical black cat on wheels, circa 1920, sold for $21,600 at an Annual Fall Auction held Nov. 9-11 by Bertoia’s Auctions in Vineland, N.J. Also, a Carlisle & Finch derrick crane on a flatbed car, 2 gauge, American-made, circa […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tim Brown Heisman Trophy, $435,762, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tim Brown Heisman Trophy, $435,762, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Wide receiver Tim Brown’s original 1987 Heisman Trophy sold for $435,762 in a Holiday Auction held December 8th by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, a near set (25 of 30) of 1910 E98 baseball cards, plus nine additional variation cards, brought $171,850; […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hugh Hefner typewriter, $162,500, Julien’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hugh Hefner typewriter, $162,500, Julien’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The vintage Underwood Standard Portable typewriter used in college by Hugh Hefner sold for $162,500 at a sale of items from the estate of the Playboy magazine founder held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Also, Hefner’s complete personal set […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ watch, $578,100, Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ watch, $578,100, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Rolex Daytona Ref. 6241 ‘Paul Newman’ 18kt gold chronograph watch having a ‘John Player Special’ dial with gold subdials, sold for $578,100 at an auction held Dec. 5-6 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Tiffany Studios Poppy table lamp, with a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese Hunan One Tael silver coin, $6,875, Holabird Western Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese Hunan One Tael silver coin, $6,875, Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Chinese Hunan One Tael silver coin weighing 35.6 grams sold for $6,875 at an auction held Dec. 5-9 by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC in Reno, Nev. Also, an unissued capital stock certificate for the Alaska Commercial Company, Alaska’s largest rural retailer, rose […]