Category Archives: Gavels n Paddles

Audubon studio proof, $85,400, Leslie Hindman

Audubon studio proof, $85,400, Leslie Hindman

Audubon studio proof, $85,400, Leslie Hindman A rare studio proof of The Great Blue Heron (Plate CCXI), by the renowned illustrator James Audubon, sold for $85,400 at a Fine Books and Manuscripts Auction held August 8 by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, IL. Also, a small watercolor of a chipmunk, likely an early study attributed […]

Glazed pottery urns, $12,870, Michaan’s

Glazed pottery urns, $12,870, Michaan's

Glazed pottery urns, $12,870, Michaan’s A pair of monumental glazed pottery floor urns, signed on the base Henry Weiss and Thomas Gorham, each one 36 inches tall, sold for $12,870 at an Estates Auction held August 5 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, CA. Also, a jadeite, diamond, 14 kt white gold ring hammered for $17,550; […]

Marklin 3-tiered castle, $28,175, RSL Auction

Marklin 3-tiered castle, $28,175, RSL Auction

Marklin 3-tiered castle, $28,175, RSL Auction A Marklin three-tiered  castle, made circa 1895, with a parade ground that would have been driven by a Marklin steam plant, sold for $28,175 at a sale of Fine Antique Toys, Train Stations, Banks and Americana held July 1 by RSL Auction Co., based in Timonium, MD. The sale […]

Madame Alexander set, $88,000, Theriault’s

Madame Alexander set, $88,000, Theriault's

Madame Alexander set, $88,000, Theriault’s A six-doll “mystery portrait doll” set by Madame Alexander created in 1951 sold for $88,000 at a sale of Doll and Childhood Ephemera held July 22-23 by Theriault’s, based in Timonium, MD. The sale was conducted in New Orleans, LA. It was a new record for a set of American […]

Louis Vuitton trunk, $34,500, James D. Julia

Louis Vuitton trunk, $34,500, James D. Julia

Louis Vuitton trunk, $34,500, James D. Julia An early 20th century French-made Louis Vuitton wardrobe steamer trunk sold for $34,500 at an auction held August 21-24 by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, ME. The trunk (serial #020608) had a quilted interior that opened to a handsome compartment tray. The front had a pair of […]

Antique vending machine – $28,200 – Morphy’s Auctions

Antique vending machine, $28,200, Morphy's Auctions

Antique vending machine, $28,200, Morphy’s Auctions An antique Stollwerck and Chiclets porcelain and wood back vending machine, designed to dispense both chocolate candy and chewing gum, sold for $28,200 at a sale of Antique Advertising and Mechanical Music held August 10-11 by Morphy’s Auctions in Denver, PA. Also, an antique occupational shaving mug with an […]

Britains Air Corps set, $5,860, Old Toy Soldiers

Britains Air Corps set, $5,860, Old Toy Soldiers

Britains Air Corps set, $5,860, Old Toy Soldiers A Britains 16-piece U.S. Army Air Corps toy soldier set (#1905, 1940-1941 issue only) sold for $5,860 at an auction held June 2-3 by Old Toy Soldier Auctions in Pittsburgh, PA. Also, a Britains #1873 non-cataloged set from the Historical Series, made exclusively for FAO Schwarz and […]

Pair of Kangxi chargers – $274,500 – Cowan’s Auctions

Pair of Kangxi Chargers - $274,500 at Cowan's Auctions

Pair of Kangxi chargers – $274,500 – Cowan’s Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles / Sept. 2012 Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A pair of important Kangxi chargers sold for $274,500 at an Asian Art Auction held July 27 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, OH. Also, a Ming period bronze Guanyin hammered […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Empire Gasoline sign – $10,450 – Matthews

Empire Gasoline sign - $10,450 - Matthews

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Empire Gasoline sign – $10,450 – Matthews Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An Empire Gasoline double-sided porcelain sign with great color and gloss, 30 inches in diameter, sold for $10,450 at an auction held August 3 by Matthews Auctions, LLC, based in Nokomis, IL. The auction was […]