Category Archives: Misc

Ken’s Korner: Aristotle sex manual set to hit auction block

Ken’s Korner: Aristotle sex manual set to hit auction block

Ken’s Korner: Aristotle sex manual set to hit auction block News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall An early edition of a sex manual printed in the 1760s and titled Aristotle’s Compleat Master-Piece (although there is little, if any, of Aristotle’s work in the text and it’s assumed his […]

Ken’s Korner: Cannon was loaded, its cleaning reveals

Ken’s Korner: Cannon was loaded, its cleaning reveals

Ken’s Korner: Cannon was loaded, its cleaning reveals News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall Maintenance workers giving a routine cleaning to an 18th century cannon at the Central Park Conservancy in New York City were startled to discover gunpowder and a cannon ball inside. Authorities were called to […]

Ken’s Korner: That’s Louis XVI’s blood in that hollowed-out gourd!

Ken’s Korner: That’s Louis XVI’s blood in that hollowed-out gourd!

Ken’s Korner: That’s Louis XVI’s blood in that hollowed-out gourd! News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall Scientists say a dried, hollowed-out squash that had been kept by an Italian family as a souvenir contains a handkerchief that was dipped in the blood of King Louis XVI at his […]

Ken’s Korner: A trillion-dollar coin? Don’t laugh!

Ken’s Korner: A trillion-dollar coin? Don’t laugh!

Ken’s Korner: A trillion-dollar coin? Don’t laugh! News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall One coin that numismatists can never own – but that could conceivably be minted – is a platinum trillion-dollar coin. Say what!? Believe it or not there’ve been some calls for President Obama to authorize […]

Ken’s Korner: Ten Commandments ‘tablets’ sell for $60K

Ken’s Korner: Ten Commandments ‘tablets’ sell for $60K

Ken’s Korner: Ten Commandments ‘tablets’ sell for $60K News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall The fake stone tablets from the 1956 Hollywood blockbuster The Ten Command-ments sold for $60,000 at an auction held in Calabasas Hills, California, titled Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction.  The tablets are fake, […]

The Business of Doing Business: The Best of Ed Welch

The Business of Doing Business in Antiques The Best of Ed Welch By Ed Welch As many of you are aware, our friend Ed Welch passed away in October, 2012. His wisdom and entrepreneurial spirit will be greatly missed. At the request of many of our loyal readers we’ve decided to publish some of their […]

Ken’s Korner: TV show Batmobile sells for $4.2 million

Ken’s Korner: TV show Batmobile sells for $4.2 million

Ken’s Korner: TV show Batmobile sells for $4.2 million News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall The world-famous Batmobile from the 1960s TV show starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin sold for $4.2 million at a classic car auction held in January by Barrett-Jackson in […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles March 2013 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles March 2013 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles March 2013 issue features “Selling Your Gold: What You Should Know” by Edward Lewand, “Asian  Scroll Paintings” By I.M. Chait, and “The Best of Business of Doing Business” By Ed Welch. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Ken’s Korner,” “Gavels N’ Paddles,” and more, subscribe to […]

Ken’s Korner: Wooden wells date to 5000 BC

Ken’s Korner: Wooden wells date to 5000 BC

Ken’s Korner: Wooden wells date to 5000 BC News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Wooden water wells made out of oak timbers more than 7,000 years old have been discovered in eastern Germany. The workmanship suggests sophisticated carpentry skills on the part of Neolithic farming communities not thought […]

Ken’s Korner: N.H. governor’s home gets a total makeover

Ken’s Korner: N.H. governor’s home gets a total makeover

Ken’s Korner: N.H. governor’s home gets a total makeover News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Not long after New Hampshire’s Democratic Gov. John Lynch took office in 2004, his wife Susan took it upon herself to spearhead a fund raising drive to transform the neglected but historic state’s […]