Category Archives: Misc

Ken’s Korner: 18th-C French chateau torn down by mistake

Ken’s Korner: 18th-C French chateau torn down by mistake News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Workers hired to renovate a 140,000-square-foot manor in southwest France and tear down a much smaller building on the same property somehow mixed them up and reduced the chateau to rubble. The residents […]

Ken’s Korner: Man tries to pass $500M bank note

Ken’s Korner: Man tries to pass $500M bank note News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Ever seen a 1930s-era Federal Reserve note for $500 million? That’s because they don’t exist, but that didn’t stop Cleland Ayison, 32, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from walking into a Palm Beach County […]

Ken’s Korner: Another Goodwill artwork discovery

Ken’s Korner: Another Goodwill artwork discovery News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall For the fourth time in six months, a sharp-eyed Goodwill shopper snapped up a piece of artwork for a fraction of its actual value. The most recent find: a lithograph by American artist Alexander Calder, purchased […]

Ken’s Korner: Man jailed for trying to steal a rhino head

Ken’s Korner: Man jailed for trying to steal a rhino head News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A 29-year-old British man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his part in the brazen attempted theft of a rhinoceros head from a museum in England. Patrick Kiely […]

Guess What? February 2013

Guess What? February 2013 By Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Up for grabs — right or left hand? When was the last time you looked at something strange, scratched your head, got splinters, and found your curiosity juices flowing? How about now! We’ve got a hand-held 6″ long double pronged serrated piece of iron. […]

Ken’s Korner: Fan pays $5,300 for hockey team’s toilet

Ken’s Korner: Fan pays $5,300 for hockey team’s toilet News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall You might say Jim Vigmond is the Toronto Maple Leafs’ #1 and #2 fan. The hockey fanatic recently paid $5,300 at auction for a team toilet from the old Maple Leaf Gardens, where […]

Ken’s Korner: Boys find owner of old war medals

Ken’s Korner: Boys find owner of old war medals News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Brothers Michael (age 11) and and Mauro (age 8) Mazzariello, both of New York, went into an antiques shop in Newburg, N.Y., and spotted a group of Korean War medals worth $450. They […]

Ken’s Korner: Pete Rose document fails to meet reserve

Ken’s Korner: Pete Rose document fails to meet reserve News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Pete Rose’s copy of the 1990 agreement that banned the disgraced star from baseball failed to meet the reserve amount in an October sale conducted by Goldin Auctions. Bidding did climb to $236,000 […]

Ken’s Korner: Armstrong’s Corvette is getting a restoration

Ken’s Korner: Armstrong’s Corvette is getting a restoration News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The 1967 marina blue Corvette Sting-Ray that once belonged to Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon who died this past August at age 82, has been purchased by a Florida […]