Category Archives: Misc

Ken’s Korner: Schilling may have to sell bloody sock

Ken’s Korner: Schilling may have to sell bloody sock Ken’s Korner News & Views from the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Eight years ago, Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling was a World Series hero, a key piece in the BoSox drive to its first world […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles December 2012 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles December 2012 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles December 2012  issue features “Figure Skating and the Arts” by Frances Dafoe, “Yuletide is A-Coming” by Pamela E Apkarian-Russell, Guess What by Bob Cahn – “Traditional re-creation but still baffling!“, “Collecting Old & Rare Books” by James Dawson. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Ken’s Korner,”  […]

Ken’s Korner: Renoir’s Paris home can now be yours!

Ken’s Korner: Renoir’s Paris home can now be yours!

Ken’s Korner: Renoir’s Paris home can now be yours! Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting The former Paris home of iconic Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir is for sale (no asking price given, but presumably it’s in the millions). The country-style Montmartre home boasts a pastel-hued color theme (illuminated by […]

Ken's Korner: Thief makes off with $10 million in goods

Ken's Korner: Thief makes off with $10 million in goods

Ken’s Korner: Thief makes off with $10 million in goods Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall A brazen thief broke into a private home in Santa Monica, CA, sometime between September 12-13, and made off with a staggering $10 million worth of merchandise. Stolen were original […]

Ken's Korner: Ronnie Wood’s ex is selling his stuff

Ken's Korner: Ronnie Wood’s ex is selling his stuff

Ken’s Korner: Ronnie Wood’s ex is selling his stuff Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is livid that ex-wife Jo is auctioning items from their marriage he claims are rightfully his. The items include two Fender Stratocaster custom-painted guitars, Wood’s stage-worn […]

Ken's Korner: Bust of Franklin stolen, recovered

Ken's Korner: Bust of Franklin stolen, recovered

Ken’s Korner: Bust of Franklin stolen, recovered Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall A rare 1778 porcelain bust of Benjamin Franklin by Jean-Antoine Houdon has been recovered after being stolen out of its owner’s home by the cleaning lady. George D’Angelo told police he discovered the […]

Ken's Korner: Lunar meteorite to be auctioned

Ken's Korner: Lunar meteorite to be auctioned

Ken’s Korner: Lunar meteorite to be auctioned Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall A four-pound, slab-shaped chunk of the moon that crashed to Earth as a meteorite and was found in Libya in 1998 was set to cross the block this fall at Heritage Auctions in […]

Ken's Korner: Ex-Olympic wrestler files for bankruptcy

Ken's Korner: Ex-Olympic wrestler files for bankruptcy

Ken’s Korner: Ex-Olympic wrestler files for bankruptcy Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall Former Olympic gold medal wrestler Rulon Gardner, 41, has filed for bankruptcy at a federal court in Salt Lake City, where records show creditors hold about $2.934 million in claims against him. To […]

Ken's Korner: Roman cavalry helmet on display in England

Ken's Korner: Roman cavalry helmet on display in England

Ken’s Korner: Roman cavalry helmet on display in England Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall A 2,000-year-old bronze Roman parade cavalry helmet found by a metal detector enthusiast in England just two years ago and later sold at Christie’s in London for $3.2 million, has gone […]

Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food

Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food

Ken’s Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall British food sculptor Paul Baker has painstakingly recreated the iconic cover of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album, using nothing but breakfast foods. He was commissioned by the Beefeater UK Grill restaurant chain, […]