Category Archives: Misc

Ken's Korner: Rembrandt etching gets lost in the mail

Rembrandt etching gets lost in the mail

Ken’s Korner: Rembrandt etching gets lost in the mail An etching drawn by the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn (not the one shown), worth an estimated $8,600, has gone missing in the Norwegian postal system. The etching, done around 1658 and titled Liven Willemsz, van Coppenol, Writing Master, had been purchased by the Soli Brug […]

Ken's Korner: Worst art restoration in history? You decide.

Worst art restoration in history? You decide.

Ken’s Korner: Worst art restoration in history? You decide. It’s being called the worst art restoration project in history – the disfiguring of a century-old ecce homo (a depiction of Christ, bound and with a thorny crown, just before his crucifixion) by a Spanish woman in her 80s who may have been acting on her […]

Ken's Korner: Historic town is pulled from auction

Historic town is pulled from auction

Ken’s Korner: Historic town is pulled from auction The town of Garryowen, MT (population: 2) was listed for sale on eBay recently, with an asking price of $6.9 million, but it was pulled from the site without a single bidder coming forward. This would not be newsworthy except for the fact that Garryowen is located […]

Ken's Korner – Rare MLK audio tape found in man’s attic

Martin Luther King, Jr. - Rare Audio Tape Found in Man's Attic

Rare MLK audio tape found in man’s attic Rare MLK audio tape found in man’s attic. A rare reel-to-reel audio tape of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., from an interview he gave to a Chattanooga insurance salesman, has been found by the man’s son in the attic of his father’s home. Stephon […]

Ken's Korner: Egyptian statue is assessed at $3M

Egyptian statue is assessed at $3 million

Ken’s Korner: Egyptian statue is assessed at $3M Ken’s Korner News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Egyptian statue is assessed at $3M An unassuming 30-inch-tall limestone Egyptian statue that has been sitting in a museum collection in Northampton, England for the last 150 years has recently been assessed […]

Ken's Korner: Cable announcing end of WWII sold

Cable announcing end of WWII

Ken’s Korner: Cable announcing end of WWII sold Ken’s Korner News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Cable announcing end of WWII sold. A naval cable signaling the end of the war against Japan in 1945 has been sold at auction for just over $20,000. The buyer was an […]

Ken's Korner: Whitney Houston exhibit in Vegas

Whitney Houston exhibit in Vegas

Ken’s Korner: Whitney Houston exhibit in Vegas Ken’s Korner / October 2012 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A new exhibit celebrating the life and musical talents of Whitney Houston has opened at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Titled Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston, […]

Bookshelf: Graphic Horror – Movie Monster Memories

Graphic Horror: Movie Monster Memories

Bookshelf: Graphic Horror – Movie Monster Memories Graphic Horror: Movie Monster Memories By: John Edgar Browning Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Pages: 192 [amazon_link id=”0764340824″ target=”_blank” ]Price: Hardcover $32.50[/amazon_link] Freddy, Jason, Frankenstein, and Dracula are just a few of the thrilling movie monsters in this[amazon_link id=”0764340824″ target=”_blank” ] illustrated, collectible reference guide[/amazon_link]. Monsters from major as well […]

Ken's Korner: Wine showing Hitler on the bottle in Italy

Wine showing Hitler on the bottle in Italy

Wine showing Hitler on the bottle in Italy Ken’s Korner / October 2012 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Wine collectors will be startled to learn it’s possible to buy wine with images of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on the bottle in the Italian town of Garda. Word […]

Ken's Korner: Vast book collection hits the auction block

Vast book collection hits the auction block

Vast book collection hits the auction block Larry McMurtry is one of America’s greatest living writers. His books include The Last Picture Show and Lonesome Dove (he won the Pulitzer Prize for the latter). With a partner, he also wrote the screenplay for the movie Brokeback Mountain. McMurtry is also a collector of books – […]