Category Archives: Misc

Ken’s Korner: Wanted: Someone to manage Stonehenge

Ken’s Korner: Wanted: Someone to manage Stonehenge

Ken’s Korner: Wanted: Someone to manage Stonehenge News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The English Heritage, owners of the famous temple formation and tourist attraction Stonehenge, is advertising for a general manager for the site. The pay is only so-so – around $42,000 a year. But the responsibilities […]

Ken’s Korner: Chinese lotus bowl sells for $9.5 million

Ken’s Korner: Chinese lotus bowl sells for $9.5 million

Ken’s Korner: Chinese lotus bowl sells for $9.5 million News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A Chinese “lotus bowl” made between 1662 and 1722  and measuring just 3 inches in diameter by about an inch and a half tall, sold for $9.5 million at an auction held Apr. […]

Ken’s Korner: Jackie Robinson collectibles on rise

Ken’s Korner: Jackie Robinson collectibles on rise

Ken’s Korner: Jackie Robinson collectibles on rise News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Interest in Jackie Robinson has shot up higher than normal since the release of the movie 42, and there’s been a corresponding spike in the value of items and collectibles associated with the first black […]

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln’s pocket watch carried a secret message

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln’s pocket watch carried a secret message

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln’s pocket watch carried a secret message News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch had a secret message engraved on the inside and the President wasn’t even aware of it. It seems that on the day Fort Sumter was fired upon, a jeweler […]

Ken’s Korner: Book expected to fetch $30 million

Ken’s Korner: Book expected to fetch $30 million

Ken’s Korner: Book expected to fetch $30 million News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall On Nov. 26, Sotheby’s will auction one of the finest surviving copies of the Bay Psalm Book – the first book printed in what is now the United States. The Congregationalist Puritans who emigrated […]

Ken’s Korner: 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card sells for $2.1 million

Ken’s Korner: 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card sells for $2.1 million

Ken’s Korner: 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card sells for $2.1 million News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A 1909 T206 Honus Wagner baseball card – the Holy Grail of sports cards, with only 200 produced and fewer than 50 known – sold at Goldin Auctions in New Jersey […]

Ken’s Korner: Francis Crick lots bring $8 million+

Ken’s Korner: Francis Crick lots bring $8 million+

Ken’s Korner: Francis Crick lots bring $8 million+ News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Remember Watson and Crick from high school science class? They were the two guys who (along with Dr. Maurice Wilkins) discovered the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in […]

Ken’s Korner: Louis XIV elephant tusk chainsawed off

Ken’s Korner: Louis XIV elephant tusk chainsawed off

Ken’s Korner: Louis XIV elephant tusk chainsawed off News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The tusk from an elephant once belonging to France’s Louis XIV – the “Sun King” – got chainsawed off in the middle of the night at Paris’s Museum of Natural History, but the would-be […]

Ken’s Korner: McCartney helps restore historic Motown Steinway

Ken’s Korner: McCartney helps restore historic Motown Steinway

Ken’s Korner: McCartney helps restore historic Motown Steinway News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Two years ago when he was in Detroit during a concert tour, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney toured the Motown Historical Museum, in the legendary building known as “Hitsville, U.S.A.” While there, he came upon a […]

Ken’s Korner: ‘Three Shots’ exhibit on view at Newseum

Ken’s Korner: ‘Three Shots’ exhibit on view at Newseum

Ken’s Korner: ‘Three Shots’ exhibit on view at Newseum News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall An exhibit of more than 100 artifacts, all relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, is on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The centerpiece of the Three Shots Were […]