Tag Archives: Art

Great Collections: June 2018

Great Collections: June 2018

Winter Soldier Originals: Collecting Steve Epting’s Captain America Art An Interview with Two Key Collectors by J.C. Vaughn In many ways, Nick Katradis and Jason Versaggi are as different as could be. Katradis, a successful mortgage broker, husband, and father of three, switches between English and Greek instantaneously (even if the listener doesn’t speak Greek) […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Francis N. Souza painting, $235,000, Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Francis N. Souza painting, $235,000, Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A large oil painting by the Indian-American artist Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002), titled Head in a Landscape, sold for $235,000 at an auction held May 17th by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, three artworks by Russian artist Mihail Chemiakin (b. 1943) – a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Beaded hide war shirt, $55,200, Cowan’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Beaded hide war shirt, $55,200, Cowan’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An A’aninin (Gros Ventre) beaded hide war shirt sold for $55,200 at an American Indian & Western Art Auction held April 6th by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Oh. Also, a Sioux child’s beaded hide shirt realized $28,800; an identified Ponca beaded hide war shirt […]

Publisher's Corner: June 2018

Publisher's Corner: June 2018

Comic Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Like the baseball cards I purchased with my allowance, and flipped and traded with friends at school, comics were very much a part of my childhood. At the candy store down the block from my elementary school I could buy both: the latest installments of the comics I loved and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Studios Venetian lamp, $102,850, Clars Auction Gallery

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Studios Venetian lamp, $102,850, Clars Auction Gallery

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) Venetian desk lamp, circa 1910, lit up the room for $102,850 at an auction held Feb. 24-25 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a painting by the Modernist artist Walt Kuhn (Am., 1877-1949), titled Red Haired Acrobat (1944), […]

Lots to Consider: March 2018

Lots to Consider: March 2018

Auction Items Worth a Look Horse Weathervane Sharon Boccelli & Company – March 28: Three dimensional running horse weathervane. Copper with zinc head, from an Alstead New Hampshire farmhouse. Auction Estimate: $850-$1,200 sbauctioneers.com Decorated Box Pook & Pook, Inc. Auctioneers and Appraisers Antique Toy Auction – April 14: Attributed to the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania craftsman […]

World Record Spider-Man Cover Art

World Record Spider-Man Cover Art

…Leads Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 27, 2018) – Led by the world-record $478,000 paid for the original art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100, Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction soared to $8,620,797, topping its pre-auction estimate by more than $1.75 million. The Spider-Man #100 cover art established a […]

Exploring Antique Technologies

Exploring Antique Technologies

by Kary Pardy From the wheel to the iPhone X, the broad term “technology” encompasses each of our inventions and tools. But what happens when we no longer need the technology, when the tool is replaced by something more modern? As with furniture and fine art, there is a collectible market for those discarded technologies. […]

What’s Selling on eBay: December 2017

What’s Selling on eBay: December 2017

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,250 (10 bids, 8 bidders): Antique Kugel Christmas Ornament (red grapes). “Kugel” is the name of thick, heavy glass Christmas ornaments that were made in Germany from as early as 1840 to the early 1900s. Although the word kugel means “round ball” in German, original kugels were also made […]

Hermés Scarves

Hermés Scarves

Fashionable by Design By Maxine Carter-Lome When you think of luxury brands that have stood the test of time by staying true to its craftsman roots, Hermès is one that comes to mind. From its harnesses and saddles to the iconic Birkin bag (named for Actress Jane Birkin) and scarves that surround you in luxurious […]