Tag Archives: Ben Franklin

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1700s fireman’s parade hat, $18,000, Kaminski Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1700s fireman’s parade hat, $18,000, Kaminski Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 18th century fireman’s ceremonial parade hat from the Franklin Fire Company of Germantown, Pa., made of pressed resin felt and with a hand-painted image of Ben Franklin, sold for $18,000 at a Fine & Decorative Art Auction held April 30th by Kaminski Auctions […]

Ken’s Korner: The new $100 bill coming in October

Ken’s Korner: The new $100 bill coming in October

Ken’s Korner: The new $100 bill coming in October News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Come October, a new, high-tech version of the $100 bill will be introduced, one designed to thwart counterfeiters. It will have features such as a blue 3-D security ribbon made up of thousands […]