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Can I have your Autograph?

Stan Lee at an autographing event. "I would write the stories, and hope the public would buy them and like them, and then I'd be able to pay the rent. I never really spent time thinking how long will that last, because I knew if the character became unpopular, I can always write another one. I was always writing other ones."

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher Since ancient Roman times, a man’s ability to sign his name separated him from the masses and marked him as a member of the ruling class at a time when all but a very few were illiterate. A man’s signature entitled him to make decisions that affected people, property, and wealth, […]

Bonhams Bought By Private Equity Firm Epiris

Bonhams Bought By Private Equity Firm Epiris

Bonhams, the global auction house founded in 1793, is being acquired by Epiris Fund from private shareholders. Financial terms are not being disclosed. The sale is the latest in a series of transactions in which large auction houses have changed ownership. This is the fourth investment by Epiris Fund II, advised by Epiris LLP. Bonhams holds […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Abbey Road studio console, $1.8 million, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Abbey Road studio console, $1.8 million, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An Abbey Road Studios recording console, the very one used by Pink Floyd when they recorded the rock album Dark Side of the Moon, sold for $1.8 million at a Rock Memorabilia Sale held March 27th by Bonhams in New York City. Also, a […]

Hollywood Life Estate of Superstar Writer Jackie Collins to be Auctioned in Two Day Sale at Bonhams Los Angeles

Bonhams to auction the $3 million, 1,000-lot estate of internationally celebrated author Jackie Collins. An exclusive insight into the star’s passion for collecting fine art, sculpture, and jewelry. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to own jewelry worthy of the writer’s most glamorous characters. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to support the empowerment […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: George V casket, $68,750, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An important George V 18kt yellow gold London Freedom Casket by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield, sold for $68,750 at an Elegant Home Auction held Feb. 27-28 y Bonhams in Los Angeles. Also, a magnificent German Baroque walnut secretary from the first half of the […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Kammer & Reinhardt doll, $395,750, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Kammer & Reinhardt doll, $395,750, Bonhams

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Kammer & Reinhardt doll, $395,750, Bonhams Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare German Kammer & Reinhardt character doll with plaited auburn hair, blue-gray eyes, lace-sleeved white dress, straw hat and white shoes and stockings sold for $395,750 at an auction held Sept. 24 by Bonhams […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ruser diamond ring, $461,000, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ruser diamond ring, $461,000, Bonhams

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Ruser diamond ring, $461,000, Bonhams Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Ruser diamond solitaire ring, set with a 9.08-carat step-cut diamond, sold for $461,000 at a Fine Jewelry Auction held June 17 by Bonhams in New York City. Also, a diamond solitaire ring, set with a cut-cornered […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 16th c. Russian icon, $245,000, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 16th c. Russian icon, $245,000, Bonhams

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 16th c. Russian icon, $245,000, Bonhams Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 16th century Russian icon made for a private chapel or domestic iconostasis, replete with local saints from Yaroslavl and Rostov, sold for $245,000 at a sale of the Laurence Steinhardt collection of Russian icons held […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – February 2014

Rosewood cabinet, $149,000, Bonhams

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Russian icon of Jesus, $19,520, Crescent City A circa-1910 Russian icon of Jesus by Khlebnikov, with enameled silver riza and the imperial double-headed eagle mark for Moscow, 5 ¼ inches by 4 ¼ inches, sold for $19,520 at an auction held Dec. […]

Camargo sculptural relief, $302,500, Bonhams (N.Y.)

Camargo sculptural relief, $302,500, Bonhams (N.Y.)

Camargo sculptural relief, $302,500, Bonhams (N.Y.) Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A sculptural relief composition by artist Sergio Camargo, titled Relief 329 (1970), sold for $302,500 at a Contemporary Art Auction held May 14 by Bonhams in New York City. Also, an ethereal acrylic style investigation into color […]