Tag Archives: China

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1942 Chinese banknotes, $20,060, Archives Int'l

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1942 Farmers Bank of China banknote trio sold for $20,060 at a two-day, three-session sale held Dec. 11 and 14 by Archives International Auctions in Fort Lee, N.J. Also, an 1898 Imperial Bank of China 10-Taels Peking issue note brought $17,700; a Harbin […]

"Manhasset Antiques & Decoratives" – Long Island’s Finest Antiques Show Celebrates 61 Successful Years!

MANHASSET, NY – OCTOBER 24 & 25, 2015: The Congregational Church Of Manhasset and Flamingo Eventz are pleased to announce that the 61st Annual Manhasset Antiques & Decoratives will be held Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25 at the Church School at 1845 Northern Boulevard (Rt. 25A), Manhasset, NY 11030. A benefit for the […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chefoo Bank $2 banknote, $8,430, Archives International

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chefoo Bank $2 banknote, $8,430, Archives International

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A circa 1900 Chefoo Bank $2 issued private banknote sold for $8,430 at an auction held May 24 by Archives International Auctions in Hong Kong, China. Also, a 1910 Russo-Asiatic Bank Harbin Branch provisional issue $100 banknote hammered for $6,896; an Imperial Bank of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Netherlands trial specimen, $9,195, Archives International

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Netherlands trial specimen, $9,195, Archives International

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Netherlands trial specimen, $9,195, Archives International Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A beautiful Netherlands Trading Society $5 color trial specimen sold for $9,195 at an auction held Sept. 27 in Hong Kong, China by Archives International Auctions, LLC, based in Fort Lee, N.J. Also, a 36th year […]

Ken’s Korner: Stash of red wine turns up in China

Ken’s Korner: Stash of red wine turns up in China News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A stash of 10,000 bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild wine – one of the most expensive reds in the world – has been found in an unoccupied house in China. The owner […]

Ken's Korner: Map suggests China may have discovered America

Ken’s Korner: Map suggests China may have discovered America – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 An 18th-century reproduction of a map dated 1418 that suggests a Chinese fleet sailed to America decades before Christopher Columbus has gone on display in China, refueling the debate over just who did discover America. The […]

Ken's Korner: Horde of coins found at Emperor Qin’s tomb

Ken’s Korner: Horde of coins found at Emperor Qin’s tomb – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Archaeologists using a magnetic scan have determined that the tomb of China’s first emperor contains a large number of coins, most of them probably bronze but possibly silver, too. They may never find out for sure. “Excavation sometimes means […]