Tag Archives: gold

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hugh Hefner typewriter, $162,500, Julien’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hugh Hefner typewriter, $162,500, Julien’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The vintage Underwood Standard Portable typewriter used in college by Hugh Hefner sold for $162,500 at a sale of items from the estate of the Playboy magazine founder held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Also, Hefner’s complete personal set […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ watch, $578,100, Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ watch, $578,100, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Rolex Daytona Ref. 6241 ‘Paul Newman’ 18kt gold chronograph watch having a ‘John Player Special’ dial with gold subdials, sold for $578,100 at an auction held Dec. 5-6 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Tiffany Studios Poppy table lamp, with a […]

Antiques Peek: January 2019

Antiques Peek: January 2019

Antiques Found Gilty by Jessica Kosinski Overlaying is a process of coating one substance with another substance. The two most common types of metal overlay are silver and gilt (gold). Silver and gilt overlay processes (gilding) have been used for many years to add decorative touches to various other materials, including glass and porcelain. The […]

What's Selling on eBay: January 2019

What's Selling on eBay: January 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,438 (21 bids, 14 bidders): Rare Vintage Antique Japanese Blue Glass Fishing Float Signed Rolling Pin, 5.75 inches. I have looked this float over, and there are no cracks that I detect. I believe some of the photos show a line that looks like a crack, but it is […]

Publisher's Corner: January 2019

Publisher's Corner: January 2019

All That Glitters is Not Gold by Maxine Carter-Lome When it comes to what we collect, those of us into antique metals – be it silver, gold, pewter, cast iron, or tin – can’t help but be distracted by the unique objects that represent a fine example of hand craftsmanship and design derived from the […]

The Estate of Zsa Zsa Gabor Offered April 14 by Heritage Auctions

The Estate of Zsa Zsa Gabor Offered April 14 by Heritage Auctions

Actress and socialite’s luxury collection of couture and fine art on preview in storied Bel Air mansion. Beverly Hills: The private personal property of Zsa Zsa Gabor, whose opulent lifestyle defined the Hollywood aristocrat, will be offered for the first time in Heritage Auctions’ Estate of Zsa Zsa Gabor Auction April 14 in Beverly Hills. Never before available to […]

What's Selling on eBay: November 2017

What's Selling on eBay: November 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,125 (12 bidders, 18 bids): Victorian Austrian Solid Silver Baby’s Rattle/Whistle/Teether/Comforter. This antique Victorian baby’s silver rattle/whistle/teether measures 145mm (5.75 inches) long and weighs 62 grams. It is unmarked as far as I can see and tests as silver. It is certainly continental in origin, and my best guess […]

What's Selling on eBay: September 2017

What's Selling on eBay: September 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod The following two items were sold on the same day by the same owner who reported these are considered the Holy Grail of sprinkler heads, and they were found in scrap buckets at an estate sale. $3,750 (19 bids, 8 bidders): Antique Fire Sprinkler Vogel 16 Late 1800s, Extremely […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Sapphire and diamond ring, $103,500, Cottone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A dazzling sapphire and diamond ladies’ vintage ring in a gold and platinum setting sold for $103,500 at a Fine Art & Antiques Auction held Sept. 23-24 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) leaded glass Geranium lamp with signed […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex men's wristwatch, $9,775, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Rolex Datejust Presidential gold and diamond men’s wristwatch sold for $9,775 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Auction held April 30 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Va. Also, a Pablo Picasso signed limited-edition print, titled La Bouteille du Rohm, […]