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Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kurt Cobain's guitar, $340,000, Julien's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kurt Cobain's guitar, $340,000, Julien's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Grunge rock legend Kurt Cobain’s left-handed Fender Mustang guitar, which he used during his band Nirvana’s In Utero tour, sold for $340,000 at an Icons & Idols: Rock ‘n’ Roll Auction held October 25th by Julien’s Auctions (based in Beverly Hills, Calif.) in New […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar, $250,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar, $250,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Stevie Ray Vaughan’s owned and stage-played “Jimbo” electric guitar sold for $250,000 at an Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction held April 15th by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a ‘Style B’ half-sheet movie poster from the classic film Casablanca (Warner Bros., 1942) went […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jerry Garcia ‘Wolf’ guitar, $1.9 million, Guernsey’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jerry Garcia ‘Wolf’ guitar, $1.9 million, Guernsey’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The guitar that Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia called “Wolf” and which he played at numerous concerts around the world from 1973 until his death in 1995, sold for $1.9 million at a charity auction to benefit the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tononi violoncello, $209,000, Freeman's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An Italian violoncello, crafted in Italy circa 1690 by Joannes Tononi of Bologna (1640-1713), sold for $209,000 at a Musical Instruments Sale held Nov. 20 by Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, a Martin 0-40 guitar, built circa 1880 by C.F. Martin & Co. in Nazareth, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Titanic survivor letter: $11,875, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Titanic survivor letter: $11,875, RR Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Titanic survivor letter: $11,875, RR Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A three-page letter handwritten by Titanic survivor Lady Duff-Gordon, dated May 27, 1912, penned on her personal stationery and signed “Lucy Duff Gordon,” sold for $11,875 at an auction held Jan. 22 by RR Auction, based […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: George Harrison’s guitar, $657,000, Julien's Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: George Harrison’s guitar, $657,000, Julien's Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: George Harrison’s guitar, $657,000, Julien’s Auctions Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World George Harrison’s 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar, purchased by the late Beatle in 1963, sold for $657,000 at a Music Icons, Rebels & Legends Auction held May 17 by Julien’s Auctions (of Beverly Hills), in New York City. Also, […]

Four Centuries of Musical Instruments on Display at "Art of Sound"

Four Centuries of Musical Instruments on Display at “Art of Sound” – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2012 As the world sets its eyes and ears on Cincinnati, Ohio for the World Choir Games, the Cincinnati Art Museum gives you another reason to celebrate world music. The Art of Sound: Four Centuries […]