Tag Archives: Japan

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pokémon promo card, $224,250, Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pokémon promo card, $224,250, Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Nintendo Pokémon “Pikachu Illustrator” trainer promotional hologram trading card, graded in Mint 9 condition and given to a winner at the 1998 CoroCoro Comic illustration contest in Japan, soared to $224,250 at an auction held October 23rd by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. […]

What’s Selling on eBay: June 2017

What’s Selling on eBay: June 2017

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $355 (30 bids, 14 bidders): Victorian 6-Panel KPM Porcelain Lithophane Lampshade. Five of the six lithophane panels in this antique Victorian lampshade measures 4 7/8” wide by 5 ¾” tall and are signed KPM. The sixth panel is antique, but is not signed. We have posted close up photographs […]

Collecting with Jeff: December 2016

Collecting with Jeff: December 2016

Pearl Harbor Memorabilia by Jeff Figler With the anniversary of the “Day of Infamy,” the attack on Pearl Harbor, upon us, collectors of historical items might be surprised at the lack of relics that exist from that memorable day, December 7, 1941. Of course, there is a plethora of World War II memorabilia, but indeed […]

The Life, Legacy, and Furniture of George Nakashima

The Life, Legacy, and Furniture of George Nakashima

…and a Conversation with Mira Nakashima by Mike McLeod George Nakashima’s philosophy reflected his style of craftsmanship: earthy, unexpected, creative, often symmetrical and asymmetrical in the same piece of furniture, elegant and definitely unique. His work, which often incorporates slabs of irregular tree trunks or roots, is highly recognizable and appreciated. George Nakashima was born […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Map of Kyoto, Japan, $93,750, Swann Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Map of Kyoto, Japan, $93,750, Swann Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Map of Kyoto, Japan, $93,750, Swann Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 17th century map of Kyoto as the imperial capital of Japan sold for $93,750 at a sale of Maps, Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books held June 3 by Swann Auction Galleries in […]

Ken’s Korner: Babe Ruth uniform on loan to museum

Ken’s Korner: Babe Ruth uniform on loan to museum

Ken’s Korner: Babe Ruth uniform on loan to museum News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A uniform worn by Babe Ruth during a barnstorming tour of Japan in 1934 has gone on loan to the newly-renovated Little League Baseball Museum in Williamsport, Pa., the town where Little League […]

Colorful Realm of Living Beings – One of Japan’s Most Celebrated Cultural Treasures

One of Japan’s Most Celebrated Cultural Treasures: Colorful Realm of Living Beings – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2012 by Ito Jakuchu To be Seen in Its Entirety for the First Time Outside of Japan On View at National Gallery of Art, Washington, March 30 through April 29, 2012 One of Japan’s most […]

Ken's Korner: Babe Ruth’s ‘34 ‘Tour of Japan’ uniform displayed

Ken’s Korner: Babe Ruth’s ‘34 ‘Tour of Japan’ uniform displayed – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 A uniform that Babe Ruth wore in 1934 during a U.S. All-Star Tour of Japan went on display at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Ky. The uniform was shown for only two days — November 11 and 12 […]