Tag Archives: Ken Hall

Ken's Korner: Ali’s childhood home brings $70K

Ken's Korner: Ali’s childhood home brings $70K

Ken’s Korner: Ali’s childhood home brings $70K Ken’s Korner News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall You could call it a one-of-a-kind Muhammad Ali collectible and a true piece of the boxing legend’s past. The modest childhood home in western Louisville, KY, where the then-Cassius Clay lived with his […]

Ken's Korner: Original Renoir purchased for $7

Ken's Korner: Original Renoir purchased for $7

Ken’s Korner: Original Renoir purchased for $7 Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall Two years ago a West Virginia woman walked into a local flea market and paid $7 for a painting because she liked the frame. It turned out to be an original work by […]

Sunken gold treasure, $172,500, James D. Julia

Sunken gold treasure, $172,500, James D. Julia

Sunken gold treasure, $172,500, James D. Julia Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A fused cluster of three gold bars and a long gold chain encrusted in coral, from the Spanish ship Nuestra Señora de Atocha, which hit a reef off the Florida Keys during a hurricane and sank in […]

Steinway grand piano, $24,000, Alderfer Auction

Steinway grand piano, $24,000, Alderfer Auction

Steinway grand piano, $24,000, Alderfer Auction Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Steinway & Sons living room grand piano from 1910 sold for $24,000 at a three-day multi-estate sale held September 11-13 by Alderfer Auction Company in Hatfield, PA. Also, a sculpture of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

Beatles 1966 painting, $155,250, Philip Weiss

Beatles 1966 painting, $155,250, Philip Weiss

Beatles 1966 painting, $155,250, Philip Weiss Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A painting done collectively by all four Beatles when the band was on tour in Japan in 1966 sold for $155,250 at a multi-estate auction held September 13-15 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, NY. Also, a vintage […]

Ken's Korner: New York State is dusting off its past

Ken's Korner: New York State is dusting off its past

Ken’s Korner: New York State is dusting off its past Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting New York’s statehouse Capitol building in Albany has been transformed from a stodgy structure filled with nondescript offices into a veritable museum, ever since Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the state to raid its […]

Sinclair Aircraft sign, $19,800, Matthews

Sinclair Aircraft sign, $19,800, Matthews

Sinclair Aircraft sign, $19,800, Matthews Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A rare Sinclair Aircraft double-sided porcelain sign with plane graphics, rated 7.9 out of 10 on both sides for condition, sold for $19,800 at an auction held September 14 by Matthews Auctions, LLC (based in Nokomis, IL) in Ina, […]

Ken's Korner: ’66 Volvo is coming up on 3 million miles

’66 Volvo is coming up on 3 million miles

Ken’s Korner: ’66 Volvo is coming up on 3 million miles Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting On June 30, 1966, Irvin Gordon of Bay Shore, NY, paid $4,150 for a new red, two-door Volvo P1800S coupe. He was 25 years old. Today, at age 72, the retired school […]

Ken's Korner: Message in a bottle, a record 98 years old

Message in a bottle, a record 98 years old

Message in a bottle, a record 98 years old Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting A message in a bottle snagged in a fishing net off the northern coast of Scotland has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the oldest message in a bottle ever found (it was […]

Kelly’s Old Cabin bottle, $45,360, American Bottle

Kelly’s Old Cabin bottle, $45,360, American Bottle

Kelly’s Old Cabin bottle, $45,360, American Bottle Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Kelly’s Old Cabin bitters bottle, made during the Civil War and in a very rare light green color, sold for $45,360 in an Internet and catalog auction held August 17-26 by American Bottle Auctions(americanbottle.com), based in […]