Tag Archives: Ken Hall

Ken's Korner: Vast collection of shoe-related items

Vast collection of shoe related items

Ken’s Korner: Vast collection of shoe-related items Darlene Flynn of Romoland, CA, is known as “The Shoe Lady,” but it’s not what you might think. Yes, she owns a lot of shoes, but it’s her massive collection of shoe-related items that earned her the nickname. Flynn has spent the last eleven years, and a staggering […]

Case of vintage wine, $42,350, Christie's

Case of vintage wine, $42,350, Christie's

Case of vintage wine, $42,350, Christie’s One case (12 bottles) of vintage 1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild wine sold for $42,350 in an Internet-only Exclusive Wine Auction held August 6-August 20 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, six bottles of Petrus, vintage 2000, coasted to $26,620; one dozen bottles of vintage 1982 Chateau Latour commanded $21,780; […]

Ken's Korner: Rembrandt etching gets lost in the mail

Rembrandt etching gets lost in the mail

Ken’s Korner: Rembrandt etching gets lost in the mail An etching drawn by the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn (not the one shown), worth an estimated $8,600, has gone missing in the Norwegian postal system. The etching, done around 1658 and titled Liven Willemsz, van Coppenol, Writing Master, had been purchased by the Soli Brug […]

Audubon studio proof, $85,400, Leslie Hindman

Audubon studio proof, $85,400, Leslie Hindman

Audubon studio proof, $85,400, Leslie Hindman A rare studio proof of The Great Blue Heron (Plate CCXI), by the renowned illustrator James Audubon, sold for $85,400 at a Fine Books and Manuscripts Auction held August 8 by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, IL. Also, a small watercolor of a chipmunk, likely an early study attributed […]

Ken's Korner: Worst art restoration in history? You decide.

Worst art restoration in history? You decide.

Ken’s Korner: Worst art restoration in history? You decide. It’s being called the worst art restoration project in history – the disfiguring of a century-old ecce homo (a depiction of Christ, bound and with a thorny crown, just before his crucifixion) by a Spanish woman in her 80s who may have been acting on her […]

Ken's Korner: Historic town is pulled from auction

Historic town is pulled from auction

Ken’s Korner: Historic town is pulled from auction The town of Garryowen, MT (population: 2) was listed for sale on eBay recently, with an asking price of $6.9 million, but it was pulled from the site without a single bidder coming forward. This would not be newsworthy except for the fact that Garryowen is located […]

Glazed pottery urns, $12,870, Michaan's

Glazed pottery urns, $12,870, Michaan's

Glazed pottery urns, $12,870, Michaan’s A pair of monumental glazed pottery floor urns, signed on the base Henry Weiss and Thomas Gorham, each one 36 inches tall, sold for $12,870 at an Estates Auction held August 5 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, CA. Also, a jadeite, diamond, 14 kt white gold ring hammered for $17,550; […]

Marklin 3-tiered castle, $28,175, RSL Auction

Marklin 3-tiered castle, $28,175, RSL Auction

Marklin 3-tiered castle, $28,175, RSL Auction A Marklin three-tiered  castle, made circa 1895, with a parade ground that would have been driven by a Marklin steam plant, sold for $28,175 at a sale of Fine Antique Toys, Train Stations, Banks and Americana held July 1 by RSL Auction Co., based in Timonium, MD. The sale […]

Madame Alexander set, $88,000, Theriault's

Madame Alexander set, $88,000, Theriault's

Madame Alexander set, $88,000, Theriault’s A six-doll “mystery portrait doll” set by Madame Alexander created in 1951 sold for $88,000 at a sale of Doll and Childhood Ephemera held July 22-23 by Theriault’s, based in Timonium, MD. The sale was conducted in New Orleans, LA. It was a new record for a set of American […]

Louis Vuitton trunk, $34,500, James D. Julia

Louis Vuitton trunk, $34,500, James D. Julia

Louis Vuitton trunk, $34,500, James D. Julia An early 20th century French-made Louis Vuitton wardrobe steamer trunk sold for $34,500 at an auction held August 21-24 by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, ME. The trunk (serial #020608) had a quilted interior that opened to a handsome compartment tray. The front had a pair of […]