Tag Archives: Ken Hall

Antique vending machine – $28,200 – Morphy's Auctions

Antique vending machine, $28,200, Morphy's Auctions

Antique vending machine, $28,200, Morphy’s Auctions An antique Stollwerck and Chiclets porcelain and wood back vending machine, designed to dispense both chocolate candy and chewing gum, sold for $28,200 at a sale of Antique Advertising and Mechanical Music held August 10-11 by Morphy’s Auctions in Denver, PA. Also, an antique occupational shaving mug with an […]

Britains Air Corps set, $5,860, Old Toy Soldiers

Britains Air Corps set, $5,860, Old Toy Soldiers

Britains Air Corps set, $5,860, Old Toy Soldiers A Britains 16-piece U.S. Army Air Corps toy soldier set (#1905, 1940-1941 issue only) sold for $5,860 at an auction held June 2-3 by Old Toy Soldier Auctions in Pittsburgh, PA. Also, a Britains #1873 non-cataloged set from the Historical Series, made exclusively for FAO Schwarz and […]

Ken's Korner: Vast book collection hits the auction block

Vast book collection hits the auction block

Vast book collection hits the auction block Larry McMurtry is one of America’s greatest living writers. His books include The Last Picture Show and Lonesome Dove (he won the Pulitzer Prize for the latter). With a partner, he also wrote the screenplay for the movie Brokeback Mountain. McMurtry is also a collector of books – […]

Ken's Korner: Border Agents find Native American Pots

Border agents find Native American pots – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles U.S. Border Patrol agents looking for signs of illegal immigration in the mountains of southern Arizona stumbled on a most unusual find: several intact ancient Native American pots believed to be hundreds of years old. The reddish-brown pots were likely used for […]

Ken's Korner: The Colosseum in Rome is leaning

The Colosseum in Rome is leaning

The Colosseum in Rome is leaning News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The Colosseum in Italy – the 2,000-year-old scene of bloody gladiator fights in the days of the Roman Empire – is leaning about 40 centimeters lower on the south side than the north, and officials are […]

Ken's Korner: Rare Antique Stradivarius violin turned in to lost-found

Rare Stradivarius violin turned in to lost-found

Ken’s Korner: Rare Antique Stradivarius violin turned in to lost-found A rare antique Stradivarius violin worth millions of dollars was turned in to a Swiss post office lost-and-found after an absent-minded musician left it on a train in Bern. The owner of the instrument lent it to a friend, who got off at a stop […]

Ken’s Korner: 37 rare baseball cards fetch more than $500K

Ken’s Korner : 37 rare baseball cards fetch more than $500

Ken’s Korner: 37 rare baseball cards fetch more than $500K – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Last month we reported the discovery of around 700 rare, circa-1910 baseball cards in an attic in Defiance, OH, by a man cleaning out his late grandfather’s home. The cards were from the exceedingly rare E98 […]