Tag Archives: Michaan’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: A Playland for All mural, $21,600, Michaan’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: A Playland for All mural, $21,600, Michaan’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Playland for All – a mural by Dan Fontes and Ed Cassell, with a painted wooden sign, sold for $21,600 at a Playland-Not-At-The-Beach Auction held September 15th by Michaan’s Auctions in El Cerrito, Calif. Also, an original Laughing Sal, with a Jim Smith […]

Michaan's to Auction Contents of “Playland-Not-At-The Beach”

Michaan’s to Auction Contents of “Playland -Not-At-The Beach”

Michaan’s to Auction Contents of “Playland-Not-At-The Beach” Museum Collection in El Cerrito, September 15 Labor Day, 1972 marked the closure of Playland at the Beach, the historic San Francisco amusement park and landmark at Ocean Beach. A favorite entertainment destination of generations of Californians, the park was bulldozed and replaced by a condominium development. With this year’s Labor […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Two famille rose dishes, $100,300, Michaan's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pair of diminutive 19th century famille rose dishes, just 6 ¾ inches tall each, sold for $100,300 at an auction held Jan. 9 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a lot of three wood netsukes brought $9,440; a Republic period famille rose […]

Gavels n Paddles: Raimonds Staprans work, $9,440, Michaan's Auctions

Gavels n Paddles: Raimonds Staprans work, $9,440, Michaan's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An oil painting in bold red tones by Raimonds Staprans, titled simply Landscape, sold for $9,440 at an Estates Auction held Aug. 8 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a vibrant depiction of fire by Vance Kirkland, titled Dot Series #15 (Red and […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Fu Baoshi hanging scroll, $1.41 million, Michaan's

Gavels n' Paddles: Fu Baoshi hanging scroll, $1.41 million, Michaan's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A hanging scroll painting by the renowned Chinese artist Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), titled Lady by the Bamboo, sold for $1.41 million at a Fine Asian Works of Art Auction held June 22 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, Lin Fengmian’s Boats at Shore […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1875 $20 gold coin, $38,940, Michaan's

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1875 $20 gold coin, $38,940, Michaan's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A U.S. 1875 $20 Liberty Head gold coin, graded MS64, sold for $38,940 at a sale of rare coins from the estate of Barbara Riggins held March 6 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a 1909 $5 piece changed hands for $15,340; a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1490 edition, Aesop's Fables, $24,780, Michaan's Auctions

Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A circa 1490 edition of the book Aesop’s Fables, one of the first of 25 editions, sold for $24,780 at a Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Asian Art & Jewelry Auction held Feb. 7 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a mid-15th century astronomical medical […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Kashmir sapphire ring, $129,800, Michaan’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Kashmir sapphire ring, $129,800, Michaan’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Kashmir sapphire ring, $129,800, Michaan’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A-3.70 carat natural, certified sapphire stone in a deep royal blue hue, held in a diamond and platinum ring, sold for $129,800 at a Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts & Jewelry Auction held June 6 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Famille rose plaques, $463,000, Michaan's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Famille rose plaques, $463,000, Michaan's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Famille rose plaques, $463,000, Michaan’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A pair of famille rose porcelain plaques from the Republic period of Wang Qi (1884-1937) sold for $463,000 at a Fine Asian Works of Art Auction held June 23 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Certified jade ring, $11,800, Michaan's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Certified jade ring, $11,800, Michaan's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Certified jade ring, $11,800, Michaan’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A certified jade ring – a beautifully translucent jadeite cabochon offset by a wide band of 18kt white gold encrusted in over 50 diamonds – sold for $11,800 at an Estate Auction held June 1 by Michaan’s […]