Tag Archives: Navy

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Anthony Bourdain knife, $231,250, Lark Mason

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Anthony Bourdain knife, $231,250, Lark Mason

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The late chef Anthony Bourdain’s Bob Kramer steel and meteorite chef’s knife sold for $231,250 in an online auction that ended October 30th by Lark Mason in New York City. Also, Bourdain’s U.S. Navy jacket from the U.S.S. Nashville, with a Tony Bourdain patch, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt percussion revolver, $1.84 million, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt percussion revolver, $1.84 million, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The only known original cased Colt civilian Walker percussion revolver, known as the “Danish Sea Captain Walker”, sold for $1.84 million at a Premiere Firearms Sale held April 13-15 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Civil War salvage Navy […]

Ken’s Korner: Harry Potter and the narwhal tusk

Ken’s Korner: Harry Potter and the narwhal tusk

Ken’s Korner: Harry Potter and the narwhal tusk News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A 130-year-old narwhal tusk engraved with the name of a character from the Harry Potter books has been sold at auction in England for a little more than $50,000 (reportedly to an American maritime […]

Ken's Korner: Cable announcing end of WWII sold

Cable announcing end of WWII

Ken’s Korner: Cable announcing end of WWII sold Ken’s Korner News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Cable announcing end of WWII sold. A naval cable signaling the end of the war against Japan in 1945 has been sold at auction for just over $20,000. The buyer was an […]