Tag Archives: NYC

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, […]

A Bright Future for Neon Lights

A Bright Future for Neon Lights

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Considered ideal Man Cave accessories for their flashy glow and their connection to popular brands, neon lights made a splash in advertising throughout the twentieth century and have been mounting a comeback. Could your décor use a non-traditional pop of color? Consider adding a bit of neon to your […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Edward Steichen photo, $20,000, Doyle

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Edward Steichen photo, $20,000, Doyle

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1926 photograph by Edward Steichen (Fr., 1879-1973), titled Brancusi’s Endless Column (in Steichen’s garden at Voulagis, France) sold for $20,000 at a Photographs Auction held June 14th by Doyle in New York City. Also, Consuelo Kanaga’s (Am., 1894-1978) She is the Tree of […]

Antiques Peek: May 2018

Antiques Peek: May 2018

Theater Souvenirs by Jessica Kosinski Broadway shows have become a major part of the culture of both New York and the United States as a whole. Theatre productions are also popular in many other parts of the country, especially large cities like Boston and San Francisco. In fact, plays, operas and pantomime performances have a […]

Broadway Cares

Broadway Cares

Theater Collectibles from the Source By Lane Beauchamp, Director of Communications for Broadway Cares For one Sunday each September, the heart of New York City’s theater district pulses with the energy of thousands of theater fans as they gather for the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. One of the most highly anticipated days of […]

Publisher's Corner: May 2018

Publisher's Corner: May 2018

Backstage Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Growing up in and around New York City in a family that loved the theater and were frequent patrons, I was fortunate to see more than my fair share of Broadway Musicals in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. That was back when the price of a ticket to even the […]

NYC Big Flea Forced to Relocate During Antique Week

The Armory Show NYC Big Flea Antiques has been moved from the Lexington Avenue Armory to the Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center, 311 W. 34th St. at Eighth Avenue. The recent change in location was caused by recently discovered lead toxicity in the Armory, forcing closure of the building. This change will also affect the […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Marilyn Monroe dress, $4.81 million, Julien’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Marilyn Monroe’s iconic, form-fitting “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress from JFK’s birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden in New York City sold for $4.81 million at a sale of the late actress’s personal and career items, held Nov. 17-19 by Julien’s Auctions in Los […]

Tool Blocks

Tool Blocks

Every profession has its tools, which evolve and refine to keep pace with technology and the changing needs of the trade. Here are examples of four different vocations and the museums that showcase the collections that tell their story. Medical Tools: The Mütter Museum The Mütter Museum in downtown Philadelphia, PA is America’s finest museum […]

The September, 2016 Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair To Offer The Finest Antique Books

The September, 2016 Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair To Offer The Finest Antique Books and Ephemera To Ever Bridge The Brooklyn Borough The third annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair features almost 100 dealers as well as a jam-packed agenda of special highlights, including interactive performances, a vintage photography exhibit, book signings, and hands-on workshops, among others.    […]