Tag Archives: Titanic

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Titanic survivor letter: $11,875, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Titanic survivor letter: $11,875, RR Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Titanic survivor letter: $11,875, RR Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A three-page letter handwritten by Titanic survivor Lady Duff-Gordon, dated May 27, 1912, penned on her personal stationery and signed “Lucy Duff Gordon,” sold for $11,875 at an auction held Jan. 22 by RR Auction, based […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Leaded glass boot sign, $109,350, James D. Julia

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Leaded glass boot sign, $109,350, James D. Julia

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Leaded glass boot sign, $109,350, James D. Julia Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A highly ornate and one-of-a-kind leaded glass figural boot trade sign from a Wisconsin shoe store sold for $109,350 at a Spring Toy, Doll & Advertising Auction held June 13 by James D. Julia, […]

Ken’s Korner: Violin from the Titanic is on exhibit in the U.S.

Ken’s Korner: Violin from the Titanic is on exhibit in the U.S.

Ken’s Korner: Violin from the Titanic is on exhibit in the U.S. News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Remember last month we reported that the rosewood violin played by the bandmaster aboard the Titanic the night the doomed ocean liner went down over 100 years ago had been […]

Ken’s Korner: Titanic needed ‘50% more lifeboats’ — safety officer

Ken’s Korner: Titanic needed ‘50% more lifeboats’ — safety officer News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A newly uncovered document reveals that a safety officer who inspected the Titanic right before her doomed maiden voyage urged the ship to take on “50 percent more lifeboats” but the recommendation […]