Tag Archives: World War II

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rothchild & Sons 1935 silver ingot, $23,500, Holabird Western Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rothchild & Sons 1935 silver ingot, $23,500, Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Rothchild & Sons silver ingot from 1935, very large, .966 fine and weighing 1098.3 troy ounces, sold for $23,500 at an Americana Auction held Aug. 24-26 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nev. Also, a one-ounce Chinese gold unicorn coin garnered $3,375; […]

Collecting with Jeff: December 2016

Collecting with Jeff: December 2016

Pearl Harbor Memorabilia by Jeff Figler With the anniversary of the “Day of Infamy,” the attack on Pearl Harbor, upon us, collectors of historical items might be surprised at the lack of relics that exist from that memorable day, December 7, 1941. Of course, there is a plethora of World War II memorabilia, but indeed […]

Antiques Peek: June 2016

Antiques Peek: June 2016

by Jessica Kosinski Hot-Pads, Potholders and Trivets When it comes to kitchen collectibles, some of the most fun to collect are potholders (pot holders), hot pads, and trivets. In this issue, let’s take a peek at how they have changed over the years, why people collect them, and what kinds are available today. Collecting Potholders […]

Gavels n Paddles: WWII Luftwaffe uniform, $20,800, Mohawk Arms, Inc.

Gavels n Paddles: WWII Luftwaffe uniform, $20,800, Mohawk Arms, Inc.

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall The uniform worn by German World War II Luftwaffe Lt. Gen. Josef Schmid, plus Schmid’s “Soldbuch” (or personal effects archive, shown) sold for $20,800 at an internet and catalog auction held June 26-27 by Mohawk Arms, Inc., based in Bouckville, N.Y. Also, a photo […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: WWII Purple Heart: $5,100, Mohawk Arms

Gavels 'n' Paddles: WWII Purple Heart: $5,100, Mohawk Arms

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: WWII Purple Heart: $5,100, Mohawk Arms Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall The Purple Heart awarded to U.S. Cpl. Joseph E. Oleskiewicz, one of the “Filthy Thirteen” dropped into Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 during World War II, sold for $5,100 at Auction #72, an internet and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Nazi paratrooper rifle, $299,000, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Nazi paratrooper rifle, $299,000, Rock Island

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Nazi paratrooper rifle, $299,000, Rock Island Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A World War II fully automatic Class III Nazi Krieghoff FG42 paratrooper sniper rifle with highly desirable accessories, such as a ZF4 sniper scope, the original mount, a grenade launcher and spike bayonet, sold for […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Gettysburg cannonball, $5,850, Mohawk Arms

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Gettysburg cannonball, $5,850, Mohawk Arms

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Gettysburg cannonball, $5,850, Mohawk Arms Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Confederate cannonball from the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, mounted on three brass leg finials, sold for $5,850 at Mohawk Arms’ Auction #71 held June 13-14 online and at the firm’s gallery in Bouckville, N.Y. Also, […]

Ken’s Korner: Nazi-looted artwork totals about $1.3 billion

Ken’s Korner: Nazi-looted artwork totals about $1.3 billion

Ken’s Korner: Nazi-looted artwork totals about $1.3 billion News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall By now you may have heard about the raid German authorities made on a Munich apartment that uncovered more than 1,400 artworks – by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall and […]

Ken's Korner: 1,200 silver bars are rescued from wreck

Ken’s Korner: 1,200 silver bars are rescued from wreck – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Just over 1,200 silver bars, weighing 1.4 million troy ounces and worth a staggering $225 million, have been rescued from a World War II shipwreck 300 miles off the coast of Ireland. The ship was the […]

Ken's Korner: Edward R. Murrow papers gifted to Tufts

Ken’s Korner: Edward R. Murrow papers gifted to Tufts – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 In the 1980s, CBS-TV’s London bureau was cleaning out some files when a producer spotted an old brown envelope thrown into a box of other files. When he opened it, he found scripts and other papers […]