I love going to thrift stores. You never know what you might find. I’ve found lots or random Dansk, Heath, Krenit, many other vintage pieces, and a guitar amp. I’ve been able to sell and enjoy much of what I’ve purchased. But nothing that’s blown my mind. And this is exactly what happened with teakpepper.com [...]
Many thanks to Teak Pepper reader and Quistgaard mill collector B.B. for sharing his latest find. He’s an architect with friends all over the country who keep their eyes peeled for mills. One day he got a text from a friend and was stunned to see this super rare silver and palisander mill. It is [...]
There have been a lot of great mills up on eBay recently, so I thought I’d profile a few recent sales. Since December there has been six mills that sold for over $500, and about 18 that sold for $199 and more. Many of those in the $200+ market are Nissen or other mills, as [...]
There’s a great article in the New York Times about Michael Hoffman and his family who are even crazier pepper mill collectors than I am. While I focus on the work of Jens Quistgaard and other Danish Modern mills, he seems to love all pepper mills. He picks them up on his travels and seemingly [...]
There’s a giant collection of JHQ mills on eBay right now. Very nice to see – it has been a long time. The opening bid was $3000 and there are already a few bidders. There are 25 mills, including two duplicates. Unlike many of these large auctions, this one includes a few very rare mills [...]
Another big Wright auction came and went. On May 12, 2011 28 mills sold for $3,750, or about $133 each. Not too shabby. Looks like there’s a few cool Nissen mills, a GC Dansk mill, and the rest by JHQ, although not any super rare ones. Nice.
I wanted to share some amazing photos sent to me from a reader in the midwest. He’s got an amazing collection of Quistgaard and other designers’ mills. The son of a industrial and graphic designers, he grew up on this stuff in the 60′s and says my book helped rekindle his appreciation. He also has [...]
A lot of 60 mills will be auctioned off by Wright on Nov 18. There are 43 by JHQ and the rest Nissen and Digsmed. You can see the it at Wright along with the rest of their Scandinavian Design auction. They have put together an amazing collection of works – it’s worth checking them [...]
Long time collector Oysterbay is selling off some of his collection and currently has a few super rare mills up for auction. See the mills > Here’s my two favorites. The top one is cocobolo and the bottom wenge. I hope to find them for myself, someday!
Hi Just wanted to let my readers know I listed a bunch of stuff on eBay. Only a few Dansk pieces, mainly stuff I got thrifting or at garage sales or just clearing out some space. There’s a cool tube guitar amp, some California pottery, and other mid-century finds. Check out my auctions >