Auctions

Antiques, collectibles and jewelry from the estate of the late John T. Tyler will be sold Sept. 27 by The Specialists of the South in Panama City, Fla.

Antiques, collectibles and jewelry from the estate of the late John T. Tyler will be sold Sept. 27 by The Specialists of the South in Panama City, Fla.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. Items from the estate of John Townsend Tyler – a highly decorated U.S. Marine officer and pilot who, along with his late wife Alice, accumulated many quality antiques and estate jewelry pieces prior to his passing on June 9, 2014 – will be sold by The Specialists of the South, Inc., on Saturday, Sept. 27th, in the firm’s gallery at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City. The auction will be packed with 19th century furniture, Southwestern objects and artwork, Asian items, estate jewelry, sterling silver and collectibles by names such as Belleek, Lladro, Lalique (a Druide vase), Hummel (a Madonna and Child), Wedgwood, Royal Worcester, Royal Doulton (Tiara china), Gorham (a mixed metal tea caddy) Limoges, […]

By August 29, 2014 Read More →
Tiffany Poppy lamp and stained glass window, Mid-Century Modern pieces, much more will be sold at Cottone Auctions’ Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction

Tiffany Poppy lamp and stained glass window, Mid-Century Modern pieces, much more will be sold at Cottone Auctions’ Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction

GENESEO, N.Y. – Approximately 800 lots of Mid-Century Modern pieces by major designers in the field, original oil paintings and other works of art, marvelous art glass creations, sterling silver, lamps and lighting, clocks and decorative accessories will come up for bid on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26th and 27th, at Cottone Auctions’ big annual Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction. The auction, a major event on the Cotton Auctions calendar, will be held in the firm’s gallery, located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo, starting at 12 noon Eastern time for the Sept. 26 session and 11 a.m. for the Sept. 27 session. “This promises to be one of our most diverse sales ever, with an outstanding selection of […]

By August 26, 2014 Read More →
More than 300 fine Asian carvings and works of art will be sold at Elite Decorative Arts auction on Saturday, Sept. 20, in Boynton Beach, Fla.

More than 300 fine Asian carvings and works of art will be sold at Elite Decorative Arts auction on Saturday, Sept. 20, in Boynton Beach, Fla.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A Chinese Hongshan Culture jade ware piece estimated to bring a staggering $300,000-$400,000, a large Chinese Kangxi period red and blue porcelain vase, and an antique Chinese hand-painted lacquered wooden wall panel depicting dragons are just a few of the expected top lots at Elite Decorative Arts’ Fine Asian Carvings & Works of Art Auction. The sale, totaling over 300 lots, will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, at Elite Decorative Arts’ gallery, located in the Quantum Town Center at 1034 Gateway Blvd. in Boynton Beach, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Previews will be held Friday, Sept. 19, from 11-5, and on Saturday, the day of sale, from 11-1. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com […]

By August 25, 2014 Read More →
19th century American and French furniture, dazzling estate jewelry, original artwork, more will be at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Oct. 4-5 auction in Atlanta

19th century American and French furniture, dazzling estate jewelry, original artwork, more will be at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Oct. 4-5 auction in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. – Marvelous examples of mid-19th century American furniture by renowned makers such as Prudent Mallard and J. & J.W. Meeks, plus equally impressive pieces of 19th century French furniture, are just a few of the many items that will come up for bid at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction, slated for Oct. 4th -5th, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern time both days. The event will be held at Ahlers & Ogletree’s gallery, located at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta. More than 1,000 quality, mostly fresh-to-the-market lots will cross the auction block, in a wide array of categories. Doors will open at 10 a.m. on both days, with previews at the gallery from Wednesday to Friday […]

By August 22, 2014 Read More →
More than 350 lots of coin-op, musical items, toys, advertising, country store, banks, arcades and gaming will be sold September 13th at Fontaine’s

More than 350 lots of coin-op, musical items, toys, advertising, country store, banks, arcades and gaming will be sold September 13th at Fontaine’s

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – More than 350 lots of coin-op, musical items, toys, advertising, country store, banks, arcade and gaming collectibles will come up for bid on Saturday, Sept. 13th, at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. The auction will start at 11 a.m. Eastern time. The full catalog is online now, at fontainesauction.com. Offered will be fresh-to the market merchandise, to include rare Victrolas, gramophones, music boxes, phonographs, jukeboxes, automatons, slot machines, doorstops, arcade games, vending and soda machines, trade stimulators, tin litho, baseball items, display cases, signs, posters, many historical and political items and more – something for nearly everybody and at all price points. From the coin-op category, a […]

By August 20, 2014 Read More →
Spectacular Lifetime Collection of one of America’s Most Cultured Couples to be auctioned Aug 29-30

Spectacular Lifetime Collection of one of America’s Most Cultured Couples to be auctioned Aug 29-30

Asian & European art, 16th-19th century furniture, decorative art, fine jewelry & more to be auctioned by Joe R. Pyle in Fairmont, W. Va. FAIRMONT, W.Va. – It’s a collection you’d expect to see in a major auction house in New York or London, but the estate collection of renowned opera singer Frances Yeend and her husband – pianist, conductor and vocal coach James F. Benner – is going to be auctioned in Fairmont, West Virginia on August 29 and 30. Joe R. Pyle Auctions will produce the event, with all forms of bidding available, including Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers. Frances Yeend, who was billed as a featured soprano at The Metropolitan Opera and many other prestigious opera […]

By August 13, 2014 Read More →

Appraisers

Miami International Art (MIA) Fair 2014 –Welcomes Premier Galleries, Curators and Collectors Aboard SeaFair

Miami International Art (MIA) Fair 2014 –Welcomes Premier Galleries, Curators and Collectors Aboard SeaFair

Miami International Art Fair 2012Miami, FL – December 2, 2013 – The Miami International Art (MIA) Fair will bring together emerging artists to downtown Miami January 17-20, 2014 with a preview on January 16th. On display will be over 28 international dealers showcasing Fair will bring together emerging artists to downtown Miami January 17-20, 2014. This IFAE (International Fine Art Expositions) event will be hosted on the $40 million megayacht venue, SeaFair, docked at the Bayfront Park South Dock at Chopin Plaza. The SeaFair is the ultimate venue for distinguished international dealers to meet new collectors while enjoying Epicurean delights by celebrity chefs and the libations of the MIA Collectors’ Lounge. Attendees will experience the quintessential Miami lifestyle of luxuriousness, […]

Paul Brown, star of The Discovery Channel’s hit series Auction Kings, is available for guest appearances at antique shows, fairs and auctions

Paul Brown, star of The Discovery Channel’s hit series Auction Kings, is available for guest appearances at antique shows, fairs and auctions

(ATLANTA, Ga.) – Antique show and fair promoters looking to boost attendance at their next event might want to consider booking Paul Brown, the star of The Discovery Channel’s hit TV show Auction Kings. Brown has made about a half-dozen appearances at such shows since Auction Kings first began airing in May of 2010, and he found the experiences to be exhilarating. “I never thought of myself as a celebrity, but the show has elevated my profile and I was approached by some show promoters to appear and meet the public, have photos taken, give informal analysis and appraisal of items and just mix it up with folks in an industry that I love and they love, too,” Brown said. […]

By August 28, 2013 Read More →
International Society Of Appraisers Announces 2013 Summer Education Schedule

International Society Of Appraisers Announces 2013 Summer Education Schedule

Three courses are scheduled for June including: the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Asian Art I: Japanese Prints and Asian Art II: Asian Paintings and Screens.   CORE COURSE IN APPRAISAL STUDIES – June 3-9, 2013 (Toronto, ON)  COURSE INSTRUCTORS:Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP, Kathryn Minard, ISA CAPP  COURSE INFORMATION  This is the “original” complete appraisal methodology course for personal property appraising.  Its thorough scope includes appraisal objectives, intended uses, market identification and analysis, research methods and skills, ethics and professional conduct, and a detailed presentation of report formats and checklists.  This course sets the standards that others imitate.  Course materials must be purchased in advance and brought to class.  The Core Course will be held in Toronto, ON at […]

By April 14, 2013 Read More →
International Society of Appraisers Announces 2013 Winter and Spring Education Schedule

International Society of Appraisers Announces 2013 Winter and Spring Education Schedule

Seven courses are scheduled for March, April and June including: the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Requalification Course, the 7 hour and 15 hour Personal Property USPAP Course, Asian Art I: Japanese Prints and Asian Art II: Asian Paintings and Screens. CORE COURSE IN APPRAISAL STUDIES – March 4-10, 2013 (Naperville, IL) and June 3-9, 2013 (Toronto, ON)  COURSE INSTRUCTORS: Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP, Kathryn Minard, ISA CAPP, Joyce Newman, ISA CAPP COURSE INFORMATION This is the “original” complete appraisal methodology course for personal property appraising.  Its thorough scope includes appraisal objectives, intended uses, market identification and analysis, research methods and skills, ethics and professional conduct, and a detailed presentation of report formats and checklists.  This course sets the […]

By February 4, 2013 Read More →
International Society of Appraisers Announces Fall 2012 Education Schedule

International Society of Appraisers Announces Fall 2012 Education Schedule

Eight courses are scheduled for October and November including Appraisal of Fine Arts, Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Requalification Course, Advanced Report Writing, Oriental Rugs, Appraisal of Antiques & Residential Contents and the 7 hour and 15 hour Personal Property USPAP Course. APPRAISAL OF FINE ART – October 15-20, 2012 COURSE INSTRUCTORS: Richard Casagrande, ISA CAPP Cathy A. Peters, ISA CAPP COURSE INFORMATION Emphasizes the primary categories of fine art frequently encountered by appraisers and dealers: paintings, sculpture, works on paper, frames, photography, animation art, Russian icons and Spanish Colonial art. Major areas of focus: art history, looking at art works properly, identifying and researching fine art works, properly describing art works, correctly employing specific vocabulary, and art conservation. A […]

By August 14, 2012 Read More →
2012 Edition of Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies Just Released

2012 Edition of Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies Just Released

The Foundation for Appraisal Education has announced the publication of the fifth annual edition of its appraisal guidelines.

By July 13, 2012 Read More →

Recent Antiques Posts

Chessboard made from actual wood retrieved from wreckage of the doomed ocean liner Titanic in 1912 fetches $16,385 at Philip Weiss Auctions, July 23rd

Chessboard made from actual wood retrieved from wreckage of the doomed ocean liner Titanic in 1912 fetches $16,385 at Philip Weiss Auctions, July 23rd

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A chessboard made from actual wood retrieved from the wreckage of the legendary ocean liner RMS Titanic sold for $16,385 at an auction held July 23rd by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The chessboard was the top earner in an auction that saw around 700 lots change hands and grossed $200,000. The chessboard was crafted by William Parker, a carpenter aboard the Minia, one of the ships that was sent out to recover bodies from the doomed Titanic, which went down after striking an iceberg in April 1912. Parker retrieved wooden debris as well as victims, and he used the wood to fashion several pieces, including the 18 […]

By August 10, 2014 Read More →
An astounding single-owner lifetime collection of toy bears, including Steiffs and Merrythoughts, will be sold at auction Sept. 19 by Norman C. Heckler & Co.

An astounding single-owner lifetime collection of toy bears, including Steiffs and Merrythoughts, will be sold at auction Sept. 19 by Norman C. Heckler & Co.

WOODSTOCK VALLEY, Conn. – An astounding single-owner collection of over 1,100 toy bears – many of them recent but over 200 antique examples by early makers such as Steiff and Merrythought – will be sold at a public auction on Friday, Sept. 19th, by Norman C. Heckler & Company, in the firm’s barn auction venue at 79 Bradford Corner Road in Woodstock Valley. The auction will be available to preview from 10 a.m. until noon on the day of the sale, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 15th to the 18th. Appointments are appreciated. The bears were collected over the course of nearly 50 years by Charlotte “Chotsie” Lefevre, who passed away in January at age 96. […]

By August 7, 2014 Read More →
Quality consignments are now being accepted for Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ October 23rd fine art auction in Milford, Conn., starting at 6 p.m. (EST)

Quality consignments are now being accepted for Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ October 23rd fine art auction in Milford, Conn., starting at 6 p.m. (EST)

MILFORD, Conn. – Quality consignments are currently being accepted for a fine art auction of antique and vintage paintings slated for Thursday, Oct. 23rd, at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time. The auction will feature 250 works of fine art, spanning many genres. Online bidding will be provided by Invaluable.com. Offered will be original paintings, sculptures, drawings and fine prints. An expected top lot of the auction is an original work by the noted painter Irving Ramsey Wiles (N.Y., 1861-1948). Titled The Loiterers, the painting should realize $150,000-$250,000. Wiles was the primary student of the master Impressionist William Merritt Chase. “The art market is going […]

By August 6, 2014 Read More →
The lifetime collections of mostly advertising items from the late Bud and Sally Bassett will be sold without reserve Oct. 3rd-5th in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The lifetime collections of mostly advertising items from the late Bud and Sally Bassett will be sold without reserve Oct. 3rd-5th in Ann Arbor, Mich.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The single-owner lifetime collection of mostly advertising items from the late Bud and Sally Bassett will be sold without reserve the weekend of Oct. 3-5 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. Everything in the collection will be sold to the highest bidder, with tens of thousands of items coming up for bid, many in bulk multiple lots. “Bud and Sally became collectors of antiques back in the 1960s, and over the years they became friends with thousands of like-minded collectors as they ventured throughout the country,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Auction Services. “We were saddened to have lost Sally three years ago and then Bud last year. It […]

By August 5, 2014 Read More →
Extensive and important collections of tribal and oceanographic artifacts and exotic taxidermy mounts will be sold at auction Aug. 23-24 by Great Gatsby’s

Extensive and important collections of tribal and oceanographic artifacts and exotic taxidermy mounts will be sold at auction Aug. 23-24 by Great Gatsby’s

ATLANTA, Ga. – Two extensive and important collections – one of tribal and oceanic artifacts gathered from around the world by a noted college professor, the other of over 50 exotic African animal shoulder and full body taxidermy mounts, also gathered worldwide – will co-headline an auction event planned for the weekend of Aug. 23rd-24th by Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery, Inc. The auction will be held in Great Gatsby’s showroom, at 5180 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern time both days. The two collections will be offered on Aug. 23, while the Aug. 24 session will feature over 500 lots of fine antique furnishings, art, porcelain and lighting from the estate of the late Wade Mathisen, […]

By August 1, 2014 Read More →
Durham Whiskey fifth bottle, made circa 1876-1882 and one of maybe six known, sells for $13,440 at American Bottle Auctions (#60), July 11th-20th

Durham Whiskey fifth bottle, made circa 1876-1882 and one of maybe six known, sells for $13,440 at American Bottle Auctions (#60), July 11th-20th

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A rare Durham Whiskey fifth bottle, made circa 1876-1882 and one of maybe only six known, sold for $13,440 to take top lot honors at Auction #60, an internet and catalog sale from American Bottle Auctions that went online July 11th and concluded July 20th (at www.americanbottle.com). In all, 186 bottles changed hands. The auction grossed $173,107. “These early fifths are so rare some collectors don’t even know they exist,” said Jeff Wichmann of American Bottle Auctions. “That’s because there are two variants – one from the east coast, which is common, and the western variant, which comes with and without a ‘foot’ on the reverse. This was one of only three known without the ‘foot’ and […]

By July 29, 2014 Read More →
Olympic Gold Medal among Highlights of Grey Flannel’s Auction Opening July 29 through Aug. 20

Olympic Gold Medal among Highlights of Grey Flannel’s Auction Opening July 29 through Aug. 20

WESTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Grey Flannel Auctions has announced details of its Ninth Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Auction to be held online at www.greyflannelauctions.com. Bidding will be open on July 29 at 10:00am EST and conclude on August 20. The auction contains not only unique game-worn team apparel and game-used memorabilia from professional sports icons, but also a selection of fascinating American historical and pop culture items. Highlights include: Lot #1: Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s game-used and autographed Los Angeles Lakers home jersey dating to the 1988-89 season in which he was crowned league MVP. The jersey has been photo-matched and was originally sourced from the late Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Lakers. It is accompanied by a Lakers letter […]

By July 29, 2014 Read More →
The Puffer collection of Native American artwork and artifacts will headline Allard Auctions’ Best of Santa Fe auction, August 16th-17th in Santa Fe, N.M.

The Puffer collection of Native American artwork and artifacts will headline Allard Auctions’ Best of Santa Fe auction, August 16th-17th in Santa Fe, N.M.

SANTA FE, N.M. – Around 900 lots of Western and Native art, American Indian artifacts and related collectibles will come up for bid at the Best of Santa Fe auction, an annual event hosted by Allard Auctions, Inc., based in St. Ignatius, Mont. The event will be held at the Scottish Rites Hall in Santa Fe. Start times are 12 noon on Aug. 16 and 10 a.m. on Aug. 17 (all Mountain time). Headlining this year’s auction will be the private collection of Herb and Peggy Puffer, who opened the Pacific Western Trader – their shop and mini-museum – on Wool Street in Folsom, Calif., in 1972. There, they conducted live demonstrations of American Indian craftsmanship that provided valuable information […]

By July 24, 2014 Read More →
Rare Elvis Artifacts to be featured in First-Ever “Auction at Graceland”

Rare Elvis Artifacts to be featured in First-Ever “Auction at Graceland”

Details announced for unprecedented auction to take place at Graceland during Elvis week in August MEMPHIS, TN Highlights of the rare Elvis Presley artifacts to be included in the first-ever “Auction at Graceland” were announced today, along with registration and catalog ordering details for the auction, which will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central. Fans and collectors from around the world are expected to participate on site and online for this unprecedented auction, featuring artifacts authenticated by the new Graceland Authenticated. Among the items in the auction are rare and unique artifacts from the collection of Greg Page, founding member of The Wiggles® and one of the world’s biggest and most […]

By July 23, 2014 Read More →
Antique items from three prominent area estates, plus remaining items from Walter Place, will be sold Aug. 2nd by Stevens Auction Co. in Aberdeen, Miss.

Antique items from three prominent area estates, plus remaining items from Walter Place, will be sold Aug. 2nd by Stevens Auction Co. in Aberdeen, Miss.

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Quality antique items from three prominent area estates – to include Federal, Empire and Victorian furniture, original works of art, hand-made Persian rugs, antique clocks, china, rare lighting and hundreds of collectibles – will all come up for bid on Saturday, Aug. 2, by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery located at 609 North Meridian Street. Also sold will be what remains from the Walter Place auction, held on-site July 11th and 12th in Holly Springs, Miss., also by Stevens Auction Company. “These aren’t leftovers, we just ran out of time,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. “We ran for ten hours straight both days and by the end we were physically spent, but with […]

By July 21, 2014 Read More →
Founder of the Newlyn School Comes to Barnes Thomas

Founder of the Newlyn School Comes to Barnes Thomas

PENZANCE, UK July 21, 2014 – ‘Generally regarded as the finest work on paper by Walter Langley(1852-1922), Knitting is the quintessential Langley. Not only is it a ‘must have’ for serious collectors but it is also a perfect example of his work,’ said Barnes Thomas of Barnes Thomas County Auctioneers in Penzance. ‘It’s in mint condition, it’s in the catalogue raisonné and we’re delighted and proud to be able to offer it at auction on Monday 8th September.’ Known for his ‘social realist’ scenes of struggling fishermen and women going about their daily lives of unrelenting hardship, Knitting (1890) is a delicate and evocative watercolour by Langley. It is signed and dated and is unusual as it shows a pretty young […]

The contents of a beautiful, 4,000-square-foot, 5-bedroom home in Newtown, Conn., will be sold on-site Sunday, August 3rd, by Tim’s, Inc., Auctions

The contents of a beautiful, 4,000-square-foot, 5-bedroom home in Newtown, Conn., will be sold on-site Sunday, August 3rd, by Tim’s, Inc., Auctions

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The contents of a gorgeous 4,000-square-foot home on Silver City Road in Newtown valued at over $500,000 – 10 rooms, all of them beautifully decorated with quality items purchased 4-5 years ago and ready for immediate use – will be sold at an on-site auction on Sunday, Aug. 3rd, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time, by Tim’s, Inc. Auctions, based in Bristol, Conn. “This is an exceptional opportunity for people to bid on items they need and can use right away,” said Tim Chapulis of Tim’s, Inc. Auctions. “It’s a blend of old and new but just about everything was purchased recently and incorporated into a truly beautiful home. This auction is only taking place because the […]

By July 20, 2014 Read More →
Find the Unexpected at Artemis Gallery’s July 23 Discovery Auction

Find the Unexpected at Artemis Gallery’s July 23 Discovery Auction

Artemis Gallery’s July 23 Summer Discovery Auction presents rare opportunities for beginners, unexpected finds for advanced collectors of antiquities including ancient and ethnographic art, tribal, Spanish colonial relics that open as low as $50 BOULDER COUNTY, CO – It doesn’t have to cost an Etruscan king’s ransom or an Egyptian pharoah’s arm and a leg to collect ancient art and antiquities. There’s an entry level that nearly any aspiring collector can afford, says Teresa Dodge, executive director of Artemis Gallery, whose Summer Discovery Auction is slated for July 23rd. “We’ve planned our upcoming auction of predominantly ancient and ethnographic art specifically so that anyone who has ever had the desire to get into this fascinating field of collecting could do […]

By July 18, 2014 Read More →
Around 1,000 quality lots in a variety of categories will be sold at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Summer Estates Auction, August 9th-10th in Atlanta, Georgia

Around 1,000 quality lots in a variety of categories will be sold at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Summer Estates Auction, August 9th-10th in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. – Around 1,000 lots of quality, fresh merchandise in a wide array of categories – fine art by noted listed artists, wonderful period and modern furniture pieces, a collection of antique tortoiseshell items, decorative accessories and more – will be sold the weekend of Aug. 9-10 by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta. Start times for both days of the Summer Estates Auction will be 11 a.m., Eastern time. This will be yet another packed auction for Ahlers & Ogletree, a firm that has made its mark in a short time as one of the top auction houses in the Southeast. For instance, the recent June 6-8 auction was […]

By July 17, 2014 Read More →
Brown & Thigpen Auctions: Jacksonville, NC July 17, 2014

Brown & Thigpen Auctions: Jacksonville, NC July 17, 2014

Household and Consignments Auction Jacksonville, NC July 17, 2014 – Brown & Thigpen Auctions, LLC. will have about 300 lots of household and other quality consignments up for bid on July 17, 2014 and should be finished by approximately 9:00 – 9:30PM. Jacksonville, NC Auction House 3060 Wilmington Hwy. 17 South, Jacksonville, NC 28540 {behind to Twice as Nice Flea Market} Call Lonnie Thigpen at (910) 290-1461 for more info or if you have items to be consigned in upcoming auctions. Some of the items (for more please visit http://www.brownandthigpenauctions.com/2014/07/10/july-17-2014-jacksonville-nc/): Kincade china cabinet Entertainment center (will make a nice linen press) Very nice cast iron wood cook stove Vintage fire place mantel with columns and original beveled mirror (I think it […]

More than 700 lots will come up for bid at Philip Weiss Auctions’ summer sale spectacular on Wednesday, July 23rd, in Lynbrook, N.Y., at 1 p.m.

More than 700 lots will come up for bid at Philip Weiss Auctions’ summer sale spectacular on Wednesday, July 23rd, in Lynbrook, N.Y., at 1 p.m.

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A summer sale spectacular featuring over 700 lots of historical items, militaria, posters, rare books, rock ‘n’ roll, ocean liner memorabilia, aviation collectibles and more will be held Wednesday, July 23rd, by Philip Weiss Auctions, online (at Proxibid.com and Invaluable.com) and in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Historical items will include an important collection of U.S. Revolutionary War and historical newspapers, a highly collectible grouping of 80 original JFK eulogy speeches, and a needlework (or tapestry) from the early 20th century women’s suffrage movement. Vintage posters, always a huge hit, will feature examples from World Wars I and II, early movies, travel and advertising. Military collectibles will include a […]

By July 15, 2014 Read More →
Items from the estate of the late Barbara Mequet Ochsner of New Orleans will be sold July 26-27 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans

Items from the estate of the late Barbara Mequet Ochsner of New Orleans will be sold July 26-27 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La. – An important figural oil on canvas painting by the renowned Brazilian artist Emiliano di Cavalcanti (1897-1976), rendered in 1948 and titled Pescadores (Spanish for “Fishermen”), is expected to bring $150,000-$250,000 at an estates auction scheduled for July 26th and 27th by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue. The framed work, measuring 21 ½ inches tall by 29 ¾ inches wide, is signed lower left by the artist and depicts fishermen hauling in their netted catch, with a fishing boat and setting sun in the background. Di Cavalcanti was friends with many famous artists, among them Pablo Picasso. In May, one of his paintings sold at Sotheby’s for $360,000. The […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
Confederate cannonball from the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 hits the mark for $5,850 at Mohawk Arms’ Auction #71, held June 13-14

Confederate cannonball from the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 hits the mark for $5,850 at Mohawk Arms’ Auction #71, held June 13-14

BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. – A Confederate cannonball from the Battle of Gettysburg, mounted on three brass leg finials and engraved in script “Rebel shell – Gettysburg 1863,” sold for $5,850 at Mohawk Arms’ Auction #71, held June 13th-14th online and at the firm’s gallery in Bouckville. The “plugs” had been removed from the seven-pound shell, exposing two threaded openings. The auction featured hundreds of military items from multiple wars and generations. Headlining the sale was a single-owner lifetime collection of items from the Civil War through World Wars I and II. These included swords, combat gear, headgear, belts, buckles, uniforms and guns. Also sold were 300 lots of helmets and hats, over 100 uniforms, edged weapons and mannequin sets. “We were […]

By July 7, 2014 Read More →
Auction Zero Offers 100+ Lots of Superb, Signed Designer Jewelry, July 17

Auction Zero Offers 100+ Lots of Superb, Signed Designer Jewelry, July 17

LONDON – Auction Zero, London’s newest and most exclusive boutique auction house specializing in fine jewels, estate and designer jewelry, watches, gold bullion and coins, has chosen a name that quite succinctly describes its business model. They charge no commission whatsoever to consignors – zero. And there are no additional charges for photography, marketing, online exposure or unsold lots, either. “We are taking a different approach in the marketplace. Whatever an item sells for on the hammer in our sales, that is exactly what the vendor receives. Our commission comes from the buyer’s premium,” explained Keith MacRae, the specialist consultant who is cataloguing the firm’s July 17 auction of all-signed designer jewelry. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. […]

By July 5, 2014 Read More →
The entire contents of Walter Place — a spectacular antebellum home in Holly Springs, Miss. — will be sold on-site by Stevens Auction Co., July 11-12

The entire contents of Walter Place — a spectacular antebellum home in Holly Springs, Miss. — will be sold on-site by Stevens Auction Co., July 11-12

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – The entire contents of Walter Place – a spectacular antebellum home completed in 1859 and used as a Union Army camp and officers’ quarters during the Civil War – will be sold at auction July 11th and 12th by Stevens Auction Company, based in Aberdeen, Miss. Holly Springs is located about 45 miles east of Memphis, Tenn., just off U.S. 78. Everything in the auction will come out of Walter Place; no additional consignments will be offered for sale. It is an on-site auction, to be conducted at the home itself, not in an auction gallery. Bidders will be treated to a visual wonderland of the majestic 10,000-square-foot home and two guest houses (all packed with […]

By June 28, 2014 Read More →