Auctions

15 dresses previously owned and worn by the late singing legend Whitney Houston will be exhibited at Historical Estates Auctions’ April 4th sale

15 dresses previously owned and worn by the late singing legend Whitney Houston will be exhibited at Historical Estates Auctions’ April 4th sale

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. – Fifteen stunning gowns and dresses previously owned by the late singing legend Whitney Houston, some worn on-stage and others at events and galas, will be exhibited (but not sold) at an auction slated for Saturday, April 4, by Historical Estates Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 103 Industrial Drive in Caruthersville, in southeastern Missouri. “All of the dresses carry a story and all are absolutely gorgeous,” said Conny Dixon of Historical Estates Auctions. “The most important one of the group is a gold and white dress designed by Bob Mackie. All these dresses were important to her career and the public will be viewing them for the first time. We will be offering the dresses at […]

By March 28, 2015 Read More →
HERBIE GOES TO PALM BEACH

HERBIE GOES TO PALM BEACH

The newest addition to the illustrious list of four-wheeled film stars to cross the Barrett-Jackson block An authentic “Herbie” from the famous Disney movie series will be crossing the block at the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction. Whether the car will be driving itself, as it did in the movies, remains to be seen! Bill Walsh, producer of “The Love Bug” (Herbie’s first movie), chose Herbie’s trademark “53″ racing number. Walsh was a fan of LA Dodgers baseball player Don Drysdale, who wore a 53 jersey. It was a casting call like no other. Outside the Burbank, California, Walt Disney Studios in early 1968, a dozen or so cars were lined up in anticipation. There were a handful of […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →
Art from Estate of Revered Miami Contemporary Art Dealer Dorothy Blau Headlines Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ March 30 Sale

Art from Estate of Revered Miami Contemporary Art Dealer Dorothy Blau Headlines Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ March 30 Sale

Featured: Works by Warhol and Haring, sculptures from Blau’s private collection WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. (AGOPB) will conduct its March Estates Auction on Monday, March 30, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern Time at their gallery facilities in West Palm Beach. All forms of bidding will be available, including absentee and live via the Internet. Featured in the auction is the Estate of Dorothy Berenson Blau, the longtime Miami contemporary art dealer who, from the 1950s onward, was a driving force in the development of the South Florida art scene. Ms. Blau was instrumental in the careers of many artists through the decades. She opened her first gallery in 1953, and after opening […]

By March 25, 2015 Read More →
Rare, circa 1900 Sioux dentalium (tooth shell) and tradecloth dress sells for $7,475 at Allard Auctions’ Big Spring Phoenix auction event, held March 7-8

Rare, circa 1900 Sioux dentalium (tooth shell) and tradecloth dress sells for $7,475 at Allard Auctions’ Big Spring Phoenix auction event, held March 7-8

MESA, Ariz. – A circa 1900 Sioux dentalium (tooth shell) and tradecloth dress that was featured on an episode of the PBS series Antiques Roadshow just prior to auction (where it was appraised for $5,000-$7,000), sold for $7,475 at the Big Spring Phoenix Auction, an annual event held at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Mesa, outside of Phoenix, by Allard Auctions, Inc., based in St. Ignatius, Mont. This year’s two-day event, held March 7-8, featured more than 900 lots of Native American and Western artifacts, art and related collectibles. Included were Anasazi pottery, Zuni bolo ties and concho belts, a collection of Katsina dolls, baskets (from California, the Southwest and the Northwest Coast), pottery, beadwork and jewelry, Navajo rugs, […]

By March 22, 2015 Read More →
15th-Century Chinese Bodhisattva could top million-dollar mark at March 22 I.M. Chait auction

15th-Century Chinese Bodhisattva could top million-dollar mark at March 22 I.M. Chait auction

Long-established Beverly Hills firm continues tradition of welcoming NY Asia Week buyers who are en route home to China BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Asia Week in New York attracts a global contingent of art buyers who travel many thousands of miles – primarily from China – to immerse themselves in a frenzied schedule of specialty shows, exhibitions and other activities around Manhattan. But a new West Coast tradition embraced by Asian art connoisseurs over the past few years literally saves the best for last on their itineraries: I.M. Chait’s post-Asia Week auction. This year’s event, slated for Sunday, March 22, is timed so collectors can break up their long trip home from New York and bid on superb Asian antiques […]

By March 17, 2015 Read More →
Stunning creations by Rene Lalique, plus original artworks by renowned artists, headline A. B. Levy’s Feb. 19 estates auction in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Stunning creations by Rene Lalique, plus original artworks by renowned artists, headline A. B. Levy’s Feb. 19 estates auction in West Palm Beach, Fla.

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Stunning creations by Rene Jules Lalique (1860-1945), the French glass designer world-renowned for his vases, jewelry, chandeliers, clocks and car hood ornaments, all highly sought after by collectors today, took center stage at A. B. Levy’s Feb. 19 estates auction, held at the Flamingo Building in West Palm Beach. A. B. Levy’s main facility is in Palm Beach. “This auction featured the largest selection of Rene Lalique glass the world has ever seen,” said Albert Levy of A. B. Levy’s. “We had both geometric and naturalist inspired works, with themes drawn from nature and antiquity. The more than 100 examples demonstrated Lalique’s ability to generate and utilize subtle variations in color and texture as he designed […]

By March 17, 2015 Read More →

Appraisers

Personal Property Appraisers to Gather in Philly March 20-23 for ISA Annual Conference

Personal Property Appraisers to Gather in Philly March 20-23 for ISA Annual Conference

The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) annual conference will feature a broad range of distinguished antiques and fine art speakers, special events, optional tours and more.                                                                                                   Chicago, IL –The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) annual conference, Assets 2015, will join together hundreds of personal property appraisers from across the United States and Canada, March 20-23 in Philadelphia. Taking place at the newly restored Radisson Blu–Warwick Hotel Philadelphia, the 2015 conference will feature a broad range of distinguished antiques and fine art speakers, special events, optional tours, and more. This year’s conference has attracted a roster of speakers and sponsors that read like a Who’s Who of industry leaders. Speakers include renowned scholars from Winterthur and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, […]

By February 11, 2015 Read More →
WE HAVE STARTED 2015 WITH A BANG

WE HAVE STARTED 2015 WITH A BANG

         Amanda Addams Auctions —- 5th January 2015—-Auction starts 6.30 pm.   Viewing Saturday 3rd 11- 4 pm. Monday 5th January -12 noon to 6 pm. Featuring the collection of thimbles and sewing memorabilia of the late – Merryl Lowe, plus under instructions Portelli and Co Solicitors, estate of Eve Tidswell, plus contents of properties from Ormond, Greensborough and Kew AN OUTSTANDING START FOR 2015 Ceramics and pottery: from all over the world covering over two centuries includes Australian mid century pottery, Rare collection of Troika Cornish pottery, Flambé Moorcroft, Royal Doulton Percy Curnock hand painted vase, rare Doulton Lambeth large Hannah Barlow vase, Royal Worcester by Edward Raby, Crown Derby, Ravelli, Anzengruber, Rosenthal, Hungarian Bauer art pottery, Royal […]

By December 29, 2014 Read More →
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 →

Recent Antiques Posts

Important artworks, books and other items from the Belle Epoque era to the mid-20th century are in Mayo Auction’s internet-only auction; ends March 24

Important artworks, books and other items from the Belle Epoque era to the mid-20th century are in Mayo Auction’s internet-only auction; ends March 24

BELTON, Mo. – A large, single-owner lifetime collection of significant artwork and other items dating from the Belle Epoque era up through World Wars I and II and the mid-20th century, to include original etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, engravings, war propaganda, Judaica, Art Deco, advertising, posters, original art, photos and more, are all being sold in an online-only auction. It is an absolute auction (everything sells, regardless of price), conducted by Mayo Auction & Realty, with offices and a warehouse at 16513 Cornerstone Drive in Belton. All of the more than 550 lots in the auction are already online and ready for bidding, at the Mayo Auction & Realty website: www.AuctionbyMayo.com. Bidding will end with a staggered closing on March 24th. […]

By March 16, 2015 Read More →
New to Southern California: Inland Vintage Market to operate first Sunday of every month at Cal Poly Pomona starting May 3

New to Southern California: Inland Vintage Market to operate first Sunday of every month at Cal Poly Pomona starting May 3

Convenient to residents of eastern LA, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties, family-friendly event welcomes vendors of antiques, collectibles & older handmade goods POMONA, Calif. – Sundays are about to be a lot more fun for Southern California flea marketers, especially those who live inland and east of LA. Starting May 3rd, the new Inland Vintage Market will be open for business on the first Sunday of every month, offering vendor space to sellers of antiques, collectibles and pre-1990 repurposed or handmade goods. The event will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, in Parking Lots 9 and 10 on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona College. The new venture is the brainchild of a management team […]

By March 15, 2015 Read More →
Huge lifetime single-owner collection of Depression glassware, pottery and china will headline a March 28th auction by The Specialists of the South

Huge lifetime single-owner collection of Depression glassware, pottery and china will headline a March 28th auction by The Specialists of the South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A single-owner lifetime collection of Depression glassware – one of the largest collections in the Southeastern United States, comprising around 175 boxes full and in all the major patterns and colors – will headline an auction slated for Saturday, March 28th, by The Specialists of the South, Inc., in the firm’s gallery located at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City. It is the total dispersal sale of the Ralph and Alphoretta Holbrook collection of glassware, china and pottery items, gathered over the course of 40 years. Co-headlining the auction will be items from the estate of Albert Cantu, a former Air Force Master Sergeant who accumulated many fine interesting furniture pieces in his worldwide travels. […]

By March 14, 2015 Read More →
Original artworks by Grandma Moses, Renoir, Warhol, others, plus outstanding furniture pieces, will be sold April 11th by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery

Original artworks by Grandma Moses, Renoir, Warhol, others, plus outstanding furniture pieces, will be sold April 11th by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery

WINDSOR, Conn. – Original artworks by Grandma Moses, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Charles Marion Russell and Charles Ethan Porter, plus outstanding period furniture pieces and items in many other categories, will be sold at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s annual spring antiques, fine art and Asian auction, slated for Saturday, April 11th, in the firm’s gallery at 25 Meadow Road. “Right now, there are over 300 lots in the auction,” said Ed Nadeau of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. “So, we’ll be accepting top choice consignments through the middle of March. We’re already in good shape. We want to be even better.” In addition to fine art and furniture, the auction will also feature Chinese and Japanese porcelain, other Chinese items including export bowls and […]

By March 10, 2015 Read More →
Hake’s Presents Panorama of American Pop Culture in March 17-19 Auction

Hake’s Presents Panorama of American Pop Culture in March 17-19 Auction

Featured: Original, signed 1935 Krazy Kat and Felix the Cat Sunday comic strip art, prized political, sports and entertainment memorabilia from premier collections YORK, Pa. – Whether it comes from the world of politics, entertainment or sports, if an object or memento has added meaningfully to the pop-culture landscape at any point in America’s rich history, it’s a natural fit for one of Hake’s Americana & Collectibles’ online and absentee auctions. The Pennsylvania-based company’s current auction (#214), which closes over March 17-19, showcases nearly 2,800 items organized to close in chronological order. The vast selection of memorabilia, featuring many rarities from renowned collections, spans a timeline that begins with Revolutionary War leaders and culminates with 20th-century comic book superheroes. Topping […]

By March 10, 2015 Read More →
Lovely 18th century Virginia Queen Anne tray-top tea table soars to $299,000 at Cottone Auctions’ two-day estates sale, Feb. 20-21, in Geneseo, N.Y.

Lovely 18th century Virginia Queen Anne tray-top tea table soars to $299,000 at Cottone Auctions’ two-day estates sale, Feb. 20-21, in Geneseo, N.Y.

GENESEO, N.Y. – A lovely 18th century Virginia Queen Anne tray-top tea table, having a scalloped skirt, pad feet and a fine old refinish, sold for $299,000 at a two-day Fine Art & Antiques Auction held Feb. 20-21 by Cottone Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo. The table was the top lot in an auction that grossed about $2 million. Around 150 people per day packed Cottone’s gallery to participate in person, while nearly 3,000 others registered to bid online, via LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. In addition, all 15 phone lines were in full use throughout the sale, and hundreds of absentee (or left) bids were also recorded. “There was tremendous interest both days,” said […]

By March 9, 2015 Read More →
Tiffany Studios Moorish-style hall lantern with excellent original overall gilt finish lights up the room for $133,100 at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, Feb. 28

Tiffany Studios Moorish-style hall lantern with excellent original overall gilt finish lights up the room for $133,100 at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, Feb. 28

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A Tiffany Studios Moorish-style hall lantern, 34 inches tall and with an excellent original overall gilt finish, lit up the room when it finished at $133,100 at a cataloged auction held Feb. 28th by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. The hall lantern was the top lot in a sale that grossed $1.1 million. Coming into the auction with a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000, the unsigned hall lantern had a tapered cylindrical form, a fiery amber, gold and opaque glass geometric fish scale body, a 12-point feathered crown, a domical top and lower door, and a border of 25 amber jeweled cabochons (12 on the crown, 9 on […]

By March 7, 2015 Read More →
Quality consignments are now being accepted for Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ next fine art auction, slated for Thursday, April 23rd, in Milford, Conn.

Quality consignments are now being accepted for Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ next fine art auction, slated for Thursday, April 23rd, in Milford, Conn.

MILFORD, Conn. – Quality consignments are currently being accepted for a fine art auction slated for Thursday, April 23rd, at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford. Around 250 works of fine art, spanning many genres, will come up for bid. Offered will be works from the Hudson River School, American Impressionists, American Modernists, French Impressionists, Abstract artists, Old Masters and more. Already consigned are works by such noted, listed artists as Thomas Hill, Hans Hoffmann, Daniel Ridgway Knight, Samuel Paxson, Edward James Buttersworth, John Folinsbee, Birger Sandzen, Walter Launt Palmer, Lawton Parker, Francis Coates Jones and Everett Warner. The list grows almost daily, with the arrival of new paintings. “We already […]

By March 3, 2015 Read More →
Unrestored copy of Batman #1 (DC Comics, Spring 1940), graded 7.5 out of 10 for condition, brings $237,300 at Philip Weiss Auctions on Feb. 15th

Unrestored copy of Batman #1 (DC Comics, Spring 1940), graded 7.5 out of 10 for condition, brings $237,300 at Philip Weiss Auctions on Feb. 15th

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – An unrestored copy of Batman #1 (DC Comics, spring 1940), graded 7.5 out of 10 for condition and considered one of the most desirable of all comic books, soared to $237,300 at a sale of comics, comic art and sports items held Feb. 15 by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The comic was the top lot of the auction. It wasn’t a new auction record for a copy of Batman #1, but it was a record for the comic with a grade of 7.5. And considering it was only estimated to sell for $100,000-$150,000, the final hammer price came as a pleasant surprise. “It went to a pair of […]

By March 2, 2015 Read More →
Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery will conduct a Spring Estates Auction featuring over 1,000 premier lots on March 21st and 22nd in Atlanta, Georgia

Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery will conduct a Spring Estates Auction featuring over 1,000 premier lots on March 21st and 22nd in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. – Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery will usher in the spring with a two-day estates auction on March 21st and 22nd that’s filled with more than 1,000 premier lots ranging from Asian objects to original works of art to fine estate jewelry to antique clocks. The auction will be held in Ahlers & Ogletree’s gallery, located at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta. In addition to antiques and collectibles, the sale will also feature a prime land parcel of around 24 acres in the desirable north Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, with about a quarter mile of direct frontage along the Chattahoochee River. The property, nearly all of it pristine and undeveloped, is bordered by parklands and […]

By February 26, 2015 Read More →
Regal Sarcophagus will Hold Court in Ancient Resource’s March 8 Fine Ancient Artifacts Auction

Regal Sarcophagus will Hold Court in Ancient Resource’s March 8 Fine Ancient Artifacts Auction

375-lot sale also features Roman statues and vessels of exceptional quality; ancient jewelry, weapons, pottery, Pre-Columbian art and rare Byzantine footwear MONTROSE, Calif. – Among antiquities connoisseurs, there are two non-negotiables when considering a new acquisition: authenticity and the assurance that a dealer will stand behind their merchandise. It was those two principles that served as the foundation for Gabriel Vandervort’s Ancient Resource auction house. A former writer and producer of ancient-history documentaries for History Channel, Discovery Channel and other respected TV networks, Vandervort built Ancient Resource into a globally respected brand by committing to research, authentication and uncompromising adherence to laws governing the sale of cultural artifacts. Ancient Resource unequivocally guarantees every item it sells, including the 375 lots […]

By February 26, 2015 Read More →
The living estate of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hudson, former owners of Hudson’s Antiques & Auctions, will be sold March 6-7 by Stevens Auction in Aberdeen

The living estate of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hudson, former owners of Hudson’s Antiques & Auctions, will be sold March 6-7 by Stevens Auction in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Miss. – The living estate of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hudson of Birmingham, Ala. – a couple that was renowned nationwide for having operated as Hudson’s Antiques & Auctions for over 33 years in the building next to their mansion-style home – will headline an auction planned for March 6 -7, at Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery at 609 North Meridian Street. The Hudsons’ home (and adjacent business) was in Limestone County, Ala. – between Athens and Decatur. Their auctions were huge productions, and they became larger than life figures, conducting sales in a facility alongside their palatial Greek Revival residence. Only now, after having retired and moved to a smaller home, have they decided to sell […]

By February 24, 2015 Read More →
Myers’ Mar. 8 Auction Stars Chinese Antiques from 19th C. Trove, Art from Fabled 1892 Borghese Sale

Myers’ Mar. 8 Auction Stars Chinese Antiques from 19th C. Trove, Art from Fabled 1892 Borghese Sale

Also featured: Fine antique Asian porcelains, furniture & textiles from Shanghai collection that originated in the 1870s ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (LAPRS) – Imagine the grandeur of an auction held onsite at Palazzo Borghese, home to the noble and Vatican-connected Borghese clan. Take it a step further and pretend the auction offerings include actual artworks and other family treasures from the stately Roman palace and library. Just such a thing happened in 1892, after the Bank of Italy crashed and a turn in their fortunes compelled the Borghese family to liquidate many of their elegant holdings. Myers Fine Art will revisit the fabled 19th-century event when it presents three paintings and 11 vellum books and manuscripts from the celebrated Borghese sale […]

By February 24, 2015 Read More →
More than 900 lots of Native American and Western artifacts, art and related collectibles will come up for bid March 7-8 at Big Spring Phoenix in Mesa, Ariz.

More than 900 lots of Native American and Western artifacts, art and related collectibles will come up for bid March 7-8 at Big Spring Phoenix in Mesa, Ariz.

MESA, Ariz. – A large, beautiful and prehistoric Anasazi pottery jar and a circa 1900 Sioux dentalium and tradecloth dress are expected top lots at this year’s Big Spring Phoenix auction, an annual event held by Allard Auctions at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Mesa (just outside of Phoenix). The auction will be held March 7 (at noon, Mountain time) and March 8 (at 10 a.m.). This year’s Big Spring Phoenix will feature more than 900 lots of Native American and Western artifacts, art and related collectibles. “This sale will have everything imaginable, from beadwork to pottery, artwork to jewelry, some very nice baskets and much, much more,” said Steve Allard of Allard Auctions, Inc, which is based […]

By February 23, 2015 Read More →
Asian objects, French period furniture, original artwork, fine decorative accessories will all come up for bid March 7-8 at Crescent City Auction Gallery

Asian objects, French period furniture, original artwork, fine decorative accessories will all come up for bid March 7-8 at Crescent City Auction Gallery

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A 1918 collage by the French artist Henri Laurens (1885-1954), a 19th century French bronze figural mantel clock by Vincenti & Cie., a pair of 19th century Venetian parcel gilt polychrome and lacquer carved wood blackamoors, and an early 19th century Chinese Export black lacquer and ivory painted fan will all be sold at auction March 7-8 in New Orleans. They are just a few of the expected highlights at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s next big two-day estates auction, to be held in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue, beginning at 9 a.m. Central time on Saturday, March 7th, and at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 8th. Over 1,100 lots will come up for […]

By February 22, 2015 Read More →
Civil War items, slave documents, stoneware, period furniture, guns and rifles, more will be sold by Tom’s Auctions & Appraisals, March 14th in Suffolk, Va.

Civil War items, slave documents, stoneware, period furniture, guns and rifles, more will be sold by Tom’s Auctions & Appraisals, March 14th in Suffolk, Va.

SUFFOLK, Va. – Around 600 lots of antiques and collectibles, pulled from local estates, attics and barns, plus other quality consignments, in categories ranging from Civil War items to period American furniture to stoneware to old rifles and guns, will all come up for bid Saturday, March 14th at the historic former Village Auction Barn building at 101 Philhower Drive in Suffolk, Va. The auction will be held by Superior Auction Sales, which is based in Suffolk and holds regular sales in the building, along with Tom’s Auctions & Appraisals, also based in Suffolk. The 50-plus rifles and guns – many of them rare, antique and highly collectible – are being offered by Superior Auction Sales. Tom’s Auctions & Appraisals […]

By February 20, 2015 Read More →
Archives International Auctions, LLC names George Cuhaj as VP of Cataloging and Consignor Relations

Archives International Auctions, LLC names George Cuhaj as VP of Cataloging and Consignor Relations

FORT LEE, N.J. – George Cuhaj has been named Vice President of Cataloging and Consignor Relations at Archives International Auctions. LLC, a firm that specializes in buying, selling, appraising and auctioning U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily (stocks and bonds), coins, historic documents, autographs, philatelic material (rare, collectible postage stamps) and postal history. Mr. Cuhaj brings 40 years’ of experience to the firm. For the past 20 years he has been editor of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money at Krause Publications in Iola, Wisc. Prior to that he was with Stack’s Rare Coins and the American Numismatic Society as their first computer systems operator in the early 1980s. Mr. Cuhaj is an […]

By February 19, 2015 Read More →
Baby boomer collectibles and pop culture items command center stage at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Feb. 8 Winter Estates Auction in Atlanta, Ga.

Baby boomer collectibles and pop culture items command center stage at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Feb. 8 Winter Estates Auction in Atlanta, Ga.

ATLANTA, Ga. – Pop culture and baby boomer collectibles took center stage at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Feb. 8th Winter Estates Auction, as items connected to such iconic names as Elvis Presley and Ty Cobb attracted hordes of bidders both in-person and online and sold for dizzying dollars in the process. The auction was held in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta. “Frankly, we were caught off guard by the response we received from this auction, our first one featuring pop culture items,” said Robert Ahlers of Ahlers & Ogletree, adding, “I can assure you, it won’t be our last.” Ahlers & Ogletree has built its reputation on auctions featuring original art, fine estate jewelry and decorative accessories. […]

By February 17, 2015 Read More →
Trove of 10 letters, handwritten by British Royals between 1948-1950, sells for $4,320 at Los Angeles Auction House, Jan. 15th in Santa Monica, Calif.

Trove of 10 letters, handwritten by British Royals between 1948-1950, sells for $4,320 at Los Angeles Auction House, Jan. 15th in Santa Monica, Calif.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A trove of ten personal letters written from 1948-1950, mostly from Queen Elizabeth II to Sharman Douglas (Princess Margaret’s close personal friend in the 1940s and ‘50s) and her mother, Mrs. Lewis Douglas, sold as a single lot for $4,320 at an auction held Jan. 15 by Los Angeles Auction House, at the Santa Monica Airport, the firm’s venue of choice. One of the letters was written to Ms. Douglas by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It stated, “Dear Sharman, I take back everything I said and I am delighted that it is now certain that you can remain here indefinitely, I hope! Yours ever, Philip.” Another was from “Bobbety” Robert Gascoyne, 5th Marques of Salisbury. […]

By February 11, 2015 Read More →
U. S. and worldwide banknotes, U. S. Federal bonds and documents, more at Archives International’s Tuesday, March 10th auction in Fort Lee, N.J.

U. S. and worldwide banknotes, U. S. Federal bonds and documents, more at Archives International’s Tuesday, March 10th auction in Fort Lee, N.J.

FORT LEE, N.J. – More than 1,040 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, Federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera will be sold in an auction slated for Tuesday, March 10th by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices located at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Ste. 7) in Fort Lee, at 10:30 a.m. EST. People can bid online, at www.ArchivesInternational.com, “We are privileged to offer an exceptional collection of Middle Eastern banknotes that possibly could be one of the most significant groups of rare notes to be offered in the United States ever,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz of Archives International Auctions. “It’s nearly 100 banknotes, with many rarities missing from even the most advanced collections, a truly outstanding collection.” Dr. […]

By February 10, 2015 Read More →