Auctions

Dozens of museum-quality artworks, plus magnificent antiques and home furnishings, will be sold on-site Saturday, June 13th, in Memphis, Tenn.

Dozens of museum-quality artworks, plus magnificent antiques and home furnishings, will be sold on-site Saturday, June 13th, in Memphis, Tenn.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Artworks by some of the most recognizable and sought-after names in the world of fine art, plus a mansion-full of magnificent antiques and home furnishings, will be sold in an on-site auction planned for Saturday, June 13th, at 1 East Parkway North in Memphis, in the 6,000-square-foot home of Rosemary S. Littlejohn, a collector and restorer of fine art pieces. The auction will be conducted by Stevens Auction Company, based in Aberdeen, Miss., starting at 9 a.m. Central time. “This is the most important auction of fine art I’ve ever had the privilege to sell in my 30-plus years in the business,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. “Due to the massive inventory, bidders should check […]

By May 25, 2015 Read More →
Mid-19th century American Plains Indian pipe tomahawk with a minimum bid of $10,000 will be sold June 26-27 at Mohawk Arms’ Auction #73

Mid-19th century American Plains Indian pipe tomahawk with a minimum bid of $10,000 will be sold June 26-27 at Mohawk Arms’ Auction #73

BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. – A mid-19th century American Plains Indian pipe tomahawk in overall very good condition, with a nice aged patina, is an expected top lot at Mohawk Arms’ Auction #73, online soon (at MilitaryRelics.com and LiveAuctioneers.com) and live, in Mohawk Arms’ Bouckville gallery, located on Route 20 in central New York state, not far from I-90 and I-81. The auction, originally scheduled to end in early June, will now conclude June 26-27, as a steady stream of rare and important consignments continued to come in, forcing the postponement. “We already knew we had a very good auction on our hands, but now I can say it will be a truly great auction,” said Ray Zyla of Mohawk Arms, “with […]

By May 18, 2015 Read More →
Artemis Gallery’s May 21 auction to feature Asian, Classical & Pre-Columbian art and artifacts

Artemis Gallery’s May 21 auction to feature Asian, Classical & Pre-Columbian art and artifacts

Featured: 9th-12th C. gold and silver Viking jewelry, dagger from Wars of the Roses BOULDER, CO – Attention time travelers and antiquities collectors: No boarding pass is required for Artemis Gallery’s May 21 journey to past civilizations. All that’s required is an Internet connection and you’ll soon be browsing a fascinating auction catalog filled with more than 400 choice Classical, Near Eastern and Far Eastern antiquities; plus Pre-Columbian and ethnographic art. In addition to bidding online, participants may bid absentee or by phone, always with an absolute assurance that each item is authentic and legal to purchase. In the case of African tribal art, Artemis Gallery also guarantees that the objects were originally used in ceremonies or ritual events, as […]

By May 16, 2015 Read More →
Oil on canvas Yosemite scene by Thomas Hill (Am., 1829-1908) sells for $180,000 at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ April 23 spring fine art auction in Conn.

Oil on canvas Yosemite scene by Thomas Hill (Am., 1829-1908) sells for $180,000 at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ April 23 spring fine art auction in Conn.

MILFORD, Conn. – An oil painting by the renowned 19th century American landscape artist Thomas Hill (1829-1908), titled Fishing on the Merced River, signed and dated 1891 lower right, sold for $180,000 at a fine art auction held April 23 by Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm’s Milford gallery. The painting was the auction’s top earner. In all, 245 works came up for bid in an array of categories, to include many fine examples from the Hudson River School, European from Old Masters through Modern, the New Hope School, American coastal views, Western, American Moderns, Orientalist, American Nauticals, New York and Pittsburgh scenes and American sculpture. “The sale was strong and quite diverse,” said Gene Shannon of Shannon’s Fine […]

By May 15, 2015 Read More →
Howard & Davis astronomical regulator clock expected to bring $125,000-$175,000 at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s May 30th cataloged auction

Howard & Davis astronomical regulator clock expected to bring $125,000-$175,000 at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s May 30th cataloged auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A one-of-a-kind Howard & Davis astronomical regulator clock and a rare Seth Thomas No. 20 standing regulator clock with Grande Sonnerie strike and repeat could both reach or surpass $100,000 at a cataloged antique auction scheduled for Saturday, May 30th, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, at 1485 West Housatonic Street, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern time. The clocks are part of a massive assemblage of more than 500 items in many categories. In addition to over 200 antique clocks (a specialty of Fontaine’s), these categories will include antique lamps by makers such as Tiffany Studios and others, fine period furniture, over 15 porcelain plaques by KPM, Royal Vienna etc., marble and bronze statuary, gold and diamond jewelry, sterling […]

By May 12, 2015 Read More →
Over 500 fine lots will come up for bid at Edens Auctions’ 8th annual Memorial Day Antique Auction scheduled for Monday, May 25th, in Flowood, Miss.

Over 500 fine lots will come up for bid at Edens Auctions’ 8th annual Memorial Day Antique Auction scheduled for Monday, May 25th, in Flowood, Miss.

FLOWOOD, Miss. – A multi-estate auction featuring 521 lots of fine French period furniture, original artwork, sterling silver, antique clocks, decorative accessories and more will be held on Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day), by Edens Auctions, in the firm’s gallery at 3720 Flowood Drive, at 10 a.m. Central time. Flowood is located north and east of Jackson, near I-55 and I-20. It is the 8th annual Memorial Day sale for Edens Auctions and it could very well be their best one yet. “This promises to be a truly amazing auction, one that includes many remarkable items from France, plus other outstanding lots,” said Frank Edens of Edens Auctions. “Many of the items were purchased from interior designers, so that is […]

By May 11, 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

The single-owner lifetime collection of American Brilliant Cut Glass pieces from Bill and Barbara Meek will be sold Saturday, May 23rd, in St. Charles, Mo.

The single-owner lifetime collection of American Brilliant Cut Glass pieces from Bill and Barbara Meek will be sold Saturday, May 23rd, in St. Charles, Mo.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The astounding single-owner lifetime collection of nearly 350 pieces of American Brilliant Cut Glass (ABCG), accumulated by William (“Bill”) and Barbara Meek of Naples, Fla., will be sold at a public auction scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd, at the St. Charles Convention Center, located at One Convention Center Plaza, starting at 9:30 a.m. Central time. The auction will be conducted by Woody Auction, based in Douglass, Kan. “The Meeks began collecting with two goals in mind – to strive to fill their collection with the best of the best, and to buy items in pristine condition as often as possible,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “Once bidders lay eyes on these fine pieces, they will […]

By May 10, 2015 Read More →
FIRST CAMARO EVER BUILT: Reunited at the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom with Herb Leitz, the 1967 Norwood, OH Plant Manager

FIRST CAMARO EVER BUILT: Reunited at the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom with Herb Leitz, the 1967 Norwood, OH Plant Manager

SCOTTSDALE, AZ May 4, 2015 – In the mid-1960s, General Motors developed a platform in response to Ford’s Mustang — the car that created the ground breaking long-nose, short tail “Pony Car” category. Of course, Ford’s sporty little four-seat Mustang was a resounding success. To level the playing field, GM’s design and engineering departments kicked their efforts into high gear. Two legendary models, the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, emerged in short order. Camaros were produced, in part, at the Norwood, Ohio plant under the F-body platform moniker. Last week, the very first of 49 hand-built pilot cars, VIN #N10001, set up temporary residence at the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom in Scottsdale, where it was reunited with a man who played a key role in that first Camaro’s birth. Scottsdale resident […]

More than 500 lots of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes, plus scripophily, will be sold May 24th in Hong Kong, China by Archives International Auctions

More than 500 lots of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes, plus scripophily, will be sold May 24th in Hong Kong, China by Archives International Auctions

HONG KONG, China – Archives International Auctions (based in Fort Lee, N.J.) will offer over 500 lots of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes, plus scripophily rarities (stocks and bonds), in a public auction slated for Sunday, May 24th. The event will be held at the offices of Kelleher & Rogers, Fine Asian Auctions Ltd., in Hong Kong, China, starting at 11 a.m. local time in Hong Kong. Headlining the auction will be an amazing family archive of Chinese and Asian banknotes from Alexander I. Pogrebetsky (1891-1952). The notes are part of Pogrebetsky’s reference collection, gathered over a 30-year period, between 1918 and 1948, when Pogrebetsky lived and worked in China and was involved in finance and banking there. He was […]

By May 5, 2015 Read More →
Over 500 lots of high-end collectibles in many categories will come up for bid on Thursday, May 21st, at Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y.

Over 500 lots of high-end collectibles in many categories will come up for bid on Thursday, May 21st, at Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y.

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – Over 500 lots of high-end collectibles – to include sports uniforms worn by Reggie Jackson, Michael Jordan and Thurman Munson, a collection of railroad passes given to Brigham Young (the 19th century leader of the Latter Day Saints movement), and a signed photo of Walt Disney – will come up for bid on Thursday, May 21st, at Philip Weiss Auctions. The mid-week discovery auction will be held in Philip Weiss Auctions’ gallery, located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern time, and online at Proxibid.com. The sale will feature sports items, advertising, historical memorabilia, rare books, ocean liner collectibles, several hundred lots of military items and Part 3 of a big ice cream […]

By May 4, 2015 Read More →
Appraisal Organizations Unite to Warn of Risks of Uncredentialed Personal Property Appraisers

Appraisal Organizations Unite to Warn of Risks of Uncredentialed Personal Property Appraisers

The three major personal property appraisal organizations (International Society of Appraisers, The American Society of Appraisers, and the Appraisers Association of America) announce an initiative to educate the public regarding meaningful qualification standards for appraisers. The three organizations, each of which credentials their members through rigorous training and testing, strongly urge the public to verify the educational and experiential background of an appraiser prior to retaining their services, and to be wary of red flags that indicate an appraiser may not be objective in conducting appraisals. The three major personal property appraisal organizations jointly announce an initiative to educate the public regarding meaningful qualification standards for Appraisers. The American Society of Appraisers, the Appraisers Association of America, and the International […]

By May 4, 2015 Read More →
Original oil on Masonite painting by the iconic American folk artist Grandma Moses (1860-1961) sells for $78,000 at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery

Original oil on Masonite painting by the iconic American folk artist Grandma Moses (1860-1961) sells for $78,000 at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery

WINDSOR, Conn. – Two original paintings by the iconic American folk artist Grandma Moses (1860-1961) sold for a combined $114,000 at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s spring antiques, fine art and Asian auction, held April 11th in the firm’s gallery at 25 Meadow Road. The work titled Sap Gathering, showing people engaged in snowy winter fun, was the sale’s top lot, at $78,000. The paintings served as a springboard to Nadeau’s second million-dollar auction of 2015. It began with a highly successful New Year’s Day auction and continued with the spring sale. “We were fortunate to have some of the best antiques and art to cross the auction block in Connecticut in quite some time,” company owner Ed Nadeau said of the […]

By April 29, 2015 Read More →
Rare, museum-quality rosewood rococo etagere by Thomas Brooks soars to $63,250 at Stevens Auction Company on Saturday, April 18th, in Meridian, Miss.

Rare, museum-quality rosewood rococo etagere by Thomas Brooks soars to $63,250 at Stevens Auction Company on Saturday, April 18th, in Meridian, Miss.

MERIDIAN, Miss. – A rare, museum-quality rosewood rococo étagère with a bonnet top, made by the renowned 19th century American furniture maker Thomas Brooks, sold for $63,250 to take top lot honors at Stevens Auction Company’s April 18th multi-estate auction. The event was held on-site at 2011 35th Avenue in Meridian. Stevens Auction Company is based in nearby Aberdeen. The étagère, standing 9 feet 2 inches tall, was made prior to the Civil War, circa 1855. It was a rare model for Brooks, which no doubt drove up the price. Another top lot was a magnificent, heavily carved mahogany Chippendale-style grandfather clock with nine tubes and Elliott works of London. Made circa 1890 and standing 8 feet 2 inches tall, […]

By April 28, 2015 Read More →
Rare, antique Peters Ammunition poster with a bold, imposing graphic of a bear on a mountain claws its way to $12,540 at Showtime Auction Services

Rare, antique Peters Ammunition poster with a bold, imposing graphic of a bear on a mountain claws its way to $12,540 at Showtime Auction Services

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A rare, antique Peters Ammunition poster with a bold, imposing graphic of a bear on a mountain clawed its way to $12,540, while a 1912 Peters Cartridge Company die-cut paper display sign depicting a duck hunter brought $18,240 at a three-day auction held April 10th-12th by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. They were the top two lots in a sale of more than 2,100 items in many collecting categories. Headlining the event were the single-owner lifetime collections of Hal and Terri Boggess (firearms and gunpowder collectibles, mostly posters and calendars) and Mart and Kitty James (drug store and apothecary collectibles). Items from over 50 other collections were also sold. […]

By April 26, 2015 Read More →
Original pastel and mixed media on paper by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) is expected to soar to $700,000-$900,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree, May 2-3

Original pastel and mixed media on paper by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) is expected to soar to $700,000-$900,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree, May 2-3

ATLANTA, Ga. – An original pastel and mixed media on paper by renowned Dutch-American artist Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), titled Woman (Study for Marilyn Monroe), signed, is the expected top lot at a Spring Salon Auction slated for May 2-3 by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery located at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210), beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern time on both days. The unframed work, done circa 1950s and measuring 12 ½ inches by 8 ½ inches, is one of more than 1,000 premium lots scheduled to come up for bid, all pulled from prominent local estates and collections and including original artworks by noted listed artists, Asian objects, watches and estate jewelry, vintage automobiles, Fabergé items, fine […]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →
Chinese late Qing Dynasty carved multi-color jadeite figural cabbage vase sells for $59,520 at Elite Decorative Arts, April 11 in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Chinese late Qing Dynasty carved multi-color jadeite figural cabbage vase sells for $59,520 at Elite Decorative Arts, April 11 in Boynton Beach, Fla.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – An impressive and striking Chinese late Qing Dynasty-period carved multi-color jadeite figural cabbage vase, 6 ¾ inches tall and perched on a reticulated fitted wooden base, sold for $59,520 at a Fine Decorative Arts & Estate Jewelry Auction held April 11th by Elite Decorative Arts, in the firm’s new gallery at 1010 Gateway Boulevard. The vase was the top lot in an auction that saw 422 lots come up for bid and grossed $325,000. Chinese jade and Tiffany jewelry pieces were the undisputed stars of the sale, with the top 13 jade lots accounting for over $175,000 of the gross. A standing room-only crowd of about 150 people packed the gallery. Online bids poured in via […]

By April 19, 2015 Read More →
Tim’s Inc. Auctions will celebrate its 23rd annual Cabin Fever Auction (and Tim Chapulis’ 55th birthday) on Sunday, April 26th, in Litchfield, Conn.

Tim’s Inc. Auctions will celebrate its 23rd annual Cabin Fever Auction (and Tim Chapulis’ 55th birthday) on Sunday, April 26th, in Litchfield, Conn.

LITCHFIELD, Conn. – Tim’s Inc. Auctions will be kicking off our 23rd Annual Cabin Fever Auction with Tim’s 55th Birthday Celebrating St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, by marching into Spring with the Mattatuck Drum Band. In a long-standing tradition of ringing the bells for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tim will have bells on hand for auction participants. Come join the fun, grab a bell and join the band, take home an autographed guitar by your favorite rocker, and ring in our community’s support for the kids of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital! “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings”, and the angels who take care of the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be […]

By April 18, 2015 Read More →
FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction

FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction

Record crowds turned up for the opening day of the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction PALM BEACH, FL April 17, 2015 – Following a record-breaking Scottsdale auction in January, 2015 shows no signs of slowing down! Despite the steamy Florida heat in the morning and a late afternoon downpour, record crowds turned out today for the opening day of the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction. From the moment the gates opened, fans of all ages streamed in to shop at the bigger-than-ever Vendor Marketplace; tear up the track at the exciting Ride ‘N Drives and Thrill Rides put on by Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge; visit more than 30 great sponsor displays, grab a snack a large variety of […]

By April 18, 2015 Read More →
Over 800 lots of rare U.S. and worldwide banknotes, plus scripophily (stocks and bonds), will be sold on Thursday, May 7, by Archives International Auctions

Over 800 lots of rare U.S. and worldwide banknotes, plus scripophily (stocks and bonds), will be sold on Thursday, May 7, by Archives International Auctions

FORT LEE, N.J. – Archives International Auctions will offer more than 800 lots of rare U.S and worldwide banknotes and scripophily (stock and bond certificates) in an auction scheduled for Thursday, May 7th, in the firm’s offices located at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort Lee, starting at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. Folks can also bid online at www.ArchivesInternational.com. “Included in this auction will be many desirable banknotes and examples of scripophily that are rarely offered at public auction,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz of Archives International Auctions of this, the firm’s 24th sale. Lots 1-167 will feature worldwide banknotes; Lots 168-199 will be U.S. banknotes; and Lots 200-814 will be dedicated to scripophily from the U.S. and around the […]

By April 15, 2015 Read More →
Nine oval miniature on ivory portrait paintings of prominent colonial-era Americans realize a combined $94,163 at Louis J. Dianni’s Feb. 14-16 auction in Fla.

Nine oval miniature on ivory portrait paintings of prominent colonial-era Americans realize a combined $94,163 at Louis J. Dianni’s Feb. 14-16 auction in Fla.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Nine oval miniature on ivory portrait paintings of prominent men and woman from colonial-era America, all of them rendered by Charles Willson Peale (Md./Pa., 1741-1827), sold for a combined $94,163 to lead Louis C. Dianni, LLC’s 6th annual Palm Beach Auction, held Feb. 14-16 at the Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in West Palm Beach. More than 6,000 bidders from 70 countries ‘attended’ via the internet, to compete for the nearly 2,000 lots of unreserved offerings, making this the largest antiques, arms and art auction in the state of Florida. The paintings included portraits of Lt. Col. Richard Cary (an aide-de-camp to then-Gen. George Washington), Gen. Anthony Lamb (who served in the War of 1812), […]

By April 14, 2015 Read More →
Two major estates will headline The Specialists of the South’s next big auction, slated for Saturday, April 25, in Panama City, Fla., at 8 a.m. Central time

Two major estates will headline The Specialists of the South’s next big auction, slated for Saturday, April 25, in Panama City, Fla., at 8 a.m. Central time

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A pair of prominent Florida estates comprising hundreds of quality items in many categories, plus select merchandise from other consignors, will be sold at auction on Saturday, April 25th , by The Specialists of the South, Inc., in the firm’s gallery located at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City. The auction will get underway promptly at 8 a.m. Central time. Headlining the auction will be the estates of Albert and Audrey Holman of Fort Walton Beach (Danish style furniture, genuine and costume jewelry, firearms and more) and Albert and Mary Ann Cantu of Panama City, which includes items from Mr. Cantu’s worldwide travels, plus his extensive collection of CB and ham radio equipment. Both estates […]

By April 13, 2015 Read More →
Several artworks could reach or exceed $100,000 at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ spring art auction slated for Thursday, April 23rd, in Milford, Conn.

Several artworks could reach or exceed $100,000 at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ spring art auction slated for Thursday, April 23rd, in Milford, Conn.

MILFORD, Conn. – Original oil paintings by Daniel Ridgway Knight, Edward Moran, Thomas Hill and Hans Hofmann could all conceivably reach or pass the $100,000 mark at a spring sale slated for Thursday, April 23rd at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, at 6 p.m. EST. Internet bidding will be provided by Invaluable.com. In all, 245 works will come up for bid, in a wide range of categories and at price points ranging from affordable for the novice collector to six figures for the discriminating art aficionado. These categories include American Impressionism, New Hope School, American coastal views, Western, Modern, Hudson River School, European, Orientalist and 15 works by Old Masters. The […]

By April 11, 2015 Read More →
LOOK TO THE FUTURE: Aston-Martin V12 Vanquish could easily follow in the footsteps of its valuable classic-era predecessors

LOOK TO THE FUTURE: Aston-Martin V12 Vanquish could easily follow in the footsteps of its valuable classic-era predecessors

This exquisite Aston Martin V12 Vanquish with its hand-formed and fitted aluminum body will be crossing the block at the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction, April 17-19, 2015, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The classic Aston Martin silhouette meets modern technology with the V12 Vanquish. With classic-era Aston Martins rapidly appreciating in value beyond the seven-digit mark, it’s nice to examine modern-era cars that might someday follow suit. Of course, top-of-the-range “special editions” are always more desirable than their standard-production brethren. Such is the case with the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish.  In the future, collectors undoubtedly will look back upon the Series One Vanquish and heap praise upon its carbon-fiber/aluminum tub and bulging, hand-formed aluminum body panels. In terms […]

By April 7, 2015 Read More →
BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback comes to Florida

BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback comes to Florida

This 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback (Lot #427) will be making waves at the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction. Imagine if you could build a Mustang incorporating the best styling elements from the first generation of production. And then you could meld that shape with state-of-the-art aftermarket performance parts, along with custom pieces that only truly skilled craftsmen could deliver. What would you build? The striking Mustang has a custom front end featuring tri-bar halogen headlamps in custom buckets, PIAA projector driving lights and black anodized aluminum grille. Chances are it would probably look something like the custom 1967 Mustang Fastback (Lot #427)  offered for sale here. The 1967 Mustang’s profile is instantly recognizable, and few have ever found […]

By April 7, 2015 Read More →
Trove of 30 rare antique motorcycles, one dating back to 1902, will be sold at auction by collector Preston Evans, May 7th-9th, in Auburn, Indiana

Trove of 30 rare antique motorcycles, one dating back to 1902, will be sold at auction by collector Preston Evans, May 7th-9th, in Auburn, Indiana

AUBURN, Ind. – A single-owner trove of 30 rare antique motorcycles – a few of them dating back to the very dawn of motorized transportation a century ago or more – will cross the auction block as part of a large auction dedicated to vintage cars and motorcycles, slated for May 7-9 by RM Auctions and Auctions America in the Auburn Auction Park at 5536 County Rd. in Auburn. The 30 motorcycles are owned by Preston Evans, a longtime collector and nationally renowned auctioneer in his own right, who is selling the group (which represents a portion, but not all, of his massive collection) as part of a downsizing, with an eye on retirement. “As much as I love having […]

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1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound banknote with a rare “F” prefix sells for $12,980 at Archives International Auctions’ sale held March 10th

1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound banknote with a rare “F” prefix sells for $12,980 at Archives International Auctions’ sale held March 10th

FORT LEE, N.J. – A Palestine Currency Board £5 note dated 1944 and with rare “F” prefix sold for $12,980 at a sale of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, Federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera held March 10th by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, and online at www.ArchivesInternational.com Of the more than 1,040 lots offered, 670 changed hands in an auction that grossed $279,110. Headlining the sale was a fine collection of Middle Eastern banknotes that included the Palestine Currency Board £5 note, the sale’s top lot. “These banknotes featured rarities missing from even the most advanced collections,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz of Archives International Auctions. Palestine Currency Board issues […]

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