Auctions

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 →

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

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 →
Rare works by Rene Lalique, Tiffany Studios, Pablo Picasso, Jean Metzinger, Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercie, others will all be part of A. B. Levy’s Feb. 19 auction

Rare works by Rene Lalique, Tiffany Studios, Pablo Picasso, Jean Metzinger, Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercie, others will all be part of A. B. Levy’s Feb. 19 auction

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Important Rene Lalique glass creations, stunning Tiffany Studios lamps, desirable Chinese ceramics, European fine art (including two exquisite oil paintings by Jean Metzinger), 19th century furniture, a collection of Majolica pieces and more will come up for bid at A. B. Levy’s next estates auction, slated for Thursday, Feb. 19, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time. The auction will be held at A. B. Levy’s showroom in the Flamingo Building, located at 1921 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach (exhibitions will be held Feb. 9-18 at Levy’s home facility in nearby Palm Beach, at 211 Worth Avenue). The more than 250 lots are from a variety of owners, including an important Midwest private collection and […]

By February 9, 2015 Read More →
Fresh-to-Market Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art presented by Artemis Gallery on Feb. 14

Fresh-to-Market Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art presented by Artemis Gallery on Feb. 14

The carefully authenticated selection contains antiquities, ancient and ethnographic art from the most intriguing cultures of the past, including those of Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near/Middle East, Asia and Pre-Columbian Americas. BOULDER, Colo. – Fascinating relics and treasures of the Ancient World will come to life on Friday, February 13th as Artemis Gallery presents 400+ pedigreed lots in its Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art Auction. The carefully authenticated selection contains antiquities, ancient and ethnographic art from the most intriguing cultures of the past, including those of Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near/Middle East, Asia and Pre-Columbian Americas. All auction items are guaranteed to be authentic, exactly as described in the auction catalog, and legal to purchase. In the case of African […]

By February 6, 2015 Read More →
Two outstanding single-owner lifetime collections encompassing many categories will headline Showtime Auction’s April 10-12 event in Ann Arbor

Two outstanding single-owner lifetime collections encompassing many categories will headline Showtime Auction’s April 10-12 event in Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An outstanding pair of single-owner lifetime collections – one from Hal and Terri Boggess, the other from Mart and Kitty James – will be auctioned without reserve the weekend of Apr. 10-12 by Showtime Auction Services at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Rd. in Ann Arbor. Other collections will also be sold in an auction that will total over 2,100 lots. Hal and Terri Boggess put together a wonderful collection of items relating to firearms and gunpowder, mainly posters and calendars. Mart and Kitty James put together an equally impressive collection of drug store and apothecary items. Conveniently, Mr. James was a pharmacist, so the collection was born out of his profession. Items […]

By February 6, 2015 Read More →
Tiffany Studios lighting creations and wonderful bronzes will headline Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s Feb. 28 cataloged auction in Pittsfield, Mass., at 11 a.m.

Tiffany Studios lighting creations and wonderful bronzes will headline Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s Feb. 28 cataloged auction in Pittsfield, Mass., at 11 a.m.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Several stunning early 20th century lighting pieces from Tiffany Studios (including a Tulip table lamp and a Moorish-style hall lantern) and a pair of bronze figural works (one signed Dimitri Chiparus, the other Vassili Grachev), are expected top lots at a cataloged auction planned for Saturday, Feb. 28th, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. The auction will be conducted in Fontaine’s gallery, located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. Over 400 lots will come up for bid, including Tiffany Studios floor lamps, hanging lamps, table lamps and pendants, as well as Tiffany Favrile glass vases and cabinet pieces. Also sold will be lamps by Duffner & Kimberly, Handel and Pairpoint, plus many sets […]

By February 5, 2015 Read More →
Two-session auction featuring Asian objects, original artwork, rare and vintage clocks, ethnic items and more will be held Feb. 27 by Gordon S. Converse

Two-session auction featuring Asian objects, original artwork, rare and vintage clocks, ethnic items and more will be held Feb. 27 by Gordon S. Converse

MALVERN, Pa. – An important oil on canvas portrait painting by the noted German artist Georg Papperitz (1846-1918), from the estate of John E. DuPont – the eccentric multi-millionaire who was depicted by actor Steve Carell in the hit movie Foxcatcher – will be sold at a two-session public and online auction planned for Friday, Feb. 27th, by Gordon S. Converse & Company. The portrait, offered in the second session of the auction, depicts John DuPont’s uncle, William L. Austin, Jr. It was inherited by John from his mother’s estate upon her passing and was sold by John to the consignor several years ago, after his sentencing for life in prison for murder. William L. Austin, Jr., was the son […]

By February 3, 2015 Read More →
The single-owner lifetime collection of Jim “Jimmy” Heffernan will be sold without reserve on Saturday, Feb. 21st, by Woody Auction in Maize, Kansas

The single-owner lifetime collection of Jim “Jimmy” Heffernan will be sold without reserve on Saturday, Feb. 21st, by Woody Auction in Maize, Kansas

MAIZE, Kan. – Many antiques in about as many collecting categories gathered over the years by Jim “Jimmy” Heffernan of Texas will be sold without reserve (no minimums, everything goes) on Saturday, Feb. 21, by Woody Auction, at the Maize Recreation Center in Maize, Kansas (a suburb of Wichita). The address is 10100 Grady Ave. The auction will begin at 9:30 a.m. CST. This will actually be the second time Woody Auction has conducted a sale for Mr. Heffernan. “He came to us with a treasure trove of antique items about ten years ago and we sold pretty much everything, but no sooner had that sale ended than he began collecting again and here we are,” said Jason Woody of […]

By February 2, 2015 Read More →
Copy of Batman#1 from 1940, graded 7.5 out of 10 for condition, could hammer for $100,000 or more at Philip Weiss Auctions’ Feb. 15 sale in Lynbrook, N.Y.

Copy of Batman#1 from 1940, graded 7.5 out of 10 for condition, could hammer for $100,000 or more at Philip Weiss Auctions’ Feb. 15 sale in Lynbrook, N.Y.

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A new find copy of Batman #1, graded 7.5 out of 10, could possibly reach or exceed $100,000 and a copy of Batman #2 in even better shape at an incredible 9.2 is expected to realize $20,000-$30,000 at Philip Weiss Auctions’ Sunday, Feb. 15 sale of comics, comic art and sports items, in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook, starting at 10 a.m. EST. Hundreds of fresh-to-the-market lots will cross the auction block that day, headlined by a pair of important comic book collections. One collection, out of western Massachusetts, is packed with vintage copies of Detective Comics. Another collection features copies of Superman #2-#11 and Action Comics #18-#39, with #25 and #30 graded […]

By January 31, 2015 Read More →
Items pertaining to Ulysses S. Grant and France’s King Louis XVI, plus original fine artwork, will be sold at Cottone’s Feb. 20-21 auction in Geneseo, N.Y.

Items pertaining to Ulysses S. Grant and France’s King Louis XVI, plus original fine artwork, will be sold at Cottone’s Feb. 20-21 auction in Geneseo, N.Y.

GENESEO, N.Y. – Items descended in the family of General and former President Ulysses S. Grant, an 18kt gold presentation box purportedly given by France’s Louis XVI to Marquis de Lafayette, a gyratory kinetic sculpture by George Warren Rickey (Am., 1907-2002) and a watercolor painting by Charles Burchfield (Am., 1893-1967) will all come up for bid Feb. 20-21. They’re just a few of the expected top lots in a two-day Fine Art & Antiques Auction being held by Cottone Auctions, in the firm’s gallery, located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo. In all, about 750 lots will come under the gavel at Cottone’s first big auction event of 2015. Start time for the Friday, Feb. 20 session (323 lots) will […]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →
The 6th annual Palm Beach Auction will be held by Louis J. Dianni, LLC, Feb. 14-16 at the Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach, Fla.; 2,000 quality lots will be sold

The 6th annual Palm Beach Auction will be held by Louis J. Dianni, LLC, Feb. 14-16 at the Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach, Fla.; 2,000 quality lots will be sold

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Approximately 2,000 quality, market-fresh lots in a wide range of collecting categories will be sold at the sixth annual Palm Beach Auction planned for Feb. 14-16 by Louis J. Dianni, LLC. The Presidents Weekend auction will be held inside the Hilton Hotel & Conference Center at 150 Australian Ave. Start times all three days will be 11 a.m. Eastern time. The Saturday, Feb. 14 session will feature 550 extraordinary lots of 17th through 20th century furniture, porcelains and decorative accessories consigned by the prominent Whitenack estate of Naples, Fla. A stunning jewelry casket box is one of 30 exceptional boxes coming up for bid. Like the other outstanding items being offered that day, the boxes […]

By January 28, 2015 Read More →
A Winter Estates Auction packed with more than 500 premier lots in a wide array of categories will be held Sunday, Feb. 8, in Atlanta by Ahlers & Ogletree

A Winter Estates Auction packed with more than 500 premier lots in a wide array of categories will be held Sunday, Feb. 8, in Atlanta by Ahlers & Ogletree

ATLANTA, Ga. – A Winter Estates Auction packed with more than 500 premier lots in a wide array of categories – some of them with connections to iconic luminaries ranging from JFK and Elvis Presley to Abraham Lincoln and Marilyn Monroe – will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8th, by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Ste. 210), starting at 11 a.m. EST. The auction will feature duck decoys, animal taxidermy trophy mounts, militaria (including World War II items), collectible coins, a fabulous group of vintage guitars, original artwork, baby boomer items that include a ‘50s-era Coke machine and a ‘50s-era Seeburg jukebox, and items from the prominent African-American figures Booker T. Washington and J. […]

By January 26, 2015 Read More →
Mills Violano Virtuoso antique music machine plays a sweet tune for $34,100 at Stanton’s Auctioneers’ fall auction event held Nov. 22-24 in Charlotte, Mich.

Mills Violano Virtuoso antique music machine plays a sweet tune for $34,100 at Stanton’s Auctioneers’ fall auction event held Nov. 22-24 in Charlotte, Mich.

CHARLOTTE, Mich. – A Mills Violano Virtuoso soared to $34,100 and a Cremona Orchestral “K” nickelodeon went for $33,000 at a fall auction of antique music machines and related items held Nov. 20-22, 2014 by Stanton’s Auctioneers, at the Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte. They were the top lots in an auction that saw nearly 1,400 items come up for bid and grossed over $730,000. The Mills Violano Virtuoso (an automatic player single violin with automatic piano) was in need of mechanical restoration, but eager bidders were taken by the machine’s handsome mahogany cabinet (measuring 64 inches tall by 42 inches wide) and impressive look. The Cremona Orchestral “K” nickelodeon, with excellent panels of stained and leaded glass, was a […]

By January 23, 2015 Read More →
1948 Mercantile Bank of India (Hong Kong issue) $500 specimen banknote brings $18,270 at Archives International Auctions’ Jan. 10 auction in Hong Kong

1948 Mercantile Bank of India (Hong Kong issue) $500 specimen banknote brings $18,270 at Archives International Auctions’ Jan. 10 auction in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, China – A 1948 Mercantile Bank of India (Hong Kong issue) $500 specimen banknote sold for $18,270 at an auction featuring 371 lots of Chinese and Asian banknotes, coins and scripophily (stock and bond certificates) held Jan. 10th by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee, N.J. It was the fourth Hong Kong auction for Archives International Auctions. The Mercantile Bank of India banknote was the top lot in an auction that grossed a little more than $128,000. The close runner-up was a 1907 Deutsch-Asiatische Bank (Peking branch) $1 banknote that hammered for $16,750. Both were discovery notes, possibly unique, which drove up their desirability with collectors, who provided non-stop action from the start of sale to finish. […]

By January 22, 2015 Read More →
Gold and Silver Coins, Ingots, Proof Sets and Special Issues at Stephenson’s Jan. 23 Coin Auction

Gold and Silver Coins, Ingots, Proof Sets and Special Issues at Stephenson’s Jan. 23 Coin Auction

Sealed US Mint bags of Jefferson nickels and Lincoln pennies a special attraction SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – Precious metals have long been viewed as a safe harbor for investors who are riding out stock-market dips. For many, the preferred way to establish a private metals-based hedge fund has been to purchase gold, silver and other rare coins from a trusted auction house like Stephenson’s of suburban Philadelphia. Their January 23, 2015 Coin Auction includes an extensive variety of options for collectors’ consideration, from an American Eagle $5 gold coin to uncirculated silver dollars and proof sets. The core of the sale consists of two estate collections, one of which was sourced through a financial adviser in the Mid-Atlantic region. “We have […]

By January 20, 2015 Read More →
Nearly 300 lots of fine timepieces, estate jewelry, antiques and Asian objects will be sold Thursday, Jan. 22nd, by A. B. Levy’s in West Palm Beach, Florida

Nearly 300 lots of fine timepieces, estate jewelry, antiques and Asian objects will be sold Thursday, Jan. 22nd, by A. B. Levy’s in West Palm Beach, Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A rare Swiss platinum and diamond open face watch made circa 1933-1950 by Patek Philippe, an important Cartier bracelet boasting a fine old mine diamond weighing about 2.51 carats, and a 25-carat diamond necklace set with a staggering 89 round cut diamonds are just a few of the top lots at A. B. Levy’s next auction, on Thursday, January 22nd. What is being billed as a Superb Palm Beach Estate Auction will feature nearly 300 lots of fine timepieces, estate jewelry, antiques and Asian art, all starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time, at A. B. Levy’s showroom in the Flamingo Building, located at 1921 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. Internet bidding will be […]

By January 15, 2015 Read More →
More than 500 lots of antique firearms, duck decoys, stoneware, pottery, lighting and more will come up for bid Jan. 31st at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery

More than 500 lots of antique firearms, duck decoys, stoneware, pottery, lighting and more will come up for bid Jan. 31st at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A two-session antique estate auction totaling more than 500 lots and featuring rare and collectible firearms, duck decoys, stoneware, pottery, lighting and more will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31st, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s Pittsfield facility located at 1485 West Housatonic Street. Session 1, with over 250 discovery lots, will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Customers must be present in the gallery to bid on items in Session 1. Session 2 will start immediately following at 1 p.m. In addition to live and internet bidding, phone and left bids will also be accepted for Session 2. “We have been commissioned to sell the complete and unreserved contents of a Hockessin (Delaware) estate, which […]

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