Auctions

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 →
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 →

Appraisers

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 →
International Society of Appraisers Announces Fall 2012 Education Schedule

International Society of Appraisers Announces Fall 2012 Education Schedule

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

By August 14, 2012 Read More →

Recent Antiques Posts

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 […]

By January 14, 2015 Read More →
An exceptionally rare and monumental Tiffany & Company pair of silver vases sell for $33,600 at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s January 1st auction

An exceptionally rare and monumental Tiffany & Company pair of silver vases sell for $33,600 at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s January 1st auction

WINDSOR, Conn. – An exceptionally rare and monumental pair of Tiffany & Company silver vases, each one 23 inches tall and weighing in at a combined 247 troy silver ounces, sold for $33,600 at a New Year’s Day auction held Jan. 1 by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located at 25 Meadow Road in Windsor. About 630 lots changed hands for the new year. The Tiffany vases were Art Nouveau repousse, referring to a method of silver decoration in which the item is hammered from the back to create an embossed design, with added definition created by chasing the item from the front. The vases boasted an all-over floral theme, with a leaf design at the top that […]

By January 11, 2015 Read More →
Items from the estate of Mrs. Gertrude Sanders, plus other estates throughout the South, will be sold Jan. 17th in Aberdeen, Miss., by Stevens Auction Co.

Items from the estate of Mrs. Gertrude Sanders, plus other estates throughout the South, will be sold Jan. 17th in Aberdeen, Miss., by Stevens Auction Co.

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Quality antique items from prominent and historic estates throughout the South, plus an extraordinary collection of American Brilliant Cut Glass, porcelains and antiques from the estate of Mrs. Gertrude Sanders of Amory, Miss., will be sold at auction on Saturday, Jan.17, by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s gallery located at 609 North Meridian Street. The auction will get underway promptly at 10 a.m. Central time, with internet bidding facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. Longtime regulars at Stevens Auction Company sales will recognize the Sanders name from 1999, when a huge auction was held for Gertrude’s late husband, R. B. Sanders. This past October, a portion of Mrs. Sanders’ collections was sold, also by Stevens. At that event, the […]

By January 8, 2015 Read More →
Purple Heart awarded to a U.S. Corporal during World War II sells for $5,100 at Mohawk Arms’ Auction #72, held December 5th & 6th in Bouckville, N.Y.

Purple Heart awarded to a U.S. Corporal during World War II sells for $5,100 at Mohawk Arms’ Auction #72, held December 5th & 6th in Bouckville, N.Y.

BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. – The Purple Heart awarded to U.S. Cpl. Joseph E. Oleskiewicz – a member of the “Filthy Thirteen,” the 1st Demolition Section of the Regimental Headquarters Company, 101st Airborne Division, dropped into Normandy on June 6, 1944 in World War II – sold for $5,100 at Mohawk Arms’ Auction #72, a live and internet auction that ended Dec. 5-6. The “Filthy Thirteen” had orders to secure or destroy bridges over the Douve River in France. Half the men were killed, wounded or captured during the mission. Oleskiewicz survived, but was tragically killed in battle just a few months later, in Sept. 1944, during Operation Market Garden. He appeared in a Stars and Stripes magazine photo taken on the […]

By January 6, 2015 Read More →
Palm Beach Modern’s January 17 Auction Explores Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Love Of Couture

Palm Beach Modern’s January 17 Auction Explores Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Love Of Couture

500-lot auction also features modern design, art & luxury goods – Hermes nilo crocodile bag to be sold for charity by Architectural Digest editor emeritus Paige Rense Noland WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – With her impeccable eye for design and effortless ability to set global fashion trends, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was the 20th century’s most influential style icon. While the entire world was able to admire her wardrobe choices via the media, very few were invited behind the scenes where she collaborated one-on-one with her favorite designers. That very private aspect of the late first lady’s life is the focus of a January 17 Modern Design, Art & Fashion Accessories auction to be held at Palm Beach Modern’s (PBMA) exhibition […]

By January 5, 2015 Read More →
Estate Antiques Headline Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ Jan. 12 Major Winter Estates Auction

Estate Antiques Headline Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ Jan. 12 Major Winter Estates Auction

Also featured: Superb Faberge collection held privately for 50 years; furniture and art from other palatial Palm Beach estates WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – South Florida’s winter antiques and auction season is known as a time of year when all eyes in the trade focus on Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches (AGOPB) and its first auction event of the year. To welcome 2015, AGOPB will host a Monday, January 12 evening sale comprising 350 lots of exquisite antiques, decorative art and paintings from some of the region’s most elegant estates. The auction’s centerpiece is the Estate of Robert Gottfried, Hi Mount Road, Palm Beach. Robert Gottfried is the son of Martha Gottfried, who, for decades, owned the most prominent […]

By January 3, 2015 Read More →
Tim Donahue’s lifetime collections of petroliana, vintage cars, Harley-Davidson, Coca-Cola and more will be sold on-site Jan. 25th in Plymouth, Conn.

Tim Donahue’s lifetime collections of petroliana, vintage cars, Harley-Davidson, Coca-Cola and more will be sold on-site Jan. 25th in Plymouth, Conn.

PLYMOUTH, Conn. – A breathtaking single-owner lifetime collection of vintage automobiles, petroliana items (gas station collectibles), Coca-Cola and Harley-Davidson memorabilia and many other items in various collecting categories will come up for bid on Sunday, Jan. 25th, at the Plymouth residence of the collector, Tim Donahue, who only recently passed away at age 58. The auction address is 80 Keegan Road in Plymouth, a town located in west central Connecticut, situated north of Waterbury, west of New Britain and south of Torrington. The auction will start promptly at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. For those unable to attend in person internet bidding will be offered by Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken. Donahue’s collections were as […]

By December 31, 2014 Read More →
1,230 quality lots of merchandise in many categories will be sold the weekend of Jan. 17th and 18th by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La.

1,230 quality lots of merchandise in many categories will be sold the weekend of Jan. 17th and 18th by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La.

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A two-day estates auction featuring original paintings by the iconic folk artist Clementine Hunter, a hand-colored engraving from the John James Audubon book Birds of America, a pair of Meissen porcelain figural compotes, a 19th century fine carved mahogany full tester bed, and a French ebonized brass inlaid rosewood cave a liqueur will be held Jan. 17-18. The auction will be conducted by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 9 a.m. Central time on Saturday, Jan. 17, and 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18. For those unable to attend live, internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids […]

By December 29, 2014 Read More →
An 80-year collection of antiques and collectibles will be sold by The Specialists of the South, Inc., on Saturday, January 31st, in Panama City, Florida

An 80-year collection of antiques and collectibles will be sold by The Specialists of the South, Inc., on Saturday, January 31st, in Panama City, Florida

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The many antique and collectible items gathered over the course of 70+ years by a St. Louis, Mo., woman and her Florida daughter, both of whom are deceased, will be sold at a public auction scheduled for Saturday, January 31st, at 8 a.m. (Central time), by The Specialists of the South, Inc., in the firm’s gallery located at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City. The collections were begun by Helen McLintock Jenkins, who lived her entire life in St. Louis. She began collecting antiques and collectibles in many categories starting in the 1930s, before antiquing was even in vogue and before “picking” was even a coined word. But pick she did, not just in St. […]

By December 24, 2014 Read More →
Antique Black Forest hall rack with finely-carved, life-size 30-inch dog sells for $19,600 at S & S Auctions’ Nov. 16-17 estate sale in Repaupo, N.J.

Antique Black Forest hall rack with finely-carved, life-size 30-inch dog sells for $19,600 at S & S Auctions’ Nov. 16-17 estate sale in Repaupo, N.J.

REPAUPO, N.J. – An antique Black Forest hall rack, rare and highly collectible mainly for its finely carved, life-size dog, 30 inches tall, sold for $19,600 at an estates auction held Nov. 16-17 by S & S Auctions, Inc., in the firm’s gallery located at 62 Repaupo Station Road in Repaupo. The hall tree was the top achiever of the 783 lots offered in an auction that grossed $857,500. Black Forest ware – 19th century Swiss carvings of forest animals, trees, branches and leaves – are highly coveted as collectibles. That this example featured a dog (and a life-size dog at that) only increased its cache and market value, even taking into account some repaired seams. The hall tree, overall […]

By December 23, 2014 Read More →
More than 370 lots of Chinese and Asian banknotes, coins, scripophily, more will be sold at Archives International Auctions’ Jan. 10 auction in Hong Kong

More than 370 lots of Chinese and Asian banknotes, coins, scripophily, more will be sold at Archives International Auctions’ Jan. 10 auction in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, China – More than 370 lots of rare and highly collectible Chinese and Asian banknotes, coins and scripophily (stock and bond certificates) will be sold at public auction on Saturday, Jan. 10, by Archives International Auctions (based in Fort Lee, N.J.) in Hong Kong, at no earlier than 5 p.m. Hong Kong local time. People may go online to bid now, at www.ArchivesInternational.com. The sale will feature live gallery bidding, phone, absentee and live internet bidding. Previews in the U.S. are by appointment only. Viewing in Hong Kong begins on Wednesday, Jan. 7, and runs through Jan. 9, at the offices of Kelleher & Rogers, Fine Asian Auctions, one of Hong Kong’s premier philatelic auction houses. Check the […]

By December 17, 2014 Read More →
Original works of art by noted, listed artists, plus dazzling estate jewelry items, will headline Philip Weiss Auctions’ Jan. 11th sale in Lynbrook, N.Y.

Original works of art by noted, listed artists, plus dazzling estate jewelry items, will headline Philip Weiss Auctions’ Jan. 11th sale in Lynbrook, N.Y.

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – Original artworks by noted, listed artists, and brilliant estate jewelry items (offered on behalf of the New York County Public Administrator), will co-headline an auction slated for Sunday, Jan. 11, by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. Hundreds of fresh to the market lots will be offered starting at 10 a.m. (EST). The artwork will be led by a mixed media on paper by Cy Twombly (Am., 1928-2011), whose spare, childlike scribbles left him out of step with the movements of post-war American art, even as he became one of the era’s most important painters; and two works (a watercolor and ink and an oil on board) by Giorgio […]

By December 15, 2014 Read More →
Around 1,100 diverse and quality lots will be offered at Ahlers & Ogletree’s New Year’s Signature Estates Auction on January 3rd and 4th, 2015 in Atlanta, Ga.

Around 1,100 diverse and quality lots will be offered at Ahlers & Ogletree’s New Year’s Signature Estates Auction on January 3rd and 4th, 2015 in Atlanta, Ga.

ATLANTA, Ga. – An ambitious New Year’s Signature Estates Auction packed with about 1,100 diverse and high-quality lots of merchandise, pulled from prominent area estates and collections, will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 3rd and 4th, by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery located at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern time both days. The auction will feature original artworks ranging from 17th century Old Masters to 20th century Cuban painters, rare highly collectible Chinese and other Asian objects, European and American period furniture pieces, estate jewelry items, art glass, Persian rugs, sterling silver, chandeliers and lighting, pottery and decorative accessories. Doors will open at 10 a.m. on both auction days. Highlights […]

By December 10, 2014 Read More →
E. Howard & Co. (Boston) No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator clock soars to a record $356,950 at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, Nov. 22-23

E. Howard & Co. (Boston) No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator clock soars to a record $356,950 at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, Nov. 22-23

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – An E. Howard & Company No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator clock – one of only three examples known and so rare it doesn’t even appear in the E. Howard catalog – soared to a record price of $356,950.00 at a clock and watch auction held Nov. 22-23 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s showroom at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. It was the sale’s top lot. The previous record for an E. Howard clock (set about a year ago, also at Fontaine’s), was $277,300.00, for a No. 68 astronomical floor clock. The No. 47 wall hanger was expected to do well, having been assigned a pre-sale estimate of $200,000.00-$300,000.00, which some thought was lofty. In […]

By December 5, 2014 Read More →
Former Texas TV Executive’s Collection of Rare Antique Telephones to be Auctioned Dec. 7 at Morphy’s

Former Texas TV Executive’s Collection of Rare Antique Telephones to be Auctioned Dec. 7 at Morphy’s

Approx. 275 rare “candlestick” phones date from 1890s to 1910s, when thousands of small communications start-ups vied for the world’s business DENVER, Pa. – Peter D’Acosta, whose 25-year collection of antique candlestick phones is featured on day two of Morphy’s Dec. 6-7 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, says it was a classic American TV show that inspired him to “dial in” to the quaint early devices. “In the late 1980s and early 1990s, I was running a TV station in Wichita Falls, Texas. I wanted to start a hobby that had something to do with the business of communications,” D’Acosta said. “Then one day while on a conference call, I glanced over at the TV that was always on in […]

By December 2, 2014 Read More →
A Stellar Lineup of Sports Treasures in Grey Flannel’s Dec. 17 Holiday Auction

A Stellar Lineup of Sports Treasures in Grey Flannel’s Dec. 17 Holiday Auction

Also featured: Jordan’s earliest known game-used college sneakers with full documentation along with New York Yankee immortals Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio game-used caps WESTHAMPTON, NY – The VIP hat rack is full at Grey Flannel Auctions’ December 17th Holiday Auction, and you won’t believe whose caps are displayed side by side – none other than New York Yankee immortals Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio. “It’s totally coincidental that two of the rarest and most coveted baseball caps of all time found their way to the same auction, but it’s our good fortune that they did. We’re tremendously proud to be offering these unique items to collectors,” said Richard E. Russek, president of Grey Flannel Auctions. The game-used Babe Ruth […]

By November 30, 2014 Read More →
Artemis Gallery Shines Spotlight with Premier 500-lot Ancient Ethnographic Art Holiday Auction, Dec 5

Artemis Gallery Shines Spotlight with Premier 500-lot Ancient Ethnographic Art Holiday Auction, Dec 5

Sale includes superb examples of Classical Egyptian, Greek, Roman; ancient Asian and Pre-Columbian art and artifacts & Pt. II of William Norris Dale collection BOULDER, Colo. – Artemis Gallery, which has been selling antiquities and ancient art online to collectors and institutions for more than 20 years, was co-founded by Teresa and Bob Dodge. Not only are the Dodges trusted implicitly for what they sell, they’re also called upon by fellow market leaders to provide their unique expertise in authenticating and evaluating objects. “It takes many years to build a great reputation and only minutes to ruin it. We have no interest in handling anything in our auctions that isn’t absolutely authentic and legal, and of very fine quality,” said […]

By November 29, 2014 Read More →
Ancient Resource Taps Into Major Collections for its Dec 7 Fine Ancient Artifacts Auction

Ancient Resource Taps Into Major Collections for its Dec 7 Fine Ancient Artifacts Auction

Featured: Egyptian bronze Osiris, marble of Aphrodite from Greek island of Rhodes MONTROSE, CA – In 2003, after years of producing and writing ancient-history documentaries for History Channel, Discovery Channel and other respected networks, Gabriel Vandervort took his considerable knowledge and love of antiquities down a different path. He founded Ancient Resource – a small specialty business that evolved into a big business with a staunchly supportive clientele. The final link that made Ancient Resource a globally recognized brand in its space was the establishment of an auction division, which has grown to a position of respect and acknowledged integrity in the marketplace. Ancient Resource painstakingly authenticates and guarantees every item it sells, and that includes the 400 superior-quality lots […]

By November 26, 2014 Read More →
Around 30 antique big-rig semi-trucks from a single-owner lifetime collection will be sold Saturday, December 6th, in Greensboro, N.C., by Smithey’s

Around 30 antique big-rig semi-trucks from a single-owner lifetime collection will be sold Saturday, December 6th, in Greensboro, N.C., by Smithey’s

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Nearly 30 rare, antique big-rig trucks from the lifetime collection of the late Donald A. Smith – with desirable examples by makers such as Corbitt, Mack, Autocar and Oren, plus many parts, ornaments and other collectibles – will be sold on-site Saturday, Dec. 6th, on Smith’s business property at 2800 Oakland Avenue in Greensboro, starting at 10 a.m. (EST). Mr. Smith passed away in 2013, at age 80. His sons still operate Donald A. Smith Trucking Co. Vintage big-rig trucks are not a major collecting category – not yet, anyway. Don Smith might have changed all that single-handedly, with a collection that became legendary throughout the Southeast and beyond. People who were only marginally aware of the […]

By November 25, 2014 Read More →
Pair of 1939 sequential banknotes from the Palestine Currency Board, each one for 10 Palestine Pounds, sell for a combined $66,080 at Archives International

Pair of 1939 sequential banknotes from the Palestine Currency Board, each one for 10 Palestine Pounds, sell for a combined $66,080 at Archives International

FORT LEE, N.J. – A pair of rare and high-grade 1939 sequential banknotes from the Palestine Currency Board, each in the amount of 10 Palestine Pounds, sold for $31,860 and $34,220 at a two-day, three-session auction held Oct. 25 (in New York City) and Nov. 4 (in New Jersey) by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee. The banknotes were the auction’s top lots. In all, about 1,450 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, medals, scripophily (stock and bond certificates) and security printing ephemera came up for bid. The Oct. 25 auction was held at the Museum of American Finance in lower Manhattan, in conjunction with the Wall Street Coin, Currency, Scripophily & Collectibles Show. The Nov. 4 sale […]

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