Auctions

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 […]

By November 24, 2014 Read More →
Early 1970s 14kt gold and turquoise necklace brings $5,750 at Allard Auctions’ Big Fall Phoenix auction event, held Nov. 8-9 in Mesa, Ariz., near Phoenix

Early 1970s 14kt gold and turquoise necklace brings $5,750 at Allard Auctions’ Big Fall Phoenix auction event, held Nov. 8-9 in Mesa, Ariz., near Phoenix

MESA, Ariz. – An early 1970s 14kt gold necklace set with a #8 spider web turquoise stone sold for $5,750 at Big Fall Phoenix, an auction held Nov. 8-9 by Allard Auctions, Inc., based in Saint Ignatius, Mont. The auction was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Mesa, near Phoenix. Approximately 800 lots of American Indian artifacts, art and related collectibles came up for bid. The original, one-of-a-kind, 26-inch-long necklace – co-designed by Andrew of Scottsdale and Alexander, Artist in Gold – boasted 26 custom beads and squash blossoms. The naja (the inverted crescent pendant on squash-blossom necklaces, a term coined by the Navajo) was set with a beautiful turquoise stone. The sides were Lone Mountain. The […]

By November 21, 2014 Read More →
Mohawk Arms’ Auction #72, slated for Dec. 5-6 in Bouckville, N.Y., will be an internet and catalog sale with 1,900 lots of weapons, militaria and more

Mohawk Arms’ Auction #72, slated for Dec. 5-6 in Bouckville, N.Y., will be an internet and catalog sale with 1,900 lots of weapons, militaria and more

BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. – A trove of books from Adolf Hitler’s personal library seized by an American Major in Berlin in May 1945, a U.S. World War II Purple Heart awarded to a member of the heroic “Filthy Thirteen” at Normandy, a late18th century British seven-barrel Nock short rifle and a circa 1900-1914 Imperial German reserve officer’s parade helmet are just a few of the items to be sold at Mohawk Arms’ Auction #72, a live and internet auction that ends Dec. 5-6. The auction, featuring 1,900 lots of military items from multiple wars and generations, will be held in Mohawk Arms’ Bouckville, N.Y., gallery (located on Route 20 in central New York state, not far from Interstates 90 and 81) […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Massive on-site auction in Goshen, Conn., with three historic properties and the thousands of treasures inside, grosses over $500,000 on November 1st

Massive on-site auction in Goshen, Conn., with three historic properties and the thousands of treasures inside, grosses over $500,000 on November 1st

GOSHEN, Conn. – A turquoise blue 1957 Buick Special in showroom condition sped off for $8,610, an antique Nantucket sewing basket with swinging handle fetched $4,500, a 19th century walnut grandfather clock with carved angels rose to $6,250, a magnificent 19th century rosewood rococo sideboard realized $3,382, an Elmer O. Stennes banjo clock garnered $2,875, a superb walnut cylinder roll secretary finished at $3,125 and a newly discovered coin hoard kept in banana boxes for decades brought $14,637 at an auction held Nov. 1st by Tim’s, Inc. Auctions. They were top lots in a massive, 16-hour on-site auction that featured three historic properties and the thousands of treasures contained inside them, plus the contents of an upscale residence in Old […]

By November 19, 2014 Read More →

Appraisers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Society Of Appraisers Announces 2013 Summer Education Schedule

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

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

International Society of Appraisers Announces 2013 Winter and Spring Education Schedule

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

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

International Society of Appraisers Announces Fall 2012 Education Schedule

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

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

2012 Edition of Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies Just Released

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

By July 13, 2012 Read More →

Recent Antiques Posts

Who’s Who of design luminaries star in Palm Beach Modern’s Nov. 22 auction

Who’s Who of design luminaries star in Palm Beach Modern’s Nov. 22 auction

Selections chosen for Palm Beach Modern Auctions’ Nov. 22 Modern Design sale described as best in company’s history featuring 400+ lots of elite furniture, lighting, art and accessories WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The team at Palm Beach Modern Auctions (PBMA) – south Florida’s leading specialists in modern and contemporary art and design – will welcome bidders and other interested guests to a Nov. 22 Modern Design auction of more than 400 carefully chosen lots. Auctioneer and co-owner Rico Baca, who follows the market for modern very closely, described the selection of uber-chic furniture and art as “the finest gathering of modern design we have offered at auction to date.” “Modern design is so cool, but at the same time, […]

By November 15, 2014 Read More →
1950s-era Japanese “Machine Man” toy robot made by Modern Toys marches off for $44,850 at Philip Weiss Auctions’ November 4th sale

1950s-era Japanese “Machine Man” toy robot made by Modern Toys marches off for $44,850 at Philip Weiss Auctions’ November 4th sale

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A vintage, original, battery-operated “Machine Man” toy robot, made in Japan in the 1950s by Modern Toys and standing 14 ¾ inches tall, sailed past its pre-auction estimate of $15,000-$25,000 to finish at $44,850 in an auction held November 4th by Philip Weiss Auctions. The sale was held in the company’s Lynbrook gallery, at 74 Merrick Avenue. The robot – one of the most rare and sought after examples and part of the “Gang of Five” – had a clean battery compartment but some condition issues as well, such as scuffs and scratches to the body and a missing compartment switch, but these didn’t deter bidders. It was the top earner of 684 lots offered in an […]

By November 12, 2014 Read More →
Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans has a sister facility across the street — Crescent City Auction Exchange. A debut sale will be Nov. 22nd.

Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans has a sister facility across the street — Crescent City Auction Exchange. A debut sale will be Nov. 22nd.

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The global demand for antiquities at auction has increased and New Orleans is no exception. Crescent City Auction Gallery, one of the top three auction companies in New Orleans, has opened a new sister facility directly across the street, at 1401 St. Charles Avenue (the main gallery is at 1330 St. Charles Ave.). The sister company is called Crescent City Auction Exchange (CCAE), and an inaugural sale is already planned for Saturday, November 22nd, at 10 a.m. Central time. “Crescent City Auction Exchange is a 5,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art gallery facility, one that will house four auctions annually,” said Adam Lambert, President of the “Crescent City” group of companies. “CCAE will cater to all levels of collectors and […]

By November 11, 2014 Read More →
Items from two prominent estates will headline a Sunday-Monday auction planned for Nov. 16th-17th by S & S Auctions in Repaupo, New Jersey

Items from two prominent estates will headline a Sunday-Monday auction planned for Nov. 16th-17th by S & S Auctions in Repaupo, New Jersey

REPAUPO, N.J. – A rare and magnificent Black Forest hall rack featuring a life-size carved dog, an 1824 Robert Gainsford sterling figural-handled wine cooler, an Emile Galle crystal vase with blue and green veins and signed by Galle for Nancy, and a lovely Chinese dragon carved étagère are just a few of the items bidders will be competing for at S & S Auctions, Inc., Nov. 16th-17th. The Sunday-Monday auction will be held in S & S Auctions’ gallery at 62 Repaupo Station Road in Repaupo. Start times both days will be 1 p.m. Eastern time, but on Nov. 16th a discovery sale featuring around 2,000 uncataloged lots will be held from 8 a.m. until the start of the cataloged […]

By November 7, 2014 Read More →
Original paintings and sculptures, dazzling estate jewelry, gorgeous glassware, period furniture and more at Matheson’s Auctions, Nov. 22 in Florida

Original paintings and sculptures, dazzling estate jewelry, gorgeous glassware, period furniture and more at Matheson’s Auctions, Nov. 22 in Florida

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Around 250 lots of quality items from prominent south Florida estates and collections will be sold on Saturday, Nov. 22nd, by Matheson’s Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 600 East New Haven Avenue in Melbourne, five minutes from the ocean. The auction will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time, with a preview Friday (from 10-3) and auction day (9-11 am). Bidders will be treated to an eclectic mix of merchandise, ranging from paintings and sculptures to dazzling estate jewelry to gorgeous glassware to furniture items and more. Jewelry items will feature a stunning ladies’ ring with 3.51-carat pear-shaped diamond (GIA certified), a handsome men’s Breitling 18kt gold antique wristwatch, and an 18kt gold and diamond bangle […]

By November 5, 2014 Read More →
Fontaine’s Auction Gallery will sell over 500 rare and antique clocks on Saturday, Nov. 22nd; pocket watches, fobs and chains on Sunday, Nov. 23rd

Fontaine’s Auction Gallery will sell over 500 rare and antique clocks on Saturday, Nov. 22nd; pocket watches, fobs and chains on Sunday, Nov. 23rd

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Time will be of the essence the weekend of Nov. 22nd and 23rd when Fontaine’s Auction Gallery will offer over 500 antique and collector clocks (on Saturday, Nov. 22) and watches, fobs and chains (on Sunday, Nov. 23). The auctions will be conducted in Fontaine’s gallery, located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. Internet, phone and left bids will also be accepted. A 100-lot discovery session will kick off the action on Saturday morning, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The cataloged auction will immediately follow, at 11 a.m. Start time for Sunday will be 11 a.m. Saturday’s clock session will include rare examples by E. Howard & Co., Seth Thomas, Ansonia, Ithaca, Elmer O. Stennes, Foster […]

By November 4, 2014 Read More →
Snowy landscape painting by Walter Launt Palmer (Am., 1854-1932), titled Winter Shadows, finishes at $132,000 at Shannon’s Oct. 23rd fine art auction

Snowy landscape painting by Walter Launt Palmer (Am., 1854-1932), titled Winter Shadows, finishes at $132,000 at Shannon’s Oct. 23rd fine art auction

MILFORD, Conn. – A sun-dappled winter landscape painting showing a snow covered brook by Walter Launt Palmer (Am., 1854-1932) titled Winter Shadows, rose to $132,000 at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ fall auction held Oct. 23rd in Shannon’s gallery located in Milford. The Palmer work was expected to do well, with a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$50,000. Palmer’s landscapes (and especially his snow scenes) were popular prizewinners throughout a career that began when the artist was still in his teens. Born in Albany, N.Y., to a sculptor father, Palmer studied under portraitist Charles Elliott and Hudson River School landscapist Frederic Church. The auction had something for just about every taste and genre, and included paintings from a 500-year span in European and […]

By November 3, 2014 Read More →
Over 1,300 quality lots will be sold at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s massive Nov. 15th & 16th estates auction in New Orleans, La., 9 a.m. (CST) both days

Over 1,300 quality lots will be sold at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s massive Nov. 15th & 16th estates auction in New Orleans, La., 9 a.m. (CST) both days

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A two-day estates auction featuring a 17th century oil painting attributed to the Belgian artist Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert (1614-1654), a collection of 18th and 19th century Russian icons, original artwork (much of it by noted regional painters) and more will be held Nov. 15-16 by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Ave. Start times for both days will be 9 a.m. Central time. For those unable to attend live, internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee (left) bids will also be accepted. A full color catalog can be viewed now on the company’s newly re-designed website: www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com. In all, 1,357 lots will come up for […]

By October 31, 2014 Read More →
Around 400 lots of fine decorative art and Asian works of art will come for bid on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Elite Decorative Arts in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Around 400 lots of fine decorative art and Asian works of art will come for bid on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Elite Decorative Arts in Boynton Beach, Fla.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – They say good things come in pairs, and that is especially true of Elite Decorative Arts’ next auction, slated for Saturday, Nov. 22. Included in the lineup of lots are a pair of antique Chinese cloisonné cranes, a pair of Asian silver vases etched with birds and floral designs, and a pair of large Chinese hand-painted covered urns with foo dog finials. The auction, totaling around 400 lots, will be held at Elite Decorative Arts’ gallery, located in the Quantum Town Center at 1034 Gateway Blvd. (Ste. 106) in Boynton Beach, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Previews will be held on Friday, Nov. 21, from 11-5, and on Saturday, the day of sale, from 11-1. […]

By October 30, 2014 Read More →
Rare antique Chinese carved Imperial seal box sells for $90,000 at Gordon S. Converse & Company’s East Meets West Auction, Oct. 3rd, in Malvern, Pa.

Rare antique Chinese carved Imperial seal box sells for $90,000 at Gordon S. Converse & Company’s East Meets West Auction, Oct. 3rd, in Malvern, Pa.

MALVERN, Pa. – A rare antique Chinese carved Imperial seal box, fitted with 16 seals of green jade circling a large four-inch square central Shi-mounted seal, sold for $90,000 at an East Meets West Auction held Oct. 3 by Gordon S. Converse & Company, in the gallery newly located to 57 Lancaster Avenue in Malvern, Pa. The seals were this sale’s top lot. Just under 400 lots came up for bid, with the East portion consisting of Asian (mostly Chinese) art and antiques, including an especially large selection of porcelains, as well as furniture, scrolls, bronzes and even some stamps and currency. Balancing these were Western lots, comprised of antique furniture, clocks, vintage fine and decorative arts, Civil War memorabilia […]

By October 29, 2014 Read More →
More than 40 original artworks by the late renowned regional painter Lucy Peters will be part of a Nov. 15 auction in Panama City, Fla., at 8 a.m. Central time

More than 40 original artworks by the late renowned regional painter Lucy Peters will be part of a Nov. 15 auction in Panama City, Fla., at 8 a.m. Central time

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Original artworks by the late renowned regional painter Lucy Mustin Peters, consigned by her daughter Linda Weller, plus items from the Weller estate and other merchandise from prominent estates and collections, will be sold Saturday, Nov. 15th, at 8 a.m. Central time, by The Specialists of the South, Inc., in the firm’s gallery at 544 East 6th Street. More than 40 original paintings by Ms. Peters – a mix of still lifes, Asian themed renderings and portraits, done in mediums that include oils, pastels and watercolors – will be offered. All have been lovingly kept and some of them displayed by Mrs. Weller and her husband Tom, a retired pastor, in their house. They are selling […]

By October 26, 2014 Read More →
Native American artifacts, art and related collectibles will be sold Nov. 8th & 9th at Allard Auctions’ Big Fall Phoenix event in Mesa, Ariz. (just outside Phoenix)

Native American artifacts, art and related collectibles will be sold Nov. 8th & 9th at Allard Auctions’ Big Fall Phoenix event in Mesa, Ariz. (just outside Phoenix)

MESA, Ariz. – A circa-1900 Sioux Dentalium and tablecloth dress estimated to hammer for $10,000-$20,000 and a 1970s-vintage 14kt gold and turquoise necklace with custom beads expected to fetch $7,000-$14,000 are just two items slated to come up for bid Nov. 8-9 at Big Fall Phoenix, an auction held every autumn by Allard Auctions, Inc., based in St. Ignatius, Mont. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Mesa, Ariz., just outside of Phoenix. Offered will be more than 800 lots of American Indian artifacts, art and related collectibles, spread out over the course of two days. Major categories will include Native American jewelry, hand-made baskets, rugs and weavings, beadwork, Kachina carvings, pottery and clothing […]

By October 24, 2014 Read More →
Signed Lou Gehrig paycheck from 1930 is a hit for $22,600 at Philip Weiss Auctions, Sept. 30th in Lynbrook, New York

Signed Lou Gehrig paycheck from 1930 is a hit for $22,600 at Philip Weiss Auctions, Sept. 30th in Lynbrook, New York

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A paycheck from 1930 issued to New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig, endorsed on the back by him (“Henry Louis Gehrig”) and signed on the front by team officials Jacob Ruppert and George Barrow, sold for $22,600 at an auction packed with nearly 700 lots of sports memorabilia, comics, comic art and animation held Sept. 30th by Philip Weiss Auctions. The auction was conducted in the Philip Weiss Auctions gallery, located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The check was for $2,198.38, representing two weeks’ pay for The Iron Horse. That was a huge sum at the time, but today might equal just one at-bat’s worth for some of the game’s higher-salaried players. The paycheck came with […]

By October 22, 2014 Read More →
A. B. Levy’s big Fine Art, Antiques & 20th Century Auction will be held this coming Sunday, Oct. 26th, in Palm, Beach, Florida, at 1 p.m. Eastern time

A. B. Levy’s big Fine Art, Antiques & 20th Century Auction will be held this coming Sunday, Oct. 26th, in Palm, Beach, Florida, at 1 p.m. Eastern time

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A.B. Levy’s Fine Art, Antiques and 20th Century Auction, slated for Sunday, Oct. 26th, will be led by a half-dozen pivotal works, including Fernand Leger’s Nature Morte au Masque de Platre and Victor Vasarely’s Zebres (both conservatively estimated at $40,000-60,000); Alexander Calder’s 1966 orange and black gouache titled Baseball (est. $10,000-15,000; and Adolf Schreyer’s Orientalist Arabs on Horseback (est. $30,000-50,000). The auction will be conducted in A.B. Levy’s spacious gallery located at 211 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, starting promptly at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Previews will be held on the days leading up to auction, from 10-6, and on the morning of the auction, until the first gavel falls. For those unable to attend in […]

By October 21, 2014 Read More →
19th century Punch cigar store wooden figure, 69 1/2 inches tall, sells for $102,600 at Showtime Auction Services, Oct. 3-5, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

19th century Punch cigar store wooden figure, 69 1/2 inches tall, sells for $102,600 at Showtime Auction Services, Oct. 3-5, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A 19th century Punch cigar store wood figure, 69 ½ inches tall and with a contemporary base, soared to $102,600 at a three-day auction held Oct. 3rd-5th by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. The Punch figure was the top lot in a sale that saw over 1,900 lots from the Bud and Sally Bassett lifetime collection sell to the highest bidder, with no reserves. Punch cigar store figures – and their more famous cousins, cigar store Indian figures – are highly collectible and can fetch dizzying dollars at auction. Examples by Samuel Robb, who produced both kinds in his New York City studio starting in 1886, can routinely command […]

By October 20, 2014 Read More →
A fourth historic property and recently discovered treasures have been added to Tim’s, Inc. Auctions’ on-site auction slated for Nov. 1 in Goshen, Conn.

A fourth historic property and recently discovered treasures have been added to Tim’s, Inc. Auctions’ on-site auction slated for Nov. 1 in Goshen, Conn.

GOSHEN, Conn. – An important on-site auction of three historic properties and the hundreds of treasures they hold, slated for Saturday, November 1st, just got better with the addition of estate items from prominent homes in Watertown and Old Greenwich, plus many new items that have only recently come to light after being unpacked and inventoried over the last month in Goshen. The auction, set to start at 11 a.m. Eastern time, already included an eight-acre farm with historic 1812 farmhouse and outbuildings located at 227 Old Middle Street in Goshen, where the auction will happen; an historic 1831 country store located at 10 Old Middle Street (at Routes 63 and 4) in Goshen; and a circa-1900 historic home in […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
Artemis Gallery opens door to Old World with Oct. 23-24 antiquities, Pre-Columbian & tribal auction

Artemis Gallery opens door to Old World with Oct. 23-24 antiquities, Pre-Columbian & tribal auction

Mayan carved-limestone ball court marker estimated at $125,000-$175,000 BOULDER, Colo. – Once in a great while, an auction house is blessed with an “embarrassment of riches.” That may very well describe the offerings in Artemis Gallery’s Oct. 23-24 absentee/online auction of antiquities, Pre-Columbian and tribal art, featuring the collection of career diplomat William N. Dale. “This is surely one of the finest selections of ancient art we’ve ever had the privilege to present at auction,” said Artemis Gallery’s executive director, Teresa Dodge. “Day one is devoted to the collection of William Norris Dale, a US diplomat who was stationed in Turkey in the early 1960s. While living there, he amassed a wonderful collection of classical, Greek, Roman and Anatolian art.” […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →
Original oil on board painting by Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966), titled Sacred Lotus of the Nile, realizes $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Oct. 4th-5th auction

Original oil on board painting by Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966), titled Sacred Lotus of the Nile, realizes $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Oct. 4th-5th auction

ATLANTA, GA. – An original oil on board painting by the noted Armenian-American artist Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966), titled Sacred Lotus of the Nile and depicting a lady at bust length with dark hair and wearing a jeweled tiara, necklace and emerald green camisole, was sold to a floor bidder for a robust $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction, held Oct. 4th -5th. The auction was held in Ahlers & Ogletree’s gallery, located at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta, where more than 300 in-house bidders and more than 900 registered online bidders (who participated via LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com), competed for 1,140 lots in a wide array of categories. Many phone and absentee bids were also fielded, signaling a successful […]

By October 15, 2014 Read More →
Premier art featured at Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ Oct. 27 Fine & Decorative Art Auction

Premier art featured at Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ Oct. 27 Fine & Decorative Art Auction

315-lot sale features original Picasso artwork, rare Bellows lithographs and more than 60 prints by revered American and European artists WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – An original Picasso artwork from the collection of a French-born resident of Palm Beach, Florida, will headline Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ (AGOPB) October 27 Fine & Decorative Art and Antiques Auction. Titled “Bouquet de Provence,” the vibrant crayon-on-paper drawing is artist-signed and expected to realize $200,000-$300,000. Another top highlight of the 315-lot evening sale is an estate collection of five rare George Bellows lithographs. The auction is further enhanced by European paintings and fine clocks from a Boca Raton (Fla.) estate, important Chinese jades and objects from a second Palm Beach collection; and […]

By October 15, 2014 Read More →
Tiffany and Pairpoint lamps, wonderful period furniture pieces and even a restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird will be in Fontaine’s Oct. 18 auction

Tiffany and Pairpoint lamps, wonderful period furniture pieces and even a restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird will be in Fontaine’s Oct. 18 auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A monumental 14-piece figural carved oak dining room suite by R. J. Horner, an equally impressive five-piece marble-top Renaissance Revival bedroom suite, a 22-inch Tiffany Studios banded Dogwood table lamp and a rare Pairpoint Puffy Apple Tree table lamp are just a few of the 429 lots to be sold at Fontaine’s Auction Galleries’ next big auction. The cataloged antique auction is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18th, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, in Fontaine’s spacious gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. Headlining the event will be wonderful turn-of-the-century examples from Tiffany Studios (New York), lamps and lighting by the most coveted names in the field and outstanding 19th century period furniture. The furniture will […]

By October 10, 2014 Read More →