December, 2007

Oregon Home Builder Sells 141 Homes in Auction

Oregon Home Builder Sells 141 Homes in Auction

Buena Vista Custom Homes announced today that the company sold 141 homes during the past weekend’s home auction at the Oregon Convention Center. The 141 sales generated a total of $65 million dollars in sales which is believed to be the largest sales event in Oregon real estate history, as well as the largest real […]

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Heritage Re-Enters Philatelic Market With $825,000 “Inverted Jenny” Sale

Heritage Re-Enters Philatelic Market With $825,000 “Inverted Jenny” Sale

Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, Texas (www.HA.com), the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer, formally re-entered the philatelic market after 14 years with the $825,000 sale of an “Inverted Jenny” stamp. The 24-cent denomination, U.S. red, white and blue misprint (Scott #C3a) depicting an upside-down Curtis 4-N (“Jenny”) biplane was position number 84 on the original sheet […]

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CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE COMES TO EXETER

CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE COMES TO EXETER

A rare archive of Waynman Dixon, one of the people responsible for bringing Cleopatra’s Needle to London will be included in the forthcoming Quarterly auction to be held on 30th January. Sited on the Thames embankment, Cleopatra’s Needle was made in Egypt for the Pharaoh Thotmes III in 1460 BC, making it some 3,500 years […]

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200 years of Toys

200 years of Toys

One of the oldest toys they have ever seen will be offered for sale by Tennants Auctioneers in their specialist 180 lot Toy Sale on Saturday, 12th January 2008 – a forerunner of today’s jigsaw puzzle – a Georgian Dissected Mahogany Hand Coloured Puzzle entitled ‘My Pony’ dated 1812. Amazingly still compete after almost 200 […]

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