Archive for May, 2008

Thom Pegg to Head Heritage Auction Galleries 20th-Century Design Department

Thom Pegg to Head Heritage Auction Galleries 20th-Century Design Department

. May 31, 2008

Dallas, TX: Heritage announced today the launch of a new category, 20th-Century Art and Design. Thom Pegg will serve as director of the department and currently is organizing the inaugural auction scheduled for December 11, 2008. Mr. Pegg is a veteran of the auction scene, having spent the last 12 years as a specialist in […]

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Over $3.7 Million Realized in Heritage Comic and Comic Art Auction

Over $3.7 Million Realized in Heritage Comic and Comic Art Auction

. May 31, 2008

Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries’ latest Signature Auction of vintage comic books and original comic art, held May 23, 2008 in Dallas, Texas, brought $3,721,075 for 1,407 lots, although after-auction sales are still ongoing and are expected to raise the total to even higher levels. “This auction was highlighted by the spectacular Kylberg Collection,” said […]

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$212,000 for Lewis & Clark at PBA Galleries

$212,000 for Lewis & Clark at PBA Galleries

. May 31, 2008

The first edition of the official account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, arguably the single most important work pertaining to the exploration of the interior of the North American continent, set a new record for the sale of a book at PBA Galleries in San Francisco when it was bid to $212,000. The cornerstone […]

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Sir Elton John Grand Pianos For Sale at Bonhams London Auction

Sir Elton John Grand Pianos For Sale at Bonhams London Auction

. May 30, 2008

A beautiful Steinway Grand piano that Elton John played for many rehearsals and celebrity singalongs at his Windsor home will be auctioned in the Entertainment sale at Bonhams in Knightsbridge on Wednesday 18 June. Kiki Dee, Take That and the late Paula Yates were among the many stars who sang along to it. Elton John […]

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Superior Galleries Realizes Strong Prices in May 26-27, 2008 Beverly Hills Elite Auction

Superior Galleries Realizes Strong Prices in May 26-27, 2008 Beverly Hills Elite Auction

. May 30, 2008

DALLAS – DGSE Companies, Inc. (AMEX:DGC), which wholesales, retails and auctions fine watches, jewelry, diamonds, precious metal and rare coin products via traditional and Internet channels, today announced its results for Superior Galleries May 26-27, 2008 Beverly Hills Elite Auction. This 1273 lot event continues a multi-decade tradition of Pre Long Beach Elite Auctions. This […]

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Sotheby’s New York to Hold Sale of Important 20th Century Design

Sotheby’s New York to Hold Sale of Important 20th Century Design

. May 30, 2008

NEW YORK – On June 14, 2008, Sotheby’s New York will hold a sale of Important 20th Century Design, with highlights ranging from an impressive selection of lamps from Tiffany Studios to 21st Century masterworks of Contemporary Design. The sale features a unique offering: the Artek Pavilion by Shigeru Ban, in collaboration with UPM, estimated […]

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Leonard Joel Auction Purchased By Bonhams

Leonard Joel Auction Purchased By Bonhams

. May 29, 2008

After 100 years of ownership Melbourne’s Joel family has sold its auction business to Bonhams & Goodman establishing the largest fine art auctioneer in the Southern Hemisphere. In a further rationalization of the fine art auction industry First East Auction Holdings Pty Ltd who operates in Australia under Bonhams license as Bonhams & Goodman has […]

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