Archive for May, 2008

American Paintings Drawings And Sculpture Auction

American Paintings Drawings And Sculpture Auction

. May 5, 2008

New York, NY – Sotheby’s spring sale of American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture includes works by prominent American artists from the 19th and early 20th centuries, many of which come from distinguished Estates. The 215 works are estimated to sell for $52,615,000/77,205,000* and will be exhibited on the 10th floor galleries at Sotheby’s New York […]

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Morphy Spring Toy Auction Exceeds $2.6 Million

Morphy Spring Toy Auction Exceeds $2.6 Million

. May 5, 2008

DENVER, Pa. – Condition was king across the board in Morphy’s $2.6 million Spring Toy Auction, with a battle royal waged for premier examples of early American toys and folk art. The April 4-5 sale was topped by a spectacular circa-1885 William Demuth & Co. smoking Punch cigar advertising figure, which blazed past its presale […]

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Bloomsbury Medicine, Science, Topography, Travel, and Natural History Auction

Bloomsbury Medicine, Science, Topography, Travel, and Natural History Auction

. May 4, 2008

It was the Insects that did particularly well in Bloomsbury’s recent Medicine, Science, Topography & Travel, and Natural History on 24th April. However other highlights included lot 23 which was a History of Mr Babbage’s Calculating Engines by Charles Babbage, Luigi Menabrea and Augusta Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s mathematician daughter! This made a huge £19000 […]

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Victorian Casino Antiques Spring Auction Sets Records

Victorian Casino Antiques Spring Auction Sets Records

. May 4, 2008

Victorian Casino Antiques’ Spring auction, held on March 9 and 10, sets records in live attendance and gross sales. According to Pat McGuire, partner in Victorian Casino Antiques, “the live audience was the largest in our history.” The bidders were not shy in that prices on many items set records in their categories. Across the […]

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1856 Proof Flying Eagle Soars To $11,000 at Auction

1856 Proof Flying Eagle Soars To $11,000 at Auction

. May 4, 2008

The finest coin auction in Gateway Gallery Auction’s 17 year history and in Auctioneer John F. Kohler, Jr.’s 40 year career was conducted April 12 at the company’s auction complex on Kriner Road in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Offering 282 lots of high quality United States coins from one local collection, the sale was an unqualified success. […]

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