Archive for May, 2008

Rare Two-Headed Roman Bust Found By British Soldier In Palestine In 1941 Sells At Bonhams For £240,000

Rare Two-Headed Roman Bust Found By British Soldier In Palestine In 1941 Sells At Bonhams For £240,000

. May 2, 2008

A double-headed Roman sculpture of Bacchus and his lover, Ariadne, circa 2nd -3rd Century A.D. found in a Jerusalem market in 1941 by Somerset de Chair, a young British army officer, sold at Bonhams Antiquities sale on 1st May for £240,000 It had been expected to sell for an estimate of £60,000 to £90,000. The […]

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Triumph Bonneville at Shannons Motorcycle Auction

Triumph Bonneville at Shannons Motorcycle Auction

. May 2, 2008

One of the best Triumph Bonneville motorcycles ever offered for sale in Australia is going under the hammer at Shannons Sydney Autumn Classic auction on Monday (May 5). The beautiful British burgundy and silver 1969 twin-cylinder 650cc T120 is the result of a meticulous restoration that took several years and many thousands of dollars by […]

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Heritage Currency Auction Contributes $14.2 Million toward $44 Million CSNS Event

Heritage Currency Auction Contributes $14.2 Million toward $44 Million CSNS Event

. May 2, 2008

Dallas, TX – The Official Currency Auction of the Central States Numismatic Society convention, held by Heritage Auction Galleries, realized $14,164,504, the largest currency auction ever, and the final total will be even higher after Post Auction Buys are concluded. Combining the rare coin and currency results, total prices realized at Central States currently exceed […]

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Historic Franklin Delano Roosevelt Artifacts Auction

Historic Franklin Delano Roosevelt Artifacts Auction

. May 2, 2008

Dallas, TX – Important items of Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorabilia, including the last check ever signed by the late president, from the Drs. Joseph and Deborah Plaud Collection of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Items, will be offered in Heritage Auction Galleries’ upcoming Grand Format Auction, to be held on June 7, 2008. “The items offered […]

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Dubai International Modern & Contemporary Art Results

Dubai International Modern & Contemporary Art Results

. May 2, 2008

Dubai – Christie’s fourth auction of International Modern and Contemporary Art held in Dubai tonight (30 April 2008) sold for a total of $20,062,850/ AED 73,630,660 / €12,952,576, bringing the collective total for sales this week to $40,142,150 / AED 147,321,691 /€25,915,772. Tonight’s results demonstrate the quality and rarity of the works which were offered […]

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