Archive for May, 2008

The Islander Collection of South American Stamps for Siegel New York Auction

The Islander Collection of South American Stamps for Siegel New York Auction

. May 24, 2008

New York – The world’s most valuable private collection of South American postage stamps, assembled over four decades by a retired college professor who now lives on an island, will be offered in a public auction in New York City and online on June 5 and 6, 2008. One 1840’s item from Brazil is expected […]

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Cover Art to 1952 EC Weird Science Comic Sells for $200,000

Cover Art to 1952 EC Weird Science Comic Sells for $200,000

. May 23, 2008

Dallas, TX – A major, sophisticated collector of comic book art paid $200,000 for the original cover art of a 1952 horror/science fiction comic in a transaction brokered by Heritage Auction Galleries, the Dallas-based firm announced today. Wally Wood’s cover art for Weird Science #16 (EC Comics, 1952) had been the property of another private […]

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Victoria Cross Medal and  Burke and Wills Breastplate to Stay in Australia after Auction

Victoria Cross Medal and Burke and Wills Breastplate to Stay in Australia after Auction

. May 23, 2008

The future of two important pieces of South Australian history was secured following an auction by Bonhams and Goodman in Sydney on 20 May 2008, when a Victoria Cross medal group awarded to Vietnam War hero Major Peter Badcoe VC, along with a breastplate related to the Burke and Wills expedition, was sold to the […]

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Thomson, Varley, McNicoll and Holgate Lead Way in Heffel’s $11.5 Million Auction

Thomson, Varley, McNicoll and Holgate Lead Way in Heffel’s $11.5 Million Auction

. May 23, 2008

On Thursday night at the Vancouver Convention Centre’s Parkview Terrace, Heffel Fine Art Auction House held the one of the top Canadian fine art auctions in history. The auction was the first of Canada’s major spring auctions, featuring 164 lots, one which sold for just over a million dollars. The $11.5 million sales total is […]

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Records Set at American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Auction

Records Set at American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Auction

. May 23, 2008

NEW YORK, NY – Sotheby’s, spring sale of American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture brought a total of $87,006,200 (est. $52,615,000), the second highest total ever for a sale of American Paintings. Seventeen works sold for over $1 million, three of which sold for over $5 million. Fourteen artist records at Auction were set for artists […]

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