Archive for November, 2008

Heritage Movie Poster Auction Totals $2.17 million

Heritage Movie Poster Auction Totals $2.17 million

. November 26, 2008

The lure of Hollywood’s Golden Age proved to be a tremendous draw on Nov. 9, as Heritage Auction Galleries Vintage Movie Poster Auction brought intense bidding from the Internet, the phones and the auction floor. The end result was an amazing $2.17 million total in prices realized, with a poster for one of 1930s Hollywood’s […]

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BLOOMSBURY AUCTIONS EXCEPTIONAL SALE RESULTS FOR THE JAY T. SNIDER COLLECTION

BLOOMSBURY AUCTIONS EXCEPTIONAL SALE RESULTS FOR THE JAY T. SNIDER COLLECTION

. November 26, 2008

On November 19th, one of the most venerable collections of fine and rare manuscripts, books, broadsides and maps devoted to the City of Brotherly Love achieved more than $2.3 million at auction. Spirited bidding in a full room and a solid sold by lot rate of 77% belied the art market’s recent downturn and anticipates […]

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Tennants Catalogue Sale Totals £1.8 million

Tennants Catalogue Sale Totals £1.8 million

. November 26, 2008

Tennants three day Catalogue Sale produced a strong total of £1.8 million from 1936 lots, 20-22 November at The Auction Centre, Leyburn. After their busiest viewing period ever, the auctioneers were delighted by the reaction of their buyers – responding favourably to “fresh to the market” objects at sensible pre-sale estimates. In the face of […]

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Salvador Dalí Sculpture Auction

Salvador Dalí Sculpture Auction

. November 26, 2008

An important collection of forty-four first edition sculptures modelled by Salvador Dalí will be offered for sale at Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art sale in New Bond Street on Thursday 11 December 2008. Dalí created the works in the sunshine of Port Lligat in Spain, where he and his wife Gala spent the summer. The […]

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California Art Sells for Record Prices at Bonhams & Butterfields

California Art Sells for Record Prices at Bonhams & Butterfields

. November 26, 2008

Bonhams & Butterfields’ Made in California: Contemporary Art auction on November 18, 2008 did exceptionally well, signaling that the market for California art is still very strong. The auction brought more than $1.6-million, with roughly 80% of the lots sold by value. The sale was simulcast from Los Angeles to San Francisco, both B&B salesrooms […]

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