Archive for December, 2011

A PAIR OF GUNS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN OWNED AND USED BY THE OUTLAWS BONNIE AND CLYDE WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 21st

A PAIR OF GUNS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN OWNED AND USED BY THE OUTLAWS BONNIE AND CLYDE WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 21st

. December 5, 2011 . 0 Comments

The guns will be the centerpiece lots in a firearms consignment auction slated for Kansas City. (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – A pair of vintage guns believed to have been owned and used by the notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde – a .45 caliber Thompson sub-machine gun and a 12-gauge Winchester model 1897 shotgun – will […]

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1953 Austin-Healey 100 Special Test Car Auctioned for £843,000 at Bonhams

1953 Austin-Healey 100 Special Test Car Auctioned for £843,000 at Bonhams

. December 5, 2011 . 0 Comments

An unrestored works racing team 1953 Austin-Healey ‘100’ Special Test Car, which was campaigned in period by racing drivers Lance Macklin, Gordon Wilkins and Marcel Becquart, sold for a world record £843,000 on 1 December at Bonhams’ December Sale. The car, which was offered in ‘barn find’ condition for the first time in 42 years, […]

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Queen Elizabeth’s Grandparent’s 1931 Gold Bowl for Heritage Auction

Queen Elizabeth’s Grandparent’s 1931 Gold Bowl for Heritage Auction

. December 5, 2011 . 0 Comments

A Rattray & Co. Scottish Gold Presentation Bowl, circa 1931, inscribed with the coat of arms of the 14th Earl of Strathmore, and the house’s motto, IN TE DOMINE SPERAVI, is expected to bring $50,000+ as the top lot of Heritage Auctions’ Dec. 7 Silver & Vertu Signature® Auction, taking place Dec. 7 at Heritage’s […]

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Civil War Photographer Mathew Brady’s Studio Camera For Heritage Auction

Civil War Photographer Mathew Brady’s Studio Camera For Heritage Auction

. December 4, 2011 . 0 Comments

A circa 1860 studio camera that was used by Mathew Brady, the quintessential Civil War photo-documentarian and one of America’s greatest photographers, is being offered by Heritage Auctions on Nov. 30 as part of its Americana & Political Memorabilia Signature® Auction. It is expected to bring $25,000+. “Virtually every public figure of the Civil War […]

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Sotheby’s Sales of Russian Art Bring $95.5 million

Sotheby’s Sales of Russian Art Bring $95.5 million

. December 3, 2011 . 0 Comments

Sotheby’s global auctions of Russian Art in 2011 concluded this week realising a combined worldwide total for Russian Art sold by the company of $95.5 million, an increase of 16%($13.5 million) on our 2010 global total for sales in this field. This total of $95.5 million confirms Sotheby’s position as global leader in the market […]

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