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Johnnie Basham Lonsdale boxing belt for auction at Bonhams

Johnnie Basham Lonsdale boxing belt for auction at Bonhams

. June 18, 2013

The Lonsdale belt, awarded to the aptly named boxer Johnnie Basham in 1914, 1915 and 1916 will be offered for sale in Bonhams, Chester’s Sporting Memorabilia sale on 19th June valued at £30,000-£35,000. With a central oval enamel portrait of two boxers and an engraved ‘National Sporting Club Welter Weight Championship’ the belt consists of […]

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Bonhams Arms & Armor auction highlighted by U.S. three pounder gun

Bonhams Arms & Armor auction highlighted by U.S. three pounder gun

. June 16, 2013

An iron three pounder gun with attribution to the Siege of Yorktown in 1781 led Bonhams $937,971 Antique Arms and Armor and Sporting Guns auction, June 10 in San Francisco. This top lot, from the renowned U.S. Cartridge Company Collection (and prior to that, the first important American arms collection, the A.E. Brooks Collection) achieved […]

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Jesse James gun belt, Jim Younger’s decorated fiddle, headline ‘Outlaw’ trove for Heritage Auction

Jesse James gun belt, Jim Younger’s decorated fiddle, headline ‘Outlaw’ trove for Heritage Auction

. June 11, 2013

The auction will feature more than 140 “Outlaw” artifacts from the collection to the late Wilbur Zink, a resident of Springfield, MO — ideally situated not too far from the James Farm, the homestead of Frank and Jesse — and one of the most renowned collectors of such material. The Wilbur Zink Collection will be […]

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Heart-shaped diamond ring for auction at Bonhams New York

Heart-shaped diamond ring for auction at Bonhams New York

. June 7, 2013

An unusual heart-shaped antique diamond ring (est. $50,000-70,000) will be one of many highlights in Bonhams June 19 Fine Jewelry auction in New York. The ring, made circa 1900, is centered by a 5.05 carat diamond mounted in eighteen karat yellow gold and platinum. Cut in the old-mine style, this antique treasure was designed for […]

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Bonhams San Francisco Native American Art auction takes $2.25 million

Bonhams San Francisco Native American Art auction takes $2.25 million

. June 6, 2013

Bonhams announces its June 3 auction of Native American Art in San Francisco realized $2.25 million, with strong bidder participation in the auction room, on the phones and online. The 524 lot sale of pottery, historic basketry, fine textiles, Northwest Coast and Eskimo art; beadwork; jewelry and kachina dolls saw great success across all categories. […]

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