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General Custer Items Top Heritage Auctions $2.5+ Million December Americana Event

General Custer Items Top Heritage Auctions $2.5+ Million December Americana Event

. December 19, 2012

General George Armstrong Custer’s personally owned Army-issue Model 1865 Spencer Carbine brought $179,250 to claim top lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ $2.5+ million Political, Western Legends & Americana Signature® Auction, Dec. 11-12. Items relating to the well-known general led the event, from an important oil painting of the Battle of Washita by Frederic Remington which […]

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ANTIQUES INDUSTRY MOURNS THE PASSING OF EARLEAN S. BOWEN, KNOWN AFFECTIONATELY AS ‘THE ANTIQUES LADY’ THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE U.S

ANTIQUES INDUSTRY MOURNS THE PASSING OF EARLEAN S. BOWEN, KNOWN AFFECTIONATELY AS ‘THE ANTIQUES LADY’ THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE U.S

. December 15, 2012

Ms. Bowen operated Bowen’s Antiques in Eupora, Miss. — a ten-building antiques “village.” (EUPORA, Miss.) – The antiques industry lost a true jewel with the recent passing of Earlean S. Bowen, an enthusiastic buyer and seller of antiques and longtime owner of Bowen’s Antiques in Eupora, a small and quaint town in central Mississippi north […]

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Girshman’s Carnet De Salon headlines Bonhams Russian Literature Auction

Girshman’s Carnet De Salon headlines Bonhams Russian Literature Auction

. December 12, 2012

Bonhams auction of Russian Literature and Works on Paper brought spirited bidding for many of the sale’s significant lots, underscoring and celebrating the perennial interest in this area of collecting. Most coveted was Henrietta Leon Girshman’s Carnets de Salon, which raised paddles to $230,500. Society doyenne and hostess, Girshman captured the early 20th-century artistic scene […]

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Porcelain tea service auctioned at Bonhams for £541,250

Porcelain tea service auctioned at Bonhams for £541,250

. December 6, 2012

One of the most valuable tea services ever assembled, sold for £541,250 at Bonhams, yesterday 5th December 2012. In a busy saleroom, bidders competed for eight items of the legendary ‘Half-Figure Service’-type, a highly important set of Meissen porcelain in the Said and Roswitha Marouf Collection. Meissen porcelain with ‘Half-Figure Service’ decoration is one of […]

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Bonhams to auction Out of Africa film aeroplane

Bonhams to auction Out of Africa film aeroplane

. November 27, 2012

The 1929 De Havilland DH 60GMW Gipsy Moth bi-plane was flown by character Denys Finch Hatton (played by Robert Redford) in the seven-time Oscar-winning 1985 film. It will go on sale at the Bonhams auction at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, from 6th to 7th February 2013, where bidding is expected to be in […]

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