March, 2008

REED & BARTON STERLING TEA AND COFFEE SET WITH MATCHING TRAY SOARS TO $11,000 AT RICHARD D. HATCH & ASSOCIATES MULTI-ESTATE SALE HELD FEB. 21-23

REED & BARTON STERLING TEA AND COFFEE SET WITH MATCHING TRAY SOARS TO $11,000 AT RICHARD D. HATCH & ASSOCIATES MULTI-ESTATE SALE HELD FEB. 21-23

(Flat Rock, N.C.) – A Reed & Barton “Francis I” sterling tea and coffee set with matching tray, totaling over 270 troy ounces, sold for $11,000 at a massive three-day multi-estate sale held February 21-23 by Richard D. Hatch & Associates. Reed & Barton “Francis I” sterling tea and coffee set with matching tray. The […]

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FONTAINE’S AUCTION GALLERY’S EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE AUCTION HELD FEB. 23rd REALIZES $2.2 MILLION AT THE FIRM’S SHOWROOM GALLERY IN PITTSFIELD, MASS.

FONTAINE’S AUCTION GALLERY’S EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE AUCTION HELD FEB. 23rd REALIZES $2.2 MILLION AT THE FIRM’S SHOWROOM GALLERY IN PITTSFIELD, MASS.

(Pittsfield, Mass.) – A gorgeous rosewood laminated marble-top center table by J. & J.W. Meeks, in untouched all-original condition, sold for $48,875 at an Exceptional Antique Auction held February 23 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. The sale was held in the firm’s spacious gallery, located at 1485 W. Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. The Meeks table was […]

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Vietnam War Hero Victoria Cross Medal Group and Unprecedented Archival Material to be Auctioned in Sydney

Vietnam War Hero Victoria Cross Medal Group and Unprecedented Archival Material to be Auctioned in Sydney

A highly valuable Victoria Cross group of Vietnam War medals will be offered at a Sydney Auction conducted by Bonhams & Goodman on Tuesday 20 May at 6.00pm. The widow of the “Galloping Major” Peter Badcoe, VC has also consigned an extraordinary collection of archival material including 37 personal letters from her late husband containing […]

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Important collection of period jewels to be offered at Christie’s New York

Important collection of period jewels to be offered at Christie’s New York

NEW YORK — Christie’s has announced an unparalleled collection of period jewels from the 17th century through modern day in the April 15th evening sale in New York: Rare Jewels and Gemstones: The Eye of a Connoisseur. With 115 lots, this extraordinary collection expects to realize record prices for historical jewels, iconic emblems of the […]

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John Hancock autographed letter brings $78K at Swann

John Hancock autographed letter brings $78K at Swann

The results of Swann Auction Galleries’ March 13, 2008, autograph auction exceeded pre-sale estimates by nearly $200,000, though not all lots were sold. All prices listed include buyer’s premium. The sale featured notable Americana items, rare photographs, and collection of postcards, many illustrated, from diverse 20th-century luminaries, sending felicitations to the Eiffel Tower upon her […]

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Kruse International collector car auction coming to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Kruse International collector car auction coming to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

MONTEREY, Calif – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced that Kruse International will host a collector car auction at the world-famous race track during the Monterey Festival of Speed, May 16-18. The auction is just one part of the numerous events taking place during the race weekend for families, car enthusiasts, and race fans to enjoy. […]

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Mastro Auctions April Premier Sale Offers Variety and Depth to Collecting Public

Mastro Auctions April Premier Sale Offers Variety and Depth to Collecting Public

Amazing assortment includes high-end game used baseball bats, game worn gear, baseball cards and blue-chip items from other sports and non-sports genre Mastro Auctions’ Sports and Americana Premier sales are known for many things in the industry. With each Premier Auction, the hobby not only anticipates but expects quality, diversity and that something extra that […]

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Swann African-American Art Auction Record Results

Swann African-American Art Auction Record Results

New York – Swann Galleries’ third auction of African-American Fine Art on Feb. 19 was its largest and highest-grossing sale in the category to date, bringing in more than $2.7 million. Once again benchmarks were set for works by important and lesser-known African-American artists. The top lot, Building More Stately Mansions, an oil painting by […]

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American Artists, Local Finds Soar In Julia Sale

American Artists, Local Finds Soar In Julia Sale

When quality goods come out, so do the bidders. This was the case recently when James D. Julia’s antiques and fine art auction, their largest winter sale to date, grossed nearly $2.9 million. Assembled from various collections and estates from across North America, it featured the Estate of Jane Stradley of Kemblesville, Pennsylvania and Princess […]

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