March, 2008

Heritage Sets New Record With Auction of Edward C. Gillette Collection of Early Political and Presidential Display Items

Heritage Sets New Record With Auction of Edward C. Gillette Collection of Early Political and Presidential Display Items

Dallas, TX – The Edward C. Gillette Collection of Early Political and Presidential Display Items, offered at auction by Heritage Auction Galleries on March 1, 2008, realized $770,297 for 440 lots, setting a new record for an auction of material of this type. “We were very gratified by these results,” observed Tom Slater, Director of […]

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Heritage to Auction James Dean Signed Registration for His Tragic Final Race

Heritage to Auction James Dean Signed Registration for His Tragic Final Race

Dallas, TX – Everyone knows that James Dean entered the realm of the Hollywood immortals when he lost his life in a car crash on September 30, 1955, but few realize that he was on his way to participate in a race at the time. Now, one of the most significant and important Dean documents […]

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Beverly Hills (CENSORED!) Club Celebrity Roast Archive To Be Auctioned by Heritage

Beverly Hills (CENSORED!) Club Celebrity Roast Archive To Be Auctioned by Heritage

Dallas, TX – In its upcoming Music and Entertainment Signature auction, to be held in Dallas on April 5, 2008, Heritage Auction Galleries (www.HA.com) will proudly – and cautiously! – offer an archive of historic memorabilia from the “private Beverly Hills club famous for their legendary celebrity roasts.” This famous club – whose full name […]

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Historic Beatles’ Autograph on Elvis Stationary to be Auctioned by Heritage

Historic Beatles’ Autograph on Elvis Stationary to be Auctioned by Heritage

Dallas, TX – It was August 27, 1965. The Beatles were on the eve of playing Balboa Stadium in San Diego. Elvis was in the midst of shooting Paradise Hawaiian Style in Hollywood. That night, between 10 and 11 p.m., John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all arrived in limousines at Elvis’s […]

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RARE AND IMPORTANT RE-STRIKE OF A 1657 MAP OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION CHANGES HANDS FOR $5,040 IN AN ONLINE SALE HELD BY OLD WORLD AUCTIONS

RARE AND IMPORTANT RE-STRIKE OF A 1657 MAP OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION CHANGES HANDS FOR $5,040 IN AN ONLINE SALE HELD BY OLD WORLD AUCTIONS

(Sedona, Ariz.) – A rare and extremely important re-strike of a map of the Great Lakes, originally created by the Jesuit priest Francesco Bressani in 1657 and recreated around 1900, sold for $5,040 in an online sale (#123) held by Old World Auctions. Only two examples of the original map exist today. The original map […]

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SPECTACULAR CARVED OAK HALL SEAT ATTTRIBUTED TO R.J. HORNER (CIRCA 1890) SOARS TO $46,000 AT SINGLE-OWNER COLLECTION SALE HELD FEB. 16 BY HAL HUNT

SPECTACULAR CARVED OAK HALL SEAT ATTTRIBUTED TO R.J. HORNER (CIRCA 1890) SOARS TO $46,000 AT SINGLE-OWNER COLLECTION SALE HELD FEB. 16 BY HAL HUNT

(Northport, Ala.) – A beautiful, heavily carved oak hall seat attributed to R.J. Horner, one of only five or six known to exist and in pristine condition, sold for $46,000 at the sale of a single-owner collection held February 16 by Hal Hunt Auctions. The piece, made around 1890 and measuring 8′ 10” tall x […]

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Chinese Vase Sells for $291,600 Online, Breaks iGavel.com Record

Chinese Vase Sells for $291,600 Online, Breaks iGavel.com Record

Early 20th Century Chinese White Jade Vase & Cover with Qianlong Mark NEW YORK, NY – March 11, 2008 – Elder’s Antiques’ “Mid-Winter Auction,” hosted on iGavel.com ended with a bang last Monday as back-and-forth bidding grew the $7,000 starting price all the way up to $291,600. Breaking iGavel.com’s record for highest sold lot, 40 […]

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Bonhams to Hold Inaugural Hong Kong Wine Auction in April 2008

Bonhams to Hold Inaugural Hong Kong Wine Auction in April 2008

Bonhams announces today that it will hold its inaugural wine auction in Hong Kong in April 2008. The Bonhams wine auction in April is believed to be the first wine auction to be held in Hong Kong after a hiatus of 10 years. Commenting on the inaugural wine auction, Colin Sheaf, Chairman of Bonhams Asia, […]

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What’s in a Name? TravelNewYork.com Asks the 28 Billion Dollar Question

What’s in a Name? TravelNewYork.com Asks the 28 Billion Dollar Question

NEW YORK – NYEG Inc., a New York-based provider of dynamic e-businesses, announced today that it will be releasing its premium domain name, TravelNewYork.com, to auction. Donald Rotonde, President and CEO of NYEG Inc. (New York Entertainment Guide, Inc.), said his decision followed another record-breaking announcement for New York Tourism by the City’s Office of […]

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