November, 2008

Tiepolo Masterpiece for Christie’s Auction

Tiepolo Masterpiece for Christie’s Auction

Christie’s have announced that they will offer a lost work by the great Italian master Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770) at the evening auction of Important Old Master and British Pictures on 2 December 2008 in London. One of the most exciting and extraordinary discoveries of recent years, it was found in the attic of a French […]

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Café Royal Contents for Bonhams Auction

Café Royal Contents for Bonhams Auction

Bonhams has announced that it has been appointed to sell elected contents from the Café Royal, London. Over 120 lots from this historic establishment will go under the hammer on Tuesday 20 January 2009 at Bonhams Knightsbridge salerooms. Established in 1865, regulars of the Café Royal over the years include Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, Noel […]

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Dinky Toys Britains Lead Figures & Models Auction

Dinky Toys Britains Lead Figures & Models Auction

A collection of toys including Dinky, Britains lead figures & models and other similar items, which were packed up in 1943 and not played with by the owners since, have been entered into the Charterhouse two day auction on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th December. “It is the best collection of lead vehicles and figures […]

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Gallipoli Medals for Charterhouse Auction

Gallipoli Medals for Charterhouse Auction

A group of four WWI medal including the Distinguished Conduct Medal from a Dorset family are included in the two day collectors’ auction on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th December at Charterhouse in Sherborne. “The Distinguished Conduct Medal was awarded to Sergeant P Finlay of the Dorset Yeomanry for his gallantry during the Gallipoli campaign.” […]

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Christopher Connelly Appointed Senior Managing Director of Zetabid

Christopher Connelly Appointed Senior Managing Director of Zetabid

Zetabid, the pioneering firm redefining home auctions in the U.S., today announced that Christopher Connelly, a financial services executive with more than 20 years of experience, has been appointed Senior Managing Director of Zetabid. Connelly is responsible for Global Business Development at Zetabid. Together with a veteran sales team, Connelly will be managing relationships with […]

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Heritage Movie Poster Auction Totals $2.17 million

Heritage Movie Poster Auction Totals $2.17 million

The lure of Hollywood’s Golden Age proved to be a tremendous draw on Nov. 9, as Heritage Auction Galleries Vintage Movie Poster Auction brought intense bidding from the Internet, the phones and the auction floor. The end result was an amazing $2.17 million total in prices realized, with a poster for one of 1930s Hollywood’s […]

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BLOOMSBURY AUCTIONS EXCEPTIONAL SALE RESULTS FOR THE JAY T. SNIDER COLLECTION

BLOOMSBURY AUCTIONS EXCEPTIONAL SALE RESULTS FOR THE JAY T. SNIDER COLLECTION

On November 19th, one of the most venerable collections of fine and rare manuscripts, books, broadsides and maps devoted to the City of Brotherly Love achieved more than $2.3 million at auction. Spirited bidding in a full room and a solid sold by lot rate of 77% belied the art market’s recent downturn and anticipates […]

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Tennants Catalogue Sale Totals £1.8 million

Tennants Catalogue Sale Totals £1.8 million

Tennants three day Catalogue Sale produced a strong total of £1.8 million from 1936 lots, 20-22 November at The Auction Centre, Leyburn. After their busiest viewing period ever, the auctioneers were delighted by the reaction of their buyers – responding favourably to “fresh to the market” objects at sensible pre-sale estimates. In the face of […]

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Salvador Dalí Sculpture Auction

Salvador Dalí Sculpture Auction

An important collection of forty-four first edition sculptures modelled by Salvador Dalí will be offered for sale at Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art sale in New Bond Street on Thursday 11 December 2008. Dalí created the works in the sunshine of Port Lligat in Spain, where he and his wife Gala spent the summer. The […]

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California Art Sells for Record Prices at Bonhams & Butterfields

California Art Sells for Record Prices at Bonhams & Butterfields

Bonhams & Butterfields’ Made in California: Contemporary Art auction on November 18, 2008 did exceptionally well, signaling that the market for California art is still very strong. The auction brought more than $1.6-million, with roughly 80% of the lots sold by value. The sale was simulcast from Los Angeles to San Francisco, both B&B salesrooms […]

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Sotheby’s to Hold its First-ever Major International Auction Series in the Middle East

Sotheby’s to Hold its First-ever Major International Auction Series in the Middle East

Sotheby’s has announced its first ever major international auction series in the Middle East will take place on Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha, Qatar. Sotheby’s two-day international auction series will include sales of Orientalist Art, Watches, Arab, Iranian and International Contemporary Art. Highlights from all […]

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VSE Corporation and Rick Levin & Associates, Inc. Seized & Forfeited Property Auction

VSE Corporation and Rick Levin & Associates, Inc. Seized & Forfeited Property Auction

VSE Corporation and Rick Levin & Associates, Inc. will conduct an auction of seized and forfeited property on behalf of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Other agencies that are participating include: U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service and Secret Service. Proceeds from the auction are returned to these […]

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