December, 2009

Allstate to Auction Recovered 1965 Volkswagen Bus, Donate Proceeds to Charity

Allstate to Auction Recovered 1965 Volkswagen Bus, Donate Proceeds to Charity

Allstate announced today that it will sell a recovered 1965 Volkswagen bus at auction and donate the proceeds to Lydia Place, a nonprofit organization in Washington state serving homeless women and children impacted by domestic violence. “Allstate has a long and proud history of supporting domestic violence survivors,” said Michelle Lee, field vice president of […]

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Estate Sale For KittyWits Adoptions Charity

Estate Sale For KittyWits Adoptions Charity

For months and months now EstateSalesHelp.com has yearned to have a sale where all of the monies are channeled towards KittyWits Adoptions, a local Sacramento charity run by our friend and neighbor Charlene, with all donations going towards the rescue, medical bills, spaying, neutering and re-homing of cats and little tiny kittens, as well as […]

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Artfact Joins Forces with Auctionzip

Artfact Joins Forces with Auctionzip

Artfact, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace announced today its merger with Auctionzip, the world’s largest directory of live auction listings. Simultaneously, Artfact closed a $13 million growth capital financing provided by Boston-based Commonwealth Capital Ventures and Ascent Venture Partners. In addition to facilitating the merger, the funding will be used to expand product […]

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Collection of Japanese Clocks for Bonhams Auction

Collection of Japanese Clocks for Bonhams Auction

Bonhams sale of Japanese clocks on February 17 will feature 60 stunning examples of the Japanese master clockmakers work. Of the many strange features about these clocks are the numbers which allow one to calibrate them to the longer summer hour based on the greater amount of light requiring an expandable hour. The Japanese were […]

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Sotheby’s London Sale of Victorian and Edwardian Art

Sotheby’s London Sale of Victorian and Edwardian Art

Sotheby’s sale of Victorian and Edwardian Art on Thursday, December 17, 2009 will bring together some 100 works by leading artists of the era and is expected to raise in excess of £4.2 million. Among the categories of works to be offered will be a strong contingent of classical, mythological, genre, landscape and fairy pictures. […]

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Morphy’s Japanese Superhero Toys Auction Results

Morphy’s Japanese Superhero Toys Auction Results

A diverse audience of bidders from around the world turned out for Dan Morphy Auctions’ Nov. 13-14 sale of the Marc Solondz collection of Japanese superhero, diecast and vinyl toys, which grossed $701,500 inclusive of 15% buyer’s premium. It was the first major collection of its type ever to come to auction, according to auction […]

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Hollywood Entertainment Museum’s 100 Year Collection Up for Auction to Save Education for At-Risk Youth

Hollywood Entertainment Museum’s 100 Year Collection Up for Auction to Save Education for At-Risk Youth

The Hollywood Entertainment Museum is offering a historic opportunity that no Movie Fan, Collector, or Film Aficionado will want to miss. 100 years of Hollywood History will be auctioned to the public for the first time in an effort to save the Hollywood Media Arts Academy from the current economic climate, a foundation that inspires […]

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19TH CENTURY CHAIRS MAKE $390,400 AT RAGO AUCTIONS

19TH CENTURY CHAIRS MAKE $390,400 AT RAGO AUCTIONS

Stored in a boiler room for 40 years, a pair of American Aesthetic Movement chairs with missing panels and parts sold for $390,400 (hammer price of $320,000 + 22% buyer premium) on December 5 at Rago Auctions in Lambertville, NJ. The chairs, lot 133 in the sale, were part of a larger consignment of property […]

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World Record Achieved at Syndey Motor Car Auction

World Record Achieved at Syndey Motor Car Auction

A 1934 Riley Imp two-seater sports car has sold in Sydney for a world record auction price of $169,500 IBP. Made in limited numbers, the Riley Imp is a rarity today and commensurately much sought after. This particular example raced in the 10th Australian Grand Prix in 1938, the first year the race was held […]

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Bruce McKinney’s Extraordinary Collection of Books on the Exploration of the New World Establishes A World Record For A Travel Book at Bloomsbury Auctions in New York

Bruce McKinney’s Extraordinary Collection of Books on the Exploration of the New World Establishes A World Record For A Travel Book at Bloomsbury Auctions in New York

Bloomsbury Auctions announces the success of The De Orbe Novo Collection: Exploration of The New World 1492-1625. Consigned by collector Bruce McKinney, this spectacular collection sold for a double low estimate $3,500,000 and was a complete sell through with 100% sold by lot and 133% by value. A world record for a travel book was […]

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Personal Items Related to Michael Jackson for Auction at Bonhams & Butterfields

Personal Items Related to Michael Jackson for Auction at Bonhams & Butterfields

Bonhams & Butterfields’ Entertainment Memorabilia auction on December 20, 2009 in Los Angeles will feature a wide variety of items related to Hollywood, Rock ‘n Roll and Animation Arts, including a selection of property from Michael Jackson’s private life. Also included are pieces related to Marilyn Monroe; the Brown Derby restaurant on Vine Street in […]

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Bonhams to Auction Bogart and Bacall Memorabilia Collection

Bonhams to Auction Bogart and Bacall Memorabilia Collection

An exceptional collection of film and music memorabilia goes under the hammer Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale Clothing and film scripts from a collection of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall memorabilia are amongst items relating to the icons of stage and screen in Bonhams’ Entertainment Memorabilia sale on 16th December. Humphrey Bogart’s jacket, believed worn in […]

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