December, 2009

Victorian & British Impressionist Art for Christie’s Auction

Victorian & British Impressionist Art for Christie’s Auction

Christie’s London will present a superb array of Victorian & British Impressionist Art Including Drawings & Watercolours to the international market on Wednesday 16 December 2009. The sale is led by Eve, a magnificent and monumental painting by Solomon J. Solomon, R.A., P.R.B.A. (1860-1927), which is estimated to realise between £700,000 and £1,000,000. Offered at […]

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Bonhams Holiday Auction of Natural History Results

Bonhams Holiday Auction of Natural History Results

“There was competitive bidding for many lots, both on the telephones and in the salesroom for natural wonders of all sorts. Colored stones, curiosities, gold nuggets and unique jewelry were the true highlights of the holiday Natural History auction at Bonhams & Butterfields,” said Thomas Lindgren, Co-Consulting Director, Natural History. The top lot of the […]

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Record set with final 2009 auction at Ritchie Bros. Edmonton

Record set with final 2009 auction at Ritchie Bros. Edmonton

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers conducted a CA$58 million (US$54 million) unreserved public auction at its Edmonton, Alberta auction site last week (December 10 & 11, 2009), bringing the total 2009 gross auction proceeds generated by that site to CA$392 million (US$344 million) – the most equipment ever sold at one Ritchie Bros. auction site in one […]

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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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