December, 2009

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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Jeff Koons “Elephant” (Purple) Auctioned for $593,560 at Sotheby’s Paris Sale

Jeff Koons “Elephant” (Purple) Auctioned for $593,560 at Sotheby’s Paris Sale

Sotheby’s biannual Evening Sale of Contemporary Art in Paris realised the remarkable total of €8,051,100 (£7,302,584 /$11,947,027), far surpassing pre-sale expectations of €4,680,000-6,440,000* ($6,938,240-9,547,493/£4,192,797-5,769,575). The auction saw all but one lot sell, achieving the joint-highest sell-through rate of 96.3% for a Sotheby’s Paris Evening Sale of Contemporary Art, and established a sold-by-value rate of 98.1% […]

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The Cucci Cabinet Auctions for 4.5 Million Pounds

The Cucci Cabinet Auctions for 4.5 Million Pounds

Combining superb Florentine pietre dure plaques with opulent gilt bronze mounts, elaborate marquetry and beautifully modelled figurative carving, this cabinet is a superb example of the magnificent cabinets produced in Paris in the mid-17th century. Almost certainly given to Queen Hedvig Eleonora of Sweden, or indeed commissioned by her, it is one of only very […]

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Marble Sarcophagus Relief Auctions for $1.5 Million at Sotheby’s

Marble Sarcophagus Relief Auctions for $1.5 Million at Sotheby’s

An ancient Roman marble relief panel with Dionysiac decoration that was recently discovered to once have been in the collection of French writer Émile Zola sold for $1,538,500 at Sotheby’s Antiquities auction in New York. Six bidders competed for the piece which eventually sold to an anonymous telephone bidder. It was the highlight of the […]

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