December, 2009

Bonhams Hong Kong First Whisky Auction Success

Bonhams Hong Kong First Whisky Auction Success

Bonhams pioneering rare vintage whisky auction on 27 November 2009, the first in Hong Kong, was a resounding success with 100% sold by lot, achieving a sale total of HK$609,990. Aficionados of fine and rare whiskies had the unparalleled opportunity to bid for some of the most prized single malt whiskies to go to block […]

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Saffronart to Launch Mobile Bidding on iPhone

Saffronart to Launch Mobile Bidding on iPhone

Saffronart, the world’s largest fine-art online auction house announces the launch of its new and innovative mobile application that enables auction participants to bid for their favorite art works and jewelry on the Apple iPhone. Starting December 8, 2009, Saffronart’s mobile application is available for download at www.saffronart.com and through Apple’s App Store. A pioneer […]

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PAIR OF IMPORTANT AND PROMINENT LOCAL ESTATES WILL HEADLINE THE 26th ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY AUCTION PLANNED BY TOM’S AUCTIONS IN VIRGINIA

PAIR OF IMPORTANT AND PROMINENT LOCAL ESTATES WILL HEADLINE THE 26th ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY AUCTION PLANNED BY TOM’S AUCTIONS IN VIRGINIA

(IVOR, Va.) – A pair of prominent and important local estates will headline the 26th annual New Year’s Day sale planned by Tom’s Auctions & Appraisals of Suffolk, Va. The sale will be held at the old Ivor High School (now the Ivor Municipal Building), at 8420 Bell Avenue in Ivor, off Route 460, at […]

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Largest Single-Owner U.S. Auction of 2009  Hammers in Chicago

Largest Single-Owner U.S. Auction of 2009 Hammers in Chicago

Hart Davis Hart sells 100% of lots realizing $4.6M at December 5th auction (December 8, 2009 – Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart capped off the year with the largest single-owner auction in the US in 2009, realizing $4,567,158 against a pre-sale auction estimate of $3,000,850-4,484,690. The headliner of the auction was a massive fifty-eight […]

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Glenfiddich Whisky Auctioned for $38,000

Glenfiddich Whisky Auctioned for $38,000

A rare and precious bottle of Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, was today auctioned for charity by Christie’s, at a price of $38,000. One of the rarest and most precious expressions of authentic Single Malt Whisky ever released by Scotland’s most distinguished distillery, the bottle of Glenfiddich 50 Year Old was […]

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E. Charlton Fortune Masterpiece Highlights November Auction of California and American Paintings and Sculpture

E. Charlton Fortune Masterpiece Highlights November Auction of California and American Paintings and Sculpture

The November 23, 2009 auction of California and American Paintings and Sculpture at Bonhams & Butterfields offered a wide array of important Western scenes, Plein Air, Society of Six, and land and cityscapes by noted California and American artists. The Los Angeles-based sale brought more than $2.7-million and established a new world auction record for […]

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Hendrick Goltzius “Jupiter and Antiope” Highlights Sotheby’s Sale

Hendrick Goltzius “Jupiter and Antiope” Highlights Sotheby’s Sale

A monumental masterpiece (48 x 70 in. (122 x 178 cm)) by the great 17th century Dutch artist Hendrick Goltzius will be offered early next year in Sotheby’s sale of Important Old Master Paintings in New York on 28 January 2010. Goltzius’ paintings are extremely rare and Jupiter and Antiope is the most important by […]

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Works of Art from Africa and Oceania Set Records at Sotheby’s

Works of Art from Africa and Oceania Set Records at Sotheby’s

After a hugely popular four-day viewing – attended by 1300 people – Sotheby’s Paris sale of exceptional works of art from Africa and Oceania attracted a packed saleroom throughout, with ferocious competition between telephone bidders and collectors in the saleroom. The sale total of over €5 million ($7.9 million) represented a selling-rate of 83% by […]

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Scott Weiland Announces Auction of Personal Items and Memorabilia to Benefit His ArchAngel Organization

Scott Weiland Announces Auction of Personal Items and Memorabilia to Benefit His ArchAngel Organization

Scott Weiland, the charismatic lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, will offer the public a rare glimpse into his personal life next week as he auctions off a variety of clothing and personal affects to benefit his ArchAngel Organization. Weiland formed ArchAngel when his brother, Michael Weiland, passed away in early 2007 after a long […]

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