March, 2010

EXTREMELY RARE 1899 UMC FACTORY BULLET BOARD IN EXCELLENT CONDITION BRINGS $11,769 IN ONLINE SALE HELD BY SOLDUSA.COM

EXTREMELY RARE 1899 UMC FACTORY BULLET BOARD IN EXCELLENT CONDITION BRINGS $11,769 IN ONLINE SALE HELD BY SOLDUSA.COM

(MATTHEWS, N.C.) – An exceedingly rare 1899 United Metal Cartridge Company factory bullet board in excellent condition sold for $11,769 in an Internet and catalog auction that ended Mar. 20-21 by SoldUSA.com. It was the first of two variations and the rarer variety, better known as the “Elk Scene” board. It was also the top […]

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Queen Victoria Stockings Auctioned in Edinburgh

Queen Victoria Stockings Auctioned in Edinburgh

A pair of Queen Victoria’s black and white hand-stitched silk stockings have been sold at Lyon and Turnbull for almost £700, in Edinburgh. The hammer price was £690 as part of a fine antiques sale. Lyon and Turnbull said the sale of the underwear, attracted interest from “Victoriana” collectors worldwide. Specialist Lee Young said: “Examples […]

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Superman Comic Auctioned for $1.5 Million

Superman Comic Auctioned for $1.5 Million

A 1938 Superman comic has sold for $1.5 million in an online auction. The comic, which originally cost 10 cents, was sold by comic experts ComicConnect.com and went to an anonymous bidder. It is one of around only 100 copies of this issue, but was in very good condition. Stephen Fishler founder of ComicConnect explained […]

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Archives International to Auction Banknotes, Stocks, Bonds and Security Printing Ephemera

Archives International to Auction Banknotes, Stocks, Bonds and Security Printing Ephemera

Archives International Auctions and Dr.Robert Schwartz announce the auction of rare and historic worldwide banknotes, security printing ephemera, stocks and bonds from the American Bank Note Company archives to take place in Englewood, New Jersey April 15th and 16th, 2010. Dr.Robert Schwartz, President of Archives International Auctions, originated the well received American Bank Note Company […]

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Bonhams London First Fine Jewellery Auction of the Year

Bonhams London First Fine Jewellery Auction of the Year

Bonhams Jewellery Department Looks to Emulate Success of 2009 with Outstanding April Sale A magnificent 14.6 carat diamond pendant expected to fetch £200,000 – 300,000 is to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street as part of its first Fine Jewellery sale of the year on 21st April 2010. The sale also features four single […]

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Vintage World Cup Posters for Auction at Christie’s

Vintage World Cup Posters for Auction at Christie’s

Christie’s South Kensington sale on 13 May 2010 will offer approximately 200 lots, embracing the best of illustrative and graphic poster design. With a particular emphasis on football and the World Cup as the 2010 South African tournament prepares to commence in June, estimates range from £600 to £15,000, offering the chance to indulge in […]

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Javanese Artist Raden Saleh Painting to be Offered at Christie’s Auction in Hong Kong

Javanese Artist Raden Saleh Painting to be Offered at Christie’s Auction in Hong Kong

An extremely rare work by the celebrated 19th century Javanese artist Raden Sarief Bustaman Saleh will lead the sale of Christie’s Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art in Hong Kong on 30 May. Titled “Javanese Landscape, with Tigers Listening to the Sound of a Travelling Group” (estimate: HK$10,000,000 – 14,000,000 /US$1,282,000 – 1,795,000), this extraordinary […]

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Cat Auction Services Returns to Houston

Cat Auction Services Returns to Houston

Cat Auction Services, recognized the world over for its commitment to building customer loyalty, announced recently that it will hold an unreserved public auction in Houston, Texas, on Thursday, April 22 beginning at 9 a.m. at Houston Raceway Park (2525 FM565 South, Baytown, Texas). This marks the company’s third Houston-based auction in recent months and […]

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Unique Lion Sewing Machine for Bonhams Auction

Unique Lion Sewing Machine for Bonhams Auction

The only surviving privately owned example of a Victorian ‘Lion’ treadle lock-stitch sewing machine is for sale at Bonhams Fine Mechanical Music and Scientific Instruments auction at Knightsbridge on Wednesday 21 April. This dramatic looking machine was made in 1868 for the American market by Kimball and Morton, a Glasgow based manufacturer. In the shape […]

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