September, 2010

Potter & Potter to Auction Magic Tricks, Books, Posters and Ephemera

Potter & Potter to Auction Magic Tricks, Books, Posters and Ephemera

Potter & Potter’s fall auction, scheduled for Saturday, October 23rd, at the firm’s Chicago gallery, will feature the library and collection of legendary card magician Herb Zarrow. Zarrow’s collection included a massive working library of texts in nearly every branch of magic, from close-up tricks and card magic to illusions and biography. The entire library, […]

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Works by The Glasgow Boys for Sotheby’s London Auction of Scottish Pictures

Works by The Glasgow Boys for Sotheby’s London Auction of Scottish Pictures

Sotheby’s auction of Scottish Pictures on Wednesday, 29 September, 2010, in London offers a selection of works spanning over a century, from the Glasgow Boys through the Scottish Colourists, to modern works by living artists. The 152 lots are expected to bring in the region of £2.4 million. Peter Howson, Hotel Imperial – The Last […]

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Crosby Garrett Helmet for Christie’s Antiquities Auction

Crosby Garrett Helmet for Christie’s Antiquities Auction

Christie’s South Kensington will offer the Crosby Garrett Helmet from Roman Britain, in their antiquities auction on on 7 October. Discovered in Cumbria, in May 2010, the Crosby Garrett Helmet dates from the late 1st-2nd Century A.D. and is one of only three comparable examples ever to have been discovered in the United Kingdom in […]

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Heritage appoints Matt Rubinger as Director of Luxury Accessories

Heritage appoints Matt Rubinger as Director of Luxury Accessories

Heritage Auction Galleries has announced the appointment of Matthew Rubinger to the position of Consignment Director for its newly formed Luxury Accessories category, encompassing high-end handbags, luggage, wallets, belts and all associated accompaniments. “Matt has a world of experience that belies his age,” said Tiffany Dubin, Vice President of Business Development at Heritage, with whom […]

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Bonhams Sells Royal British Legion Replica Spitfire Prior to  Auction

Bonhams Sells Royal British Legion Replica Spitfire Prior to Auction

A replica Supermarine Spitfire owned by The Royal British Legion has been sold by Bonhams for an above-estimate sum, ahead of auction. The replica plane was due to be auctioned at the Goodwood Revival sale on 17 September and had attracted a pre-sale estimate of £50,000 – 60,000. The new owner, Michael Oliver, chairman of […]

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Sotheby’s to Host Divine Comedy Exhibition in New York

Sotheby’s to Host Divine Comedy Exhibition in New York

Sotheby’s will present Divine Comedy, an exhibition that will spotlight humor in the visual arts through the lens of Dante’s epic poem. Drawing on Sotheby’s expertise across many different collecting categories and time periods, the exhibition of approximately 80 works will place Contemporary art in dialogue with Antiquities, African Art, Old Master paintings, 19th Century […]

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Early American Motorcycles Added To Bonhams Las Vegas Auction

Early American Motorcycles Added To Bonhams Las Vegas Auction

Bonhams is delighted to announce the addition of over a dozen early American motorcycles from a private Long Island, New York, collection to its first annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction. Consisting of some the most significant names and most desirable models in motorcycling history – including an incredibly rare original paint Flying Merkel – the […]

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Sotheby’s Announce Second Greek Art Auction of 2010

Sotheby’s Announce Second Greek Art Auction of 2010

Sotheby’s have announced that it’s second Greek Sale of 2010 will take place in London on Monday, 22 November, 2010 and it will presenting rare and important works by eminent names in the field such as Nicos Hadjikiriakos-Ghika, Spyros Papaloukas and Constantinos Volanakis. Nicos Hadjikiriakos-Ghika, Mistras, oil on canvas, 129 by 194cm., 50¾ by 76¼in., […]

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Antiquorum Auctioneers to Launch DirectBid

Antiquorum Auctioneers to Launch DirectBid

On September 29th, Antiquorum Auctioneers, the world’s premier watch auctioneer, will be launching a continuous online auction platform, called DirectBid. Given that today’s collectors face the pressures of an increasingly demanding schedule and lifestyle, Antiquorum recognized a need for an auction platform that permits its clients to buy watches on their own schedule, while still […]

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Sotheby’s London To Host Magnificent Books, Manuscripts and Drawings Auction

Sotheby’s London To Host Magnificent Books, Manuscripts and Drawings Auction

Sotheby’s London will hold a sale of ‘Magnificent Books, Manuscripts and Drawings from the Collection of Frederick, 2nd Lord Hesketh, The Property of the Trustees of the 2nd Baron Hesketh’s Will Trust’, on 7th December. The selection of books, manuscripts and drawings from this distinguished collection was built up by successive generations of the family, […]

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Collection of Japanese Works of Art to Sell at Bonhams

Collection of Japanese Works of Art to Sell at Bonhams

One of the world’s most important and comprehensive single owner collections of Japanese Gentleman’s accessories will be sold in a series of sales at Bonhams New Bond Street, with the first sale taking place on November 9th 2010. This private collection was formed by the late environmentalist, mountaineer, scholar and collector Edward Wrangham OBE. Influenced […]

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Bonhams to Auction Paintings Showing 19th Century  London Poverty

Bonhams to Auction Paintings Showing 19th Century London Poverty

Three paintings by Augustus Edwin Mulready of London street scenes inhabited by impoverished children, are to be sold at Bonhams 19th Century Paintings auction on 29th September 2010, New Bond Street, London. Mulready (1844-1904) frequently highlighted the social issues of the Victorian era in his works, particularly the poverty experienced by homeless street children who […]

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