May, 2011

Original Star Spangled Banner Fragments for Heritage Auction

Original Star Spangled Banner Fragments for Heritage Auction

Two superbly documented fragments of the original Star Spangled Banner, which inspired America’s national anthem in 1814 as it flew in defiance of the British over Ft. McHenry in Baltimore, MD, and were later in the collection of a Philadelphia museum, are expected to bring $60,000+ when they come up for bid as part of […]

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Christies 29 May Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art Sale Results

Christies 29 May Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art Sale Results

Ruoh-Ling Keong, Head of Christie’s Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art, commented, “The success of this auction exemplifies the exceptional breadth and diversity of the Southeast Asia category. The highly positive reception of the sale shows it struck a solid balance between the two pillars of modern and contemporary art, with significant cross-buying from the […]

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THE LIVING ESTATE OF BRADY C. JEFCOAT, ECLECTIC COLLECTOR OF VINTAGE MUSIC MACHINES AND OTHER RARE ITEMS, WILL BE SOLD JUNE 18 & JUNE 24-25

THE LIVING ESTATE OF BRADY C. JEFCOAT, ECLECTIC COLLECTOR OF VINTAGE MUSIC MACHINES AND OTHER RARE ITEMS, WILL BE SOLD JUNE 18 & JUNE 24-25

The June 18 auction will be held at Winstead’s Auction Company in Yanceyville, North Carolina The June 24-25 sale will be conducted on-site, at Mr. Jefcoat’s home in Raleigh, North Carolina (YANCEYVILLE, N.C.) – Hundreds of rare and prized items from the living estate of Brady C. Jefcoat – a collector so dedicated and renowned […]

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Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings by Chang Dai-Chien Auction for $87.3 Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings by Chang Dai-Chien Auction for $87.3 Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Sotheby’s Hong Kong concluded the sale of The Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings by Chang Dai-chien with a triumphant total of HK$680 million / US$87.3 million, against a pre-sale estimate of HK$130 million / US$16.7 million. All the 25 masterpieces on offer were sold in just over an hour, and the top lot of […]

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Jazz, Blues, Folk and Rock & Roll Memorabilia Auction June 11

Jazz, Blues, Folk and Rock & Roll Memorabilia Auction June 11

Phil Weiss Auctions will present a large collection of collections at auction June 11 in Oceanside New York with bidding online and on the phone. Music Memorabilia will be featured. An 1948 concert program signed in by Armstrong and a 1947 program signed by Gillespie in Boston, a Birdland Menu signed by Charlie Parker and […]

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Zeng Fanzhi’s The Leopard Auctioned to Benfit The Nature Conservancy

Zeng Fanzhi’s The Leopard Auctioned to Benfit The Nature Conservancy

The Leopard by renowned Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi (born 1964), sold for HK$36 million/US$4.63 million at Christie’s Evening Sale of Asian Contemporary Art on 28 May 2011, with proceeds going to support The Nature Conservancy, a non-profit environmental organization. The buyer, Chinese entrepreneur Zhao Zhijun will display The Leopard at his private museum at […]

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John Moran May 17 Antiques and Fine Art Sale Auction Results

John Moran May 17 Antiques and Fine Art Sale Auction Results

John Moran Auctioneers’ May 17th Antiques and Fine Art Sale, in which half the lots consisted of vintage and antique estate jewelry, achieved an impressive $1.4 million in sales. The global audience, representing thirteen countries, displayed a strong appetite for the jewelry, buying up 94% of the lots offered. Their enthusiasm was apparently infectious, as […]

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Bronze and Ivory Figures for Bonhams Design from 1860 Auction

Bronze and Ivory Figures for Bonhams Design from 1860 Auction

One of the largest and most impressive groups of bronze and ivory figures to appear at auction in recent years comes under the hammer at the Bonhams ‘Design from 1860’ sale in London on 22 June. Elsewhere in the sale are six highly unusual stained glass windows made for the famous Belgian chocolate house, Côte […]

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Morphy’s to Auction Ron G. Gabel Antique Firearms Collection on May 28

Morphy’s to Auction Ron G. Gabel Antique Firearms Collection on May 28

Morphy’s are to auction, without reserve, the Ron G. Gabel collection of antique firearms, on Saturday, May 28, 2011. This highly regarded collection includes an extensive array of muzzle-loading sporting guns and rifles by the largest variety of Philadelphia gunmakers ever offered in public auction. Many of the early Philadelphia guns and rifles are the […]

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