June, 2011

RARE PROTOTYPE GUN BY BOSS & CO TO BE OFFERED IN GAVIN GARDINER AUCTION AUG 22

RARE PROTOTYPE GUN BY BOSS & CO TO BE OFFERED IN GAVIN GARDINER AUCTION AUG 22

FASCINATING PROTOTYPE GUN AMONG HIGHLIGHTS OF ANNUAL GLENEAGLES AUCTION A HISTORICALLY important prototype 12-bore over and under single trigger ejector gun by London gunmaker Boss & Co.. is among the highlights of Gavin Gardiner’s annual auction of Fine Modern and Vintage Sporting Guns, which will be held in association with Sotheby’s at the prestigious Gleneagles […]

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Christie’s to Exhibit The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor

Christie’s to Exhibit The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor

Christie’s has arranged for an international, three-month tour of highlights from her expansive collection that starts in September 2011 and includes stops in Moscow, London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Geneva, Paris, and Hong Kong. The tour will culminate in New York in early December with a special ten-day, museum-quality exhibition of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry, fashion, accessories, […]

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Bonhams & Butterfields Announce Fall Salon Jewelry Auction In San Francisco

Bonhams & Butterfields Announce Fall Salon Jewelry Auction In San Francisco

Bonhams & Butterfields announce its September 19, 2011 auction of Salon Jewelry and Watches in San Francisco, simulcast to Los Angeles. The sale, timed to coincide with the firm’s SoMa Estate Auction with Jewelry the day prior, will dazzle with diamonds. Leading the auction will be a diamond and platinum bracelet (est. $5,000-7,000); a diamond […]

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Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Sale Takes Over £100million

Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Sale Takes Over £100million

Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Sale brought £108,803,550 / $174,129,201 /€120,923,897 – in excess of pre-sale expectations (estimate: £74-105 million) and establishing the highest total ever achieved for any sale of Contemporary Art in London. Buyers from 14 countries participated in the auction, which achieved remarkable sell-through rates of 89.8% by lot and 93.9% by […]

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Cartoonist Barry Fantoni to Auction Times Archive at Bonhams in London

Cartoonist Barry Fantoni to Auction Times Archive at Bonhams in London

Barry Fantoni is selling his archive of 3,500 original Times cartoons at Bonhams Modern Picture sale in Knightsbridge on 19 July. Fantoni produced cartoons for the paper every weekday from 1983 – 1990, summing up the burning issues of the time with a few strokes of his pen. Some of the drawings are very much […]

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Bonhams Moving to Tunbridge Wells

Bonhams Moving to Tunbridge Wells

Bonhams is to take part of the ground floor of Royal Victoria House in the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, as its new operational base in Kent and Sussex from Monday July 4th. The building is so named as Queen Victoria stayed there presumably when taking the waters. Royal Victoria House is situated within the famous Pantiles […]

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IRS to Hold Auction in O’Fallon Illinois

IRS to Hold Auction in O’Fallon Illinois

The IRS is to hold an auction in O’Fallon on 6/30/2011 at 10:00 AM. The auction will be held at 10 a.m. at Dodge Moving & Storage at 1430 N. Frontage Road in O’Fallon. Property and can be previewed from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Sale items include a 1954 Bentley, […]

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Ahasuerus Fromanteel Cupid Clock Auctioned for £692,000

Ahasuerus Fromanteel Cupid Clock Auctioned for £692,000

A recently discovered, English ebony bracket clock attributed to Ahasuerus Fromanteel sold for a remarkable £692,000 on 28 June at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of its sale of Fine Clocks and Watches. The clock, which was found in a private European collection in mid-May this year, and had been in the same family […]

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Hart Davis Hart Sells $6.3 Million at Auction Bringing Total Sales in the First Half of 2011 to $23 Million, Up 45% From the Previous Year

Hart Davis Hart Sells $6.3 Million at Auction Bringing Total Sales in the First Half of 2011 to $23 Million, Up 45% From the Previous Year

(Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart closed the first half of the year with a successful two-day auction this weekend, realizing $6,275,781.50 against a pre-sale auction estimate of $4,597,360-$6,882,000. Bidders participated from 38 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, […]

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