April, 2012

1792 Silver Center Cent Makes $1.15 Million at Heritage Auctions $29 Million+ Central States Event

1792 Silver Center Cent Makes $1.15 Million at Heritage Auctions $29 Million+ Central States Event

In an auction that made international news, one of the first coins ever struck at the United States Mint – an experimental 1792-dated copper cent with a small silver plug in its center – realized $1,150,000 as the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Platinum Night Auction, conducted in the Chicago suburb […]

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Skinner, Inc. announces results for Asian Works of Art sale held on April 20 21

Skinner, Inc. announces results for Asian Works of Art sale held on April 20 21

Skinner, Inc. today announced exceptional results for its recent Asian Works of Art sale held on April 20th and 21st. The sale grossed $3,241,279.46, including buyer’s premium, with many lots far exceeding pre-sale estimates. Judith Dowling, Director of Asian Works of Art at Skinner, offered, “There continues to be a really strong market for fine […]

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Guy Wiggins Leads Estate Offerings at Fairfield Auction

Guy Wiggins Leads Estate Offerings at Fairfield Auction

Over 300 lots will be offered at the morning sale, May 6th at Fairfield Auction. With items from choice estates in Ridgefield, Farmington and New Canaan the sale is notable in categories as disparate as modernism, rare books, fine art and Chinese art as well as the usual strong selection of American and Continental antiques. […]

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Christie’s announce Magnificent Jewels Auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in  Geneva

Christie’s announce Magnificent Jewels Auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva

On 16 May, two days after the exceptional sale of ‘Jewels for Hope: The Collection of Mrs Lily Safra’, Christie’s Geneva will hold its ‘traditional’ spring auction of ‘Magnificent Jewels’ at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. More than 340 lots estimated in excess of $50 million will be offered in Geneva, including spectacular jewels […]

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1996 NEW YORK YANKEES WORLD SERIES RING HITS IT OUT OF THE PARK FOR $15,600 AT TIM’S, INC. CABIN FEVER AUCTION HELD MARCH 25 IN BRISTOL, CT

1996 NEW YORK YANKEES WORLD SERIES RING HITS IT OUT OF THE PARK FOR $15,600 AT TIM’S, INC. CABIN FEVER AUCTION HELD MARCH 25 IN BRISTOL, CT

The 20th annual event, held at Tim’s gallery in Bristol, was one of the best Cabin Fevers ever. (BRISTOL, Conn.) – An aggressive bidder from New York stepped up to the plate and slammed one out of the park by purchasing an actual 1996 New York Yankees World Series ring once owned by former ballplayer […]

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Sotheby’s announces photographs auction in Paris on May 15

Sotheby’s announces photographs auction in Paris on May 15

Sotheby’s will auction a selection of 113 photographs by leading 19th, 20th and 21st century masters, on May 15. Ahmet Ertug (B. 1949), Société Générale, Paris: Banking Hall, 2011. C-print, mounted to aluminium and under plexiglass, framed. Signed, titled, dated and numbered on an artist’s label fixed to the reverse of the frame. Ed. 2/3 […]

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Morphy’s to host first comic books auction on April 28

Morphy’s to host first comic books auction on April 28

On April 28 Morphy Auctions will hold its first-ever single-day auction devoted entirely to comic books. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. The auction features a great grouping of early Planet Comics issues. Highlights are led by an issue #1 with a CGC grade of 9.0, […]

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Skinner, Inc. to Host Auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on May 12 in Boston

Skinner, Inc. to Host Auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on May 12 in Boston

BOSTON, Mass. – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on May 12th in its Boston gallery. The truly eclectic sale features a large variety of affordable items alongside rare works of art. Rare Pictograph Drawing on Muslin by Chief Henry One Bull (Sitting Bull’s Nephew), Lakota, titled “Symbolic pictograph […]

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Paintings by Stockport born artist Alan Lowndes to be auctioned at Bonhams

Paintings by Stockport born artist Alan Lowndes to be auctioned at Bonhams

Five stunning paintings by the celebrated artist, Alan Lowndes will be offered for sale by Bonhams in the 20th Century British and Irish Art sale, taking place on the 30th May in London. Lowndes was born in Heaton Norris a, suburb of Stockport in 1921. He was largely self- taught as an artist, but studied […]

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