May, 2012

ONE OF THE RAREST COINS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, AN 1870-S $3 GOLD PIECE, MAY FETCH $2-$4 MILLION AT FOUR SEASONS AUCTION GALLERY ON JUNE 2

ONE OF THE RAREST COINS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, AN 1870-S $3 GOLD PIECE, MAY FETCH $2-$4 MILLION AT FOUR SEASONS AUCTION GALLERY ON JUNE 2

The coin, one of only two known, could be the legendary example from the Mint’s cornerstone. (ALPHARETTA, Ga.) – One of the rarest coins in American history – the legendary 1870-S $3 gold piece, only two of which are known to exist – will come up for bid on Saturday, June 2, at Four Seasons […]

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Bentley Has The Midas Touch at Baldwin’s Auction

Bentley Has The Midas Touch at Baldwin’s Auction

The Great British sping may have been a wash out so far but the sale of The Bentley Collection raised more than a few smiles (as well as hands) as part one of the collection got off to a flying start. Every single lot of the 381 lot auction sold for a spectacular £899,346 (including […]

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Hard Rock Cafe and Bonhams Auctioneers host Amsterdam Antiques Rockshow on 19 May

Hard Rock Cafe and Bonhams Auctioneers host Amsterdam Antiques Rockshow on 19 May

Tthe Antiques Rockshow will take place at the Amsterdam cafe on Saturday 19th May. Two Bonhams specialists in the world of memorabilia, Stephanie Connell and Stephen Maycock, will be present at Hard Rock Cafe (Max Euweplein 57- 61, 1017 MA Amsterdam) between 10am and 2pm and will give a appraisal to any genuine piece of […]

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Sotheby’s to auction Pablo Picasso’s Tete de Femm in Paris

Sotheby’s to auction Pablo Picasso’s Tete de Femm in Paris

Sotheby’s are to auction Pablo Picasso’s Tete de Femm (1939-41) in Paris on 30 May. This portrait of Dora Maar, consigned from a private European collection, is appearing at auction for the first time (est. €3-5 M / $4-6.6 M). Tete de Femme Picasso left Paris after war broke out in September 1939, and moved […]

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Bonhams to auction Herbert Ponting’s images of Captain Scott’s expedition to South Pole

Bonhams to auction Herbert Ponting’s images of Captain Scott’s expedition to South Pole

Three photographs taken by the pioneer of polar photography, Herbert George Ponting, of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition to the South Pole (1910-1913) are to be sold at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, as part of its Photographs Sale on 17 May 2012. Having accompanied the Terra Nova crew for almost 14 months, Ponting took over […]

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RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS TO OFFER THE BRIAN BROOKS COLLECTION OF WHISKY DISPENSERS

RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS TO OFFER THE BRIAN BROOKS COLLECTION OF WHISKY DISPENSERS

Whisky is a drink steeped in history. First distilled in Scotland in the fifteenth century, it was consumed as a means of fortification against the weather. Originally popular with the poorer classes, by the mid nineteenth century thanks to more palatable blends, a lack of French brandy being imported and aggressive marketing it became a […]

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Works by Joan Miro lead $1,277,413 Bonhams San Francisco auction

Works by Joan Miro lead $1,277,413 Bonhams San Francisco auction

The auction of fine Prints at Bonhams, May 1 in San Francisco, simulcast to Los Angeles, brought an impressive result of $1,277,413. Leading the auction were various works by Joan Miró (1893-1983). The top lot of the auction was Miró’s One Plate, from The Prints of Joan Miró, 1947, a signed etching with intricate handcoloring […]

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Christie’s New York Latin American Auction Offers Works by Modern and Contemporary Masters

Christie’s New York Latin American Auction Offers Works by Modern and Contemporary Masters

Christie’s New York Latin American sale, on May 22 and 23, will offer an exceptional selection of works by modern and contemporary masters hailing from Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and many other regions throughout the Americas. Rich in works from private collections, the two-day auction presents over 300 works by leading Latin […]

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300 Year Old Rhinoceros Horn Cup Headlines 888 Auctions Chinese Antiques & Asian Works of Art

300 Year Old Rhinoceros Horn Cup Headlines 888 Auctions Chinese Antiques & Asian Works of Art

Richmond Hill, Ont – 888 Auctions is proud to present its Chinese Antiques & Asian Works of Art sale on 24 May 2012 featuring traditional paintings, ceramics and bronze cloisonné pieces, jade and Tianhuang stone carvings, and exceptional rhinoceros horn carvings. A truly rare find can be found in 888 Auction’s first summer sale of […]

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AROUND 1,700 LOTS OF MILITARIA, SPANNING MANY GENERATIONS AND WARS, WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION JUNE 1st-2nd BY MOHAWK ARMS IN BOUCKVILLE, N.Y.

AROUND 1,700 LOTS OF MILITARIA, SPANNING MANY GENERATIONS AND WARS, WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION JUNE 1st-2nd BY MOHAWK ARMS IN BOUCKVILLE, N.Y.

The auction will be held live and online – at www.MilitaryRelics.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. (BOUCKVILLE, N.Y.) – An actual button from George Washington’s inauguration, an American War of 1812 chapeau (hat), part of a flag flown at the Battle of Gettysburg, a group of books from Adolf Hitler’s library seized by an American Major in the […]

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Garth’s Sixth Annual Ohio Valley Americana Auction

Garth’s Sixth Annual Ohio Valley Americana Auction

On May 18, Garth’s Auctions in Delaware, Ohio will host the Sixth Annual Ohio Valley Auction which features an extraordinary combination of all the best Ohio has to offer, alongside Americana and accessories including fine painted and formal furniture, stoneware, fine art, firearms, textiles and more. Rare Ohio stoneware churn, Summit County, Ohio, 1865-1880. Six-gallon […]

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Ketterer Kunst announces Special Auction New Leipzig School

Ketterer Kunst announces Special Auction New Leipzig School

With a special section in its auction of Modern Art and Post War/Contemporary Art on 9 June, Ketterer Kunst honors the works of renowned representatives of the New Leipzig School. “The works are of a remarkably high quality and impress the observer through their complexity executed with artistic perfection”, said Robert Ketterer. He continued: “Just […]

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