June, 2012

Christie’s Daphne Guinness Collection auction total’s £476,800

Christie’s Daphne Guinness Collection auction total’s £476,800

Christie’s evening auction of The Daphne Guinness Collection; Sold to Benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation realized a total of £476,800 / $744,285 / €595,523 – far-exceeding the pre-sale estimate of £100,000. The auction offered 102 lots, including a selection of dresses, coats, skirts, tops and jackets belonging to Daphne Guinness, as well as selected photographs […]

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888 Auctions Sells Gilt Bronze French Champleve Enamel Clock

888 Auctions Sells Gilt Bronze French Champleve Enamel Clock

888 Auctions concluded a successful auction with a rare and genuine antique French Gilt-Bronze and Champlevé Enamel Clock bringing in an astounding $15,600, far exceeding the high estimate (est. $5,000-10,000). The June 21 sale comprising 450 lots, experienced robust participation from around the world with bidders from over 25 countries. From the outset, it was […]

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Christie’s Interiors Department to host Open House Sale on July 16

Christie’s Interiors Department to host Open House Sale on July 16

Christie’s Interiors Department presents the newly re-launched Open House Sale, which will take place on July 16. Victor Vasarely, TA-MA, acrylic on canvas, 1977. Estimate: $30,000 – 50,000. Photo: Christie’s Images Ltd 2012. The sale encompasses 173 lots from world renowned artists including Ruth Asawa, Sol LeWitt, Louise Lawler, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, […]

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Rare Eliot Ness Credentials Offered in Central Mass Auctions September 2012 Sale

Rare Eliot Ness Credentials Offered in Central Mass Auctions September 2012 Sale

Worcester, MA – A rare collection of credentials and memorabilia belonging to legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness has surfaced and will be offered for the first time at an important Sept 27th sale by Central Mass Auctions of Worcester, MA. Only Known Eliot Ness Credentials Ness’ Department of Justice May 14, 1932 credential (numbered 3423) […]

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Christie’s announce Signature Cellars an online auction of fine and rare wines

Christie’s announce Signature Cellars an online auction of fine and rare wines

Christie’s, announce it will launch its first online-exclusive sale for a global collecting category this summer with Signature Cellars, an auction of fine and rare wines. As the first sale in a planned series of online-only auctions that will run in parallel to the company’s traditional saleroom-based auctions, the launch marks the next major step […]

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Skinner, Inc. to host auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts on July 14

Skinner, Inc. to host auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts on July 14

Boston, MA – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts on July 14th in its Boston gallery. With over 800 lots on offer, the sale features a broad array of Continental and British ceramics, silver, glass, statuary, clocks, paintings and prints, lighting, rugs, textiles, and antique furniture. Fine Ceramics – […]

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British Olympic Hero Photograph at Cheffins Auction

British Olympic Hero Photograph at Cheffins Auction

Three Cambridge University Athletics club photographs of the teams from 1920 to 1922 which included Harold Abrahams, our British 1924 Olympic 100m champion, later depicted in the Chariots of Fire film, will be sold at Cheffins Books, Maps & Prints auction in July. Harold Abrahams (1899-1978) was a student at Gonville & Caius College from […]

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Heritage Auctions announces World Coin Internet Auctions

Heritage Auctions announces World Coin Internet Auctions

Heritage Auctions has announced that it is expanding its World Coins category to include Weekly Internet-Only Auctions at HA.com/WorldCoins, ending its practice of Monthly Internet World Coin Auctions. The first auction will start on Thursday, July 5, at 10 pm CT, continuing through the following Thursday, July 12. The next week’s auction will commence immediately […]

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Jerry Garcia guitar auctions for $62,500 at Bonhams

Jerry Garcia guitar auctions for $62,500 at Bonhams

Bonhams announced results for its Entertainment Memorabilia auction on June 24 in Los Angeles. The sale featured a wide variety of items related to Hollywood, Rock ‘n Roll and Animation Art. Highlights included pieces connected to Jerry Garcia, The Muppets, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Frank Sinatra, Flash Gordon, the Estate of Rock Hudson, the […]

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Bonhams to auction marble & bronze bust of Opera Queen

Bonhams to auction marble & bronze bust of Opera Queen

A stunning bust with an extraordinary story that moves between the worlds of early African exploration, opera, art and romance is one of the top items in Bonhams sale of Fine European Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art on July 5th in London. This marble and bronze bust of an African Queen who marries a […]

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Racing and sports cars to feature at Bonhams Quail Lodge auction

Racing and sports cars to feature at Bonhams Quail Lodge auction

Now in its 15th year, Bonhams’ summer motoring sale in Carmel, California, has earned a reputation for stellar competition cars and this year strongly supports that tradition. Following the announcement of the headlining, ultra-impressive GTC Gulf Team Davidoff 1997 McLaren F1 GTR, several other noteworthy racing and sports cars of various vintages have been consigned, […]

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Bonhams Fine Asian Works of Art June auctions bring over $5.5 Million

Bonhams Fine Asian Works of Art June auctions bring over $5.5 Million

Bonhams held a successful two-day auction of Asian Works of Art, June 19-20 in San Francisco, achieving over $ 5.5 million in sales. The auctions’ over 700 lots of predominantly Chinese art attracted a strong international bidding audience and brought strong prices in all categories. The first of the two sale days was devoted to […]

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