July, 2012

THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT AND HARRIETT POTTER, SPANNING 50+ YEARS, PLUS OTHER IMPORTANT CONSIGNMENTS, WILL BE AUCTIONED OCT. 5th – 7th

THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT AND HARRIETT POTTER, SPANNING 50+ YEARS, PLUS OTHER IMPORTANT CONSIGNMENTS, WILL BE AUCTIONED OCT. 5th – 7th

The three-day auction will be conducted by Showtime Auction Services in Ann Arbor, Mich. (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) – The lifetime collection of Robert and Harriett Potter – a vast accumulation of fire fighting memorabilia and other items, spanning 50-plus years – will be sold Oct. 5-7 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council […]

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LAP DESK AND QUILL USED TO WRITE AND SIGN THE TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO IN 1848 WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th, BY AUMANN AUCTIONS, INC., IN PIERCE, NEBRASKA

LAP DESK AND QUILL USED TO WRITE AND SIGN THE TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO IN 1848 WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th, BY AUMANN AUCTIONS, INC., IN PIERCE, NEBRASKA

The items were found on a small farm in Nebraska and will now be offered in a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a true piece of American history. Rarely do rare, important items such as these come up for bid. Not surprisingly, several museums have already expressed keen interest. (PIERCE, Neb.) – The lap desk and […]

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One-of-a-kind Matchbox Prototypes  on Auction to Benefit Charity

One-of-a-kind Matchbox Prototypes on Auction to Benefit Charity

Toy Collector has joined up with Route 66 Promotions for a charity auction of ten ultra-rare prototype Matchbox model cars. Created by master modelmaker George Turner for Matchbox in the 1990s, the resin prototypes are up for auction on Toy Collector’s new market platform. All auctions start at just US$1.00 each, and Toy Collector’s commission […]

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Rockwell, Wiggins, Rivera & More Provide Great Depth to Garth’s August 4th Art Auction

Rockwell, Wiggins, Rivera & More Provide Great Depth to Garth’s August 4th Art Auction

“With names like Cassatt, Rockwell, Wiggins, Rivera, and more, Garth’s Auctions is pleased to offer a very good selection of contemporary and modern art in the August 4th auction,” exclaimed CEO Jeff Jeffers. The auction is one of two hosted annually by Garth’s featuring American & European Paintings, Fine & Decorative Arts. This event includes […]

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KELLY’S OLD CABIN BITTERS BOTTLE FROM AROUND 1863 EXPECTED TO HIT $35,000-$75,000 AT AMERICAN BOTTLE AUCTIONS NEXT SALE ENDING AUG. 19

KELLY’S OLD CABIN BITTERS BOTTLE FROM AROUND 1863 EXPECTED TO HIT $35,000-$75,000 AT AMERICAN BOTTLE AUCTIONS NEXT SALE ENDING AUG. 19

All 185 lots may be viewed online beginning Aug. 8; actual bidding will start two days later. (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – A Kelly’s Old Cabin bitters bottle, patented in 1863 and one of only a handful of light green examples known, is expected to sell for $35,000-$75,000 in an Internet and catalog auction that goes online […]

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Bonhams to auction London 1948 games poster at Olympic sale

Bonhams to auction London 1948 games poster at Olympic sale

The famous official poster for the 1948 London Olympics is the leading lot among a selection of items from the ‘Austerity Games’ to be offered at Bonhams Olympic Games sale in Knightsbridge on 25 July. Designed by Walter Herz, it shows an image of the Ancient Greek statue of a discus thrower, Discobolus, superimposed on […]

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OVER 300 FINE CHINESE CARVINGS AND WORKS OF ART WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION SATURDAY, AUG. 18th, BY ELITE DECORATIVE ARTS IN FLORIDA

OVER 300 FINE CHINESE CARVINGS AND WORKS OF ART WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION SATURDAY, AUG. 18th, BY ELITE DECORATIVE ARTS IN FLORIDA

The sale will be held in the firm’s gallery at the Quantum Town Center in Boynton Beach. (BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) – Over 300 fine Chinese carvings and works of art – to include porcelains, jade, ivory, bronze, jewelry, stone carvings and silver – will be sold to the highest bidder on Saturday, Aug. 18, by […]

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Christie’s to auction items for the estate of Bruno Giacometti

Christie’s to auction items for the estate of Bruno Giacometti

Christie’s is to offer over 30 lots from the estate of the late Bruno Giacometti (1907-2012), the youngest of the famous Giacometti brothers Alberto and Diego. Bruno Giacometti died at the age of 104 earlier this year in Zürich. His estate has been split into two parts: any painting, preparatory drawing or work of art […]

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RARE AND FINE SET OF FOUR MINTON CUPS AND SAUCERS BRINGS $3,500 AT WOODY AUCTION SALE HELD JULY 7 IN WICHITA, KAN 430 LOTS WERE SOLD

RARE AND FINE SET OF FOUR MINTON CUPS AND SAUCERS BRINGS $3,500 AT WOODY AUCTION SALE HELD JULY 7 IN WICHITA, KAN 430 LOTS WERE SOLD

The Minton set was the top lot of the auction, which featured art glass, biscuit jars and more. (WICHITA, Kan.) – A rare and fine set of four Minton cups and saucers, nearly flawless except for a hairline crack on one cup and some repair work to another, sold for $3,500 at an auction held […]

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