July, 2013

Bonhams to auction Montana Dueling Dinosaurs on November 19

Bonhams to auction Montana Dueling Dinosaurs on November 19

Bonhams will auction the “Montana Dueling Dinosaurs” on November 19, with an estimate of $7,000,000-9,000,000. The two virtually complete dinosaur skeletons, a carnivore and a herbivore, were found fossilized together in Hell Creek, Montana in 2006. Dubbed the “Dueling Dinos,” the specimens are preserved in a sensational pre-historic death match between predator and prey. The […]

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Skinner Americana Auction Adds Online-only Section to the Traditional August Event

Skinner Americana Auction Adds Online-only Section to the Traditional August Event

Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Furniture and Decorative Arts on August 11th at its Marlborough gallery. Skinner’s “August Americana” sale continues to be a highlight of the summer auction calendar, and this year Skinner is pleased to introduce a 9-day, online-only component to this annual event. From August 5th through August 13th […]

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1541 English Great Bible Realizes $9,500 in Cordier’s Spring Auction

1541 English Great Bible Realizes $9,500 in Cordier’s Spring Auction

A 1541 English Great Bible sold for $9,500 while an 18th century verge watch with chatelaine realized $7,500 in Cordier Auctions’ Spring Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction on May 18 and 19. Other highlights of the sale included an enameled and jeweled padlock watch at $5,500, a 1.97 carat diamond solitaire at $8,500 […]

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Wayne Gretzky Stick For Heritage Auction

Wayne Gretzky Stick For Heritage Auction

The hockey stick that Wayne Gretzky used in 1974, at the tender age of 13, to score the 1,000th goal of his lifetime is expected to bring $20,000+ when it crosses the auction block in Chicago on Thursday, Aug. 1 as part of Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night Sports event. A contemporary account in the April […]

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OVER 150 LOTS FROM THE ESTATE OF COUNT AND COUNTESS CLAES-ERIC DE LEWENHAUPT OF SWEDEN WILL HEADLINE ELITE DECORATIVE ARTS NEXT SALE

OVER 150 LOTS FROM THE ESTATE OF COUNT AND COUNTESS CLAES-ERIC DE LEWENHAUPT OF SWEDEN WILL HEADLINE ELITE DECORATIVE ARTS NEXT SALE

The Aug. 10 event will feature fine porcelain, silver, bronzes, estate jewelry, art glass and more. (BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) – Around 150 lots from the estate of Count and Countess Claes-Eric de Lewenhaupt of Sweden will headline a multi-estate auction planned for Saturday, Aug. 10, at 1 p.m. (EDT), at the gallery of Elite Decorative […]

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Italian sportscars to feature at Bonhams Quail Lodge auction

Italian sportscars to feature at Bonhams Quail Lodge auction

Bonhams announce its impressive assembly of Italian sports cars for its fast approaching 16th annual Carmel motorcar auction on August 16th. After announcing earlier this spring the consignment of some truly exceptional and noteworthy Italian cars – most notably the one-off 1954 New York Auto Show, 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé Vignale currently on display […]

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Antiquities-Saleroom reprises Discovery Auction, July 31

Antiquities-Saleroom reprises Discovery Auction, July 31

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – Antiquities-Saleroom unveils their second Ancient / Ethnographic Art Discovery auction of the year, slated for Wednesday, July 31, 2013. LiveAuctioneers.com and Artfact.com will provide Internet live bidding. The sale will be patterned after their successful April Discovery auction, which was conceived as a “house-cleaning” auction for their sister company, Artemis Gallery […]

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Chinese flambe glazed bottle vase auctions for £337,250 at Bonhams

Chinese flambe glazed bottle vase auctions for £337,250 at Bonhams

A very fine and rare Imperial Chinese flambé-glazed bottle vase with an incised Qianlong seal mark of the period was sold today, 23 July, for £337,250 at Bonhams auction of the contents of Trelissick House, Cornwall. It had been estimated at £70,000-100,000. It was acquired by a collector in mainland China. Trelissick House is the […]

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Heritage to Auction Earliest Known Cover Of The Beatles White Album

Heritage to Auction Earliest Known Cover Of The Beatles White Album

The lowest possible numbered cover of The Beatles’ famous The White Album, No. A0000001 — given to a top Capitol Records executive in 1968 — is expected to realize $20,000+ to lead a trove of important Beatles albums and memorabilia in Heritage Auctions’ Entertainment & Music Memorabilia auction Aug. 10 in Dallas. Nearly 100 lots […]

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CORDIER AUCTIONS TO SELL INSCRIBED 1894 WINCHESTER, CIVIL WAR CHEVRON AND EDGED WEAPON COLLECTION IN JULY 28 SALE

CORDIER AUCTIONS TO SELL INSCRIBED 1894 WINCHESTER, CIVIL WAR CHEVRON AND EDGED WEAPON COLLECTION IN JULY 28 SALE

Cordier Auctions will hold their Summer Firearms and Militaria Auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on July 28. Highlights of the sale include a name inscribed 1894 Winchester from the Gold Rush era, a superb Civil War hand painted chevron and hand calligraphed Civil War Record, and a nice selection of edged weapons from a private collection. […]

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MAHOGANY HALF TESTER YOUTH-SIZE BED BRINGS $29,900 AND AN R.J. HORNER CARVED OAK 9-TUBE GRANDFATHER CLOCK HITS $21,850 AT STEVENS AUCTION

MAHOGANY HALF TESTER YOUTH-SIZE BED BRINGS $29,900 AND AN R.J. HORNER CARVED OAK 9-TUBE GRANDFATHER CLOCK HITS $21,850 AT STEVENS AUCTION

They were the top lots at the sale of the contents of Green Gables, a mansion in Jackson, Tenn. (JACKSON, Tenn.) – A mahogany half tester youth-size bed made around 1860 by C. Lee gaveled for $29,900, and a fine R.J. Horner carved oak nine-tube grandfather clock from about 1890 chimed on time for $21,850 […]

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AUCTION RECORD FOR PAUL CADMUS SET AT SWANN GALLERIES AMERICAN ART AUCTION

AUCTION RECORD FOR PAUL CADMUS SET AT SWANN GALLERIES AMERICAN ART AUCTION

An outstanding collection of Paul Cadmus drawings led the bidding at Swann Galleries’ first stand-alone auction of American Art on June 13. The drawings, from the artist’s late-career Nantucket Man series, all featured Cadmus’s longtime lover Jon Anderson. Anderson met Cadmus in Nantucket in 1965, and their 30-year collaboration explored all aspects of the male […]

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