July, 2013

1665 Samuel Knibb clock auctions for £1/2million at Bonhams

1665 Samuel Knibb clock auctions for £1/2million at Bonhams

A previously unrecorded architectural table clock made circa 1665 by the famed horologist Samuel Knibb was sold at Bonhams’ Fine Clocks Sale, 9th July, for almost £1/2million. The auction attracted buyers from around the world with 80% of lots finding new homes. Standing crowds watched a lengthy rally between two bidders on the saleroom floor […]

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Bonhams to auction two ex-Bill Lomas Royal Enfields at The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show

Bonhams to auction two ex-Bill Lomas Royal Enfields at The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show

Heading Bonhams’ customary eclectic mix of motorcycles consigned to the second of its two annual collectors’ motorcycle sales at Stafford are two unique Royal Enfield racers built by former World Champion, the late Bill Lomas, which are offered for sale by the Lomas family. The first is a circa 1946 350/500cc JAP-engined ‘special’ (estimate £10,000-14,000) […]

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Manatee Galleries July 27 auction features diplomat’s Chinese porcelain collection

Manatee Galleries July 27 auction features diplomat’s Chinese porcelain collection

PALMETTO, FL – Only rarely does a collection come to the auction marketplace that can match for quality and provenance the one Manatee Galleries is offering on July 27th. The Ambassador Ragnar Petri and Mrs. Ingrid Burdin Petri collection of European and Asian fine and decorative art is a testament to the connoisseurship of two […]

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Rare white Burgundies for Bonhams July 27 auction

Rare white Burgundies for Bonhams July 27 auction

Bonhams announces its July 27 Fine & Rare Wines auction in San Francisco, simulcast in New York and Los Angeles. Highlighting the auction of more than 700 lots will be selections from the large cellar of a California collector, containing a variety of perfectly preserved white Burgundies, German Rieslings and California Cabernets. Notable offerings will […]

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Group Of Three Stooges Posters And Lobby Cards offered At Heritage Auctions

Group Of Three Stooges Posters And Lobby Cards offered At Heritage Auctions

A rare one sheet from The Three Stooges’ classic film “Playing the Ponies” may bring more than $20,000 to lead the largest collection of pre-1940s Three Stooges movie posters and lobby cards ever offered at auction in Heritages’ Movie Posters Signature® Auction July 27-28. “This is the largest and most diverse vintage Stooge poster and […]

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Christie’s auctions Apple-1 computor for $387,750

Christie’s auctions Apple-1 computor for $387,750

Christie’s has auctioned an original Apple computer, now known as the Apple-1, for $387,750 at Christie’s auction of vintage tech products, making it the highest priced item to ever be sold through Christie’s new online-only platform. The Apple-1, one of the first 25 Apple-1’s ever assembled, inscribed with the serial number 01-0025 in black ink […]

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Florentine picture panel auctioned at Bonhams

Florentine picture panel auctioned at Bonhams

A Florentine 17th century ‘pietre dure’ panel depicting a coastal scene was the prize piece at Bonhams Fine European Furniture sale yesterday, 4th July, selling for £157,250, five times its pre-sale estimate. It was brought to a Bonhams valuation day in Suffolk earlier this year where it was recognized as something rather special. This spectacular […]

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ORCHESTRION AND MECHANICAL MUSIC COLLECTION TO BE AUCTIONED AT CLARS

ORCHESTRION AND MECHANICAL MUSIC COLLECTION TO BE AUCTIONED AT CLARS

The lifetime collection of Ray Siou (1925-2013) including mechanical music rolls, player pianos, and orchestrions will be auctioned at Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, California, July, 13-14th 2013 as part of their important Fine Arts and Antiques Sale. Orchestrions and player instruments had their heyday at the turn of the 20th century before radio or […]

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WWI frontline dental surgery Rolls-Royce for Bonhams auction

WWI frontline dental surgery Rolls-Royce for Bonhams auction

A Rolls-Royce used as a mobile dental surgery during the First World War will join the impressive line-up of motor cars at this year’s Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on Friday 12th July. The 1913 Rolls-Royce 45/50hp ‘Silver Ghost’ London-to-Edinburgh Tourer (estimate £600,000 – £800,000) was bought by a wealthy Englishman for £1,016 (approximately […]

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