October, 2013

Papua New Guinea ritual pestle for auction at Bonhams New York

Papua New Guinea ritual pestle for auction at Bonhams New York

Bonhams will offer a rare bird-shaped pestle pommel from the Central Highlands of Papua, New Guinea, made between circa 4000-1000 BC in the African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art auction on November 14 (est. $15,000-20,000). Confirmed by petrographic study as one of the earliest works of Oceanic art ever to come to auction, pestles such as […]

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Guy Gibson letter to be auctioned at Bonhams

Guy Gibson letter to be auctioned at Bonhams

An extremely rare handwritten letter from war hero Guy Gibson to a friend in India written just five weeks after the famous Dam Busters raid which he led is to be sold at Bonhams sale of Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs in London on 12 November. It seems to be the only handwritten letter […]

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KENO AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES FALL SALE OF IMPORTANT FINE AND DECORATIVE ARTS   WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013 AT 127 EAST 69TH STREET

KENO AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES FALL SALE OF IMPORTANT FINE AND DECORATIVE ARTS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013 AT 127 EAST 69TH STREET

Keno Auctions is pleased to announce its upcoming sale of Fine and Decorative Arts on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 127 East 69th Street at 12 Noon. A total of 81 lots will be offered, featuring works drawn from a cross-section of styles and genres, from the 17th to 20th centuries. “Sometimes, the best things […]

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Apollo 11 Flown Crew-Signed Commemorative Cover for Heritage Auction

Apollo 11 Flown Crew-Signed Commemorative Cover for Heritage Auction

An Apollo 11 flown Commemorative Cover, signed by the crew directly from the collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, could sell for $40,000+ leads a stellar line up of space-flown objects and important private collections in Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 1 Space Exploration Signature® Auction in Dallas. One of the more unusual items saw […]

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Asian Decorative Arts auction at Bonhams takes over $2 million

Asian Decorative Arts auction at Bonhams takes over $2 million

Bonhams Asian Decorative Arts auction on October 9 followed directly on the heels of the firm’s Samurai auction which successfully concluded in the New York sales room the prior day. The San Francisco auction was a solid success, achieving a result of more than $2.15 million with 84% of the lots sold. The sale saw […]

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Enigma enciphering machine for auction at Bonhams

Enigma enciphering machine for auction at Bonhams

Headlining Bonhams Cameras, Scientific Instruments and Mechanical Music sale in London’s Knightsbridge on October 29th is a rare three-rotor German Enigma enciphering machine (1944) by Heimsoeth & Rinke, Serial No. 19088. It is expected to fetch between £30,000 and £50,000. The Enigma comes complete with its original I, III and V rotors with Bakelite thumbwheels […]

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GIACOMETTI MASTERPIECE TO HEADLINE CHRISTIE’S IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART AUCTION

GIACOMETTI MASTERPIECE TO HEADLINE CHRISTIE’S IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART AUCTION

Alberto Giacometti’s (1901-1966) Diego en chemise écossaise, estimated at $30—50 million, will lead Christie’s November 5 Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York. This painting is among the most compelling renderings Alberto ever produced of his brother Diego, his most frequent and by now signature subject. Diego en chemise écossaise showcases the […]

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OVER 650 LOTS OF FINE ART GLASS, FRENCH CAMEO, ROYAL BAYREUTH AND QUALITY ANTIQUES WILL COME UP FOR BID NOV. 8th & 9th BY WOODY AUCTION

OVER 650 LOTS OF FINE ART GLASS, FRENCH CAMEO, ROYAL BAYREUTH AND QUALITY ANTIQUES WILL COME UP FOR BID NOV. 8th & 9th BY WOODY AUCTION

The two-day event will be held at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri. (ST. CHARLES, Mo.) – More than 650 lots in a wide range of collecting categories – art glass, French cameo, Royal Bayreuth and quality antiques – will come up for bid on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, at the […]

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RARE MEMENTO OF OLYMPIC HISTORY UNDER THE HAMMER AT RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS

RARE MEMENTO OF OLYMPIC HISTORY UNDER THE HAMMER AT RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS

A small but rare memento of the modern Olympic Games has come to light after many years languishing in a loft. It is a Judge’s badge and accompanying Participation medal from the 1908 London Olympic Games, (together with the associated event programme). The medal and badge were both struck by Vaughton of Birmingham. These are […]

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