February, 2014

Rare Books Sell For Record Breaking Prices at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

Rare Books Sell For Record Breaking Prices at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

Two books are believed to have set record auction prices yesterday at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of the Library of a Gentleman. One of these was Jacob Christian Schaeffer’s early work on fungi that sold for £24,180. Overall, the single owner collection of natural history books was eagerly received by bidders, with 92% of […]

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Japanese Screens For Bonhams New York Auction

Japanese Screens For Bonhams New York Auction

The Fine Japanese Works of Art sale on March 19 at Bonhams will feature a variety of elegantly painted screens. The iconic art form, which is both decorative and functional, has been extant in Japan since the 8th century. A splendid example from the circle of Iwasa Matabei serves as a window to 17th century […]

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Fine Silver Reaches Fine Prices at Auction

Fine Silver Reaches Fine Prices at Auction

Fine English, Continental and Chinese Export Silver was in high demand at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Fine Silver and Objects of Vertu, held yesterday Tuesday 26th February, with many pieces eclipsing their pre-sale estimates. The closing section of Chinese Export Silver ended the sale on a high, with a pair of late 18th […]

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Full Steam Ahead for Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Transport Sale

Full Steam Ahead for Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Transport Sale

A 2 inch scale model of a Shand Mason horse drawn fire engine will see Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ steam ahead to their first transport sale of 2014, due to be held in Donnington Priory on Tuesday 18th March. A precursor to the motorised fire engine, introduced in the early 20th century, the horse drawn […]

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Around The World in an Interiors Sale

Around The World in an Interiors Sale

As the world’s art market prepares to indulge in Asia Week New York, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions will offer collectors an amuse bouche, in the form of their Wednesday 12th March Interiors sale, featuring Asian Art from private UK collections, alongside English delftware and a stunning selection of carpets to suit all budgets and tastes. […]

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ARTWORKS BY DE KOONING, SOUTINE, BOTELLO, PLUS CHINESE OBJECTS AND OTHER FINE ASIAN ANTIQUES, WILL HEADLINE ELITE DECORATIVE ARTS SALE

ARTWORKS BY DE KOONING, SOUTINE, BOTELLO, PLUS CHINESE OBJECTS AND OTHER FINE ASIAN ANTIQUES, WILL HEADLINE ELITE DECORATIVE ARTS SALE

The auction will be held March 15th in Elite’s gallery at 1034 Gateway Blvd., Boynton Beach (BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) – Original works by major listed artists such as Willem de Kooning, Chaim Soutine and Angel Botello, plus Chinese objects and other Asian antiques, will headline an estates auction slated for Saturday, March 15, by Elite […]

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UK Visa Auction

UK Visa Auction

The right to settle in Britain should be auctioned off to wealthy foreign investors, government advisers say, reports the BBC. “At present migrants can gain entry by investing £1m or more in the UK. But the Migration Advisory Committee says ordinary British citizens gain little from this. It recommends doubling the minimum investment to £2m […]

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Battle of Britain hero’s medals for auction at Bonhams

Battle of Britain hero’s medals for auction at Bonhams

A group of medals awarded to an outstanding WWII RAF pilot, Squadron Leader Billy Drake, heads the sale of military medals at Bonhams on March 12th in Knightsbridge. The most valuable group of medals in the sale – a Second World War D.S.O. and D.F.C. and bar group – awarded to Squadron Leader Billy Drake […]

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Beatles Signed Backdrop From The Ed Sullivan Show For Auction

Beatles Signed Backdrop From The Ed Sullivan Show For Auction

A piece of the backdrop from The Ed Sullivan Show, signed by the Beatles when they played the program on Feb. 9, 1964 — the beginning of Beatlemania and The British Invasion — adorned with individual drawings from each member of the band and a note from John Lennon reading, “The ‘Beatles’ were here 2/9/64”, […]

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