April, 2014

ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS BY HENRI LE SIDANER, FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE, AND LEROY NEIMAN WILL HIGHLIGHT SHANNON’S FINE ART SALE ON MAY 1st

ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS BY HENRI LE SIDANER, FREDERICK CARL FRIESEKE, AND LEROY NEIMAN WILL HIGHLIGHT SHANNON’S FINE ART SALE ON MAY 1st

A little more than 250 lots will cross the auction block, online and in Shannon’s Milford gallery. MILFORD, Conn. – Just over 250 American and European paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures – to include original oil paintings by Henri Le Sidaner, Frederick Carl Frieseke and LeRoy Neiman – will come up for bid at Shannon’s […]

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AETNA INSURANCE COMPANY REVERSE GLASS SIGN WITH MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY GAVELS FOR $51,300 AT SHOWTIME AUCTION SERVICES,  APRIL 4th thru 6th

AETNA INSURANCE COMPANY REVERSE GLASS SIGN WITH MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY GAVELS FOR $51,300 AT SHOWTIME AUCTION SERVICES, APRIL 4th thru 6th

The sign tied with an El Bart Gin tin sign for top lot in an auction that grossed over $1.3 million. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An Aetna Insurance Company (Hartford, Conn.) reverse glass painted sign with mother of pearl inlay, 34 inches square and in excellent like-new condition, sold for $51,300 at a three-day auction […]

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OVER  350 LOTS OF WELLER AND ROYAL BAYREUTH FIGURAL PORCELAINS WILL BE SOLD BY DIRK SOULIS AUCTIONS, APRIL 26th, ONLINE AND IN LONE JACK, MO

OVER 350 LOTS OF WELLER AND ROYAL BAYREUTH FIGURAL PORCELAINS WILL BE SOLD BY DIRK SOULIS AUCTIONS, APRIL 26th, ONLINE AND IN LONE JACK, MO

The pieces – many of them rare and unusual – are from the collection of Dale and Nancy Carter. LONE JACK, Mo. – A little more than 350 lots of rare and unusual Weller Pottery and Royal Bayreuth figurals from the single-owner lifetime collection of Dale and Nancy Carter will come up for bid on […]

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License to Thrill First Edition of Casino Royale Sells for £24,180

License to Thrill First Edition of Casino Royale Sells for £24,180

A first edition of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, (1953) thrilled bidders, selling for £24,180 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Modern Literature on Friday 11th April, held at their saleroom in London’s Mayfair. The first book in the 007 series, Casino Royale (1953) introduced Fleming’s renowned James Bond franchise to the world. Since it […]

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PART 2 OF THE SALE OF THE RIEGER LIFETIME COLLECTION OF PORCELAIN AND ART GLASS WILL BE HELD THURSDAY, MAY 29th, IN WICHITA, KANSAS, AT 1 P.M

PART 2 OF THE SALE OF THE RIEGER LIFETIME COLLECTION OF PORCELAIN AND ART GLASS WILL BE HELD THURSDAY, MAY 29th, IN WICHITA, KANSAS, AT 1 P.M

Part 1 of the planned 5-part series was a big success. Woody Auction will conduct all five sales. WICHITA, Kan. – Fresh from the first of a planned five-part series of auctions to liquidate the lifetime collection of mostly porcelain and fine art glass gathered over the course of five decades by the late Dr. […]

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Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions April Bibliophile Sale

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions April Bibliophile Sale

An adaptation of the French play by Charles Nodier, The Bride of the Isles, A Tale of the Vampire (1820) sold well above its estimate of £180-220 for £2,928 in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Bibliophile Sale, held yesterday Thursday 11th April. The book is itself an adaptation of the extremely popular 1819 short story by […]

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A Reminder of a Bygone Age 19th Century Nursery Teacups & Plates

A Reminder of a Bygone Age 19th Century Nursery Teacups & Plates

A poignant collection of over 50 nursery teacups and plates, made in the 19th century by children as young as eight years old, will go under the hammer in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Interiors sale on Tuesday 20th May 2014, at their Donnington Priory Saleroom. Mass produced at potteries throughout the UK, these highly collectible […]

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RETRO TELEPHONES POISED TO RING TO THE TUNE OF £3,000.. AT RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS LTD

RETRO TELEPHONES POISED TO RING TO THE TUNE OF £3,000.. AT RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS LTD

Two rare and highly sought after vintage telephones could raise up to £3,000 when offered for auction later this month, (30th April). According to experts, the two telephones are 200 Series models in pyramid shape made from acrylic and date from the mid 1950’s. This model of standard British telephone, now considered a design classic […]

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Wilkes & Curtis Ltd  – A Modern Tradition

Wilkes & Curtis Ltd – A Modern Tradition

Newly established but with years of experience, Wilkes & Curtis Ltd, are offering international bidders a fresh approach to buying at auction. In a ground-breaking initiative for a UK numismatic auction house, Wilkes & Curtis will be offering bidders a regular calendar of four online-only auctions a year, with a specific focus on Islamic and […]

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Caren Archive Treasures Auction For $1.3 Million At Bonhams New York

Caren Archive Treasures Auction For $1.3 Million At Bonhams New York

Bonhams extraordinary sale of historical paper, titled Treasures from the Caren Archive: How History Unfolds on Paper, realized $1,370,000 on April 7. The 300 lots on offer were selections from The Caren Archive, the property of Eric Caren. They included rare newspapers, broadsides, photographs, books and manuscripts dating from the 16th century through the 1960s. […]

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A SET OF SIX DIMINUTIVE CHINESE 19th CENTURY PORCELAIN FAMILLE ROSE PANELS GAVELS FOR $57,600 AT NADEAU’S AUCTION GALLERY ON MARCH 29

A SET OF SIX DIMINUTIVE CHINESE 19th CENTURY PORCELAIN FAMILLE ROSE PANELS GAVELS FOR $57,600 AT NADEAU’S AUCTION GALLERY ON MARCH 29

The set was the top achiever of the nearly 500 lots in an auction that grossed about $875,000. WINDSOR, Conn. – Nadeau’s Auction Gallery saved the best for last on March 29th when lot #607 – the final item to come up for bid, a set of six diminutive Chinese 19th century porcelain famille rose […]

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BOLD ORIGINAL GOUACHE PAINTING BY ALEXANDER CALDER, TITLED LOOPS FILLED IN, GARNERS $78,200 AT COTTONE AUCTIONS’ MARCH 29 FINE ART SALE

BOLD ORIGINAL GOUACHE PAINTING BY ALEXANDER CALDER, TITLED LOOPS FILLED IN, GARNERS $78,200 AT COTTONE AUCTIONS’ MARCH 29 FINE ART SALE

A signed and numbered colored linocut by Pablo Picasso also brought $78,200 at the auction. GENESEO, N.Y. – A bold original gouache painting by the renowned American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976), titled Loops Filled In, signed lower right and dated (1972), measuring 23 inches by 31 inches, sold for $78,200 at the annual Winter Fine […]

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