May, 2014

Oldest Authenticated Cognacs Tops Bonhams Whisky Auction

Oldest Authenticated Cognacs Tops Bonhams Whisky Auction

Very old and ultra-rare cognacs led the successful sale of the Whisky, Cognac & Rare Spirits Auction on April 30 at Bonhams, the third largest international fine art auction house. The auction’s top lot and front cover catalog highlight, a 1762 vintage Gautier that is one of the oldest authenticated cognac vintages known, experienced spirited […]

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Bidders Turn Their Eyes To Garth’s May Ohio Valley – American Decorative Arts Sale

Bidders Turn Their Eyes To Garth’s May Ohio Valley – American Decorative Arts Sale

On May 16-17, Garth’s Auctions will host a two-day auction of over 850+ lots of Early American Furniture & Decorative Arts, featuring the highly anticipated 8th Annual Ohio Valley session. The sale consists of approximately 900 lots and includes part two of the Ray and Mary Ann Meisberger Collection, as well as Ohio pottery from […]

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Charles Darwin marine chronometer from HMS Beagle for Bonhams auction

Charles Darwin marine chronometer from HMS Beagle for Bonhams auction

An important two-day marine chronometer from HMS Beagle, the legendary Admiralty survey ship that took Charles Darwin on an epic five-year voyage to South America and the Galapagos Islands, has surfaced at Bonhams. It will be offered in the 9th July Fine Clocks sale at New Bond Street, London with an estimate of £30,000-50,000. The […]

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ORIGINAL $1,000 FACE PROOF CHARTER #290 U.S. NATIONAL BANK NOTE, ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN,  SHOULD BRING $80,000-$120,000 AT PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS

ORIGINAL $1,000 FACE PROOF CHARTER #290 U.S. NATIONAL BANK NOTE, ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN, SHOULD BRING $80,000-$120,000 AT PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS

The Thursday, May 29th sale will be held in the firm’s gallery, at 74 Merrick Rd., Lynbrook, N.Y. LYNBROOK, N.Y. – An exceedingly rare proof of an original series $1,000 face proof charter #290 U.S. National Bank Note – one of only two examples in existence, with the whereabouts of the other one anybody’s guess […]

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MORE THAN 325 LOTS OF RARE ANTIQUE CLOCKS, BAROMETERS AND RELATED ACCESSORIES WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION SATURDAY, MAY 17, BY FONTAINE’S

MORE THAN 325 LOTS OF RARE ANTIQUE CLOCKS, BAROMETERS AND RELATED ACCESSORIES WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION SATURDAY, MAY 17, BY FONTAINE’S

The sale will be held at the firm’s gallery in Pittsfield, Mass., starting promptly at 11 a.m. (EDT) PITTSFIELD, Mass. – More than 325 lots of antique clocks – many of them rare examples by makers such as E. Howard & Company, Seth Thomas, Ansonia, Ithaca, Elmer O. Stennes, Foster Campos, Chelsea, Atkins, Walter Durfee, […]

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Retro Telephones Dial up £6,500 at Richard Winterton Auctioneers

Retro Telephones Dial up £6,500 at Richard Winterton Auctioneers

Two rare telephones from the 1950’s have just totalled a record £6,500 at a Staffordshire auction. The dial telephones, originally rented out by the GPO in the mid 1950’s attracted substantially increased subscription cost at the time over the standard black issue due to the colour – red and green. By the 1960’s more people […]

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Prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn’s Swan Lake costumes now selling at PFC Auctions

Prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn’s Swan Lake costumes now selling at PFC Auctions

The two costumes – estimated at a combined £10,000 – recall Fonteyn’s fascinating life of dance, romance and South American coups d’etat PFC Auctions – May 7, 2014 – Guernsey “She was always among the immortals as soon as she stepped on stage.” Two costumes worn by the great ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn are auctioning […]

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The First Printed Atlas An Unusual Perspective on Britain

The First Printed Atlas An Unusual Perspective on Britain

One of the first printed atlases, Cosmographia, showing a Greco-Roman interpretation of Britain, will be offered in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Important Books sale on Monday 19th May at their saleroom in London’s Mayfair, alongside an illuminated manuscript Book of Hours and works from Wordsworth’s library. The distorted map of Britain from the Cosmographia, 1490, […]

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A MULTI-ESTATES AUCTION FEATURING OVER 400 FRESH TO THE MARKET LOTS OF ANTIQUES AND FINE ART WILL BE SOLD MAY 18 BY MATHESON’S AUCTIONS

A MULTI-ESTATES AUCTION FEATURING OVER 400 FRESH TO THE MARKET LOTS OF ANTIQUES AND FINE ART WILL BE SOLD MAY 18 BY MATHESON’S AUCTIONS

The auction will be held at Matheson’s gallery in Melbourne, Fla., five minutes from the beach. MELBOURNE, Fla. – A spring auction featuring more than 400 fresh to the market lots of distinctive antiques and fine art, carefully selected from important and diverse collections, will be held on Sunday, May 18th, by Matheson’s Auctions, in […]

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