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1880 $4 Stella Coiled Hair Cameo coin for auction at Bonhams Los Angeles

1880 $4 Stella Coiled Hair Cameo coin for auction at Bonhams Los Angeles

Bonhams will auction an 1880 $4 Stella Coiled Hair Cameo coin, estimated to sell for between $1,000,000-1,500,000, in the September 23 Coins and Medals auction. The coin is one of many highlights from the Tacasyl Collection of Magnificent United States Proof Gold Coins on offer, a 27-strong selection assembled by a private collector of nearly […]

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Frankenstein Poster Realizes $262,900 At Heritage Auction

Frankenstein Poster Realizes $262,900 At Heritage Auction

An original 1931 poster for Frankenstein set a world record as the most valuable insert movie poster ever sold at auction when it realized $262,900 at Heritage Auctions July 27-28. The sale provided a monster payday for the collector who bought the 14 by 36 inch poster as a teenager for only a few dollars […]

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Christies to auction The Collection of Professor Sir Albert Richardson, P.R.A

Christies to auction The Collection of Professor Sir Albert Richardson, P.R.A

Christies is to auction The Collection of Professor Sir Albert Richardson, P.R.A (1880-1964) – the celebrated collector, architect and President of the Royal Academy (1954-1956), in London on 18 and 19 September 2013. All great collections are exercises in creativity and self-expression, but rarely do they give such a vivid impression of the collector’s discerning […]

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Bonhams to auction The Tacasyl Collection of gold coins in September

Bonhams to auction The Tacasyl Collection of gold coins in September

Bonhams announce the sale of “The Tacasyl Collection of Magnificent United States Proof Gold Coins” on September 23 in Los Angeles. This collection of 27 lots represents a nearly complete collection of every major gold design type issued in Proof in the US between 1836 and 1915. Each lot in this collection could be considered […]

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Chinese flambe glazed bottle vase auctions for £337,250 at Bonhams

Chinese flambe glazed bottle vase auctions for £337,250 at Bonhams

A very fine and rare Imperial Chinese flambé-glazed bottle vase with an incised Qianlong seal mark of the period was sold today, 23 July, for £337,250 at Bonhams auction of the contents of Trelissick House, Cornwall. It had been estimated at £70,000-100,000. It was acquired by a collector in mainland China. Trelissick House is the […]

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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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Aleksei Remizov tops Russian Literature auction at Bonhams New York

Aleksei Remizov tops Russian Literature auction at Bonhams New York

Aleksei Mikhailovich Remizov’s “U Lisy Bal,” (“At the Fox’s Ball”) from 1939 sold for $62,500 at Bonhams June 26 auction of Russian Literature and Works on Paper. The exquisite calligraphic poem, written in Russian, French and German, was accompanied by four eccentric ink drawings. An avant-garde take on the fables of Reynard the Fox, “U […]

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Frank Gehry fish lamp with chair base for auction at Bonhams Los Angeles

Frank Gehry fish lamp with chair base for auction at Bonhams Los Angeles

Throughout celebrated Venice Beach, Calif., based architect Frank O. Gehry’s career, the fish has been an important archetype that appears in both his architecture and design projects. Bonhams is proud to offer an example of a 1984 ‘Fish Lamp’ estimated at $70,000-90,000 in the October 7 auction of 20th Century Decorative Arts in Los Angeles. […]

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Einstein Bible auctions for $68,500 at Bonhams New York

Einstein Bible auctions for $68,500 at Bonhams New York

A Bible inscribed by Albert Einstein, in which he refers to the book as an “inexhaustible” source of wisdom and solace that deserves frequent reading, sold at Bonhams for $68,500 in the June 25 Fine Books & Manuscripts auction. Inscribed in German and signed by both Einstein and his wife Elsa in 1932, the Bible […]

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