• 19
    Feb

Fine Art, Design, Orientalia, and Clocks on the Block at Hess Fine Auctions

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – More than 125 lots of rare and highly collectible Orientalia, fine art, design pieces, tribal art, antiquities, clocks and more will be sold in an Internet and catalog auction slated for Saturday, Feb. 22, by Hess Fine Auctions, with assistance from ATN Properties, LLC. Both companies are headquartered in St. Petersburg, […]

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  • 11
    Dec

Norman Rockwell’s ‘Saying Grace’ Achieves $46M at Sotheby’s American Art Auction

NEW YORK – Norman Rockwell’s masterpiece, “Saying Grace,” set a new record for any work sold in an American Art auction and nearly tripled the previous auction record for the artist when it achieved $46,085,000 on Dec. 4 at Sotheby’s American Art auction, soaring past its $20-million high estimate. “Saying Grace” was among a selection […]

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  • 11
    Dec

1792 George Washington-Signed U.S. Federal Bond Sets World Record Price

FORT LEE, N.J. – A historic U.S. federal bond, issued to and signed by then-President George Washington in 1792 bond soared to $265,500—with an 18-percent buyer’s premium included—becoming the most ever paid at auction for a single U.S. stock or bond. The Washington bond was the highlight of two-day, two-session catalog and Internet sale held […]

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  • 11
    Dec

Lots of Diamonds, Jewelry and Watches in Many Price Points Highlight A.B. Levy’s Sale

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – More than 200 lots of dazzling diamonds, jewelry and fine timepieces—pulled from prominent local estates and collections and spanning a broad range of price points, from a few hundred dollars to $100,000 or more—will be sold at auction Sunday, Dec. 15, at A.B. Levy’s, in the firm’s West Palm Beach […]

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  • 9
    Dec

Bob Dylan’s Historic Newport Stratocaster to Soars to Nearly $1 Million, a Guitar Record

As comedian Don Adams used to say in his 1960-s TV comedy show Get Smart: “I missed it by this… much,” Christie’s appraisers had estimated that Bob Dylan’s 1964 Fender Stratocaster would bring $300,000 to $500,000 at auction. As I mentioned in an earlier article, my guess was that the guitar would bring closer to […]

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  • 4
    Dec

‘Thrifting with the Boys’ Reality TV Show ‘Thrift Hunters’ to Premiere on Spike TV

Worthologists Jason T. Smith and Bryan Goodman—a.k.a. the boys from Thrifting with the Boys—are set to become reality television stars as their new program “Thrift Hunters” is scheduled to premiere on Spike TV on Jan. 18 at 9:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. CST). “Thrift Hunters” stars Smith and Goodman—two of the biggest gamblers in Las Vegas—as […]

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  • 19
    Nov

Roseville Pottery, Brilliant Cut Glass Collections to lead Multi-Estate Auction

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Choice items from the estate of Dr. Ray Gregory, a general surgeon from Corinth, Miss.— to include around 200 pieces of Roseville pottery collected over the course of 40 years, about 50 pieces of brilliant cut glass, dozens of pre-1900 copper kettles and more—will headline a fall antique extravaganza auction planned for […]

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  • 11
    Nov

Baseball Hall-of-Famers Mazeroski, Musial Auctions each Realize $1 Million-Plus

Baseball collectibles auctions always generate interest, but this last weekend, two auctions in particular were the focus of the sports memorabilia world as items belonging to a pair of Hall-of-Famer went on the block. First, at the 10th Annual Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory Live Auction in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, more than 200 pieces […]

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  • 7
    Nov

One of Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic Gold Medal to Sell in Online Auction

One of the four gold medals won by U.S. sporting great Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics is headed to the auction block. SCP Auctions, which specializes in sports memorabilia, says on its website that the medal will be available in its auction running Nov. 20 through Dec. 7. Owens’s achievements at the 1936 Berlin […]

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  • 5
    Nov

The Pink Star, One of the World’s Most Valuable Diamond, Could Realize $60 Million

GENEVA –The Pink Star, the most valuable diamond ever to be offered at auction, will be go under the gavel in Sotheby’s Geneva sale of Magnificent Jewels on Nov. 13, 2013. A world’s natural treasure estimated in excess of $60 million, this 59.60‐carat, oval-cut pink diamond is the largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond […]

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