• 12 Feb
    2013

Auction House, Damaged by Sandy, Returns with Toy, Book, Memorabilia Sales

LYNBROOK, N.Y.— Three auctions have been scheduled for February and March featuring historical memorabilia, rare books, stamps, and coins hosted by Phillip Weiss Auctions. The sales represent the return to live sales for the firm, which was displaced when its Oceanside, N.Y., building was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy and the company was forced to vacate […]

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  • 6 Feb
    2013

Auction Report: Modern People’s Republic of China Stamps Brings $126,000

WAYNE, Pa. — A group of approximately 50 People’s Republic of China stamps garnered the top bid of $126,000 at a 500-lot, Internet-only auction of Chinese and Asian objects hosted by Gordon S. Converse & Company on Dec. 26. The stamps, purchased by a bidder in China, were all 20th- and 21st-century examples and offered […]

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  • 23 Jan
    2013

Sotheby’s Institute of Art & Claremont University to Offer Master’s in Art Business

NEW YORK – Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Claremont Graduate University announced Tuesday, Jan. 22, a groundbreaking partnership establishing a new Master’s degree in Art Business. Building on the programs pioneered by Sotheby’s Institute of Art more than 40 years ago and integrating coursework from Claremont’s Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of […]

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  • 18 Jan
    2013

Doll Fetches Record $212,000 in Theirault’s Auction

(This article first appeared in DOLLS magazine) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA—A German-made character doll sold for $212,000 at a Jan. 12 auction held by Theirault’s auction house, setting a new world record for price paid for a German doll at auction. Only two others examples are known to exist of the Kammer and Reinhardt 104 model. “The greatness of this […]

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  • 17 Jan
    2013

Hollywood Chiefs’ Rare Pre-Columbian Artworks Head to Auction

BOULDER COUNTY, Co. – Items from the pre-Columbian art collections of two Hollywood notables are set for auction on Feb. 1, including museum-quality pottery, carvings, masks, gold antiquities—and a piece once owned by famed pop artist Andy Warhol. The absentee, phone and Internet-only auction, to be hosted by Antiquities Saleroom, will include 110 lots with […]

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  • 17 Jan
    2013

Revolver Retrieved from Bonnie & Clyde ‘Death Car’ Will Be Sold by Mayo Auction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A .32-caliber revolver retrieved from the stolen car driven by the outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after they were killed in a hail of bullets from a police ambush in 1934 will be sold to the highest bidder on Saturday, Feb. 2, by Mayo Auction & Realty. The Bonnie and Clyde […]

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  • 15 Jan
    2013

Allen Berk Collection Tops Major Asian Coin, Banknote and Philatelic Auction

HONG KONG – The Allen Berk lifetime collection of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes will kick off a three-day numismatic and philatelic auction set for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Harbor Plaza North Point Hotel. The collection sale, hosted by Archives International Auctions, will include more than 1,000 lots of rare and highly collectible […]

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  • 15 Jan
    2013

Rare Sinclaire Family Heirloom to be Centerpiece of A.B.C. Glass Auction

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – An original Sinclaire four-drawer cherry stemware chest, stocked with 69 rock-crystal stems in Pattern #105 will be one of hundreds of items up for auction as part of a large sale of American brilliant cut glass on Sat, March 2, 2013, at the St. Charles Convention Center. The event, hosted by Woody […]

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  • 18 Dec
    2011

Hit TV Show ‘Canadian Pickers’ Taps WorthPoint for Collectibles Expertise

ATLANTA – “Canadian Pickers,” the most popular collectibles reality TV show in Canada, and WorthPoint, the world’s leading online resource for collectors, have agreed to work cooperatively in bringing additional expert knowledge to the show’s web site. The site will include articles and other published information from WorthPoint’s Worthologists (subject-matter experts) on a wide range […]

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  • 5 Dec
    2011

Comics Auction Watch – The Two-Million-Dollar Superman

Auction Watch! It looks like Superman will be holding on to the title of the most expensive comic ever sold after last Wednesday’s Comic Connect.com auction of an Action Comics #1 in CGC 9.0 condition sold for $2,161,000. The sale smashes the previous record of $1.5 million for a copy in CGC 8.5 condition, also […]

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