• 12 Jan
    2011

Auction of Malcolm Forbes’ Models Ship & Nautical Art Collection on the Horizon

ATLANTA – The staggering lifetime collection of ship models, important nautical art and maritime collectibles of the late publishing magnate Malcolm Forbes will be sold at auction the weekend of Jan. 29-30 by Red Baron Antiques. “This is a rare opportunity to purchase items that were amassed over a lifetime by one of the world’s […]

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  • 3 Jan
    2011

Five Southern Estates to Populate First Stevens Auction Event of 2011

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Stevens Auction Company will kick off 2011 in style with a multi-estate sale featuring more than 600 fresh-to-the-market lots from five important Southern estates (including two from the Metro Atlanta area). Featured will be beautiful antique furniture, china, silver, hand-made rugs, fantastic lamps, original oil paintings, collectibles, hundreds of pieces of old […]

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  • 30 Dec
    2010

Lalique ‘Serpent’ Vase Brings World Record Price

DALLAS – Nick Dawes, Heritage Auction Galleries’ consignment director and auctioneer, had a feeling the Dec. 4 Signature Lalique, Art Glass and Perfume Bottles auction was going to be a success, seeing as how there were more than 415 bidders (both online and in person) competing for some 400 lots. “Art glass collectors had not seen […]

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  • 29 Dec
    2010

Horror & Sci-Fi Movie Posters, Captain Kangaroo Costume to go Up for Auction

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – Hundreds of mostly fresh-to-the-market lots—including horror and sci-fi movie posters and lobby cards and a costume worn by Captain Kangaroo—will change hands at a weekend multi-estate sale scheduled for Jan. 21-23 by Philip Weiss Auctions. Online bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com. Phone and left bids will also be accepted. “As 2010 […]

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  • 28 Dec
    2010

Rare 1882 Colt Open-Top, Ivory-Handled Revolver Aims for Top Lot Honors

ORANGE, Calif. – A late, and most welcome, consignment to Don Presley Auctions’ Jan. 1-2 auction—including a Colt 1882 open-top .44 caliber revolver—is expected to capture the attention of collectors who favor exceptional antique firearms and edged weapons. “This is a sensational collection,” said auctioneer Don Presley. “It came in late, but there’s no way […]

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  • 28 Dec
    2010

Gold & Silver Coins, R.S. Prussia to Highlight Woody Auction Event

WICHITA, Kan. – Woody Auction will ring in 2011 with a blockbusting multi-estate sale on Saturday, Jan. 22; an absolute auction (everything sells regardless of price) featuring gold and silver coins, Lowell Davis figurines, R.S. Prussia and more. Headlining the event will be the estates of Gloria Gugel of Kansas (who collected items in all […]

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  • 21 Dec
    2010

Pair Carved Alabaster Marble Sculptures of Cleopatra, Judith Crack $130,000

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A pair of carved, early Continental alabaster and marble statues of Cleopatra and Judith, each standing 23 inches tall and having exceptional detail, sold for $132,250 at a cataloged antique auction held Nov. 13 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. The statues were the top earner of the more than 500 lots sold. Overall, […]

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  • 21 Dec
    2010

Lithograph Bullet Board Featuring Battleship Scene Paces Militaria, Guns & Ammo Sale

MATTHEWS, N.C. – An original United Metal Cartridges reprint lithograph bullet board showing ships and a battleship scene and with over 170 attached cartridges, sold for $2,938 in an Internet and catalog auction that ended Nov. 20 by SoldUSA.com. Some 2,000 lots of militaria, guns, ammo and hunting and fishing collectibles changed hands in the […]

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  • 21 Dec
    2010

Watch Auction Caps $91-Million Year; Highest Annual Timepiece Total Ever at Christie’s

NEW YORK – With its final auction of the fall season on Dec. 14 in New York, Christie’s International wrapped up a record-breaking year for fine and rare watches that realized $91.2 million in total sales—the highest annual total ever achieved for watches at the global auction house. During what has emerged as a remarkable […]

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  • 21 Dec
    2010

Treasures from New York’s Madison Galleries Owners to Cross the Block in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches will conduct a single-owner, two-session auction on Jan. 10-11, 2011 offering the personal property of Mrs. Florence Rubinstein and the late Mr. Irving Rubinstein. The Rubinstein’s were the owners of the renowned Madison Galleries in New York City before retiring to Delray Beach. The […]

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