• 26
    Apr

Auction Report: Circa 1860 Firefighters’ Handtub & Pumper Brings $99,000

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A firemen’s Hunnemann hand-drawn handtub with pumper, built in 1860 and beautifully restored after a barn fire, sold for $99,000 at a multi-estate sale held Apr. 9-11, 2010 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. Nearly 2,000 lots from several major collections in an array […]

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  • 25
    Apr

Rare 1890 Munch Masterpiece to Highlight Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Sale

NEW YORK – One of the most important works by Edvard Munch remaining in private hands—“Fertility”—is the cover lot for Christie’s upcoming Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, slated for May 4, 2010. Painted in the late 1890s, “Fertility” was originally purchased in 1902 by Dr. Max Linde, the German patron responsible for helping […]

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  • 20
    Apr

Christie’s Russian Art Sale Offers Pieces from 18th to 21st Centuries

NEW YORK – Christie’s Russian Art sale, slated for April 23, 2010 in Manhattan comprises an extensive representation of the history of Russian Art from 18th-century works of art to 21st-century paintings, with a silver and enameled Imperial presentation charger by Sazikov leading an impressive section of 210 works of art, highlighted by a wide […]

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  • 20
    Apr

Auction Report: Hunting, Advertising & Militaria Sale Hits the Target

MATTHEWS, N.C. – An exceedingly rare 1899 United Metal Cartridge Company factory bullet board in excellent condition sold for $11,769, making it the top-selling item in an Internet and catalog auction hosted by SoldUSA.com that ended on March 21, 2010. The bullet board was the first of two variations, and the rarer variety—better known as […]

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  • 20
    Apr

Collector Books Introduces Two New Print Titles, Nine New eBooks

Collector Books, which is dedicated to bringing the most up-to-date information and values to collectors in an attractive high quality format, has announced the release of two new print titles, as well as the rollout of nine out-of-print books that are now available in eBook format. The two new releases are: “Schroeder’s Antiques Price Guide” […]

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  • 14
    Apr

Yogi Berra’s ‘Perfect Game’ Uniform Highlights Sports Memorabilia Auction

WESTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Grey Flannel Auctions’ Summer Games Auction, on which bidding will end onApril 14, is packed with desirable game-worn apparel, jewelry, trophies, and game-used equipment autographed by superstars of baseball, football, basketball and hockey. The centerpiece of the nearly 1,100 lots to be sold is the New York Yankees pinstriped uniform Yogi Berra […]

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  • 12
    Apr

Selections from the Baio Collection of Photographs Go on the Block

NEW YORK – Selections from the Baio Collection of Photographs—which embraces many of the photographic techniques and methods used over the last 170 years, with a central theme running through its diverse imagery: children—will be put up for auction on April 15, 2010, at Rockefeller Center. The sale will be facilitated by Christie’s New York. […]

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  • 12
    Apr

Emperor Maximilian Diamond, Catherine the Great Brooch Highlight Jewelry Auction

NEW YORK – Two exceptional jewels with fascinating histories—the Emperor Maximilian Diamond and the Catherine the Great Emerald and Diamond Brooch—will highlight Christie’s first major jewelry sale of the year on April 22, 2010 and set the tone for what promises to be another exceptionally strong year for rare jewels in the global auction market. […]

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  • 7
    Apr

Three Spectacular Auctions Highlight Christie’s Spring Season of Photographs

NEW YORK – The three separate sales of photograph collections, include two single-owner collections–“Three Decades with Irving Penn: Photographs from the Collection of Patricia McCabe” and “Selections from the Baio Collection of Photographs”–as well as a “Photographs (Various Owners)” the sale, facilitated by Christie’s, will offer a selection of works that range from the late […]

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  • 6
    Apr

Elvis’ Original 1957 Contract to Purchase Graceland to Be Sold at Auction

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – Philip Weiss Auctions is offering yet another blockbusting piece of rock ‘n’ roll history: the original contract to purchase Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., in 1957, signed by Elvis Presley and both his parents. This auction comes on the heels of Philip Weiss Auciton’s a successful sale of the original marriage certificate issued […]

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