• 6
    Apr

Opal & Diamond Necklace Reputedly Owned by Elsie de Wolfe To Be Sale Centerpiece

AUSTIN, Texas – A superb circa-1900 gold necklace laden with 45 carats of fine Australian fire opals, diamonds and freshwater pearls—said to have been the property of legendary interior designer Elsie de Wolfe—leads an exceptional lineup of fine and decorative art and furniture to be sold April 18, 2010 at Austin Auction Gallery. The crown […]

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  • 1
    Apr

Auction Report: Oldest Existing Original ‘Flying Car’ Soars to $65,175

ATLANTA – The oldest original “flying car”—built in 1935 and the brainchild of Frank Skroback, a retired industrial technician and electrician from Syracuse, N.Y. —soared to $65,175 at a massive weekend auction held on Mar. 13-14, 2010, by Red Baron Antiques, the Southeast’s premier auction house. The craft was meant to be flown from house […]

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  • 1
    Apr

Auction Report: Philadelphia-Made 1854 Gothic Bookcases Net $115,000

NORTHPORT, Ala. – A monumental set of four matching American Gothic bookcases, beautifully crafted in Philadelphia in 1854 and attributed to the workshop of Crawford Riddell, a noted cabinetmaker of the time, sold for $115,000 at a multi-estate sale held Mar. 13 by Hal Hunt Auctions. The bookcases—by far the top achiever in a sale […]

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  • 1
    Apr

No-Reserve Sale of Dale Gabel’s Personal Lifetime Collection Hosted by Woody’s

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The outstanding single-owner lifetime collection of Dale Gabel—a dedicated collector of antiques in a wide range of categories—will be sold without reserve (everything goes, regardless of price) the weekend of April 9-10, 2010, in the junior ballroom of the St. Charles Convention Center. More than 850 lots will cross the block […]

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  • 22
    Mar

Picasso Masterpiece from Celebrated ‘Blue Period’ to be Auctioned this Summer

LONDON – An exceptionally important and highly celebrated painting by Pablo Picasso from the artist’s celebrated “Blue Period” will be among the pieces up for auction in an Impressionist and Modern Art sale at Christie’s in London this summer. Painted by Picasso (1881-1973), considered the most influential artist of the 20th century by many, “Portrait […]

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  • 18
    Mar

Rare Kelly Tires Sign Brings $13,200 at Spring Petroliana & Advertising Auction

PEOTONE, Ill. – An extremely rare Kelly Tires double-sided tin trade sign, 24 inches in diameter and showing a lady waving while driving, sold for $13,200 at a Spring Petroliana & Advertising Auction held March 5, 2010 by Matthews Auctions, LLC. The auction was conducted on the day before the popular Chicagoland Petroliana & Advertising […]

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  • 18
    Mar

Auction Report: Three Early Detective Comics Sell for a Combined $77,790

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – Three early “Detective Comics” from the late 1930s sold for a combined $77,790 at a multi-estate sale held the weekend of Feb. 27-28, 2010 by Philip Weiss Auctions. The top lot of the sale was “Detective Comics” #28, from June 1939 and featuring Batman in only his second comic book appearance. The […]

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  • 18
    Mar

Cabin Fever Auction Features Property from Historic Beleden Mansion (Bristol, Conn.)

LITCHFIELD, Conn. – Tim’s, Inc., will celebrate the end of winter—if that day ever comes—with its 18th annual Cabin Fever Auction, featuring property from the historic Beleden Mansion, plus items from area homes, estates and collections. “We call it the Cabin Fever Auction because people need a good reason to get out of their homes […]

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  • 10
    Mar

Gordon S. Converse & Co. Kicks Off 2010 Season with ‘Discovery Antique Auction’

WAYNE, Pa. – Coming off a highly successful vintage clocks and horology auction at the end of last year, in which about 250 lots changed hands (half of them being wood shelf clocks dating to the early 19th century), Gordon S. Converse & Co. will ring in 2010 with a Discovery Antique Auction on Thursday, […]

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  • 2
    Mar

Flying Car, Rare Coke Machine, Pink Diamond Offered in Red Baron’s Auction

ATLANTA – An actual flying car built in 1935, an extremely rare Coca-Cola dispensing machine made around 1923, a 4.02-carat brilliant cut diamond ring surrounded in platinum, a 12-foot-long combination boat-car sculptural work and more than 2,500 equally dazzling and unusual items will be sold at auction on March 13-14, 2010, by Red Baron Antiques. […]

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