• 9
    Feb

Auction Report: WWI German Aerial Ace Von Tutschek’s Medals Soar to $28,000

MATTHEWS, N.C. – An exceedingly rare group of three distinguished awards given to World War I German flying ace Adolf Ritter von Tutschek soared to $28,250 in an Internet and catalog auction that ended Jan. 23-24, 2010, making the lot the sale’s top earner. The sale, conducted by SoldUSA.com, included more than 1,000 hunting, fishing, […]

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  • 25
    Jan

Lifetime Personal Collection of Arkansas Couple to Sell at Auction without Reserve

WICHITA, Kan. – The lifetime personal collections of Elizabeth and the late Clarence Lee Dubois of Russellville, Ark.—which includes KPM porcelain, Tiffany sterling, Pickard, art glass, Limoges table sets and Orient and flume paperweights—will be sold to the highest bidder, without reserve, on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010. The auction, which features some 520 lots and […]

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  • 25
    Jan

Auction Report: Chalmers Catawba Wine Bitters Bottle Closes in on $20,000 Price

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Chalmer Catawba wine bitters bottle, graded 9.8 for condition and considered one of the top five western bitters known, sold for $ 19,600 in an Internet and catalog auction hosted by American Bottle Auctions. The bottle was the top lot in a sale, which closed on Jan. 18, 2010, that saw […]

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  • 25
    Jan

Rediscovered Old Master & 19th Century Works among Offerings in Christie’s Auction

NEW YORK – Several rediscovered painting by European masters from the 15th to the 19th century—including Lucas Cranach the Elder, Jan Brueghel II, Thomas Gainsborough, Gaetano Gandolfi, Louis Léopold Boilly, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot and Samuel Palmer, among others—will be among the 320 works up for auction in Christie’s New York in a two-part auction […]

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  • 25
    Jan

Auction Report: Michael Jackson-Lisa Marie Presley Marriage Certificate Sells for $70K

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – The original marriage certificate issued to pop legend Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of rock ‘n’ roll icon Elvis Presley, on May 26, 1994 in the Dominican Republic, when the couple embarked on their brief but highly publicized life together, sold for $70,800 at a multi-estate sale held Jan. […]

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  • 19
    Jan

Christie’s Americana Week 2010: Sales of Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export Art

NEW YORK – Christie’s is delighted to announce details of Americana Week 2010, a series of public viewings and sales devoted to fine and rare examples of American artistry and craftsmanship. Included in the week are sales of Important American Silver (January 21), Important American Folk Art, Furniture, and Decorative Arts (January 22), and Chinese […]

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  • 18
    Jan

1913 Liberty Nickel Brings $3.73 Million in Heritage Auctions U.S. Coin Auction

An awed hush fell over the Heritage Auction Galleries’ Platinum Night bidding floor at the Orlando FL FUN U.S. Coin Auction on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, as “The Olsen Specimen” 1913 Liberty Nickel, PR 64 NGC, lived up to its billing as the most famous American coin by bringing a jaw-dropping $3,737,500. This figure is […]

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  • 13
    Jan

Auction Report: Joseph Ives Clock Soars to $9,200 at Clock & Horology Sale

WAYNE, Pa. – A large and important wall-mounted mirror clock made by the New England clockmaker Joseph Ives sold for $9,200 at a two-part auction that featured nearly 250 lots of vintage clocks and horology-related items. The auction was held Dec. 29, 2010 by Gordon S. Converse & Co. The reverse-painted mirror and wood-cased clock, […]

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  • 22
    Dec

Original Plaster Mold of Remington’s Iconic Bronze ‘The Bronco Buster’ on the Block

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – One of only four original plaster models of renowned western artist Frederick Remington’s bronze sculpture “The Bronco Buster” will highlight the upcoming three-day estate sale hosted by Philip Weiss Auctions. The plaster model was hand-carved and cast by Remington himself, prior to 1895, and is the oldest of the original four versions. […]

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  • 16
    Dec

Auction Report: Agathon Léonard Bronze Dancers Bring $60,000 at Leland Little Auction Sale

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – A gorgeous pair of gilt bronze figural dancers, executed by the renowned French artist and sculptor Agathon Léonard (1841-1923) sold for a combined $60,950 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Cataloged Auction held Dec. 5 by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. Agathon Léonard was the pseudonym of Van Weydveldt. He […]

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