• 4
    Aug

ANA Windy City Auctions to Deliver the ‘King’ of American Coins

The American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, scheduled for Aug. 13-17 in the Windy City suburb of Rosemont, Ill., is a time for excitement and jubilation for coin collectors and dealers, too. It’s also a time for camaraderie, stories and of, course, a chance to buy, sell and trade the finest coins available. And […]

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  • 25
    Jul

Kevin Smith’s Low-Key Celebrity Auctions Benefits The Wayne Foundation

Celebrity auctions come in all shapes and sizes. Most of them are for charitable causes, while some are estate liquidations. You’ll find celebrities auctioning off their prized possessions or even themselves with proceeds going to their favorite charities. Most celebrities use famous auction houses like Christie’s, but some like to take their offerings directly to […]

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  • 19
    Jul

Auction Report: Carved Jade Chariot Blows Past Estimates in South Florida Arts Sale

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A Chinese hand-carved white jade sculpture galloped past its pre-sale estimate and sold for nearly 100 times its expected price at an auction sponsored by Elite Decorative Arts. The sale, held July 13, featured Chinese works and fine decorative arts, but the jaw-dropper of the event came when the figure depicting […]

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  • 19
    Jul

Giant Steiff ‘Petsy’ Bear Could Demand $50,000 at July 28 Theriault’s Auction

Here’s one auction all vintage doll, toy, Teddy bear and miniature enthusiasts cannot miss: Theriault’s “In the Company of the Gentleman Bespoken,” which features 450 lots of the finest, museum-quality collectible playthings, including items from the Estelle Johnson collection. The auction is scheduled for Sunday, July 28, 2013. The auction, which will be held at […]

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  • 15
    Jul

Rare, Important A. E. Crowell Decoys to Headline Decoys Unlimited Auction

HYANNIS, Mass. – Rare and important early 20th-century decoys by the renowned carver A. E. (Elmer) Crowell, plus other highly collectible decoys, nautical items and Americana from across North America, will all come up for bid at a Summer Decoy Auction slated for July 28-29 by Decoys Unlimited, Inc., at the Cape Codder Resort and […]

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  • 9
    Jul

Chinese Qianlong Celadon Jade Censer to Pace Crescent City Auction

NEW ORLEANS – An 18th-century Chinese Qianlong celadon jade censer with a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$25,000 and items from the living estate of iconic New Orleans artist and photographer George Valentine Dureau will be part of a huge weekend auction planned for July 13-14. The auction will be conducted by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in […]

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  • 21
    May

Massive Collection of Elvis Presley Memorabilia to Headline Memorial Day Auction

ST. LEONARD, Md. – A huge single-owner lifetime collection of Elvis Presley items promises to be the centerpiece offering in a Memorial Day antiques and collectibles auction slated for Monday, May 27, at Chesapeake Auction House. An expected top lot of the Elvis collection is a rare, limited-edition Aloha Hawaii Elvis Celebrity Series World Doll […]

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  • 11
    May

Bonhams to Auction Sheldon Doll Collection in June

LOS ANGELES — The doll collection of noted author Sidney Sheldon and his wife, Alexandra, heads to auction on June 24 at a sale sponsored by Bonhams. The 400-lot collection of the noted writer and his wife features dolls from the 1920s through the 1940s, primarily from the Lenci Company. Highlights include celebrity-inspired dolls such […]

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  • 4
    May

Early 20th-C. South African 20 Pound Specimen Leads Banknotes & Scripophily Sale

FORT LEE, N.J. – An early 20th century Standard Bank of South Africa color trial specimen banknote for 20 Pounds sold for $10,620 at an auction (Part XIV) held Apr. 16 by Archives International Auctions. The note, printed in blue with gold underprint, was in almost uncirculated condition. It was also the top lot in […]

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  • 8
    Apr

Steiff Worthologist Rebekah Kaufman to Speak, Offer Appraisals at IDEX Show

Our Steiff Worthologist and forums moderator Rebekah Kaufman will be attending the annual IDEX doll and Teddy bear show April 11-14 in Orlando, Fla., giving a presentation on the history of Steiff through its dolls on Friday at 1 p.m. and offering vintage Steiff identification and valuation services all day on Friday and Saturday. IDEX […]

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