Auctions

More than 1,000 lots of fresh estate merchandise in many categories will come up for bid June 7-8 at Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta, Georgia

More than 1,000 lots of fresh estate merchandise in many categories will come up for bid June 7-8 at Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. – More than 1,000 lots of fresh estate merchandise – to include many pieces by Tiffany, Gallé, Duffner & Kimberly, plus Asian objects and artifacts, period furniture, estate jewelry, antique clocks, fine art, Persian rugs, mirrors and more – will be sold at a weekend sale planned for June 7-8 by Ahlers & […]

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Original artworks by Henri Le Sidaner, Frederick Carl Frieseke and LeRoy Neiman will headline Shannon’s spring fine art auction, May 1st in Milford, Conn.

Original artworks by Henri Le Sidaner, Frederick Carl Frieseke and LeRoy Neiman will headline Shannon’s spring fine art auction, May 1st in Milford, Conn.

MILFORD, Conn. – Just over 250 American and European paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures – to include original oil paintings by Henri Le Sidaner, Frederick Carl Frieseke and LeRoy Neiman – will come up for bid at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers on Thursday, May 1st, in Shannon’s gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, […]

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Aetna Insurance Company reverse glass painted sign with mother of pearl inlay sells for $51,300 at Showtime Auction Services, April 4-6 in Michigan

Aetna Insurance Company reverse glass painted sign with mother of pearl inlay sells for $51,300 at Showtime Auction Services, April 4-6 in Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An Aetna Insurance Company (Hartford, Conn.) reverse glass painted sign with mother of pearl inlay, 34 inches square and in excellent like-new condition, sold for $51,300 at a three-day auction event held April 4-6 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. The sale was conducted by Showtime Auction Services, […]

By April 16, 2014 Read More →
Christie’s to offer the Wine Collection of Sir Alex Ferguson CBE in Hong Kong, London and Online

Christie’s to offer the Wine Collection of Sir Alex Ferguson CBE in Hong Kong, London and Online

REMARKABLE COLLECTION OF FINE AND RARE WINES TO BE OFFERED AT CHRISTIE’S ACROSS 3 AUCTIONS: HONG KONG ON 24 MAY LONDON ON 5 JUNE ONLINE-ONLY FROM 9 TO 23 JUNE London/Hong Kong April 16, 2014 – Christie’s is proud to have been entrusted with selling part of the impressive wine collection of Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, […]

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More than 350 lots of rare and unusual Weller Pottery and Royal Bayreuth figurals will come up for bid April 26 at Dirk Soulis Auctions in Missouri

More than 350 lots of rare and unusual Weller Pottery and Royal Bayreuth figurals will come up for bid April 26 at Dirk Soulis Auctions in Missouri

LONE JACK, Mo. – A little more than 350 lots of rare and unusual Weller Pottery and Royal Bayreuth figurals from the single-owner lifetime collection of Dale and Nancy Carter will come up for bid on Saturday, April 26th, at Dirk Soulis Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 529 West Lone Jack-Lee’s Summit Road […]

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Part 2 in a series of 5 auctions to liquidate the Rieger lifetime collection of mostly porcelain and fine art glass will be held May 29th in Wichita, Kansas

Part 2 in a series of 5 auctions to liquidate the Rieger lifetime collection of mostly porcelain and fine art glass will be held May 29th in Wichita, Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. – Fresh from the first of a planned five-part series of auctions to liquidate the lifetime collection of mostly porcelain and fine art glass gathered over the course of five decades by the late Dr. Ernest Rieger and his wife Karin, Woody Auction will now turn its attention to the Part 2 sale, […]

By April 14, 2014 Read More →

Appraisers

Miami International Art (MIA) Fair 2014 –Welcomes Premier Galleries, Curators and Collectors Aboard SeaFair

Miami International Art (MIA) Fair 2014 –Welcomes Premier Galleries, Curators and Collectors Aboard SeaFair

Miami International Art Fair 2012Miami, FL – December 2, 2013 – The Miami International Art (MIA) Fair will bring together emerging artists to downtown Miami January 17-20, 2014 with a preview on January 16th. On display will be over 28 international dealers showcasing Fair will bring together emerging artists to downtown Miami January 17-20, 2014. […]

Paul Brown, star of The Discovery Channel’s hit series Auction Kings, is available for guest appearances at antique shows, fairs and auctions

Paul Brown, star of The Discovery Channel’s hit series Auction Kings, is available for guest appearances at antique shows, fairs and auctions

(ATLANTA, Ga.) – Antique show and fair promoters looking to boost attendance at their next event might want to consider booking Paul Brown, the star of The Discovery Channel’s hit TV show Auction Kings. Brown has made about a half-dozen appearances at such shows since Auction Kings first began airing in May of 2010, and […]

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International Society Of Appraisers Announces 2013 Summer Education Schedule

International Society Of Appraisers Announces 2013 Summer Education Schedule

Three courses are scheduled for June including: the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Asian Art I: Japanese Prints and Asian Art II: Asian Paintings and Screens.   CORE COURSE IN APPRAISAL STUDIES – June 3-9, 2013 (Toronto, ON)  COURSE INSTRUCTORS:Leon Castner, PhD, ISA CAPP, Kathryn Minard, ISA CAPP  COURSE INFORMATION  This is the “original” complete […]

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International Society of Appraisers Announces 2013 Winter and Spring Education Schedule

International Society of Appraisers Announces 2013 Winter and Spring Education Schedule

Seven courses are scheduled for March, April and June including: the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Requalification Course, the 7 hour and 15 hour Personal Property USPAP Course, Asian Art I: Japanese Prints and Asian Art II: Asian Paintings and Screens. CORE COURSE IN APPRAISAL STUDIES – March 4-10, 2013 (Naperville, IL) and June 3-9, […]

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International Society of Appraisers Announces Fall 2012 Education Schedule

International Society of Appraisers Announces Fall 2012 Education Schedule

Eight courses are scheduled for October and November including Appraisal of Fine Arts, Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Requalification Course, Advanced Report Writing, Oriental Rugs, Appraisal of Antiques & Residential Contents and the 7 hour and 15 hour Personal Property USPAP Course. APPRAISAL OF FINE ART – October 15-20, 2012 COURSE INSTRUCTORS: Richard Casagrande, ISA […]

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2012 Edition of Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies Just Released

2012 Edition of Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies Just Released

The Foundation for Appraisal Education has announced the publication of the fifth annual edition of its appraisal guidelines.

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Recent Antiques Posts

Louvre Announces Reopening of 18th Century Decorative Arts Galleries

Louvre Announces Reopening of 18th Century Decorative Arts Galleries

THE LOUVRE TO OPEN NEWLY RESTORED AND REINSTALLED 18TH-CENTURY DECORATIVE ARTS GALLERIES   14 April 2014 American Friends of the Louvre Give Key Support to Restoration of Famed L’Hôtel Dangé-Villemaré Drawing Room Galleries will Open to the Public on June 6, 2014 Paris, France April 14, 2014 – The Louvre has announced the June 6, 2014 […]

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Natasha Khandekar to present compressive overview of William I. Koch’s unparalleled collection of maritime paintings

Natasha Khandekar to present compressive overview of William I. Koch’s unparalleled collection of maritime paintings

Natasha Khandekar to present comprehensive overview of William I. Koch’s unpar­alleled collection of maritime paintings at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on April 24 Presentation is the third in the four-part Sailors’ Series spotlighting the America’s Cup NEW BEDFORD, MA April 14, 2014 — The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s 24th annual Sailors’ Series will continue […]

Set of six diminutive Chinese 19th century porcelain famille rose panels brings $57,600 at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, March 29th, in Windsor, Conn.

Set of six diminutive Chinese 19th century porcelain famille rose panels brings $57,600 at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, March 29th, in Windsor, Conn.

WINDSOR, Conn. – Nadeau’s Auction Gallery saved the best for last on March 29th when lot #607 – the final item to come up for bid, a set of six diminutive Chinese 19th century porcelain famille rose panels – soared to $57,600, making it the top lot of the auction. It was the firm’s annual […]

By April 8, 2014 Read More →
Bold original gouache painting by renowned American artist Alexander Calder sells for $78,200 at Cottone Auctions’ March 29 sale in Geneseo, N.Y.

Bold original gouache painting by renowned American artist Alexander Calder sells for $78,200 at Cottone Auctions’ March 29 sale in Geneseo, N.Y.

GENESEO, N.Y. – A bold original gouache painting by the renowned American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976), titled Loops Filled In, signed lower right and dated (1972), measuring 23 inches by 31 inches, sold for $78,200 at the annual Winter Fine Art & Antiques Auction held March 29th by Cottone Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located […]

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Large and important 19th century Chinese porcelain screen with four famille rose panels soars to $121,000 at Elite Decorative Arts’ March 29 auction

Large and important 19th century Chinese porcelain screen with four famille rose panels soars to $121,000 at Elite Decorative Arts’ March 29 auction

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – An important 19th century Chinese porcelain screen consisting of four large panels mounted in a carved wooden frame and depicting mountain scenes with elders soared to $121,000 at a Fine Artwork, Porcelain & Decorative Arts Auction held March 29th by Elite Decorative Arts, in the firm’s gallery at 1034 Gateway Boulevard […]

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Outstanding collection of 40 Navajo silver boxes sells for $19,200 at Allard Auctions’ Big Spring Phoenix event, held March 8-9 in Mesa, Ariz. (near Phoenix)

Outstanding collection of 40 Navajo silver boxes sells for $19,200 at Allard Auctions’ Big Spring Phoenix event, held March 8-9 in Mesa, Ariz. (near Phoenix)

MESA, Ariz. – An outstanding collection of 40 hand-wrought, Navajo-made silver pill, jewelry and trinket boxes, many with turquoise stones and made between the 1930s and the 1980s, sold for $9,200 at Allard Auctions’ Big Spring Phoenix Auction, held March 8-9 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Mesa, just outside Phoenix. Allard Auctions […]

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Sunburst Snuff Jar made between 1815 and 1830 in perfect condition soars to $57,330 at Norman C. Heckler’s absentee auction #108, March 17-26

Sunburst Snuff Jar made between 1815 and 1830 in perfect condition soars to $57,330 at Norman C. Heckler’s absentee auction #108, March 17-26

WOODSTOCK, Conn. – A Sunburst Snuff Jar made between 1815 and 1830 at the Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks (Keene, N.H.) – extremely rare and in virtually perfect condition – sold for $57,330 at Norman C. Heckler & Company’s Auction 108, a tidy online-only affair that saw just under 100 bottles come up for bid, but […]

By April 2, 2014 Read More →
Early cars and motorcycles, plus many parts and accessories and antiques and collectibles in various other categories will be sold May 16-17 by Preston Evans Opportunities Auctions in Liberty, S.C.

Early cars and motorcycles, plus many parts and accessories and antiques and collectibles in various other categories will be sold May 16-17 by Preston Evans Opportunities Auctions in Liberty, S.C.

LIBERTY, S.C. – An astounding 67-year collection of early cars and motorcycles – to include a 1902 Oldsmobile Model R curved-dash runabout, a 1911 touring Cadillac, a 1920 Indian Scout and a 1942 Harley-Davidson, plus many car and motorcycle parts and accessories and antiques and collectibles in various other categories – will all be auctioned […]

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Museum-quality Tiffany art glass vase, pastel white and green with calla lily decor, sells for $60,000 at Woody Auction, March 20th in Wichita, Kansas

Museum-quality Tiffany art glass vase, pastel white and green with calla lily decor, sells for $60,000 at Woody Auction, March 20th in Wichita, Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. – A museum-quality Louis Comfort Tiffany art glass vase, pastel white and green with finely engraved calla lily décor and numerous beetle and spider highlights, soared to $60,000 at Part 1 of a planned five-part series of auctions to sell the lifetime collection of mostly porcelain and fine art glass gathered over 50 […]

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Around 350 hand-picked items from four prominent estates will be offered in a major multi-estate sale by Stevens Auction Company, April 5th in Mississippi

Around 350 hand-picked items from four prominent estates will be offered in a major multi-estate sale by Stevens Auction Company, April 5th in Mississippi

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Around 350 hand-picked items from prominent estates representing a wide swath of the country – Texas, Indiana, Tennessee and Mississippi – will be offered in a gigantic multi-estate auction planned for Saturday, April 5th, by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s spacious gallery at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen. The sale […]

By March 27, 2014 Read More →
Nearly 1,400 lots in a wide assortment of categories will be sold April 12-13 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La.

Nearly 1,400 lots in a wide assortment of categories will be sold April 12-13 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La.

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Two oil on board paintings by Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter, two Newcomb College matte glaze baluster vases, a pair of huge American Renaissance Revival gold leaf and gesso pier mirrors, a pair of large cut crystal and glass 12-light chandeliers, a 1911 Steinway ebonized baby grand piano and rare 19th […]

By March 26, 2014 Read More →
Freeman’s, America’s oldest auction house founded in Philadelphia in 1805, will continue its expansion with three new employees

Freeman’s, America’s oldest auction house founded in Philadelphia in 1805, will continue its expansion with three new employees

Freeman’s, America’s oldest auction house, is continuing to expand. After successfully launching regional offices in Charlottesville, Va., and Boston, Mass., three new hires will now focus attention on other regions. Freeman’s was founded in Philadelphia in 1805. Matthew S. Wilcox, former Vice President of Trusts & Estates at Freeman’s, has returned to the company to […]

By March 24, 2014 Read More →
125 artworks by artists such as Picasso, Renoir, Hirst, Lichtenstein, Calder, Yoshioka and others will be auctioned March 30th by A. B. Levy’s in Florida

125 artworks by artists such as Picasso, Renoir, Hirst, Lichtenstein, Calder, Yoshioka and others will be auctioned March 30th by A. B. Levy’s in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – 125 modern and contemporary works of art, inclusive of traditional, blue chip and cutting edge by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Nancy Graves, Tomas Sanchez and Tokujin Yoshioka will be auctioned by A.B. Levy’s, in an evening sale of fine art on Sunday, […]

By March 19, 2014 Read More →
Small but highly desirable Mexican scrip note from Agua Prieta, dated 1913, brings $4,130 at Archives International Auctions’ March 11th sale

Small but highly desirable Mexican scrip note from Agua Prieta, dated 1913, brings $4,130 at Archives International Auctions’ March 11th sale

(FORT LEE, N.J.) – More than 1,000 lots of rare and highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and security printing ephemera were offered at a live and internet auction held March 11 at Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices in Fort Lee. A total of 720 lots were sold out of the 1,043 […]

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Rare and historic British presentation sword from 1813 hammers for $27,060 at Philip Weiss Auctions’ Feb. 26 sale held in Lynbrook, New York

Rare and historic British presentation sword from 1813 hammers for $27,060 at Philip Weiss Auctions’ Feb. 26 sale held in Lynbrook, New York

(LYNBROOK, N.Y.) – A rare and historic British presentation sword and scabbard from 1813 soared to $27,060 and a 75-million-year-old dinosaur egg nest with seven eggs sold for $17,915 at a 600-lot estate sale held Feb. 26 by Philip Weiss Auctions. The event was held in the firm’s gallery, located at 74 Merrick Road in […]

By March 11, 2014 Read More →
Artemis Gallery’s March 14 Auction Takes Bidders Around the World of Antiquities and Cultural Art

Artemis Gallery’s March 14 Auction Takes Bidders Around the World of Antiquities and Cultural Art

BOULDER, CO  Artemis Gallery LIVE will get the jump on the Ides of March with a March 14, 2014 auction of fine antiquities, Pre-Columbian, Far Eastern, Native-American and ethnographic art. “This auction is truly special,” said Teresa Dodge, owner of Artemis Gallery LIVE. “Our usual offering of authentic ancient art is complemented by unique and […]

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365 quality, fresh-to-the-market lots in many categories will be sold Saturday, March 29th, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass.

365 quality, fresh-to-the-market lots in many categories will be sold Saturday, March 29th, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass.

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – 365 lots of fresh, quality merchandise in a host of diverse categories – musical items, coin-op, advertising, toys, country store, banks, gaming and more – will be sold on Saturday, March 29, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. The auction will begin […]

By March 5, 2014 Read More →
Rare Cuban Baseball Cards, Superhero Art, Disney Toys in Hake’s March 18-20 Online Auction

Rare Cuban Baseball Cards, Superhero Art, Disney Toys in Hake’s March 18-20 Online Auction

YORK, PA – Hake’s Americana & Collectibles, the auction house that established pop culture as a bona-fide category of historical memorabilia, has opened the bidding on its Auction #211. As always, there’s an immense array of items that fall under one of two headings: either “I had one of those!” or “I’ve never seen that […]

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Ancient, Ethnographic Art headline sale at Artemis Gallery LIVE, March 14

Ancient, Ethnographic Art headline sale at Artemis Gallery LIVE, March 14

Boulder County, CO – Artemis Gallery LIVE is proud to present a spectacular one-day auction of the fine Antiquities, Pre-Columbian, Far Eastern, Native American, and Ethnographic art on Friday, March 14, 2014, the day before the infamous “Ides of March.” “This auction is truly special,” says Teresa Dodge, owner of Artemis Gallery LIVE.  “Our usual […]

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Cottone Auctions will hold its annual Winter Fine Art & Antiques Auction — 500+ quality items — on Saturday, March 29th, in Geneseo, N.Y.

Cottone Auctions will hold its annual Winter Fine Art & Antiques Auction — 500+ quality items — on Saturday, March 29th, in Geneseo, N.Y.

Geneseo, NY:   On March 29th, Cottone Auctions will be holding their annual Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction offering 500+ lots in Cottone’s 6000 square foot gallery at 120 Court Street, Geneseo, NY.  This important estate auction will include original paintings by noted listed artists, several Tiffany lamps, silver, sculpture, Asian art, antiquities, art […]

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