ATLANTA – Nautical items were in high demand during Red Baron’s fall auction, leading a packed house, owner Bob Brown said. Bidders worked to secure many sought-after collectibles such as a hand crafted cased ship model of the “Constitution” that crossed the block for $17,000.
Other noteworthy rarities sold included a 19th century Fresnell lighthouse lens, which sold for $44,000, as well as maritime themed works by renowned painter Edward Fay going respectively for between $5,000 and $55,000.
It was truly “the greatest show on earth,” Brown said. This auction marked Red Baron’s return to the auction business after a short hiatus. Brown said the energy at Auction 80 was truly exceptional, and so were the deals.
“It was wonderful to see so many of our old friends, as well as many new faces that we hope will become a part of our regular crowd,” he said. “Our business is going strong, and we look forward to continuing the grand tradition of providing our guests with the most unusual and fine quality pieces of any auction house anywhere, live and in person.”
Red Baron’s next auction will be held this spring on March 13-14.
For more information about Red Baron Auctions, visit www.rbantiques.com or call 404-252-3770.
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