Massive country store collection offered live and online

In addition to country store and advertising slated to cross the block Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 by Showtime Auctions, the sale will also include barber shop, coin-op, gambling, folk art, toys, banks, Coca-Cola and other soda, gum, candy, firearms and gunpowder, tobacciana, coffee, salesmen’s samples, whiskey, breweriana, petroliana, automobilia, match safes and pedal cars. In a twist, the first day of the sale, Sept. 30, will be reserved for live bidding only, at the event in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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Unusual colored Louisville Glass Works antique bottles bring big bucks

The big bats in the flask collectors league were hot during a July 25, 2011 Internet and phone auction of nearly 400 early flasks, bottles and stoneware. Among the most sought-after items in the auction were three 1840-1850 flasks from the Louisville, Ky., glass works.  Lot 59, a marked "Louisville Glass Works" scroll flask in a brilliant olive-yellow color was the highlight of the sale. Estimated at $6,000 to 8,000, it hammering at $31,050.
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Rare Texaco display and Ford neon sign take top lot honors at petroliana auction

Lubricant counter-top display rack made of painted metal sold for $7,425 June 25, 2011. The Texaco display rack was the top lot of the approximately 420 items of petroliana and automobilia that crossed the block that day. The second top lot was a Ford Genuine Parts single-sided tin counter-top (or hanging display) neon sign, circa late 1920s, with good color and original neon tubing, switch and transformer. It knocked down at $6,050. Read More +

Native American Acoma Pueblo olla basket brings $8,000

A large 1920’s Acoma Pueblo olla realized $8,000 and a Ramses figural perfume in the shape of a sphinx sold for $7,000 in Cordier Antiques & Auctions’ Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction in Camp Hill, Pa., June 11-12, 2011. Other highlights of the sale included a Bakelite figural pin in the form of a pumpkin for $5,000 and a Herend dinner service for $6,500. 
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Debt crisis does nothing to slow down New Orleans auction action

In the midst of the government’s debt crisis deliberations, New Orleans Auction Galleries hosted one ofits most successful sales to date July 30-31, 2011, showing signs of strength in the luxury and auction markets. An elaborate Chinese carved coral group brought $67,650, far surpassing the pre-auction estimate of $3,000 to $5,000. Other notable sales in the category included a colorful Chinese Famille Rose porcelain plaque set in a custom wooden frame and stand hammered for an astounding $67,650, and a Mughal-style jade handled dagger which sold for $34,440 following ten minutes of bidding.
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Thomas Worthington Whittredge river landscape brings $18,000 at American and European Continental antiques auction

There was strong interest across the board during Litchfield County Auction’s July 20, 2011 American and English Continential auction and much activity was received in all categories of the sale. Paintings, American and Continental furniture, decorations, Americana, folk art, and silver stood at the top of the list. Selling close to 85 percent of the lots offered in the sale, many items grossed well above their high estimate and received a high number of bids. 
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Ancient Egyptian necklaces and other fine antiques to be auctioned online on Proxibid

An auction Aug. 13, 2011 includes three breathtaking pieces of antiquity that were displayed in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Egyptian Jewel Room for more than 25 years. Two necklaces dating back to the Armana Period 1130 B.C., were crafted during the New Kingdom, which was a time when art and design was at its height. Colors were vibrant, which can be seen in the reds, yellow and greens used in the glazed composition pendants on two of the three necklaces up for auction. The third necklace is a beautiful example of an amulet necklace with the female protector, Bastet.

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More than 500 rare and vintage clocks and assorted memorabilia offered with no reserve

An antique discovery clock auction, Aug. 27, 2011 is loaded with more than 500 rare and vintage clocks from a single-owner collection. Included in the sale are American large wall clocks and case clocks, grandfather clocks and examples from England, France and Germany. This more than just a clock action. Tucked inside the sale are pendulums, weights, watchmakers’ benches and multi-drawer cabinets, watch and clock ephemera and advertising signs.
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Marcus Brutus’ ‘Ides of March’ silver denarius coin may bring $500,000

The most famous ancient coin in existence, the "Ides of March" silver denarius struck by Julius Caesar’s assassin, Marcus Brutus is being offered for the first time in years, Sept. 7, 2011 by Heritage Auctions of Dallas. The event celebrated on the coin is the assassination of Julius Caesar on the "Ides of March," March 15, 44 BC. The dime-sized silver coin depicts the head of Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the ringleaders of the assassination plot, on its obverse. The reverse depicts a dome-shaped liberty cap, flanked by two drawn daggers, and the Latin inscription EID MAR.
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Estate jewelry, original artwork and fine porcelain offered in Florida action

Hundreds of quality lots of fine porcelain, original artwork and estate jewelry will cross the block in a multi-estate sale planned for Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 by Elite Decorative Arts. One lot is expected to bring $80,000-$100,000 or more. It is a pair of large bronze and ivory Continental figures, one depicting a warrior wearing a crown with a sword to the hip and the other depicting a warrior wearing a bearskin headdress and scaled armor. The figures, each one 18 inches in height on a 3 ¼ inch round wooden base, were made circa 18th or 19th century. Read More +