A scarce Ulfberht sword from the 10th century is among the 50 swords, and more than 1,000 lots expected at the Sixth Annual West Point/Garrison, New York Auction, Aug. 8-9. The auction will be presented by Louis J Dianni LLC.
A collection of Civil War artifacts, including an officer’s porkpie slouch and silver-grip presentation sword, preserved by generations of a Pennsylvania family will come to auction on the second day of Morphy Auctions' Firearms Auction, July 24-25.
Leading all lots in Clars Auction Gallery's $1.6 million June 27-28, 2015 auction was a Chinese underglaze blue and white porcelain stick dragon vase. The vase sold for six times the high estimate, finishing at $426,000.
The recently-discovered painting Still Life with Summer Fruits and Champagne, by revered 19th century German still-life painter Emilie Preyer, not only doubled its estimate en route to finishing at $81,250 at auction June 19 at Heritage Auctions, it also set a new record for the painter.
The sale of a enamel, paste-set musical automation clock for $3.7 million, became the highest auction result to come out of German this year, and the most paid for an item at a livestream Auctionata sale, when the clock was sold during the June 20 Important Asian Art Auction.
Looking ahead to July and a portion of August, the antique auction and show schedule looks promising in many areas of the U.S.
Hake's Americana & Collectibles' July 14-16 auction features items from a who's who of superheroes. Among the superheroes to be represented are the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Superman, Mickey Mouse, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Martin Dihigo, the only five-nation Hall of Fame baseball player.
The late William "Bill" Johnson's lifelong acquisition of unique, eclectic and ordinary items, will come to market July 10-11 and July 24-25. During the two session auction, to be presented by John McInnis Auctioneers, items including Americana, toys, banks, clocks, abandoned railroad cars, and a 1776 tavern will be up for bid.
Thirty-years after the discovery of treasures upon a 17th century shipwreck, a portion of the $450 million trove will come before bidders Aug. 5, during an auction presented by Guernsey's.
A Chinese blue and white porcelain stick neck vase, decorated with five striding dragons and lotus tendrils, along with a Qianlong mark on the base, is estimated to realize between $50,000 and $70,000 during Clars Auction Gallery's June 27 and 28 auction.