Antique firearms, Anna Pottery set world records at Rock Island Auction’s $7 million September sale

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Three major collections were up for auction this September as part of the 2,700 lots featured, the first of which was the Putnam Green Collection. This outstanding collection of rare, historic, and high condition U.S. & German Military Arms set records for four genres. The first record of this collection was a rare early production U.S. Colt Model 1911 semi-automatic pistol serial number 33 selling for $109,250 a world record for a U.S. Colt 1911 Army, making it the top lot of the auction. Read More +

Asian art and antiques buyers trust more than $1 million with Artfact

$1 million. The amount represents the investment Asian art and antiques buyers spent through Artfact.com’s online sales during the month of March. The steadily-growing market segment is reaching worldwide dominance through the firm’s online bidding platform, Artfact Live! The platform enabled a number of auction houses across the United States (from Doyle New York to I.M. Chait to Freeman’s) achieved record sales of Asian antiques, including a Chinese Kangxi porcelain beaker vase which brought $23,000.
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