Vintage couture including 1960-80s dresses and accessories, memorabilia including autographed photos of The Beatles and The Rat Pack will lead Sterling Assoc.’s Nov. 19 auction. Read More +
Fontaine’s gallery will be filled to the brim with clocks, watches and fobs and chains, including a seldom-seen Seth Thomas No. 8 office calendar clock, during the two-day sale Nov. 22-23. Read More +
Two charmingly grotesque stoneware birds may very well commander the top roost in the March 8 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction at Morphy Auctions. Read More +
Former Buffalo soldier and renowned African-American artist Dox Thrash’s work, including a gouche portrait, during Elite Decorative Arts Oct. 5 sale. Read More +
Auction Team Breker celebrates 25 years of sales with its 121st specialty auction May 26, 2012, including a complete set of 18th century French trepanning instruments. Trepanning is the practice of removing a small circular section of the human skull. Read More +
The May Gold Rush at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds in Rochester, Minn., opens May 11-13, 2012. The show is back on its regular Mother’s Day weekend. Read More +
A Beverly Hills collection comprises 400 of the 1,000 lots to be auctioned, and features 200 absolutely fresh to the market antique European and American clocks. Featured additional highlight: John Wayne’s silver-trimmed leather saddle. Read More +
A July 2011 auction of science, technology and clocks saw bidders vie for rare microscopes, telescopes and unusual Bakelite models of molecules. The unusual discoveries blew pre-sale estimates out of the water. A rare treadle-operated lathe crafted in London in 1827 sold for an astonishing $65,000.
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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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Specialists of the South come July 30, 2011 is overseeing the massive collectibles estate sale of John and Jean Robertson, collectors who amassed a staggering number of items in a wide array of categories over the course of their rich lifetime together. Offered will be soda collectibles, advertising signs and clocks, radio tubes, vintage table radios, a gumball machine, vintage fans and hats, Shirley Temple memorabilia, Matchbox cars, Tonka toys, cigar boxes, American Fostoria, composite roosters, elegant etched glassware and china, children’s books, Rhine wine (Hock) glasses, Hummel figures, Haviland china and Christmas decorations.
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