A whale's tooth with an elaborate scrimshaw scene of the late 18th century ships, done by engraver Edward Burdett, set a record when it realized $456,000 during Eldred's Marine Sale July 20.
A late 19th century Germania Exchange cast-iron mechanical bank, featuring a goat sitting atop a beer cask, commanded intense bidding before one bidder took it for $51,000 during Bertoia Auction's Spring auction, June 2-3.
It appears Heritage Auction is preparing for an 'all-star' type of auction in its Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Auction, slated for Aug. 19-20. A seldom-seen complete ticket set from MLB All-Star Games is headlining the sale.
Hake's Americana & Collectibles' summer sale, July 11-13, will feature a heroic selection of scarce comic books, original comic art and story pages, among other pop culture collectibles.
A sword presented to a Civil War foot officer in 1862 was the top lot of a June 21 online estate auction presented by Everything But the House.
A group of 17 cabinet photos, featuring noted leaders of the day, taken during the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, sold for $4,920 on June 10, through Blackwell Auctions.
Not only is a classic 19th century antebellum home set for sale June 24, but all of its contents, including a bevy of antiques, will be brought to auction.
Among items featured in RR Auction's current auction of artifacts of the Kennedy family, is a maternity dress worn by Jackie Kennedy while pregnant with John Jr. The auction closes to bids May 18.
One of only seven recorded examples of a violet blue Lyre covered salt soared to a record-setting $35,000 during Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates March 18 sale.