Cortes’ Paris street scene nets $34,500

HILSBOROUGH, N.C. – An oil on canvas Paris street scene by the renowned French painter Edouard Cortes (1882-1969), titled Boulevard des Capucines, sold for $34,500 at a two-session Fine & Decorative Arts Catalog Auction held June 19 by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.

Hake’s milestone 200th brings impressive prices

The latest Hake’s Americana & Collectibles auction has closed, and the staff at Hake’s is currently dealing with all the necessary post-auction excitement and procedures. Here is detailed overview of the auction, which yielded some wonderful results.

Factor diamond leads $1.75M jewelry and watch auction

DALLAS – A stunningly beautiful 11.99 carat pear-shaped diamond and platinum ring, from the Dorothy & Sidney Factor Collection brought $131,450 – with all proceeds going to charity – to lead Heritage Auction Galleries’ May 3-4 Signature® Fine Jewelry and Fine Timepieces auctions.

Period jewelry makes strong finish at Weschler’s spring auctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 17, Weschler’s auctions of Jewelry, Coins & Watches and American & European Fine Art presented a fine selection of diamonds, pocket watches, gold jewelry, landscapes and an impressive print collection among the over 400 lots consigned from private collections and local estates.

April Antique Trader sweepstakes winner announced

This week’s column by Wayne Jordan touches on an issue many dealers will be faced with in the near future. Jordan’s background as an auctioneer gives him a unique opportunity on the mindset of antiques dealers who have decided to ‘retire.’ His advice on how a dealer can best prepare his or her estate...

Classic & Collectible Timepieces

Wristwatches are among the earliest of the fashions that truly had a great function and purpose other than serving as a stunning accessory. The beauty and innovation of their design wasn’t lost on many wristwatch-wearers, given the popularity of wristwatches as family heirlooms and collectibles. Take a journey through two centuries of wristwatches, with...

Check out Antique Auction Podcast

For the last year, auctioneer and appraiser Martin Willis and co-host Phyllis Kao have reported on nearly every facet of the antiques hobby through their independent Website AntiqueAuctionPodcast.com. Across 25 different segments, the two record and broadcast live interviews with notable personalities, dealers and artists on topics ranging from $1 million comic books to...