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NEW AUCTIONS

Sterling Silver Tea Set Led the
Charge at November Sale

An outstanding seven-piece solid sterling silver tea set by the Loring Andrews Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, brought $14,000 at a huge, two-day auction held November 9th-10th by Woody Auction, online and in their gallery in Douglass, Kansas.

Chippewa Spinners from 1910
Lure Bidders to Canadian Auction

Fishing lure collectors had a field day on October 19th and 20th at Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada. Three green Chippewa spinner lures made around 1910 by the Immell Bait & Tackle Company of the United States brought a combined CA$24,780, and a clever Canadian-made circa 1930 Lurette No. 2 “living bait lure” was reeled in for CA$3,750—a record price for the lure.

Route 32 Auctions to Hold Inaugural
Gas & Advertising Auction

A large variety of gas and advertising items—roughly 450 lots—will go up for bid on June 8 and 9 at the Route 32 Auctions’ new gallery in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

French Furniture and Decorative Arts
Make a Strong Showing

The April 14th Bruneau & Company auction showed strong results for French furniture and decorative arts when compared to years past. “Competitive bidding brought the French Neoclassical bronze figural group to a private collection in Egypt, followed by a pair of parquetry inlaid bombe chests to Canada. You never know where things are going to end up,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Company specialist.

1930s Watling Three-reel 5-cent Slot Machine Hits the Jackpot

A mid-1930s Watling three-reel 5-cent slot machine sold for $3,250 and an 1871 general and business directory for the residents of four counties in Nevada realized $2,875 at an Americana, Railroad, Mining & More Auction held across four days, May 7th-10th, by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nevada. 

PAST AUCTIONS

First Western Americana Auction of the Year a Huge Success

A beautiful bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by California sculptress Betty Saletta sold for $5,000, a 25-cent War Eagle slot machine from the 1930s fetched $2,875, and a mint condition A.B. Stewart & Company of Virginia City, Nevada, drug store bottle dated 1877 made $2,250 at Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s auction held on January 20 and 21, 2018.

New York Collector's Passion Auction Total Reaches Nearly
$1 Million

A Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with an estimate of $1,000-$2,000 soars to $200,000 as the top item in a highly successful Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Collectors’ Passion Auction that grossed just under $1 million.  

 

Atlanta Auction Grosses $1.9 Million

A 1923 oil on canvas painting by the noted American landscape artist John Fulton Folinsbee, titled "River at New Hope," knocked down for $165,200, and an important 18kt gold, emerald and diamond necklace pendant found a new owner for $35,400 at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery’s annual New Year’s Signature Estates Auction held January 6 and 7, 2018.

 

Art and Antiques Shine at
January Auction

A fine bronze sculpture of a female nude by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez, titled The Bather, done in 1983, climbed to $13,750 at Bruneau & Company Auctioneers’ Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction held Saturday, January 6, 2018.

 

 

Painting Soars to $1.08 Million at New Years Day Auction

An oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b. 1920) titled Lollipop Tree, a lovely art glass vase by Ercole Barovier (It., 1888-1974), and one of the finest collections of Victorian furniture ever offered at auction are just part of what bidders can expect at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s annual New Year’s Day auction on Monday, January 1st, at 11 am Eastern.


Rare Dorflinger Cranberry Cut-to-clear Ewer Soars to $75,000

An exceedingly rare, museum-quality Dorflinger cranberry cut to clear glass ewer, 17 inches tall, soared to $75,000 at a sale featuring two major collections of American Brilliant Cut Glass, held November 18th by Woody Auction, online and at the Hilton Kansas City Airport. It was the final major cut glass auction of the year for Woody Auction, which is based in Douglass, Kansas.

 

    
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