French clock cast in lead role at Auctions at Showplace sale Oct. 21

Louis XVI gilt bronze mantel clock, Paris. Auctions at Showplace image

NEW YORK – Auctions at Showplace will conduct an auction of fine and decorative arts, furniture, lighting and more on Sunday, Oct. 21, beginning at noon Eastern time.  The top lot is expected to be a fine and large 19th-century Gustave Levy Paris Louis XV-manner gilt bronze mantel clock. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.Continue reading

Poetry tops reading list at PBA Galleries sale Oct. 18


Image of the Brooklyn Bridge contained in Hart Crane’s ‘The Bridge With Three Photographs by Walker Evans,’ one of only 50 signed and numbered copies. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. PBA Galleries image

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, Oct. 18, PBA Galleries will be host a Modern Literature & Poetry with Books in All Fields Sale. This auction will include over 550 lots of modern literature, poetry and other fine books, with science fiction, detective fiction, manuscript material, and signed and limited editions. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Former professor’s holiday antiques in auction spotlight, Oct. 24-25

Clockwork trade stimulator in which Santa removes a jumping jack from the toy sack, activates it, then puts it back inside the sack as moving children look on. Est. $4,000-$6,000

DENVER, Pa. – For decades, cherry-cheeked Santas and cackling witches stood compatibly alongside Easter bunnies and turkeys in the Dolph Gotelli holiday collection. Now the colorful parade of characters will cross the auction block together at Morphy’s, on October 24-25. The 818-lot single-owner sale selection showcases both antique and high-quality contemporary designer pieces, each one reflecting Gotelli’s discerning eye for color, form and whimsy. Bid absentee or live online via LiveAuctioneers.

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Andrew Jones Auctions to offer 500 lots of art, design Oct. 21

Group of six Murano glass lamps. Estimate: $500-$800. Andrew Jones Auctions image

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Fresh off a successful inaugural auction in September that grossed over $1 million and saw the sale of a lovely Tiffany Studios drop head Dragonfly lamp for $200,000, Andrew Jones Auctions will come back strong with a DTLA Collections & Estates Auction on Sunday, Oct. 21. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Big turnout for Morphy’s record-setting Oct. 8 petroliana auction

Outstanding Red Hat Royal 400 Gasoline porcelain sign with red hat graphic, $66,000

DENVER, Pa. – The serious players in automobilia and petroliana collecting canceled any existing plans once the word got out that a spectacular private collection would be headlining Morphy’s October 8 auction. “It was one of the biggest gallery turnouts for a gas and oil sale that we’ve had for years,” said Morphy’s Automobilia & Petroliana division head John Mihovetz. “The attraction was the collection of more than 400 lots that were in 9 or 9-plus condition. There was a lot of buzz about the auction beforehand, and we sensed that bidding would be strong.” Several new records were set during the 747-lot sale, which included absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers and grossed over $2.1 million. All prices quoted here include a 20% buyer’s premium, per Morphy’s pre-stated terms.

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Sterling silver posts solid prices at John Moran auction

An extensive Towle Georgian sterling silver flatware service sold for $11,250 to a LiveAuctioneers bidder. John Moran Auctioneers image

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers’ Traditional Collector catalog Oct. 2 featured a wide array of Continental furniture and decorative arts, Chinese and Japanese antiques, and American, European and Russian silver, all offered alongside works of art by American and European artists. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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