Artemis Gallery sets house record with $1.2M+ antiquities auction

BOULDER, Colo. – Artemis Gallery, the boutique auction house that has become the most trusted source of authentic, fully guaranteed antiquities, Asian and ethnographic art for thousands of collectors worldwide, set a new house record on October 11. The company’s 416-lot auction of art and artifacts from the most significant civilizations of the past 4,000 years grossed $1,228,510 (inclusive of 24.5% buyer’s premium), with after-sales continuing to add to that total. Absentee and online bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Thaw collection comes to Millea Bros. for Nov. 15-17 auction

Honore Daumier (attrib.), ‘Third Class Carriage,’ circa 1862; from the Collection of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw; ex-collection H. Fiquet, Galerie Fiquet, Paris. Millea Bros. image

BOONTON, N.J. – Millea Bros.’ Fall “Select” auction, scheduled for Nov. 15, 16 and 17, will feature property from the Eugene and Clara Thaw collection. On the heels of Christie’s successful Oct. 30 single-owner sale of the Eugene Thaw collection, Millea Bros. will offer over 1,000 over three days, showcasing the impeccable, wide-ranging collections of Eugene Thaw, one of America’s most distinguished gallerists, art historians and benefactors. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Schoolgirl samplers: creating art with a needle

This Helen Samson needlework sampler dated 1828 brought $18,000 in March 2017 at Conestoga Auction Co. Image courtesy of Conestoga Auction Co. and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Schoolgirl samplers have long been sought after by collectors. You might even call them the triple threat of the antiques world. While they don’t sing, act and dance, they are loaded with great graphics, nostalgic appeal and have great stories to tell.

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Cowboy Country Museum in West Texas going back in time

Tom Ryan’s ‘The Heritage,’ colored pencil on paper, 30 x 36 inches, 1971. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers archive and Altermann Galleries & Auctioneers

STAMFORD, Texas (AP) – How do they measure success?

The Abilene Reporter-News reports it is by the number of kids wanting to hang out in the museum.

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