Stephenson’s to host May 31 auction of estate dolls, toys, trains & banks

1952 Vogue Ginny ‘Rich Uncle’ special trunk set including Ginny doll with hang tag, numerous original factory outfits and accessories. Near-mint. Estimate $800-$1,200

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – Since staying at home became the “new normal,” it has become increasingly obvious that vintage toy collectors are not slowing down their buying. If anything, they’re stepping up their game and enjoying the opportunity to bid and buy in online auctions from high-quality auction houses whose galleries are temporarily closed to the public. The next auction being closely watched by the toy hobby is a 400-lot offering to be sold May 31 by Stephenson’s of Southampton (suburban Philadelphia), Pennsylvania.Continue reading

Christie’s presents ‘At Home with Craftsmanship’ June 1

A pair of Louis XV giltwood fauteuils a la reine by Jean-Baptiste Gourdin, third quarter 18th century. Estimate: £40,000-£60,000. Christie’s image

LONDON – Christie’s has unveiled an auction titled The Collector: Online – At Home with Craftsmanship, presenting centuries of artisan craftsmanship. The sale encompasses European and English furniture, silver, ceramics, gold boxes and works of art ranging from the 17th to the 19th century. The online auction will conclude June 1. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.  Continue reading

World coins, commemoratives offered in online auction May 27

Cook Islands 2010 $20 three-ounce silver coin, depicting Viktor Vasnetzov’s ‘Three Bogatyrs,’ Masterpieces of Art Series. Estimate $550-$700. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Collectible coins from around the globe – more than 300 lots – are offered in an online auction that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Wednesday, May 27. Countries represented in the auction include Denmark, Korea, The Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Australia and China. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Militaria: reflecting on Memorial Day

A hand-sewn Civil War-era 13-star flag earned $35,500 + the buyer’s premium in October 2019. Photo courtesy of Poulin Antiques & Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – While Memorial Day serves as the unofficial start of summer and is often celebrated in America with trips to the beach and family barbecues, the real reason for this holiday is to remember the fallen heroes who died in active service to their country. Parades, memorial ceremonies and American flags gracing veteran’s tombstones are some of the ways people commemorate this holiday.

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