BOSTON – A rare lunar meteorite sold for $612,500 at RR Auction on Thursday, Oct. 18.
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.
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.
GENESEO, N.Y. – Five gorgeous early 20th-century Tiffany Studios table lamps sold for a combined $465,510 and a dazzling five-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond ring fetched $206,500 at a Fine Art & Antique Auction held Sept. 29 by Cottone Auctions. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
PITTSFIELD, MASS. – Traditional antiques made a big splash at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s antiques and fine art auction on Sept. 22. The auction achieved robust prices across the board with a wealth of choice antiques from fine art to lighting, including several statement pieces that will transform their new homes. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
LAS VEGAS – When True West magazine compiled its list of “22 Guns that Won the West,” eight of their choices were Colt classics, including the #1 firearm: the Colt Paterson revolver, a model that revolutionized handguns for all time. A new chapter was added to the legend of Colt firearms on September 20 as Morphy Auctions conducted a $2.2 million sale devoted exclusively to the revered 19th-century brand. Held at Morphy’s Las Vegas satellite gallery, the well-attended auction showcased the Dr. Edward Michael Feldman collection of 94 premium-quality Colt productions. Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
DALLAS – Multiple bidders pushed the final price for a bronze sculpture After Evgeny Alexandrovich Lanceray titled Cossack Herding Horses to $81,250 – five times its estimate – to claim top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Fine & Decorative Arts Including Estates Auction Sept. 21-23. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers. A bidder utilized LiveAuctioneers’ online bidding platform to win a rare grand piano (above).
OAKLAND – On Sept. 15-16 Clars Auction Gallery conducted a major Fine Art, Decorative Art, Furniture, Jewelry and Asian Art Auction, which Redge Martin, company president, described as their strongest sale of the year. The highlight was an original charcoal on paper by Norman Rockwell that sold for $242,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more