Entries by Tom Hoepf

Philip Weiss steers Wagon Train playset to record $15,255

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – A Wagon Train playset, made around 1960 by Marx Toy Co. and based on the popular television show of the era, sold for $15,255 – an auction record for a Marx playset – at an auction conducted by Philip Weiss Auctions Oct. 24-26. The play set, Series 5000, Stock No. 4888, was […]

Furniture Specific: Creature Features

It’s hard to find a time in history when the everyday affairs of humans were not intertwined with those of animals, as poacher, as prey or as master. It didn’t take long in the development of the human brain for gifted artisans to depict the likenesses other creatures on the walls of the caves of […]

Nov. 8 sale to launch Going Gone Auction Gallery in NYC

NEW YORK – After a two-year hiatus from the auction business Tom O’Connor has been drawn back to the trade he has known 25 years. “It’s like an addiction. I tried to stay away from it for a while, but it’s into your blood and you’re drawn back to it,” said the Irish-born auctioneer. His […]

Picasso painting withdrawn from Sotheby’s auction

LONDON (AP) – A painting by Pablo Picasso that was expected to fetch more than $30 million at auction next week has been withdrawn from the sale, Sotheby’s auction house said Tuesday Arlequin was to have been one of the star lots at Sotheby’s Nov. 3 sale of Impressionist and modern art in New York. […]

J. Greenstein & Co. to celebrate Judaica at Nov. 10 auction

NEW YORK – J. Greenstein & Co. will conduct one of the most extensive auctions devoted entirely to antique and artisan Judaica on Monday, Nov. 10. The sale, to be held at New York’s Radisson Martinique Hotel on Broadway, will feature more than 100 ceremonial objects including menorahs, Kiddush cups, silver torah ornaments, spice boxes […]

Slotin picks bumper crop of folk art for Nov. 8 auction

BUFORD, Ga. – Nearly 1,000 lots of American folk art, in a mix of genres, will be sold Saturday, Nov. 8, by Slotin Auction. The sale will feature the art collection of Barbara Louviere, the santos collection of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and Florida Highwaymen artwork. “American folk art is the only art form I […]

Russian masters head Gene Shapiro art auction Nov. 5

NEW YORK – Gene Shapiro Auctions will sell important works of Russian, European and Latin art Saturday, Nov. 5, on the fifth floor of the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. in Manhattan. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. The auction is expected to gross $4 million to $6 million, and the per-lot average […]