Entries by Tom Hoepf

Julia’s hails $5 million sale as the best summer affair yet

ROCKLAND, Maine – James D. Julia’s spectacular antiques and fine art auction at the Samoset Resort has long been a favorite of the summer auction season. This year the Fairfield, Maine, auction company’s three-day extravaganza, Aug. 26-28, featured more than 1,700 lots with sales topping $5 million, making it their biggest summer antiques auction to […]

3 ‘Peanuts’ strips fetch $110,740 at Philip Weiss Auctions

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – An original “Peanuts” Sunday page, rendered in pen and ink in May 1953 by the late comic illustrator Charles Schulz, soared to $67,800 at a multi-estate sale Sept. 13-14 at Philip Weiss Auctions. The eight-panel strip showed Charlie Brown and Snoopy playing fetch. In addition, two daily “Peanuts” strips sold for $21,470 […]

John Lowe jar sets auction record for Tennessee pottery

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A recently discovered jar by potter John Alexander Lowe set a record for Tennessee pottery at a Case Antiques Auction on Sept. 27. Estimated at $12,000-$18,000, the redware jar soared to $63,000, inclusive of 12.5 percent buyer’s premium, selling to a collector in the room. Gallery owner John Case said that state […]

The Fame Bureau Reprises Classic Hits in Oct. 1st Sale

John Lennon’s lyrics for “Sexy Sadie” are among the rock ’n’ roll relics being sold by the Fame Bureau at an auction Oct. 1 beginning at 5 p.m. London time (noon Eastern). The auction, titled It’s More Than Rock ’n’ Roll Reprise, is composed of lots that did not sell in the auction company’s two […]

Choice estate pieces add sparkle to Woody Auction’s Oct. 25 sale

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Hundreds of high-end items in an array of categories will be offered at a multi-estate auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 25, at the St. Charles Convention Center. Lots will include more than 2,000 silver spoons, John Rogers statuary groups, vintage clocks and art glass, including five Tiffany vases. “This will be […]

Archangel Uriel painting lights fire under Leland Little’s bidders

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – An oil-on-canvas rendering of the Archangel Uriel holding a musket and standing before a mountainous landscape, painted around 1700 by an unknown artist in the Spanish Colonial School, sold for $14,375 at an auction conducted Sept. 13 by Leland Little Auction Estate Sales Ltd. The painting was one of 615 lots that […]

Eva Zeisel exhibition dates announced

Eva Zeisel revolutionized ceramic design by bringing her own vision of modernism into American middle-class homes with dinnerware created for Hallcraft, Sears and Red Wing. The prolific designer is the subject of an exhibition by the Erie Museum of Art that will begin a three-stop national tour in September. The Shape of Life by Eva […]