Entries by Tom Hoepf

Swann Galleries presents African American art June 4

NEW YORK – Swann Galleries will offer a sale of African American Fine Art on Thursday, June 4, with works spanning from the 19th century through the modern era. The sale was postponed due to Covid-19 and will be held live online by the house. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Cream jug rises to top of Jeffrey S. Evans glass auction

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ spring auction of 18th and 19th glass and lighting was held on May 19-20. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the sale was conducted with remote bidding only. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers. Company president and senior auctioneer Jeffrey S. Evans noted, “We offered […]

Millea Bros. to sell paintings, antiquities, tribal art June 4-5

BOONTON, N.J. – Millea Bros.’ Spring Select auction arrives June 4 and 5, featuring Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities deaccessioned from the Newark Museum; 19th century African and Oceanic art from the Wright Art Trust; Folk Art and Native American artifacts from a trustee of the American Folk Art Museum; an Abstract Expressionist painting by […]

University Archives to host Kennedy auction June 10

WESTPORT, Conn. – An online-only auction dedicated entirely to Kennedy memorabilia, titled Collecting Camelot: John & Jackie Kennedy Family Auction, will be held Wednesday, June 10, by University Archives, at 10:30 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The Hot Bid: Annie Oakley rifle sights set on $400K

What you see: A Stevens model 44 .25-20 single-shot rifle, given to Annie Oakley. Morphy Auctions estimates it at $200,000 to $400,000. The expert: Michael Salisbury, firearms expert at Morphy Auctions. Who was Annie Oakley? In the 1880s, exhibition shooting was extremely popular, like football or baseball is today. A well-known traveling exhibition shooter, Frank […]

Paul Revere: beyond his midnight ride

NEW YORK – Nearly every American must surely be familiar with the name Paul Revere, if only for his famous midnight ride in 1775, alerting the Colonial militia to approaching British forces prior to the battles of Lexington and Concord in the Revolutionary War. The ride was made even more famous in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s […]

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

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 […]

World coins, commemoratives offered in online auction May 27

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 […]

Militaria: reflecting on Memorial Day

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 […]