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Gallery Report: Green Goblin action figure scampers off with $76K at Hake’s

ATLANTA – At the start of every month, ACN columnist Ken Hall delivers top auction highlights from around the United States and the wider world. Please enjoy the September 2022 edition of his Gallery Report. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium, except where noted otherwise.

Green Goblin action figure, $76,700, Hake’s Auctions

An eight-inch Green Goblin action figure, issued by Meego in 1977 as part of its World’s Greatest Super-Heroes line, AFA-graded 80+ NM, sold for $76,700 at an auction of pop culture rarities held July 26-27 by Hake’s Auctions in York, Pennsylvania. Also, Gil Kane and Dick Giordano’s seven-panel art for page 27 of Marvel Premiere #15 from May 1974, featuring the debut of Iron Fist, reached $20,350; and Al Plastino’s original art for page 1 of Superman #184 from Feb. 1966 achieved $15,055.

Nantucket curlew decoy, $228,000, Copley Fine Art Auctions

A Harmon Hollow Nantucket curlew decoy sold for $228,000 at the 17th annual Sporting Sale held July 14-15 by Copley Fine Art Auctions in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Also, an oil on canvas image of Setter Puppies by Edmund Henry Osthaus earned $102,000; a dog painting titled Steady by A.F. Tait, depicting two setters pointing quail, achieved $73,800; a miniature shorebird set of 22 decoys by Elmer Crowell realized $92,250; and Crowell’s Wing-Up Greater Yellowlegs made $84,000.

12-cent U.S. postage stamp, $19,520, Holabird Western Americana Collections

A 12-cent U.S. postage stamp with a portrait bust of George Washington sold for $19,520 at a Wild West Auction held July 21-24 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nevada. Also, an 1860 U.S. Army Colt revolver with a Richards conversion attained $13,750; a light aqua Endlich & Good squat-shaped beer bottle, dating to circa 1861-1864, realized $7,187; and an early 1900s First National Bank of Foraker (Oklahoma) $10 bank note went for $4,458.

Chinese Export porcelain punch bowls, $64,000, Nye & Company Auctioneers

A pair of 19th-century Chinese Export porcelain punch bowls sold for $64,000 at an Estate Treasures auction held July 20 by Nye & Company Auctioneers in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Also, an early 20th-century folk art cowboy iron shooting gallery target, attributed to William F. Mangels and titled The Stick-Up, earned $19,200; and a taupe-upholstered sectional sofa designed by Joe DiUrso for Donghia, with squared corners and raised ends, finished at $12,160.

Camille Claudel sculpture, $150,000, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

A bronze and hardstone sculpture of a woman sitting in a chair with her head resting against a fireplace mantel, created by Camille Claudel (French, 1864-1913), sold for $150,000 in an online Fine & Decorative Art auction held August 1 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, based in Cranston, Rhode Island. Also, an oil on canvas by B. Prabha (Indian, 1933-2001), titled Fisher Women Painting, achieved $18,750; and an ornately carved Victorian desk attributed to R. J. Horner brought $7,500.

19th-century French Japonisme armoire, $30,000, Andrew Jones Auctions

A late 19th-century French parcel paint decorated Karelian birch and faux bamboo Japonisme armoire sold for $30,000 at the Part VI sale of the John Nelson collection, held July 24-25 by Andrew Jones Auctions in Los Angeles. Also, a pair of circa-1900 Louis XV/XVI transitional style parcel gilt and blue painted bibliotheques brought $30,000, and a third quarter 20th-century Modernist fossil marble, granite and steel table went to a determined bidder for $27,500.

Machine Man Robot, $84,000, Morphy Auctions

A circa-1960 Machine Man Robot from the Japanese company Masudaya’s famed Gang of Five robot series, one of only a few known, sold for $84,000 at a Toys & Collectibles Auction held Aug. 9-10 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pennsylvania. Also, a Japanese battery-operated Electroman Robot attained $78,000, and a scarce 1950s Italian gumball vending machine in the form of a 54in full-figure robot, with prizes visible inside its chest, finished at $48,000.

39-star American flag, $24,120, New Frontier Western Show & Auction

A 39-star American flag flown at the Capitol Building in Santa Fe in 1912, the year that New Mexico joined the Union, sold for $24,120 at auction held August 27 by New Frontier Western Show & Auction of Loveland, Colorado. The auction was held in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Also, an antique Colt Single Action Army revolver attributed to the 101 Ranch sold for $8,100, and a pair of Buermann inlaid spurs with cut-out snake heelbands found a new owner for $5,700.

Jean Shrimpton photo print, $3,438, John Moran Auctioneers

A massive photo print on canvas with a neon attachment, titled Jean Shrimpton Astronaut and created in 2014 by Andrew Martin Designs after Richard Avedon, sold for $3,438 at a ReDesigned auction held July 19 by John Moran Auctioneers in Los Angeles. Also, a lapis blue 1980 Mercedes Benz 450 SL automobile in pristine condition sped away for $18,750, and a red 1961 Gibson Les Paul Jr. electric guitar with a 1960s-era Gibson amp earned $8,750.

Albert York oil-on-plywood work, $110,250, Sarasota Estate Auction

An oil-on-plywood painting by Albert York, titled Imaginary Playground (Trees and Fence), sold for $110,250 at an auction held July 23-24 by Sarasota Estate Auction in Sarasota, Florida. Also, Romare Bearden’s The Quilters rose to $73,000; an unsigned, untitled Itzchak Tarkay acrylic on canvas achieved $20,790; a gouache on paper by A. R. Penck brought $13,230; a sculpture by Jorge Blanco, titled Later, made $14,490; and an antique 22K gold, sterling and diamond necklace hit $11,970.

Covered Meissen dish, $4,250, Kamelot Auctions

A 19th-century covered Meissen dish sold for $4,250 at a three-day sale held July 19-21 by Kamelot Auctions in Philadelphia. Also, an original circa-1950 set of rattan armchairs went for $3,750, and an 18K gold and sapphire necklace by Marco Bicego slipped around a new neck for $2,250. The auctions were divided into Luxury Goods: Jewelry & Handbags; Mod Interiors: Chic, Bamboo & Rattan; and Estate Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts. Most lots sold above their estimates.

King Henry VIII document, $66,435, RR Auction

A one-page vellum manuscript document signed by King Henry VIII and dated July 26, 1536, in which he discusses sponsoring the feast day of St. George, patron saint of England, sold for $66,435 in an online auction held July 20-August 10 by RR Auction, based in Boston. Also, a document Abraham Lincoln signed as president, regarding rebuilding the North-South economy in 1865, realized $41,321; and an early Marilyn Monroe document, signed twice by the starlet, earned $32,103.

Nathan Cobb, Jr. swimming Canada goose, $252,000, Guyette & Deeter

A swimming Canada goose by Nathan Cobb, Jr. of Cobb Island, Virginia sold for $252,000 at a Decoy & Sporting Art auction held July 29-30 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, by Guyette & Deeter. Also, a Ward Brothers greenwing teal hen flew away for $33,000; an Edmund Osthaus sporting art canvas realized $69,600; a mute swan by Maryland carver Oliver Lawson finished at $15,600; and a set of Nantucket lightship baskets carried away $10,800.

Anne Ramsdell Congdon painting, $123,000, Rafael Osona Auctions

A 1941 oil on canvas by Anne Ramsdell Congdon, titled View from Monomoy, sold for $123,000 at an Americana, Fine Art & Marine auction held Aug. 6-7 by Rafael Osona Auctions in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Also, an iconic red sail painting by Robert Stark, Jr., titled Sunset Sail, drifted to $70,725; an 1895 portrait painted by Wendell Macy, titled Lady in the Sun, Nantucket, won $20,910; and Sybil Goldsmith’s View of Town from the Creeks, painted in 1976, rose to $8,190.

David Hockney lithograph, $20,480, La Belle Epoque Auction Gallery

A lithograph by David Hockney (British, b. 1937-), titled Four Flowers in a Still Life, dated and numbered 6/50, sold for $20,480 at a Multi-Estates Summer auction held August 13 by La Belle Epoque Auction Gallery in New York City. Also, an early 20th-century floral still life by Charles E. Porter (American, 1847-1923) achieved $1,920; a 102-piece set of Kirk sterling silver flatware weighing 127 troy ounces earned $2,300; and a Lucien Picard 14K Art Deco ladies’ watch brought $640.

1927-D Double Eagle gold coin, $4.44 million, Heritage Auctions

A 1927-D Double Eagle US gold coin, part of the Bob R. Simpson collection and graded MS66 PCGS, sold for $4.44 million at a US Coins Signature Auction held August 23 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. The price bested the previous record for the 1927-D Double Eagle of $2.16 million, set at Heritage’s Fun US Coins Signature Auction in January 2020. In the recent sale, five bidders continued to chase the coin after it exceeded $3 million.

Kobe Bryant rookie card, $34,375, Hindman

A 1996-1997 Skybox E-X2000 Credentials Kobe Bryant rookie basketball card No. 30, graded BGS 9 Mint, sold for $34,375 at a sale of The Definitive Collection of Kobe Bryant Rookie Cards held August 24 by Hindman in Chicago. The card was considered to be a holy grail collectible and featured a die cut image of Bryant, foiled borders and a cloud background. The auction was held on August 24, which has become known as Mamba Day in honor of the numbers Bryant wore during his basketball career: 8 and 24.

Jamie Wyeth painting, $192,000, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

A mixed-media work for Study for Lighthouse by Jamie Wyeth (American, b. 1946-) sold for $192,000 at a Splendor sale held Aug. 26-28 by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, Maine. Also, a watercolor painting by Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917-2009), titled The Pantry, achieved $162,000; an oil on canvas by Robert Scott Duncanson hit $138,000; and a Modernist color composition painting by Beauford Delaney (American, 1901-1979) made $102,000.

Herend Rothschild Bird pattern table service, $10,710, Doyle

A Herend porcelain table service in the Rothschild Bird pattern sold for $10,710 at an Entertaining with Style auction held August 11 by Doyle in New York City. Introduced in 1860, the pattern portrays a story about Baroness Rothschild of Vienna, who lost her pearl necklace in her garden. Several days later, the necklace was discovered by her gardener, who saw the birds dangling it from a tree. In addition, a group of Lettuce Ware by Dodie Thayer sold as several lots for a combined $20,853.


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Tom Brady’s 2000 Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket, autographed by Brady, est. $300,000-$500,000

Tom Brady-signed rookie ticket set to score, Dec. 15 at Skinner

Tom Brady’s 2000 Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket, autographed by Brady, est. $300,000-$500,000

Tom Brady’s 2000 Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket, autographed by Brady, est. $300,000-$500,000

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Skinner Auctioneers will host an online auction of Sports Memorabilia, from December 7-15. The highlights of the sale include numerous sports cards from the longtime collection of a passionate Boston sports fan, who celebrates the elite players in baseball, football, basketball and hockey. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Gallery Report: Lawton Parker’s ‘Silver Lake’ shimmers at auction

ATLANTA – At the beginning of every month, ACN columnist Ken Hall delivers top auction highlights from around the United States and the world at large. Here’s his November 2021 edition of Gallery Report. All prices include the buyer’s premium, except where noted.

Lawton S. Parker oil painting, $36,000, Schwenke Auctioneers

An oil on canvas painting by Lawton Silas Parker, titled Silver Lake, sold for $36,000 at an Estates Auction held September 26 by Schwenke Auctioneers in Woodbury, Connecticut. Also, a pair of vintage leather fire helmets heated up the crowd for $6,985; a Steinway & Sons 1936 medium grand Model M piano gaveled for $8,800; a signed Daum Nancy green glass/gilt bottle earned $4,200; and a signed lithograph in colors by Zao Wou-Ki hit $4,500.

Large Chinese vase, $50,000, John Moran Auctioneers

A large Chinese silver and cloisonne enamel vase by Wang Hing, the late 19th- century silver export retailer based in Canton, China, sold for $50,000 at a Traditional Collector sale held September 28 by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, California. Also, a Chinese silk and metal thread area rug with vivid blue accents achieved $15,000; a French gilt-bronze and marble mantel clock retailed by Tiffany & Co. earned $11,875; and an English marquetry buffet finished at $8,125.

John F. Kensett landscape, $1.08 million, Cottone Auctions

A sublime landscape painting by John Frederick Kensett, titled Singing Beach & Eagle Rock, Magnolia, Massachusetts, sold for $1.08 million at a Fine Art, Antiques and Clock auction held September 18 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, New York. Also, a Tiffany Studios elaborate Peony lamp on a telescopic library base with a 22-in shade lit up the room for $390,000; and an E. Howard & Co. No. 49 astronomical hanging regulator finished at $174,000.

Chinese theatrical diorama, $20,400, Michaan’s Auctions

A Chinese monumental theatrical diorama with kingfisher feather embellishment sold for $20,400 at Estates & Collections Auctions held September 17 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, California. Also, a rainy Paris street scene painting by Edouard Leon Cortes, titled Theatre Gymnastique, earned $30,000; and a 1988 nude rendering by Tom Wesselmann, titled Monica Lying on a Blanket, using enamel on laser cut steel, went to a determined bidder for $24,000.

Alfred J. Casson oil painting, CA$59,000, Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.

A 1940 landscape painting by the Canadian Group of Seven artist Alfred Joseph Casson, titled Outside Algonquin Park, sold for $59,000 in an online-only Firearms, Sporting & Canadiana auction held October 9 by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., based in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada. Also, an oil on board 1966 countryscape by Group of Seven founding member Alexander Young Jackson hit $38,350. Prices are in Canadian dollars.

1790 tall case clock, $92,250, Pook & Pook, Inc.

A circa-1790 New York Federal mahogany musical tall case clock with eight-day works signed “Effingham Embree New York” sold for $92,250 at an Americana & International Sale held Sept. 30-Oct. 1 by Pook & Pook, Inc. in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Also, Mickey Mouse by Andy Warhol, from the artist’s 1981 Myths series  hit $196,800, and a 1926 bronze fountain by Harriett Frishmuth, titled Crest of the Wave, rose to $147,600.

Munnings equestrian works, $662,500, Andrew Jones Auctions

A pair of paintings by the acclaimed British equestrian artist Sir Alfred James Munnings sold for a combined $662,500 in the online-only auction of the collection of Lady Victoria White held October 10 by Andrew Jones Auctions in Los Angeles. The Kilkenny Horse Fair soared to $500,000, while Making a Polo Ground at Princemere finished at $162,500. Also, a Chinese blue and white porcelain Transitional/Kangxi brush pot brought $40,000.

Johnny Ramone guitar, $937,500, RR Auction

The Mosrite Ventures II guitar played onstage by Johnny Ramone (real name: John Cummings), guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones, sold for $937,500 in an online auction held by RR Auction, based in Boston. Johnny Ramone played the guitar in every performance of the band from 1977-1996 – nearly 2,000 shows, and also on all 15 Ramones albums. Also, his Mark-2 signature guitar went for $46,875, and a painting of him by Giovanni DeCunto brought $37,500.

Maqbool Husain painting, $43,750, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

A dynamic Cubist horse painting by the Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain sold for $43,750 in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ online Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction held September 30 in Cranston, Rhode Island. Also, a 19th-century Chinese embroidered brought $25,000, a Caille Brothers Eclipse 25-cent slot machine hit $18,750; and a Tiffany Bleeding Heart table lamp realized $12,500.

Louis Marx toy motorcycle, $22,800, Milestone Auctions

A Louis Marx & Co. (USA) prototype tin windup Speedboy 4 military toy motorcycle with spring-loaded military cannon and ammo box sold for $22,800 at an Antique Toy auction held October 2 by Milestone Auctions in Willoughby, Ohio. Also, a Lehmann (Germany) tin windup Boxer Rebellion toy, all original, went for $17,400; and a large and colorful German hand-painted composition cat skittles set garnered $16,200.

‘The American Atlas,’ $69,300, Freeman’s

A second edition of The American Atlas, widely considered the most important 18th-century atlas of America, sold for $69,300 at a Books and Manuscripts auction held September 23 by Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, a circa-1789 New Haven printing of the first acts of the first Congress of the United States went for $22,680; a first and limited-edition copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses achieved $27,720; and a first American edition copy of Moby-Dick garnered $16,380.

Andrew Clemens sand bottle, $956,000, Hindman

A late 1880s sand bottle by Andrew Clemens, who was known as “the deaf-mute sand artist from McGregor, Iowa”, sold for $956,000 at an American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts Auction held September 30 by Hindman in Chicago. It is the only Clemens sand bottle of the more than 100 documented examples to exhibit a portrait – it depicts Orrin “O.T.” Fuller of Savanna, Illinois at about the age of five. Also, a marble bust of Benjamin Franklin, possibly by Giuseppe Ceracchi, changed hands for $53,125.

Rolex Big Red Daytona, $125,000, Rago/Wright

An iconic Rolex Big Red Daytona Cosmograph stainless steel wristwatch sold for $125,000 at a Watches & Timepieces auction held October 20 by Rago/Wright in Lambertville, New Jersey. Also, an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak model 5402 jumbo stainless-steel wristwatch achieved $106,250; a Patek Philippe World Time pink gold wristwatch changed hands (or wrists) for $27,500; and a Rolex Daytona Cosmograph wristwatch made $43,750.

John Wayne ‘True Grit’ revolver, $517,500, Rock Island

The revolver used by actor John Wayne in the movie True Grit sold for $517,500 at a Sporting & Collector Firearms Auction held Oct. 6-8 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Illinois. Also, an M2-2 flamethrower flambeed its high estimate, hitting $19,550, and a Civil War-era 1851 Colt Navy pistol with a shoulder stock changed hands for $17,250.

Gottlieb painting, $756,000, Doyle

A painting from 1965 by Adolph Gottlieb, titled A Heavy Matter, a prime example of the artist’s Burst series of paintings, sold for $756,000 at a 20th Century Abstraction auction held October 6 by Doyle in New York. Also, an untitled work from 1969 by Kenneth Noland realized $100,800; an untitled painting by Edward Clark made $81,900; and Hekt, a 1978 work by American artist Nancy Graves achieved $75,600.

LeBron James rookie card, $1.39 million, Goldin Auctions

A LeBron James Upper Deck Exquisite Rookie Patch autograph card, graded BGS NM-MT, sold for $1.39 million in an online Card & Memorabilia auction held in September by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, New Jersey. Also, a 2000 Championship Ticket autograph Tom Brady signed rookie card rang up $799,500; a 1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan rookie card earned $344,400; and a 2016 Gold Prizm #2 Patrick Mahomes rookie card realized $198,030 – a record for the card.

Tiffany Dragonfly lamp, $150,000, Heritage Auctions

A circa-1910 Tiffany Studios leaded glass and patinated bronze Dragonfly table lamp, marked “Tiffany Studios” to the base and shade, sold for $150,000 at a Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass auction held October 28 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. Also, a circa-1910 Tiffany Studios leaded glass and patinated bronze Oriental Poppy table lamp went for $118,750, and a circa-1910 Tiffany Studios leaded glass and patinated bronze Dogwood table lamp brought $93,750.


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