Apollo Art Auctions to host July 23 sale of fine ancient art, antiquities, jewels, gold coins

Greek Chalcidian hammered bronze helmet, circa 500-300 BC, contoured double curve above brow; hinged, articulated cheek guards. By the time of the Peloponnesian War (434-402 BC), the Chalcidian design was the most widely used type of helmet within Greek ranks. Provenance: London private collection; acquired in European art market pre-2000. Estimate £15,000-£20,000 ($19,380-$25,840)

LONDON – Apollo Art Auctions, internationally known as the most-trusted source for authentic, expertly vetted ancient art and antiquities, will present a July 23rd gallery auction whose quality would please even the most discerning and sophisticated collector. In addition to highly important cultural art and artifacts, the 535-lot auction is enhanced by precious coins, and fine gold and gems from a sumptuous selection of wearable ancient jewelry. Bid absentee and live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Stephenson’s to auction silver, gold and rare US coin collection, Oct. 23

One of two 1986 one-ounce gold proof American Eagles offered in the sale, each in a fitted box and accompanied by a COA. Estimate for each: $1,500-$2,000

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – Before offering someone a penny for their thoughts, it might be wise to examine the penny first. Even a humble one-center can be worth a fortune if it’s the right type, like the 1943-D Lincoln penny that sold for $1.7 million in 2018. Coin collecting is one of the world’s most popular hobbies and a favorite category with Stephenson’s Auction’s nationwide bidding audience. The next chance to go coin-hunting at Stephenson’s, whether for fun or investment, comes on Sunday afternoon, October 23rd, at the company’s sale of an estate collection from Bucks County (suburban Philadelphia).

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Toussaint portrait a fetching highlight in Crescent City’s May 13-14 sale

Fernand Toussaint, ‘Portrait of a Lady with Fan,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

 

Fernand Toussaint, ‘Portrait of a Lady with Fan,’ est. $3,000-$5,000
Fernand Toussaint, ‘Portrait of a Lady with Fan,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

NEW ORLEANS – Original oil paintings by Fernand Toussaint (French/Belgian, 1873-1956) and Andre Gisson (American/French, 1929-2003), six pieces of matte glazed Newcomb Pottery and a large pair of German silver covered urns will all be part of Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Important May Estates Auction, scheduled for the weekend of May 13 and 14. Start times are 10 am Central time both days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Yale exhibition examines gold in American art and culture

John Dixwell, Ring, Boston, 1705–25. Gold. Yale University Art Gallery, Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
John Dixwell, Ring, Boston, 1705–25. Gold. Yale University Art Gallery, Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
John Dixwell, Ring, Boston, 1705–25. Gold. Yale University Art Gallery, Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — For millennia, gold’s warm glow, resistance to corrosion, and rarity have made it a preferred material for objects meant to convey prestige, authority, or devotion. From February 25, 2022 through July 10, 2022, the Yale University Art Gallery presents Gold in America: Artistry, Memory, Power, the first exhibition since 1963 to survey the role of gold in American art and culture.Continue reading

Gold Double Eagles add heft to Stephenson’s Oct. 29 Gold & Silver Coin Auction

1893 Liberty Head Double Eagle gold coin. Estimate $2,200-$2,600

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – Numismatics, the study and collecting of coins, is a hobby with noble origins almost as old as the money itself. What sets coins apart from many other types of collectibles is that they have intrinsic value based on the precious metals they contain. Through good economic times and bad, gold and silver coins have been touted as a solid alternative investment to the sometimes-volatile stock market. Gold and silver coins may also be the ultimate holiday stocking stuffers, both for adults and children – no one ever returns a precious coin.

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