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Salvador Dali, ‘The Puzzle of Life,’ est. $2,000-$3,000

Library to benefit from Turner’s sale of Dali ‘Puzzle of Life’ litho

Salvador Dali, ‘The Puzzle of Life,’ est. $2,000-$3,000

Salvador Dali, ‘The Puzzle of Life,’ est. $2,000-$3,000

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present a Fine Art, Asian Art, Jewelry & More auction on Saturday, April 16. The sale offers a wide range of American and European paintings from the 17th to the 21st centuries; noted artists include Ira Yeager, Salvador Dali, Thomas Hill, William Posey Silva, Marjorie Jane Reed and German Grobe. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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All aboard for model trains at Turner Auctions, March 12

Right of Way Industries O Gauge 0-4-0 saddle tanker #5201, est. $300-$500

Right of Way Industries O Gauge 0-4-0 saddle tanker #5201, est. $300-$500

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present The Armond Conti Collection of Model Trains, Part 1, on Saturday, March 12, beginning at 10:30 am Pacific time. Featuring more than 250 lots from the estate of a Northern Californian who collected trains during the course of 75 years, the sale presents a variety of fine, distinctive and desirable pre-war and post-war train offerings – some new old stock, some limited editions, some unused and some with original boxes. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Signed volume from the personal library of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain, est. $1,000-$2,000

Book from Mark Twain’s library enlivens Turner’s March 5 sale

Signed volume from the personal library of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain, est. $1,000-$2,000

Signed volume from the personal library of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain, est. $1,000-$2,000

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Books & Manuscripts, Part 2 on Saturday, March 5. The sale features more than 205 lots of antique or vintage books, including first editions, documents, maps, engravings, lithographs, postcard albums and signed lots. Most are from the collection and estate of Holbrook T. Mitchell of Northern California. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Stephen Turner holds a Book of Hours offered in a January 2022 auction that realized $14,000 plus the buyer’s premium. Image courtesy of Turner Auctions + Appraisals.

To Stephen Turner, variety is the spice of auctions

 Stephen Turner holds a Book of Hours offered in a January 2022 auction that realized $14,000 plus the buyer’s premium. Image courtesy of Turner Auctions + Appraisals.


Stephen Turner holds a Book of Hours offered in a January 2022 auction that realized $14,000 plus the buyer’s premium. Image courtesy of Turner Auctions + Appraisals.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Stephen Turner, founder of Turner Auctions + Appraisals, hails from Canada and spent the early years of his career in the auction business working as an appraiser and specialist with auction houses in Vancouver and Victoria. After relocating to San Francisco in 1991, he worked for Butterfield & Butterfield, one of the country’s oldest auction houses, before and after it was acquired by eBay and then Bonhams. In 2004, Turner opened an auction and appraisal consulting firm, and, seven years ago, the company began hosting online-only auctions. His namesake firm specializes in fine arts, decorative arts, Asian and Southwest arts, toys, photography and prints, jewelry, militaria and books and manuscripts. Here is our recent conversation with Stephen Turner.

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Book of Hours (Horae) illuminated Latin manuscript, est. $10,000-$15,000

Explore rare books and manuscripts at Turner’s Jan. 29 auction

Book of Hours (Horae) illuminated Latin manuscript, est. $10,000-$15,000

Book of Hours (Horae) illuminated Latin manuscript, est. $10,000-$15,000

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present the Holbrook T. Mitchell Collection of Books & Manuscripts on January 29. Drawn from the estate of a Northern California collector, the auction features 85 lots of antique or vintage written works in various languages from the 14th-20th centuries. Highlights include an illuminated 19th-century Persian Qu’ran (Koran) in Arabic; a book from the library of Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, the second wife of Napoleon; a 1781 copy of Cook’s Voyages Around the World by G. W. Anderson; 11 Egyptian papyrus fragments, likely all from a single leaf; and an 1885 first edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Buccellati diamond and 18K bi-color gold ring, est. $1,000-$1,500

Turner celebrates holiday season with festive Dec. 11 auction

Buccellati diamond and 18K bi-color gold ring, est. $1,000-$1,500

Buccellati diamond and 18K bi-color gold ring, est. $1,000-$1,500

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present a Holiday Auction on Saturday, December 11, featuring 320 lots of fine and decorative art, Asian art and antiques, silver and jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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‘Oz, the 100th Anniversary Edition,’ limited edition signed by all 31 contributors, est. $1,000-$1,500

Turner transports book collectors to Oz, Dec. 10

‘Oz, the 100th Anniversary Edition,’ limited edition signed by all 31 contributors, est. $1,000-$1,500

‘Oz, the 100th Anniversary Edition,’ limited edition signed by all 31 contributors, est. $1,000-$1,500

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present Return to Oz: Part 2 of the Joel Harris Collection of Oziana & Children’s Books on Friday, December 10. The sale offers more than 195 lots of first edition and vintage books and showcases an enchanting and extensive selection of Oz books. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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LGB hot air balloon store display, est. $500-$750

Turner to auction stock from popular Utah train store, Oct. 30

LGB hot air balloon store display, est. $500-$750

LGB hot air balloon store display, est. $500-$750

SAN FRANCISCO – On October 30, starting at 10:30 am Pacific time, Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present model trains and more from Almosta Junction, a popular shop in Clearfield, Utah, owned by the late Ben Graham. The online sale in several parts will feature the complete inventory of the shop, now closed. This auction, Part I, includes many high-end, special edition model trains, most of them brand-new and in their original boxes, related accessories, diecast vehicles, and railroad books and manuals. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Delightful jewelry, estate art await at Aug. 28 Turner auction

EFFY multi-color sapphire, diamond and 14K white gold ring, est. $300-$500

EFFY multi-color sapphire, diamond and 14K white gold ring, est. $300-$500

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present a Summer Sale on August 28, starting at 10:30 am Pacific time. Besides numerous items from estates and consignors, the auction offers more than 360 lots, including collections of Russian Lomonosov porcelain figures; Victorian Nailsea bells, 19th-century blown glass canes and other whimseys; German ceramic and pewter beer steins; and fine jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Group of seven offset lithograph ‘Art of Rock’ promotional posters, estimated at $700-$900

Turner Auctions will rock you with vintage concert posters, Aug. 7

Group of seven offset lithograph ‘Art of Rock’ promotional posters, estimated at $700-$900

‘Art of Rock’ promotional book poster, estimated at $700-$900

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present Feelin’ Groovy: Hippie, Counterculture & Music Posters and Memorabilia on August 7. Featuring 150 lots from a Northern California collector’s estate, the sale features an eclectic range of colorful or psychedelic posters, mostly rock concerts, plus a smaller selection of travel, movie, French, and other offerings. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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