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1882 Western and Atlantic locomotive from a Lionel Sears general set of five model train cars, together estimated at $200-$400

All aboard! Turner has more model trains from single-owner collection, Jan. 29

1882 Western and Atlantic locomotive from a Lionel Sears general set of five model train cars, together estimated at $200-$400

1882 Western and Atlantic locomotive from a Lionel Sears general set of five model train cars, together estimated at $200-$400

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Part 2 of the Armond Conti collection of model trains on Sunday, January 29, beginning at 10:30 am Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Utagawa Hiroshige, ‘Akasaka Kiribatake (Paulownia Plantation at Akasaka),’ estimated at $1,000-$2,000

Plentiful array of art, jewelry and collectibles at Turner auction, Dec. 17

Utagawa Hiroshige, ‘Akasaka Kiribatake (Paulownia Plantation at Akasaka),’ estimated at $1,000-$2,000

Utagawa Hiroshige, ‘Akasaka Kiribatake (Paulownia Plantation at Akasaka),’ estimated at $1,000-$2,000

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present an online sale titled Fine Art, Jewelry & Collectibles on Saturday, December 17. More than 310 diverse lots will be offered, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Eleen Auvil, ‘Red Egg,’ est. $300-$500

Calfornia artist Eleen Auvil’s estate offered by Turner, Sept. 17

Eleen Auvil, ‘Red Egg,’ est. $300-$500

Eleen Auvil, ‘Red Egg,’ est. $300-$500

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present The Art of Eleen Auvil (1927-2022), an auction of works by a noted California artist, on Saturday, September 17 at 10:30 am Pacific time. Featuring more than 120 lots from the artist’s estate, the sale includes a diverse selection of paintings, sculpture, works on paper and copper and bronze wall art. Proceeds will go to the Spirals Benefit Store in Pacific Grove, California, which serves local seniors through the Alliance on Aging. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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GE Edison Mazda lamp store display, est. $300-$500

Automobilia revs up bidders for Turner’s July 30 auction

 

GE Edison Mazda lamp store display, est. $300-$500

GE Edison Mazda lamp store display, est. $300-$500

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Automobilia & Collectibles from the Estate of Francis E. Tarzian, Sr., on Saturday, July 30 at 10:30 am Pacific time. Tarzian was a passionate collector of antique automobiles and related items, and his restoration and machinist skills earned him numerous awards. With more than 200 lots, this auction features a wide and eclectic array of automotive items, vintage and antique, as well as other collectibles from the early 20th-century era. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Large pair of 18th-century giltwood angels, est. $1,000-$1,500

Grace Garcia Estate Part II offered at Turner, June 26

 

Large pair of 18th-century giltwood angels, est. $1,000-$1,500

Large pair of 18th-century giltwood angels, est. $1,000-$1,500

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present the Grace Garcia Estate, Part 2 sale on Sunday, June 26. It features an extensive array of religious items, fine and decorative arts and collectibles from the personal collection of the late Grace Garcia, who owned Gilroy Antiques in Gilroy, California for more than 30 years. The auction lineup also includes several lots from other collectors, chief among them paintings by William Russell Flint and Mauritz Frederik Hendrich de Haas, and groupings of character dolls and costume figures. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Estate of California dealer Grace Garcia to be auctioned by Turner, June 4

David Yurman amethyst, pink tourmaline, green onyx, silver and 14K gold cuff bracelet, estimated at $300-$500

David Yurman amethyst, pink tourmaline, green onyx, silver and 14K gold cuff bracelet, estimated at $300-$500

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will offer the Grace Garcia Estate, Part I, on Saturday, June 4. It features a wide array of paintings, religious items and decorative arts from the personal collection of the late Grace Garcia, a passionate collector of beautiful things and an avid world traveler. Known as Gracie by her many friends, acquaintances and customers, she was the owner of Gilroy Antiques in Gilroy, California, for more than 30 years. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Golden State Warriors basketball made with Swarovski crystals, est. $700-$900

Sports, toys and more ready to amuse at Turner auction, April 30

Golden State Warriors basketball made with Swarovski crystals, est. $700-$900

Golden State Warriors basketball made with Swarovski crystals, est. $700-$900

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present a sale of Sports Cards & Memorabilia, Toy Cars, and Trains on Saturday, April 30 beginning at 10:30 am Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Milestone’s April 9 auction features prized collection of rare Popeye toys

Linemar Japan battery-operated Popeye and Olive Oyl Tank, 11 inches, with extremely rare original box. Very clean and bright, by far the finest example known. Excellent/Near Mint. Estimate $30,000-$40,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – That swaggering, wisecracking cartoon sailor Popeye has been depicted on countless toys and memorabilia since first appearing in the Thimble Theatre comic strip in 1929. With his spinach-powered superhuman strength, he was an immediate hit with readers of all ages, gaining an even higher level of visibility in his own cartoon series that launched in 1933. Ever since his debut, Popeye – with his girlfriend Olive Oyl and their motley crew of sidekicks in tow – has been an entertaining figure in the public’s consciousness, and vintage toys designed with Popeye’s image have only continued to rise in popularity and price.

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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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