From left to right: Nimrod Dix, Christopher Webb and Pierce Noonan, the directors of Noonans, formerly Dix Noonan Webb. Image courtesy of Noonans

Dix Noonan Webb changes its name to Noonans

From left to right: Nimrod Dix, Christopher Webb and Pierce Noonan, the directors of Noonans, formerly Dix Noonan Webb. Image courtesy of Noonans

From left to right: Nimrod Dix, Christopher Webb and Pierce Noonan, the directors of Noonans, formerly Dix Noonan Webb. Image courtesy of Noonans

LONDON – As of the end of April 2022, auction house Dix Noonan Webb (DNW) became known as Noonans. The internationally renowned auction house, which has specialized in medals and coins for many years, and since 2015, banknotes and jewelry, will continue to be based at its Mayfair saleroom in London.

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Bonhams announces acquisition of US auction house Skinner

Left to right: Bonhams HQ in New Bond Street, London; and US auction house Skinner. Image courtesy Bonhams

LONDON – Bonhams, the global auction house, has today acquired the renowned US auction house, Skinner. Going forward, Skinner will be known as Bonhams Skinner. Financial terms are not being disclosed.

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Hindman achieves highest annual total ever in 2021

Diamond ring by Taffin, $387,500

Diamond ring by Taffin, $387,500

CHICAGO – 2021 was a year of records at Hindman Auctions. The auction firm reported $87 million in total sales for the year, its highest total by a wide margin in the company’s 39-year history, setting more than 30 individual auction records along the way.

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Interior of La Belle Epoque Gallery, a new two-level, 5,000-square-foot boutique auction house in New York that will hold its first sale on January 22, 2022.

New York’s La Belle Epoque Auction Gallery to launch in February

Interior of La Belle Epoque Gallery, a new two-level, 5,000-square-foot boutique auction house in New York that will hold its first sale on January 22, 2022.

Interior of La Belle Epoque Auction Gallery, a new two-level, 5,000-square-foot boutique auction house in New York that will hold its first sale on February 5, 2022.

NEW YORK – New York City is about to welcome a brand new, full-service auction house. La Belle Epoque Auction Gallery will open its doors in February 2022, offering a friendly new auction experience to art and antique lovers, dealers, collectors, first-time buyers and consignors.

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This 19th-century trade sign, lettered ‘Joseph W. Revere’ in gold leaf and offered with other artifacts from the descendants of Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere, exceeded its $1,000-$2,000 estimate to sell for $20,000 plus the buyer’s premium at John McInnis Auctioneers on December 11, 2021. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers and LiveAuctioneers.

Paul Revere family artifacts arouse interest in Boston-area auction

This 19th-century trade sign, lettered ‘Joseph W. Revere’ in gold leaf and offered with other artifacts from the descendants of Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere, exceeded its $1,000-$2,000 estimate to sell for $20,000 plus the buyer’s premium at John McInnis Auctioneers on December 11, 2021. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers and LiveAuctioneers.

This 19th-century trade sign, lettered ‘Joseph W. Revere’ in gold leaf and offered with other artifacts from the descendants of Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere, exceeded its $1,000-$2,000 estimate to sell for $20,000 plus the buyer’s premium at John McInnis Auctioneers on December 11, 2021. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers and LiveAuctioneers.

BOSTON (AP) – Artifacts once owned by Paul Revere’s family have been sold at auction for $20,000. The items were found in the attic of a home in Canton, Massachusetts, believed to have been owned by the family of the legendary Revolutionary War figure, The Boston Globe reports.

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A one shilling silver coin minted in Boston in 1652 sold for more than $350,000 at auction in London. Photo credit: Morton & Eden Ltd.

Rare coin minted in Colonial New England sells for $350K+

A one shilling silver coin minted in Boston in 1652 sold for more than $350,000 at auction in London. Photo credit: Morton & Eden Ltd.

A one shilling silver coin minted in Boston in 1652 sold for more than $350,000 at auction in London. Photo credit: Morton & Eden Ltd.

BOSTON (AP) – One of the first coins minted in Colonial New England, which was recently found among other coins in a candy tin, has sold at auction for more than $350,000, more than it was expected to get, the auctioneer said November 26.

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Norman Rockwell, ‘Home for Thanksgivng,’ est. $4 million-$6 million

Thanksgiving-themed Rockwell likely to reach $6M at Heritage

Norman Rockwell, ‘Home for Thanksgivng,’ est. $4 million-$6 million

Norman Rockwell, ‘Home for Thanksgiving,’ est. $4 million-$6 million

DALLAS – Thanksgiving-themed original cover art created by Norman Rockwell for a 1945 issue of The Saturday Evening Post will make its auction debut at Heritage Auctions‘ Nov. 5 American Art Signature® Auction. It is estimated to sell for upwards of $4 million, befitting its status as one of Rockwell’s most enduring series of works featuring soldiers returned home from World War II. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Brushstroke III,’ est. $150,000-$180,000

LAMA readies its first auction as Rago/Wright partner, Oct. 24

Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Brushstroke III,’ est. $150,000-$180,000

Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Brushstroke III,’ est. $150,000-$180,000

VAN NUYS, Calif. – LA Modern’s first auction under the auspices of Rago/Wright will be Art + Design, to be held on October 24 at the LAMA showroom in Van Nuys, California. Among the leading lots on offer are the iconic 1986 Roy Lichtenstein sculpture Brushstroke IIIestimated at $150,000-$180,000, and a rare and important T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Mesa table, estimated at $100,000-$150,000.

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An illustration of the exterior of the newly-opened Doyle gallery in Palm Beach, Florida

Doyle opens new gallery in Palm Beach

Doyle specialists at its new gallery in Palm Beach, Florida include Collin Albertsson, SVP, Director; Sebastian Clarke, AAA, SVP; and Katherine Van Dell, G.G.

Doyle specialists at its new gallery in Palm Beach, Florida include Collin Albertsson, SVP, Director; Sebastian Clarke, AAA, SVP; and Katherine Van Dell, G.G.

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Doyle is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new gallery in Palm Beach, Florida. With this expansion, Doyle will host rotating exhibitions of jewelry, art, silver and other property for upcoming auctions in New York, as well as for private sale. Its Florida team of Regional Advisors Collin Albertsson, Sebastian Clarke and Katherine Van Dell look forward to welcoming clients to the new gallery, located at 208 Brazilian Avenue in the heart of Palm Beach.

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John Lennon interview tape sells for $58K at Danish auction

 

Yoko Ono and John Lennon image courtesy of Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, Copenhagen, which recently sold a 51-year-old audio tape with an apparently unpublished song by Lennon for the equivalent of $58,240. Creative Commons Attribution

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – A cassette tape with a 33-minute audio recording of John Lennon being interviewed by four Danish teenagers 51 years ago as well as an apparently unpublished song by the late Beatle fetched 370,000 kroner ($58,240) September 28 at an auction in Denmark.

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