NEW HAMBURG, Canada – An online-only Canadiana & Folk Art auction featuring the lifetime Canadiana collection of Marty Osler will be held on Saturday, April 17th at Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. In all, 306 lots will cross the auction block. In addition to Canadiana and folk art, categories will include furniture, paintings, pottery, stoneware, tools, toys and banks, and architectural and nautical items. There will be no in-person event due to COVID-19. Absentee and live online bidding will be via LiveAuctioneers.com.
MONROVIA, Calif. – As demonstrated in their sale Feb. 9 sale, John Moran’s Made in Mexico is becoming a fan favorite. Collectors were eager to bid on many items that had never before been brought to auction from the private collection of Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
CINCINNATI – The Feb. 18 African Americana auction at Cowan’s, a Hindman company, realized over $250,000 with institutional and international bidders showing strong interest in a range of historically significant lots. A number of influential figures including Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey, Madam C.J. Walker, Huey Newton and Eldridge Cleaver were represented in the first dedicated various owner auction for the category. The sale included books, manuscript archives, early photography, posters and more. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
LONDON – On turning eighty, David Hockney sought out rustic tranquility for the first time: a place to watch the sunset and the change of the seasons, a place to live a life of simple pleasures, undisturbed and undistracted; a place to keep the madness of the world at bay. So, when COVID-19 and lockdown struck, it made little difference to life at La Grande Cour, the centuries-old Normandy farmhouse where Hockney set up a studio a year earlier, in time to paint the arrival of spring. In fact, he relished the enforced isolation as an opportunity for even greater devotion to his art.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation board of trustees has elected Carly Fiorina chair of the board, on which she has served since 2017. She succeeds Thurston R. Moore, who has led the board since 2018. In her new role, Fiorina will leverage her business expertise and innate ability to help organizations reach their highest potential to help the foundation reach new audiences and thrive in a post-pandemic world.
LOS ANGELES – Andrew Jones Auctions has two major events planned for December – just in time for the holidays. A Design for the Home and Garden auction will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6, followed by a Home for the Holidays Sale just two days later, on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Both auctions will be online-only affairs, starting at 11 a.m. Pacific time / 2 p.m. Eastern. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. Read more
NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – An early 20th-century Seeburg “G” style Orchestrion coin-op machine sold for $24,780, a 27-inch Orchestral Regina upright music box from 1898 finished at $21,240, and an 1892 Swiss George Baker & Company cylinder music box fetched $10,030 in an online auction held September 19 by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. Absentee and online bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers. All prices quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars and include an 18 percent buyer’s premium.
DENVER, Pa. – One of the most enjoyable aspects of collecting antique toys is attending an auction, discovering that elusive piece you’ve been chasing for years, then bidding on it and experiencing the thrill of taking it home. Morphy’s is a place where many great toy discoveries have been made, and more are on the horizon Sept. 23-24 when the company presents an outstanding lineup of rare and coveted toys and banks from long-held collections. The auction will be held at Morphy’s 45,000-square-foot gallery, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.
MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ Summer Americana Auction contains a true diversity of material and will include everything from rare antiquarian books and vintage advertising to country furniture and figural candy containers. The large auction will take place over three days: Aug. 27-29. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.