NATIVE AMERICAN: Clothing, costumes, headdress, suede, jewelry, drums, beaded objects, pottery, shoes, baskets, rawhide pouches, Hudson Bay jackets, fur trapper coats WESTERN: Ghost Riders Western canvas barn jackets, canteens, chaps POTTERY AND PORCELAIN: Lenox lamp, Rookwood, Johnson Brothers, Occupied Japan, Copeland Spode, Roseville, Mexican pottery, Goldscheider porcelain figures PRIMITIVE: birdhouses, Washer wringer, butter churn, buckboard bench, framed barbed wire samples FURNITURE: Pennsylvania Dutch trunk, glass-top display coffee table, Chinese red lacquer cabinet, Victorian carved chairs, piano stool, painted nightstand, folk art furniture, child’s rocker, contemporary curio, industrial coffee table on castors, patriotic painted dresser, folk art painted trunk, lady’s writing desk PRINTS & PAINTINGS: Western & Native American Artwork, STERLING FLATWARE: 19 Sterling Reed & Barton Marlborough pattern teaspooons & knives TOYS: Renwal shipyard, Marx Disneyland trains, ventriloquist dummy, tin litho toys, dolls & doll clothes, rocking horse, doll houses, N. H. Hill Brass Co. pull toy, Lone Ranger knives MISC: Canteens, Bradford Exchange, Michael Jordan uniform, oil lanterns, train lantern, American flag, books, pocket knives, Champleve lamp, Murano studio art glass, lucite display cases, postage stamp collection, black Americana
Archive for July, 2011
Sotheby’s is delighted to announce an exclusive collection of leading designers and artists for MATERIAL WORLDS, its second outdoor selling exhibition in collaboration with Sudeley Castle, from 28 July to 30 September 2011. The exhibition brings together cutting-edge, one-off and limited edition works in strikingly different materials by 11 artists and designers, including Tord Boontje, Amanda Levete, David Adjaye, Ingo Maurer and Paul Fryer. Set amongst the romantic ruins of Sudeley and its award-winning gardens, the works will challenge the boundaries of Design, Art and Craft.
DENVER, Pa. – Morphy Auctions’ CEO Dan Morphy has announced the addition of a full-service sports memorabilia department to his company’s growing roster of specialty divisions. The new department is supervised by Morphy’s chief operation officer Tom Sage Jr.
“We decided to open a sports department because of the increasing number of requests from collectors who wanted to consign their collections and game-used items,” said Sage. “We’ve incorporated sports memorabilia into our general and toy sales regularly over the past six or seven years, and we’ve also referred business to companies that specifically handle sports memorabilia, but we reached a point where there were so many inquiries, it was clearly time to start holding our own specialty sales.”
The plan is to conduct dedicated semiannual auctions of items from all major sports, including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, boxing, golf and more. In particular, Morphy’s sports sales will focus on Major League and collegiate game-used jerseys and other apparel; sports equipment, rings and jewelry; photographs and ephemera; and other quality collectibles with a connection to professional athletes.
Sage, a lifelong antique dealer and collector who began his career selling baseball cards in 1977, said a strong emphasis will be placed on provenance and authentication. “Buyers expect, and will receive, letters or certificates of authenticity when they buy game-used or autographed items from Morphy’s. We will be using the services of some of the sports memorabilia industry’s top authenticators in vetting the merchandise we sell.”
Morphy’s debut auction of sports memorabilia will take place this fall, with another sale to follow in spring of 2012. Consignments are currently being accepted. Call Tom Sage at 717-335-4571 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In advance of our forthcoming sale in November, our jewellery specialists are currently travelling throughout Europe to conduct confidential and complimentary auction valuations and to offer advice about buying and selling. Please contact our European offices to make an appointment:
Geneva: +41 (0) 22 908 48 49
London: +44 (0)20 7293 6409
Paris: +33 1 53 05 53 37
Milan: +39 2 2950 0201
Monaco: + 37 793 30 88 80
Zurich: +41 44 226 22 71
Madrid: +34 91 576 5714
Barcelona: +34 93 414 0866
Brussels: +32 2 648 0080