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Rago No Reserve Discovery Auction – Jewelry and Silver

September 7th, 2010 by

Auction Sept. 10th, 2010  10am

Featuring:

▪ Walter Meyer/Jensen USA ▪ Wallace ▪ Louis W. Rice ▪ Gucci ▪ Gorham ▪

▪ Dirk Van Erp ▪ Cartier ▪ Cellini ▪ Baccarat ▪ Archibald Knox ▪ Liberty & Co ▪

▪ Fine Jewelry ▪ Costume Jewelry ▪ Silver ▪ Bakelite ▪ Art Deco ▪ Cameos ▪

▪ Vintage Jewelry ▪ Watches ▪ Diamond Cocktail Rings ▪ Navajo Silver ▪ Asian ▪

▪ ”Jelly-Belly” Brooches ▪ Vintage Fruit Brooches ▪ Celtic Revival Jewelry ▪ more

Fellows & Sons Auctioneers – Secondhand Jewellery & Watches

September 7th, 2010 by

Auction Sept. 9th, 2010  10am

Dargate Auction Galleries

September 7th, 2010 by

Auction: Sept. 25th, 2010  Noon

Featuring: Fine Art, Furniture & Accessories, Objets D’Art, Glass & Porcelain, Ecclesiastical

Quittenbaum Art Auction Munich – African Art – Murino Glass – Design

September 7th, 2010 by

Auction Sept. 21st, 2010

African Art – 1 p.m.
Murano Glass and an Italien private collection – 3 p.m.
Design – 6 p.m.

New Orleans Auction Gallery Two-Day Major Estates Auction

September 1st, 2010 by

Auction Sept. 11th & 12th, 2010

Featuring: Antique Furniture, Fine Art and Chinese Jade & Ivory Carvings

Gold and silver coins found in hidden suitcases attract strong bidding in Stephenson’s Aug. 20 auction

September 1st, 2010 by

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – It was a story that might easily have been written for television – but in this instance, it was strictly nonfiction. While assessing her late father’s possessions prior to sending a consignment off to auction, a Philadelphia woman made a fortuitous discovery in the garage of the family home. There, amongst the garden tools and bric-a-brac, she came across several weighty suitcases that had long been stashed out of sight. Thinking they might contain old clothes or discarded household articles, the woman was taken completely by surprise when she opened the cases to find a horde of valuable old coins, many of them silver and gold.

“Nobody knew about the collection. Her father had never told anyone about it,” said Tom Wakeley, general manager of Stephenson’s, the company that auctioned the coins on Sept. 20 at their suburban Philadelphia gallery.

The collection ended up being “a tremendous success” at auction, Wakeley said, garnering $88,000 inclusive of 10% buyer’s premium.

“At this sale we had more live bidding than we did absentee and phone bidding because there were a number of nice pieces of gold in the collection. Buyers of gold coins like to inspect them and judge the condition for themselves,” Wakeley explained. Ninety-five percent of the 417 lots offered were purchased by in-house bidders.

Nineteenth-century gold coins of various denominations were offered in the sale, including an 1899 $10 gold piece (lower right), which sold for $660. Stephenson’s Auctions image.

Top-selling specimens included a 1907 $2.50 gold piece that realized $632.50 and an 1899 $10 gold piece that made $660.

A wealth of silver was available to bidders, as well. Seven Morgan half dollars from the early 20th century were sold as one lot for $1,430; while a book containing 27 silver commemorative half dollars from the mid-20th century finished its bidding run at $2,640 – quite an impressive result for coins whose total face value was a mere $13.50. Wakeley commented that condition was what drove the price on the grouping. “The half dollars were in uncirculated or even brilliant uncirculated condition, and that’s what collectors are looking for,” he said. “With money being so tight, collectors won’t spend a lot for average-condition coins, but if a coin is pristine, the money will come out.”

Other highlights of the Aug. 20 sale at Stephenson’s included an 1849 Seated Liberty silver dollar, $715; a book of 21 early 19th-century half cents, $1,017.50; and an exceptionally nice, unopened proof set containing each U.S. coin minted in 1950, which sold for $660.

A grouping of Barber dimes from the late 19th century/early 20th centuries sold as one lot for $1,210. Stephenson’s Auctions image.

Wakeley commented that, compared to buyers of other types of antiques, collectors who purchase coins at auction will cut to the chase. “At some auctions, bidders will hold out in hopes that the auctioneer will open a lot at a lower price, but at a coin auction, if the auctioneer asks for $25 and the coin is worth $500, they’ll just yell it out,” Wakeley said. “They already have the value figured out according to the price of silver or gold. That helps the auction go a little more quickly, too.”

Stephenson’s will conduct its next coin auction on Oct. 1, 2010, and will offer part II of the same collection featured in the Aug. 20 sale. For additional information, call Stephenson’s Auctioneers at 215-322-6182 or e-mail info@stephensonsauction.com. Visit Stephenson’s online at www.stephensonsauction.com.

Bonhams & Butterfields – Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts

August 31st, 2010 by

Catalog now online

Auction Sept. 13th, 2010  10am

Los Angeles

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – Vintage Couture and Accessories Auction

August 30th, 2010 by

Auction Sept. 16th, 2010  10am

Featuring Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Thea Porter, Carolina Herrera, Missoni, Givenchy, Valentino and many more.

MULTI-ESTATE DISCOVERY AUCTION

August 28th, 2010 by

William H. Bunch – Auctions & Appraisals
PA-AU-002314-L
1 Hillman Drive at Route 202 South
0.4 mile south of Route 1 in Chadds Ford, PA
TUESDAY, August 31, 10 AM

Beginning @ 10AM in the WAREHOUSE &

1 PM in the FRONT SHOWROOM
Previews: Monday,

August 2, 9AM – 5PM

Tuesday (Sale day) from 9AM

Please note the 1 PM start time in the front room!

Furniture at 5 PM in the front room!


2 pc mahogany breakfront with Egyptian head mounts


9 pc carved mah French BR set with white antiqued finish


Pierced tin pine pie safe in old paint surface

Sample of bisque figurine and decorated porcelain collection

Furniture at 4:30 PM in the back room, 5 PM in the front.

STERLING SILVER & PLATE, GLASS, CHINA & PORCELAIN, LAMPS, CLOCKS,
NEAT STUFF, JEWELRY,
ARTWORK, FURNITURE INCLUDING
COUNTRY AND VICTORIAN
CUSTOM AND REPRODUCTION, MUCH MORE!
WAREHOUSE @ 10 AM: TOOLS, HOUSEHOLD, COLLECTABLES, 1000′S BOOKS, EPHEMERA, TOYS, DOLLS, MUCH MORE!







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MULTI-ESTATE DISCOVERY
AUCTION

Tuesday, September 14

Beginning @ 10AM in the WAREHOUSE &
10 AM in the FRONT SHOWROOM

Previews: Monday, September 13 , 9AM – 5PM
Tuesday (Sale day) from 9AM

STERLING SILVER & PLATE, GLASS, CHINA & PORCELAIN, LAMPS, CLOCKS,
NEAT STUFF, JEWELRY,
ARTWORK, FURNITURE INCLUDING
COUNTRY AND VICTORIAN
CUSTOM AND REPRODUCTION, MUCH MORE!
WAREHOUSE @ 10 AM: Our Warehouse is LOADED! TOOLS, HOUSEHOLD, COLLECTABLES, 1000′S BOOKS, EPHEMERA, TOYS, DOLLS, MUCH MORE!

2 Session Multi-Estate
Catalog Auction
Of Fine and Decorative Arts
Beginning at 12 Noon each day,
Monday & Tuesday, September 20th & 21st, 2010

Preview Sunday September 19th from 12 PM to 5 PM
Monday, September 20th from 9 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday, September 21st from 9 AM

On Monday at 12 PM, we will sell 185 lots from a single owner collection of Venetian and other European glass, 41 pcs Gouda pottery, 200 plus pcs of Delft and other Dutch/Continental pottery, to be sold singly and in lots! Also a small collection of above average floral and scenic early 20th c European porcelain by various Limoges, Austrian, German, Czech, and other factories, plus a small but nice collection of Victorian art glass. About 250 lots in total for Monday afternoon!!

On Tuesday, from many Delaware Valley estates, collectors, and private consignors,
500 plus lots of fresh to the market fine art, decorative arts, much more!
Oriental rugs, silver, jewelry, pottery, large selection of fine Chinese porcelain and other Asian decorative arts, 18th-20th c furniture, fine art, works on paper, clocks, 19th c tortoise boxes, fine 18K gold mounted Steuben crystal, George Washington Order of Cincinnati document, Bryant Baker’s “Young Lincoln” in a 10″ bronze casting, folk art steam locomotive, much more!!

Artist List: Japanese woodblock prints, Harry Dunn, George Cope, Seymour Zayon, Charles Jay, Marc Chagall, Philip Jamison, James Whistler, Paul Davis, Arthur Clifton Goodwin, Geoff H Flavelle, James Turner, Henry Harold Vickers, manner of Worthington Whittredge, Samuel Bouquet,Bernardus Petrus Viegers, much more.

1981 Triumph Spitfire with only 33,000 original miles

A fully illustrated catalog will be available by the end of this week on our website at williambunchauctions.com.

Terms: 20% buyer’s premium with 3% cash/check/wire transfer discount, V/MC accepted

LIVE ONLINE BIDDING via LiveAuctioneers.com and AuctionZip.com, 3% fee

MULTI-ESTATE CATALOG AUCTION

TUESDAY, June 22, 12 PM

AN ESTATE COLLECTION OF MUSIC BOXES, HISTORICAL FLASKS, FINE BOOKS AND EPHEMERA, CLOCKS, FURNITURE, JEWELRY, SILVER, ART GLASS, POTTERY, FINE ART, 1920′S TO 1950′S MOVIE POSTERS, PHOTOS, AND EPHEMERA, MUCH MORE!!

Grif Teller, American, 1899-1993, o/c, 38″ x 57″, “”Speed, Safety, and Comfort”, southbound electric passenger train at Claymont, Delaware, Milepost 19.5.” Original artwork for the 1936 PRR calendar, depicting electric locomotive #4823 with 3 r ed Pullman cars rounding a gentle curve near Claymont, DE, with the Delaware River in the background

THIS PAINTING BROUGHT $61,000 PLUS PREMIUM
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO CONSIGN TO OUR
FALL CATALOG SALE?



Masonic Eagle Flask 11" Galle vase 1795 English sampler
1 of 22 lots of flasks 1 of 2 1 of 4 good samplers


Reginaphone Model 240 Regine Hexaphone

These 2 machines are from a collection of about 50 music boxes in all featuring 2 other Regina uprights, 8 Regina tabletop machines, Swiss cylinder music boxes, some with interchangeable cylinders, paper roller and cob organs, Edison cylinder record players, clocks, and ond other mechanical stuff!!

Featured lot in our April 13, 2010 catalog sale.


Lot 276
Robert Aitken, printer; The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly translated out of the Original Tongues; and with the former Translations Diligently compared and revised. Philadelphia: Robert Aitken, 1781-82. 2 parts in one volume, 12mo.
Said to be more rare than the Gutenburg Bible!

Estimate $40,000 to $60,000

SOLD FOR ALMOST
DOUBLE LOW ESTIMATE AT $78,975, INCLUDING BP!!

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Bonhams Auction – September 21

August 28th, 2010 by



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The Richard Wright Collection of Moorcroft Pottery
Tuesday 21 September
New Bond Street, London

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