Auction News

Fellows & Sons – Auction of Secondhand Jewellery & Watches

June 8th, 2010 by
Auction of Secondhand Jewellery & Watches
Thursday 10th June at 10.30am
Viewing Times:
Tuesday 8th June 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 9th June 10am – 4pm
Thursday 10th June 8.30am – 10.30am

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For more information on this sale please contact Karen Southam on 0121 212 6304 or email

Ruggiero Associates – Spring Online Auction

June 4th, 2010 by

We are delighted to present our Spring Auction which is loaded with some wonderful property from various Fine Estates and Private Collections. The highlights include the largest collection of works by Yaacov Agam to come to market in many years, over eighty lots of contemporary studio and Murano art glass, a good collection of early Chinese blue and white porcelains and other Asian decorations, a very fine group of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary prints and paintings, over one hundred pieces of 14th to 17th Century Southeast Asian ceramics, and of special interest are over 50 finished needlepoint pillows and over 450 painted original canvases, plus tons of needlepoint wool, from an old friend and colleague, Louis J. Gartner Jr. For more information, please see our website:

All in all, a huge sale with lots of “Great Stuff” we hope you will enjoy!

With kind regards,
Bob Ruggiero

Ivey – Selkirk Auctioneers – Summer Gallery Preview

June 4th, 2010 by

Preview: June6th – June10th

Auction: June 12th & 13th  11:00am

Fine Jewelry: June 14th

St. Louis

Swann Galleries – Out of the Blue : Modern Art & Jazz

June 3rd, 2010 by

Themed auction including both figurative and abstract art influenced by blues, jazz and improvisation.

June 24th 2:00pm  New York

Auction Atrium – Indian Paintings -Bid Live Now

June 3rd, 2010 by

The sale includes works executed from the mid-15th century up to the 20th century

Bidding continues until June 9th, 2010

Phillips de Pury & Company – Design

June 2nd, 2010 by

Opening Reception June 5th, 2010  2 – 6pm

Auction June 9th, 2010  2pm

New York

Rago – Discovery, Great Estates Auction

June 1st, 2010 by

Discovery- June 18th, 10am

Great Estates- June 19th, 12pm

Preview- June 12th – 17th, 12 – 5pm, Doors open June 18th 8am & June 19th 9am

Lambertville, NJ

Swann Galleries – Maps & Atlases, Literature, Art & Illustrated Books

May 28th, 2010 by

Catalog now online

Auction June 17th, 2010

Maps & Atlases, Books with Plates, Ephemera, Literature, Art and Illustrated Books, Decorative Graphics

Bonhams & Butterfields -San Francisco

May 28th, 2010 by

Fine European and American Furniture and Decorative Arts

Featuring property from the Brimsmade Estate, Houston

Plus, a special evening session offering the Ed Hardy Collection

June 14th 2010

Leila Dunbar to speak on June 3 as part of Cooperstown Symposium

May 26th, 2010 by

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – On June 3, former Sotheby’s senior vice president Leila Dunbar will give a presentation titled “Stories In Hand – Baseball History Told Through its Memorabilia” at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York as part of its annual symposium on baseball and American culture. The 2010 Symposium runs June 2-4, featuring lectures and panels of more than 60 baseball academics and presenters discussing baseball’s effect on American culture.

Dunbar’s talk will focus on the stories behind selected rare pieces from her $36 million of Sotheby’s sports memorabilia sales, Antiques Roadshow televised sports memorabilia segments and her current appraisal business. Items include heretofore unseen Babe Ruth signed WWI Jewish Relief campaign game tickets, the only known baseball signed by Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris; Woodrow Wilson’s own 1915 Federal League baseball pass, a 1956 signed photo of Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella on Robinson’s last trip as a Dodger before retiring, a group of 1937 telegrams from teams to Tommy Henrich after he was declared a free agent by Commissioner Kenesaw Landis, and a collection of 1936 Olympics baseball memorabilia from the estate of Paul Amen, who later went on to a baseball and football coaching career at West Point and Wake Forest.

From 1999 to 2008, Dunbar served as director of Sotheby’s Collectibles department – sales highlights include the bat that Babe Ruth used to hit the first home run at Yankee Stadium on Grand Opening Day, 1923, for $1.25 million; the 1919 agreement selling Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees for $996,000; the Boston Garden parquet floor center court Leprechaun logo for $332,000; and the Heisman Trophy original mold for $248,000. Since its inception in 1996, Dunbar has been a participating appraiser on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow, with more than 45 filmed segments and more than 2,000 verbal appraisals.

In 2008, Dunbar founded her own business, Leila Dunbar LLC, preparing insurance, estate tax and donation appraisals. Clients include the United States Golf Association (USGA), the New York Yankees, the New York Mets, Floyd Mayweather Jr., the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Tammy Wynette Estate, Sotheby’s, Bank of America and Lloyd’s of London, as well as numerous private clients. Dunbar recently was a featured speaker at the 2010 International Society of Appraisers Conference held in Toronto, giving a presentation the “Wild and Wacky World of Appraising Sports and Entertainment Memorabilia.” The talk will also be featured as a Webinar later this year. She also recently contributed articles on historic Olympic memorabilia and “Odd Celebrity Memorabilia” to the Antiques Roadshow Insider.

Registration is $165 for participants in the Hall of Fame’s Membership Program and $175 for all others. For more information and a schedule of registration fees, contact Hall of Fame Librarian Jim Gates at 607-547-0311.