Archive for December, 2011

Swann Galleries – The Complete Poster Works of Roger Broders

December 6th, 2011 by

Features the complete works of the celebrated travel poster artist Roger Broders, whose name is synonymous with French Art Deco. Not only is this the first time that all of Broders work, including previously unknown variants and non-travel images, has come to auction, it is the first time the complete works of any poster artist have been offered at one time. The posters comprise an outstanding private collection that is remarkable for its range and for the fine condition of most of the pieces.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – Works of Art by African American Artists

December 6th, 2011 by

Consignments now invited for our upcoming African American Art Auction.

Sotheby’s Paris – Orfèvrerie Européenne, Boîtes en Or et Objets de Vitrine

December 6th, 2011 by

Results from this auction are online now at

Sotheby’s New York- Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

December 6th, 2011 by

The January 26th auction of Important Old Master Paintings & Sculpture in New York features significant works by artists from across Europe, including masterpieces by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Federico Barocci, Canaletto, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Francesco Guardi, Fra Bartolommeo, and Simone Martini, among many others.

Fellows – Auction of Antiques & Fine Art

December 6th, 2011 by

Saturday 10th December 11am – 4pm

Fellows are pleased to announce an extra Viewing Day for the following auction:

Antiques & Fine Art 

We will also be holding a Jewellery Valuation Day.

Visit our specialists for a free valuation with no obligation.

Phillips de Pury – Design Masters

December 6th, 2011 by

Auction 13 December 2011 4PM
450 Park Avenue, New York

Viewing 7 – 13 December
450 Park Avenue, New York
10am – 6pm Monday – Saturday
12pm – 6pm Sunday

DiMaggio jersey rounds the bases at $256,858 in Grey Flannel’s $2.3M Holiday Auction

December 6th, 2011 by

1948-49 Joe DiMaggio NY Yankees game-used flannel road jersey, $256,858. Grey Flannel Auctions image.

WESTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Joe DiMaggio may have retired his bat in 1951, but the legendary Yankee Clipper continues to slam in home runs at auction. A game-used road jersey with the team name “New York” on the front and DiMaggio’s long-retired Yankee number “5” on the back commanded $256,858 in Grey Flannel’s Nov. 30 Holiday Auction. (All prices quoted are inclusive of 20% buyer’s premium.)


DiMaggio wore the jersey in 1948 and possibly into 1949. Its left sleeve shows evidence of a black armband worn through the end of 1948 to memorialize Babe Ruth, who died on Aug. 16th of that year. In addition to a chain-stitched “DiMaggio” nametag inside the rear collar, the DiMaggio jersey retained its original Wilson manufacturer’s label and size 44 flag tag. It was entered in the sale together with a photo-match of DiMaggio wearing the jersey, the picture overwritten with “$100,000,” a reference to the fact that he was the first baseball player in history to earn six figures in a single season.


“Joe DiMaggio is one of baseball’s immortals,” said Grey Flannel Auctions’ president, Richard E. Russek. “The DiMaggio jersey we sold was an outstanding example and will always rank among the most important mementos of professional baseball history.”

1927 NY Yankees ‘Murderers Row’ World Championship team-autographed baseball, $86,581. Grey Flannel Auctions image.


Grey Flannel’s $2,360,499 auction total was bolstered by another iconic Yankee treasure – a baseball signed by the 1927 World Championship team powered by the fearsome lineup of batters known as “Murderers Row.” The signatures on the ball include those of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, which, together, would be quite a prize even without the addition of their other teammates’ autographs. Entered in the auction with a $5,000 reserve, the ball flew out of the park with a winning bid of $86,581.


The West Coast had a strong presence in the sale as well, and was led by a 1966 Los Angeles Dodgers flannel road jersey game-worn and autographed by pitching ace Sandy Koufax. Representing the World Series season in which Koufax won his third Cy Young Award by unanimous vote, the jersey was described in the auction catalog as “immaculate” and “all original.” Against a $10,000 reserve, it was competitively pursued to $131,770.

1967 Bill Russell NBA All-Star Game-used uniform, $88,826. Grey Flannel Auctions image.


Hardcourt highlights were topped by Hall of Famer Bill Russell’s NBA All-Star Game-used uniform from 1967. Exhibiting a bold color motif of royal blue with gold felt lettering, red stars and a distinctive image of the Golden Gate Bridge, the jersey with matching satin-type shorts sold for more than eight times the reserve, at $88,826.


Other notable basketball lots included Bobby Jones’ 1983 Philadelphia 76ers Championship ring, $71,544; and Dennis Johnson’s 1977-78 Seattle SuperSonics NBA Finals game-used road uniform, $58,465.


1983 Tony Caldwell Los Angeles Raiders Super Bowl XVIII Championship player’s ring, $33,600. Grey Flannel Auctions image.

Gridiron winners included Tony Caldwell’s 1983 Los Angeles Raiders Super Bowl XVIII Championship player’s ring, which sold for $33,600; and a circa-1968 Gale Sayers Chicago Bears game-used home jersey that concluded its bidding run at $22,796.


“Once again, collectors helped make our annual Holiday Auction an exciting and very successful event,” said Russek. “We look forward to a full house and a lot of fun on February 11th, when we host our Babe Ruth Auction at the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Sports Legend Museum at Camden Yards in Baltimore.” Absentee and online bidding will precede the live auction. Additional details will be announced soon.


The fully illustrated Nov. 30 auction catalog, complete with prices realized, may be viewed online at To contact Grey Flannel, call 631-288-7800, ext. 223; or email

Swann Galleries – Bill Hunt, Author of The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconcious – Reception and Book Signing

December 2nd, 2011 by


Phillips de Pury – Jewels

December 2nd, 2011 by

Auction 6 December 2011 4PM
450 Park Avenue, New York

Viewing 22 November – 6 December
10am – 6pm 22 November –23 November
10am – 6pm 28 November – 5 December
10am – 4pm Tuesday 6 December

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – Naples Winter Auction

December 2nd, 2011 by

Thursday, December 15 | 12pm


Sunday, December 11 | 10am – 4pm
Monday, December 12 | 10am – 5pm
Tuesday, December 13 | 10am – 7pm
Wednesday, December 14 | 10am – 5pm