Dracula Movie Poster Sets New Auction Record At $545,800  [LINK]
DALLAS —  One of just two surviving movie posters for the 1931 horror classic Dracula set a world record for the most valuable movie poster ever sold at auction when it brought $525,800 Saturday, November 18, in a public auction held live and online by Heritage Auctions. [Read More]
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Dracula Movie Poster Sets New Auction Record At $545,800  [LINK]
DALLAS —  One of just two surviving movie posters for the 1931 horror classic Dracula set a world record for the most valuable movie poster ever sold at auction when it brought $525,800 Saturday, November 18, in a public auction held live and online by Heritage Auctions. This particular poster style from Dracula depicts the menacing visage of actor Bela Lugosi, who transformed the char.... [Read More]
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Collector accidentally finds passion for trains  [LINK]
Catching a glimpse of an American Flyer toy train in a shop window opened the door to the wide world of collecting and befriending other 'train-crazy people,' says Warren Heid. The post Collector accidentally finds passion for trains appeared first on Antique Trader.... [Read More]
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Neal Sale Topped By Gilt Bronze Figure Of Amitayus At $783,000  [LINK]
NEW ORLEANS, LA. — A Chinese/Tibetan “gem”-embellished parcel‑gilt bronze figure of Amitayus set a record price for a bronze Amitayus sold outside of China at Neal Auction Company’s Louisiana Purchase auction conducted November 1-19. [Read More]
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Neal Sale Topped By Gilt Bronze Figure Of Amitayus At $783,000  [LINK]
NEW ORLEANS, LA. — A Chinese/Tibetan “gem”-embellished parcel‑gilt bronze figure of Amitayus set a record price for a bronze Amitayus sold outside of China at Neal Auction Company’s Louisiana Purchase auction conducted November 1-19. Selling for $783,000, including buyer’s premium, against a presale estimate of $2,5/3,500, the figure is modeled seated in dhyana.... [Read More]
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Gentlemen Prefer Stuart Portrait At Thomaston Place  [LINK]
THOMASTON, ME. – Cataloged as the work of Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), an unsigned oil on canvas portrait of a gentleman, handsome and elegantly attired, turned heads at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on November 18. The top lot in Kaja Veilleux’s three-day juggernaut finished at $76,050 including premium after a battle between two phone bidders. A Russian silver and cloisonné... [Read More]
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Gentlemen Prefer Stuart Portrait At Thomaston Place  [LINK]
THOMASTON, ME. – Cataloged as the work of Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), an unsigned oil on canvas portrait of a gentleman, handsome and elegantly attired, turned heads at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on November 18. The top lot in Kaja Veilleux’s three-day juggernaut finished at $76,050 including premium after a battle between two phone bidders. A Russian silver and cloisonné... [Read More]
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Picault Bronzes & Pedestals Fly At S&S  [LINK]
REPAUPO, N.J. — A pair of Émile Picault bronzes and their pedestals found the top of the block at S&S Auction’s November 19 sale. The 37-inch high bronzes, featuring a male and female Egyptian figure, landed squarely within estimate, selling for $40,000 including the premium. The pair of Victorian gold-trimmed pedestals that the bronzes sat on,  with hand painted porcel... [Read More]
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Celebrities abound during Pop Culture Con Nov. 25-26  [LINK]
Chicago Pop Culture Con will bring a variety of comics, toys, gaming, sci-fi, LEGOs, TV/movie memorabilia, superheroes, Steampunk, action figures, and stars to fans in Chicago, Nov. 25-26. The post Celebrities abound during Pop Culture Con Nov. 25-26 appeared first on Antique Trader.... [Read More]
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Current value of Empire couch is only about $150  [LINK]
Condition, condition, and condition. It's one of, if not in some cases, the key element in determining value of an object. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor speaks to this in regard to an Empire couch. The post Current value of Empire couch is only about $150 appeared first on Antique Trader.... [Read More]
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Double American School Portrait Takes Top Honors At Freeman’s  [LINK]
PHILADELPHIA, PENN. — Freeman’s American furniture, folk and decorative arts auction on November 15 was led by an American School Nineteenth Century double portrait: “Granville and Ella Jane Parks of Woburn, Mass., with dog,” circa 1850, which fetched $112,500, including premium. The oil on seamed flour sacks, framed, measures 50 ½ by 36 inches (sight). The portrait ... [Read More]
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Double American School Portrait Takes Top Honors At Freeman’s  [LINK]
PHILADELPHIA, PENN. — Freeman’s American furniture, folk and decorative arts auction on November 15 was led by an American School Nineteenth Century double portrait: “Granville and Ella Jane Parks of Woburn, Mass., with dog,” circa 1850, which fetched $112,500, including premium. The oil on seamed flour sacks, framed, measures 50 ½ by 36 inches (sight). The portrait.... [Read More]
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17th century bodhisattva finishes at $60K, five times its estimate  [LINK]
Finishing at five times its high estimate, a carved wooden figure of a bodhisattva in the lotus position dating to 17th century China, rose to $60,000 to lead all lots in A.B. Levy's recent Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction. The post 17th century bodhisattva finishes at $60K, five times its estimate appeared first on Antique Trader.... [Read More]
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Christie’s Sells Leonardo’s Masterpiece For $450.3 Million  [LINK]
NEW YORK CITY — Leonardo da Vinci’s 500-year old mystical masterpiece “Salvator Mundi” claimed a place in auction history on November 15, selling for $450,312,500 and setting a new auction record for any work of art ever sold at auction, after 19 minutes of bidding. “Salvator Mundi” was featured in Christie’s evening sale of postwar and contemporary art. T... [Read More]
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Christie’s Sells Leonardo’s Masterpiece For $450.3 Million  [LINK]
NEW YORK CITY — Leonardo da Vinci’s 500-year old mystical masterpiece “Salvator Mundi” claimed a place in auction history on November 15, selling for $450,312,500 and setting a new auction record for any work of art ever sold at auction, after 19 minutes of bidding. “Salvator Mundi” was featured in Christie’s evening sale of postwar and contemporary art. .... [Read More]
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Exhibition Showcases Nation’s Best Contemporary Native Art  [LINK]
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – A new traveling exhibition of some of the best contemporary Native American artworks of the past 25 years, “Native Art Now!” recently opened at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. The field of contemporary Native art took center stage in Indianapolis as the exhibit opening coincided with a convening of leading Native artists, scholars an... [Read More]
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Trading spurs for a brown basket pays off to the tune of $55K  [LINK]
A retired dentist living in Texas recently turned a pretty profit on a brown basket he acquired 25 years ago in a trade for a pair of spurs and a few dollars. Get the scoop... The post Trading spurs for a brown basket pays off to the tune of $55K appeared first on Antique Trader.... [Read More]
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Diamond Sparkler Reigns At Butterscotch Auction  [LINK]
BEDFORD, N.Y. – True to form, Butterscotch Auctioneers & Appraisers laid out an early harvest table groaning with a diverse selection of delectable fine art and antiques for its November 5 auction. And, predictably, the top lot of the sale was a 3.44-carat old mine cut diamond ring in an antique engraved platinum setting, which finished at $45,600, above its expected high estimate of $35... [Read More]
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William Trost Richards’ Art Has Family Connection At Gustave J.S. White  [LINK]
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – It was an auction unlike any other, and it was pure Mike Corcoran – the auctioneer at Gustave J.S. White – who runs his auctions in ways unique to him: no catalog, no descriptions, no list of the lots and, of course, with no internet anything. All the lots are laid out on tables, no special lighting, and if you want to see what is offered, you had better come t... [Read More]
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7 fascinating facts about Mickey and Minnie Mouse  [LINK]
Did you know Mickey and Minnie Mouse share the same 'official' birthday? Nov. 18, 1928 is the day, as it is the day the cartoon short "Steamboat Willie" debuted. Learn more fun facts about the famous pair. The post 7 fascinating facts about Mickey and Minnie Mouse appeared first on Antique Trader.... [Read More]
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NY legacy embarking on expanded vision, location  [LINK]
Macklowe Gallery is delving into a new chapter in its nearly five decades of serving the interests of the antiques and art community. Second-generation owner Benjamin Macklowe shares more about the company's vision. The post NY legacy embarking on expanded vision, location appeared first on Antique Trader.... [Read More]
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Whopping Diamond Takes $33.7 Million At Christie’s Auction In Geneva  [LINK]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — A 163-carat diamond, the largest of its kind to go under the hammer, realized $33.7 million at Christie’s auction at Geneva’s Four Seasons Hotel on November 14. The colorless diamond was taken from a 404-carat stone found in Angola, and was finished into a piece comprising white gold, the diamond and emeralds. [Read More]
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Whopping Diamond Takes $33.7 Million At Christie’s Auction In Geneva  [LINK]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — A 163-carat diamond, the largest of its kind to go under the hammer, realized $33.7 million at Christie’s auction at Geneva’s Four Seasons Hotel on November 14. The colorless diamond was taken from a 404-carat stone found in Angola, and was finished into a piece comprising white gold, the diamond and emeralds. Christie’s said the necklace was designed.... [Read More]
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