Dick Burdick Classic Car Collection Sells at Auction for $4.83 Million

Mar 12, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Classic-car auction house Dan Kruse Classics recently auctioned the Dick Burdick collection from the Central Texas Auto Museum for $4.83 million. The auction, which took place March 3, 2012, in Smithville, Texas, was the first time that the entire Burdick collection of automobiles was made available for sale.... Read More

The Collectible Works and An Interview With Painter Tomasz Rut

Feb 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

This signature, of Tomasz Rut, will enfold the greatest walls of visual beauty on earth for the remainder of days... This is a bold prediction, of course, and I’ll venture to be bold. Because you don’t see art like his at First Friday, but among the greatest displays of fine art on Earth.

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Santa Fe's Spanish Market Offers Art Enthusiasts a Rare Experience

Jan 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Ruth Mitchell

Walking through the Plaza in Santa Fe during the August Spanish Market, I was greeted by a small girl with a big smile. “Hi,” she said with a big toothy grin. "Hi there," I mirrored her enthusiasm. I had just met Marissa Chavez, aged 10. I thought she was helping her mother who stood in the background. But then wasn’t I in the youth section of the market? The sun shone and it was a very pleasant 80 degrees. I dreaded going back to 100 plus degree temperatures at home.... Read More

Hand-Carved Carousel to Delight Young and Old at Milhous Auction

Jan 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Many people have childhood memories of rides on the carousel, but only one lucky and deep-pocketed bidder will take home a truly spectacular hand-built, 46-foot custom carousel at the auction of the Milhous Collection February 24-25 in Boca Raton, Florida. r... Read More

Band-Signed Copy of 1964 'Meet The Beatles' Album to Sell at Auction

Dec 9, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

An original copy of the 1964 'Meet The Beatles' album cover signed by John, Paul, George, and Ringo will be the headlining lot at the upcoming Music & Entertainment Signature Auction this month in Dallas, Texas. The copy of the Fab Four's first U.S.-release is expected to sell for $75,000.... Read More

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.'s Louis Vuitton Trunks for Sale

Nov 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A pair of customized Louis Vuitton steamer trunks that belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., the famed Hollywood actor and dandy, have been listed for sale by N.P. Trent Antiques of Palm Beach, Florida.... Read More

Reproductions From Bravo's 'Work of Art: The Next Great Artist' Up For Sale

Nov 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Reality shows aren't generally a place for art shopping but there's something undeniably appealing about Bravo's competition program: "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist."... Read More

Pop Culture Auction at Christie's Offers Rock 'N' Roll Memorabilia

Nov 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Two upcoming sales of pop culture memorabilia at Christie’s this month contain some sensational items of celebrity clothing. On November 15 at the Pop Culture: Rock and Pop Memorabilia auction in London the house will offer a black suit worn by the Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious from 1978, estimated at $15,990 - $23,985; a wild velvet jacket worn by T. Rex’s Marc Bolan circa 1975-1977, estimated at $7,995 - $11,193; a black leather vest worn by Johnny Cash circa 1964-1969, estimated at $3,198 - $4,797; and one of Michael Jackson’s trademark fedoras from 1984, estimated at $2,399 - $3,198.

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William Robinson Leigh Paintings Expected to Net $700K at Auction

Oct 21, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Two Western-motif paintings by W. R. Leigh that will be sold at Heritage Auctions' Art of the American West Signature Auction have combined pre-auction estimates of $700,000. These painting are from the collection of the family of Erik Jonsson, the co-founder of Texas Instruments and the former mayor of Dallas.... Read More

Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet & More at Signature Timepieces Auction in November

Oct 20, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Auction house Heritage Auctions will present its Signature Timepieces Auction, in New York City, this November. The featured lot is a one-of-three only ever made Audemars Piguet Diamond, Platinum and 24k Gold Quantieme Perpetual Automatique (above left).... Read More

John Wayne's Estate Auction Fetches $5.38 Million

Oct 13, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Paraphrasing a quote made famous by a tiger that has earned his stripes, things are great in the auction industry this year. Whether it is the math or the aftermath of the current economic situation, the demand for coveted collectibles this year has amped up sales reported by auction houses in 2011. This year continues to be one for auction-adventure stories.... Read More

World's Oldest Running Car Sells for $4.62 Million

Oct 11, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

The world’s oldest running car, a water-powered, steam-driven 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepadroux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout, sold for $4.62 million last week at an auction held by RM Auctions in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The high-end, pre-auction estimate of the 127-year-old vehicle, dubbed La Marquise by Count de Dion, was $2.5 million.

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Antique Collectors Coming to Ellis Boston in October

Oct 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The Ellis Boston Antiques Show is being held October 20-23, 2011 at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama and will feature 40 American and European exhibitors offering an array of antiques, decorative arts, fine art, jewelry, silver, antiquities, quilts, rare maps, books and prints.... Read More

1836 Colt Revolver Sets World Record for American-Made Gun at $977,500

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Heritage Auctions announced that a new world record for the sale of an American firearm occurred on Sunday, September 18, in Dallas, Texas, at its Dallas Signature Arms & Armor Auction.... Read More

Phillips de Pury Photo Auction to Include Rare Avedon Portrait & More

Sep 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A rare Richard Avedon portfolio of Beatles portraits taken in 1967 is expected to fetch up to $450,000 at Phillips de Pury & Company’s Photographs auction on October 4 in New York.... Read More

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