Tag Archives: Sotheby’s

Publisher’s Corner: June 2019

Publisher’s Corner: June 2019

Collecting Fun & Games by Maxine Carter-Lome Every child grows up with a favorite game or toy that carries with it precious memories of bygone days and friends from the past, which is why this month’s topic is particularly nostalgic and fun to consider. Toys and games from particularly the 1930s to 1980s are now […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of The Declaration, $1.2 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of The Declaration, $1.2 million, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A printing of The Declaration of Independence by E. Russel, the authorized broadside for Massachusetts, sold for $1.2 million at a series of auctions held during Americana Week in New York City that ended Jan. 21st by Sotheby’s. Also, a Federal inlaid cherrywood and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 car, $22.55 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 car, $22.55 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 racing car sold for $22.55 million at an auction held Aug. 18-19 by RM Auctions/Sotheby’s in Monterey, Calif. It was a new world auction record for a British car at auction. Also, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Apollo 11 moon bag, $1.8 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Apollo 11 moon bag, $1.8 million, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A bag used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring the first samples of moon dust back to Earth in July 1969 as part of the historic Apollo 11 lunar mission sold for $1.8 million at an auction held July 21st by Sotheby’s in New […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1937 Bugatti Type 57S car, $7.7 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1937 Bugatti Type 57S car, $7.7 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet automobile, one of only three examples boasting rare coachworks by Vanvooren of Paris, sped off for $7.7 million at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance sale held March 11 by RM Auctions and Sotheby’s in Amelia Island, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chippendale tea table, $912,500, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Chippendale carved and figured mahogany scalloped-top tea table with open ball and talons sold for $912,500 at Americana Week, a series of auctions held Jan. 18-21 by Sotheby’s in New York. Also, a Queen Anne carved and figured mahogany block-and-shell kneehole bureau table […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Cartier Mystery Clock, $504,500, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A platinum, yellow gold, rock crystal, onyx, mother-of-pearl and diamond-set Mystery Clock made in 1929 for Cartier, designed by Maurice Couet, sold for $504,500 at an Important Watches Auction held Dec. 7 by Sotheby’s in New York City. Also, a massive open-face Patek Philippe […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Louis XIII decanter, $134,750, Sotheby's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A crystal magnum decanter of special Louis XIII cognac, engraved with a map of the Americas, sold for $134,750 at a Wine Auction held Sept. 9-10 by Sotheby’s in New York City. Also, 10 bottles of 1985 Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti made $46,550; […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: King Farouk Magician Box, $1.21 million, Sotheby's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The celebrated King Farouk Magician Box timepiece, made in Geneva, Switzerland circa 1820 and attributed to Piguet & Meylan, with the goldsmith’s mark of Chenevard Jouvet & Cie, sold for $1.21 million at an Important Watches Auction held June 8 by Sotheby’s in New […]

The State of the Rock and Roll Memorabilia Market

The State of the Rock and Roll Memorabilia Market

by Megan Mahn Miller If the art auction market is a civilized dinner party, where beautiful works of art trade hands, the rock and roll memorabilia auction market is a stadium rock show, complete with raucous fans, huge contracts and auction prices sky rocking like pyrotechnics. Last year saw a number of new auction sale […]