A very fine and unique Hupfeld Helios Model III/39 Orchestrion, estimated at $800,000 - 1,200,000 .

FAMED MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTION TO BE AUCTIONED AT BONHAMS NEW YORK

  • September 19, 2010

On October 7th, Bonhams New York will present a special auction devoted to Vintage mechanical musical instruments and automata. Featuring a number of rare turn-of-the-century orchestrions, ...

Lot 147 is a large scale, first edition, colored issue of Sir Henry James Warre’s (1819-1898) numerous drawings and notes from his exploratory trip to the Oregon Territory for Great Britain in 1845.

Rare Books at Gray's

  • August 24, 2010

A stunning first edition of Sir Henry James Warre’s (1819-1898) Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory, is the highlight of Gray’s Auctioneers’ Rare Books, Manuscripts and Autographs ...

The US Postal Service released a new stamp featuring a Winslow Homer painting on Aug.  12.

Winslow Homer's "Boys in a Pasture" featured on new stamp

  • August 12, 2010

The U.S. Postal Service announced the ninth issuance in the American Treasures series features Boys in a Pasture, an 1874 painting by Winslow Homer. The painting is part of the Hayden Collection ...

Guernsey's Carousel Auction is Sept.  25th at the Park Avenue Armory, New York City.

GUERNSEY’S PRESENTS TWO UNIQUE AUCTIONS UNDER ONE ROOF AT PARK AVE ARMORY IN NYC

  • August 11, 2010

September 24th –  Iconic Objects  Including Original Items from Legends Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Albert Einstein and Elizabeth Taylor, among others;  September 25 – Antique ...

This captivating circa 1900 Louis Vuitton trunk exemplifies the style and grace of the golden age of travel.  This flat-top steamer case is covered with the familiar LV monogram on an early light brown handwoven canvas, and is finished with all original trim, including the marked latch metal trim, leather tags, beechwood slats and brass rivets.  Hotel stickers from around the globe attest to this trunk's travels far and wide.

Ultimate Gift for the Globetrotter

  • August 5, 2010

  M.S. Rau Antiques has acquired the ultimate gift for the ultimate jet setter and connoisseur: a set of near-perfect condition, vintage Louis Vuitton trunks, circa 1900. Reminiscent of a ...

Auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields sold this cased pair of English dueling pistols in San Francisco on June 28th for $49,725, twice the expectation - the pistols were made by an important English gunsmith for a South Carolina gentleman in 1825.

Historic South Carolina Dueling Pistols Double Auction Expectation at Bonhams & Butterfields in June

  • June 30, 2010

Antique arms and armor collectors dueled at auction on Monday, June 28, 2010 in San Francisco for a piece of South Carolina history – the successful bidder paying nearly $50,000 (twice the ...

A 1981 DeLorean DMC12 Coupé will be auctioned by Bonhams.

Miranda Guinness Countess of Iveagh's De Lorean Motor Car to Sell at Bonhams

  • June 30, 2010

CAR POPULARISED BY LEAD ROLE IN STEVEN SPIELBERG'S BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY. One of the 20th century's most controversial and fabled motor cars, a 1981 DeLorean DMC12 Coupé, owned by Miranda ...

GIOVANNI BATTISTA CROSATO (c.1685-86 - 1758) The Rape of Europa; Meleager presenting the head of the Calydonian Boar to Atalanta; Bacchus crowning Ariadne with a diadem of stars; and Jason and Medea charming the Sleepless Dragon of the Golden Fleece 32 x 39 ins (81.3 x 99.1 cm) A set of four, each oil on canvas

Anna and Brian Haughton Announce Dealers and Plans for the 22nd Annual International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show October 22-28, 2010 at the Park Avenue Armory New York

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  • June 28, 2010

  New York and London, June 28, 2010  Haughton International Fairs have announced a superb roster of 62 world-class exhibitors -- with an unprecedented dealer return rate– for the ...

"CHEVRON" Amish Quilt, wool, c.  1880s

PROVOCATIVE PARALLELS: THE MODERN ART OF ANTIQUE QUILTS

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  • June 22, 2010

Loft and home owners with high open spaces have a dilemma. What art can be displayed on large walls that will not seem like a postage stamp, and that can personalize interiors ...

One of the rarest Faulkner volumes will be offered at Christie's on June 22.  The 1927 novel "Mosquitoes" (estimate: $20,000-30,000) is a first edition, first printing.

FAULKNER, KEROUAC, AND WALL STREET TO BE SOLD AT CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK

  • June 21, 2010

 On June 22, Christie's is privileged to offer the sale of Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts, including the finest collection of William Faulkner books and manuscripts. This unique ...

Spotted Dog, late 19th c.  Maine pattern hooked rug

HOOKED! A SHOW AND SALE OF ANTIQUE HOOKED RUGS AT JOHN SIDELI GALLERY, CURATED BY LAURA FISHER OF FISHER HERITAGE

  • June 3, 2010

  HOOKED!  WISCASSET DEALER JOHN SIDELI HOSTS HOOKED RUG SHOW FROM LAURA FISHER JUNE 17-JULY 17  In celebration of a much anticipated Maine event this summer - the ...

STEPHEN ONGPIN FINE ART: HILAIRE-GERMAIN-EDGAR DEGAS Paris 1834-1917 Paris Dancer (Préparation en dedans) Charcoal, with stumping, on buff paper.  Haughton International Fairs Launch a True `Collectors Fair’ In the heart of London June 10-16, 2010

Haughton International Fairs Launch a True `Collectors Fair’ In the heart of London June 10-16, 2010 Incorporating the legendary International Ceramics Fair & Seminar

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  • June 1, 2010

This June, Kensington Gardens will provide the stunning backdrop to Art Antiques London, which runs from June 10-16, 2010, a new art and antiques fair aimed at both the seasoned connoisseur and ...

A Gustaf Tenggren preliminary watercolor from "Pinocchio" 1940, watercolor on paper.

When You Wish Upon a Star: Rare Preliminary Watercolor from Pinocchio on the Auction Block at Bonhams & Butterfields

  • May 19, 2010

Bonhams & Butterfields' Entertainment Memorabilia auction on June 13, 2010 will include a wide range of collectible items related to our popular culture including a rare preliminary watercolor ...

Lot 2485, a Fr.  1132b, $500 1918 Federal Reserve Note in CGA CU60, condition, this note is serial #2-B, and is expected to fetch $50,000-60,000.

Numerous Historical Curiosities and Rarities to Highlight Coins, Medals and Banknotes Auction

  • May 19, 2010

===Numerous Historical Curiosities and Rarities to Highlight Coins, Medals and Banknotes Auction=== Part two of Bonhams & Butterfields Los Angeles' Coins, Medals and Banknotes Auction on ...

Melanie M.  Halloran, Director of Books & Manuscripts

GRAY’S INAUGURAL FINE PRINTED BOOKS AUCTION EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

  • May 18, 2010

Under the direction of Melanie Halloran, Gray’s new Director of Books and Manuscripts, Gray’s are proud to announce the results of their inaugural Fine Printed Books auction which took place May ...