Press Release Category: Auctions & Estate Sales

One of Last Constable Cathedral Views in Private Hands to Debut at Auction in London

An 1823 oil sketch depicting a view of Salisbury Cathedral by British romantic painter John Constable—the last known version of the subject by the artist still in private hands—is coming to auction next month. Carrying an estimate of £2 million–£3 million ($2.7 million–$4 million), the work will hit the block during Christie’s Old Masters evening…

The Charles S. Schultz Collection will Headline Nye & Company’s Online-Only Auction, November 17th

Bloomfield, NJ, USA, November 8, 2021 — Nye & Company Auctioneers’ online auction of The Charles S. Shultz Collection on Wednesday, November 17th, is certain to delight collectors, dealers, scientific and literary enthusiasts alike. The Estate Treasures auction, starting at 10 am Eastern time, includes the scientific and travel library from Charles S. Shultz, the noted 19th-century financier and past president of the American Microscopical Society and the New York Microscopical Society. Also included are scientific instruments, minerals, Geissler tubes,

Bruneau & Co. will Hold A Fall Historic Arms & Militaria Auction on Saturday, Nov. 20th; 500+ Items

The sale will focus on the French & Indian War, American Revolution, Civil War, World Wars I and II, and modern firearms – ideal for beginning collectors to advanced collections. Cranston, RI, USA, November 7, 2021 — Bruneau & Co.’s fall Historic Arms & Militaria auction, planned for Saturday, November 20th, is packed with over 500 items focusing on the French & Indian War, American Revolution, Civil War, World Wars I and II, as well as modern firearms. Offerings will

Paintings by Kikuo Saito and Constantin Kluge, Plus A Stoneware Vessel by Claude Conover, Top Estimates at Neue Auctions

Beachwood, OH, USA, November 6, 2021 — An oil painting by the Japanese-American artist Kikuo Saito (1939-2016), a colorful Parisian street scene by Constantin Kluge (French, 1912-2003), and a large stoneware vessel by Claude Conover (American, 1907-1994) all finished well above their high estimates in Neue Auctions’ online-only Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Saturday, October 30th. The Saito painting, titled Summer Ghost (1997) was the sale’s top lot, finishing at $14,760 against an estimate of $7,000-$10,000. The work, 50

Shannon’s Fall Fine Art Auction, Oct. 28, Posts Strong Prices, Record Results, A $3.6 Million Gross

Milford, CT, USA, November 5, 2021 — Lively bidding over the phone and online drove the results at Shannon’s online-only Fall Fine Art Auction held October 28th. Nearly 80 percent of the 177 lots offered were sold, realizing $3.6 million in total sales. All prices reported include the buyer’s premium. The top lot in the auction was the cover lot, large watercolor on two sheets of paper by Charles Burchfield, titled January Sun. The painting flew past the estimate before

Stunning R. J. Horner Dining Room Suite will Headline Stevens Auction’s Nov. 13 Thanksgiving Auction

Aberdeen, MS, USA, November 4, 2021 — Eager bidders will be giving thanks at Stevens Auction’s Thanksgiving Antique Auction set for Saturday, November 13th, live in the gallery at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, and online via LiveAuctioneers.com. Offered will be items from a 9,000-square-foot home in Gulf Port, Miss., plus estates from Eutaw, Ala., and Centerville, Miss. Expected top lots include a heavily carved oak dining room suite attributed to the renowned 19th century American furnituremaker R. J.

Mexico is Trying to Stop Two Auctions of Pre-Columbian Artifacts in Paris

Two terra cotta figures from the Artcurial auction, “Antiquities, Islamic & Pre-Columbian Art”. Courtesy Artcurial Mexico’s restitution efforts continue as government officials attempt to stop two auctions of Pre-Columbian artifacts in Paris. Bidding opens today at the French auction house Artcurial for a group of Islamic and Pre-Columbian objects, while a Christie’s auction of Pre-Columbian…

Willie Mays Exclusive NFT Sells For $50,000 At Auction

Willie Mays released this exclusive NFT that sold for $50,000 at auction on October 26, 2021. Mike Campau At 90 years old, Willie Mays is willing to evolve with the game. The legendary Hall of Famer has collaborated with the Costacos Collection to release an exclusive NFT, launching himself directly into the emerging blockchain collectibles…

Picasso Auction at MGM Casino Brings in More Than $100 M.

Against the backdrop of a buzzing Las Vegas, 11 works by Pablo Picasso auctioned by Sotheby’s at the MGM Bellagio resort on Saturday evening brought in a total of $108 million. The works sold in the Nevada city had been on display for nearly two decades years, with five of the sale’s lots long showcased…