Rare books, maps sale totals $1M at Heritage Auctions

 

Photo from John Thomson’s 1873 ‘Foochow and the River Min: A Series of Photographs,’ which sold for $100,000. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – A rare first edition considered one of the most significant books of photographs of 19th-century China and a copy of perhaps the rarest book about birds in the Americas sold for $100,000 each to lead Heritage Auctions’ Rare Books & Maps auction Sept. 13. The final total for the event was $1,093,325, or 164 percent of the presale estimate.

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Fine first-time offerings abound at Cottone Auctions Sept. 29

Stunning 5.18-carat emerald-cut, fancy vivid yellow diamond and diamond ring, clarity VS1, with very good polish and symmetry, size 6½. Estimate: $100,000-$150,000. Cottone Auctions image

GENESEO, N.Y. – Cottone Auctions’ Fine Art & Antique Auction, on Saturday, Sept. 29, will feature an extensive variety of first-time offerings, including the impressive collection of Dr. Gregory Alan Zemenick, an orthopedic surgeon from Troy, Mich., with a passion for collecting Americana, Tiffany lamps and antiques spanning a wide range of interests. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. The auction will start at noon Eastern Time.

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Morphy Auctions to sell noted Americana collection Sept. 26

Engraved powder horn of Elijah Sharp, 1759. Estimate: $30,000-$60,000. Morphy Auctions image

DENVER, Pa. – Morphy Auctions will offer the historic O’Connor Americana Collection on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Over 70 years in the making, Walter J. O’Connor’s collection of historic artifacts and documents is composed of items ranging from hand-drawn maps from the Revolutionary War to letters signed by George Washington and a fine collection of engraved powder horns dating back to the French and Indian War and American Revolution. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fine jewelry leads exquisite offerings at Roland auction, Sept. 22 

Tiffany & Co. 18K yellow gold earrings inset with citrines. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Roland Auctions image

GLEN COVE, N.Y. – It’s always hard to move a business from its longtime home, but after decades in Manhattan, Bill and Rob Roland moved Roland Auctions to Glen Cove in February this year. The move has been propitious, proof of which is the size and strength of the Sept. 22 auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Nye & Co. Auctioneers to hoist maritime art Sept. 25

Oil on canvas painting attributed to Samuel Walters (British, 1811-1882), titled ‘Mary Moore,’ 33½in wide x 51½in wide. Estimate: $1,500-$3,000. Nye & Company Auctioneers

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Estate Treasures Sale on Tuesday, Sept. 25, will showcase a broad and diverse group of fine and decorative arts, featuring property from the Westervelt Corp., the NAMITS Collection and several private collections from Long Island. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Wave Crest pieces hit high-water mark at Woody Auction

This unmarked Wave Crest pipe holder plaque was the top selling lot, hammered down at $13,000. Woody Auction image

DOUGLASS, Kan. – A gorgeous Wave Crest Native American-themed pipe holder plaque soared to $13,000, a Wave Crest panel marked C.F. Monroe changed hands for $8,500 and three rare American Brilliant Cut Glass countertop bells sold for a combined $9,750 at an auction held Sept. 7 and 8 by Woody Auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jewelry, fine art stand out at Charleston Estate Auctions Sept. 23

Art Deco platinum diamond ring, 1930s, Tiffany & Co, 4.00 total carat weight, VS1- S2 clarity, ‘G’ color. Estimate $40,000-$50,000. Charlestown Estate Auctions image

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Estate Auctions will present a live online auction to be held on Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The auction offers original fine art, exceptional sterling silver, fine and vintage jewelry, antique furniture, vintage rugs, Asian antiques and home décor. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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PBA Galleries book auction Sept. 20 taps saints, science fiction

Correspondence between future Catholic saints Louise de Merillac de Gras and Vincent de Paul. PBA Galleries image

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, Sept. 20, PBA Galleries will offer Rare Books and Manuscripts from the Library of James “Ted” Watkins. Included in the sale are over 300 lots of rare, interesting and significant material from six centuries, spanning the gamut of Western civilization, from the early days of Christianity to modern science fiction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneersRead more

Crescent City Auction marks 10th anniversary at Sept. 22-23 sale

Rare oil on window shade painting rendered circa 1950 by Clementine Hunter, titled ‘Saturday Night at the Honky Tonk.’ Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

NEW ORLEANS – A Russian icon of the Virgin Akhtirskaya made in Moscow between 1896 and 1908, a rare oil on window shade painting rendered circa 1950 by folk artist Clementine Hunter and an early 19th-century French Louis XV-style gilt bronze three-piece clock set are expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Sept. 22-23 auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gold coins, bullion await bidders in online auction Sept. 19

Sealed gold bar, 50 grams, 999/1000, 24K, Istanbul Gold Refinery or Nadir Gold Refinery. Estimate: $3,000-$3,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Gold fever is defined as the obsession with seeking gold ore. But why go to the effort and expense of mining this precious metal when copious amounts are readily available in a refined form in a Jasper52 auction taking place Wednesday, Sept 19? The online auction offers nearly 100 lots of gold coins and bullion. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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