ReDiscovered Philadelphia Tea Table one of Just 13 Items in Upcoming Keno Auction

Thomas Holme’s extremely rare 1687 map of Pennsylvania, called the “greatest of early American maps.” The detailed map is one of eight copies known and the only one in private hands.

A rediscovered Philadelphia Chippendale tea table is taking a center spot in an upcoming auction of just thirteen items. Leigh Keno says the table from the shop of Philadelphia cabinetmaker Henry Clifton “is truly a tour de force." Keno Auctions’ Winter Sale Of Thirteen Extraordinary Items also includes Thomas Holme’s extremely rare 1687 map of … Continue reading ReDiscovered Philadelphia Tea Table one of Just 13 Items in Upcoming Keno Auction

Christie’s to Enter China Auction Market

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Bloomberg News reports that Christie's will hold its first auction in Mainland China this fall. In doing so it will become the first international auction firm to hold its branded events there. The article cites the European Fine Art Foundation which concludes the $13.7 billion market is the second-largest in the world. The move may begin … Continue reading Christie’s to Enter China Auction Market

Batman Drawing Sets World’s Record at Heritage Auctions

The original art from Page 10, issue #3 of Frank Miller and Klaus Janson’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (DC, 1986) became the single most valuable piece of American comic art to ever sell when it brought $448,125 as part of Heritage Auctions’ May 5 Vintage Comics and Comic Art Auction. Final price includes 19.5 … Continue reading Batman Drawing Sets World’s Record at Heritage Auctions

Union Minute Man Service sign hits $12,938 at Matthews Auctions

A round Union “Minute Man Service” double-sided porcelain sign with graphics, 30 inches in diameter and boasting great gloss and color, sold for $12,938 – a new record price for that sign – at an auction held April 16 by Matthews Auctions, LLC. The sale was held in the modern facilities of Redlands Antique Auction … Continue reading Union Minute Man Service sign hits $12,938 at Matthews Auctions

Auctions Continue Growth as Business Channel

If you think auctions have taken over in the antiques business, recent results from LiveAuctioneers.com will only stregnthen that position. The Manhattan-based Internet company that provides an online live-bidding platform and related support services to more than 960 auction houses worldwide, has released second-quarter statistics revealing a marked increase in sign-ups, site visits and page … Continue reading Auctions Continue Growth as Business Channel