Archive for December, 2011

Rare Books for Auction at Lyon & Turnbull

. December 30, 2011

On Wednesday, 11 January 2012, Lyon & Turnbull of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK will host its first auction of the new year, focused on rare and antique books. The sale will take place in Edinburgh as well as live online at Artfact.com. The auction boas…

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Trademark Barkhouse Brothers & Co. Gold Dust Kentucky Bourbon Bottle Soars to $28,000 at American Bottle Auctions Sale, Dec. 9th–18th

. December 27, 2011

The western fifth was the top lot of 144 bottles that changed hands. The sale grossed $250,000+
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – A Trademark Barkhouse Bros. & Co. Gold Dust Kentucky Bourbon bottle, one of the most popular western fifths and one of the fi…

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Bonhams to sell the Meyer & Ebe Collection of ancient Greek coins

Bonhams to sell the Meyer & Ebe Collection of ancient Greek coins

. December 25, 2011 . 0 Comments

Bonhams announces the sale of the Meyer & Ebe Collection of Ancient Greek Coins on January 6. This small, exquisite collection of coinage of classical antiquity will comprise just over 100 lots, with coins issued from the 6th century BC to the 1st century AD. Several classic design types will be represented in this unique […]

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Lord Nelson Snuff Box for Auction at Bonhams

. December 25, 2011

Lord Nelson’s snuff box which he gave to his Secretary, George Unwin, is for sale at Bonhams Gentleman’s Library Sale in London on 18 January. It is estimated at £4,000-5,000.

According to Unwin’s son, the gift was made in strange c…

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Eleanor Majors Carlisle Chinese Furniture Leads Bonhams Fine Asian Works of Art Auction

. December 23, 2011

A group of fine Chinese furniture, formerly in the Collection of Eleanor Majors Carlisle – a pillar of San Francisco society at the turn of the 19th century, took the spotlight at Bonhams more than $12.8-million auction of Fine Asian Works of Art…

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