News-Antique.com - Jul 11,2007 - Paul McCartney Guitar
In Fame Bureau’s June 2 Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus auction, a left-handed Hofner violin-shape bass guitar previously owned by Paul McCartney and later given to the Beatles’ original tour manager, the late Mal Evans, sold with its case through LiveAuctioneers for $19,200.
Edward Bohlin Silver Spurs
Collectors of Western and Native-American art and artifacts eagerly awaited the opportunity to bid in the June 21-22 Cody Old West Auction. A real showstopper, a pair of Edward Bohlin silver Indian-head parade spurs in the double-rowel “Tom Mix” were crafted to the highest possible standard, as they were made for Bohlin’s CEO, Dave Merrill, for promotional and exhibition purposes. Estimated at $5,000-$7,500, the spurs were purchased through LiveAuctioneers for $11,640.
Sir William Russell Flint Painting
Freeman’s June 24 auction of fine American and European paintings included an exquisite work by Sir William Russell Flint (British, 1880-1969). A watercolor measuring 27 inches by 20 inches and titled The Balustrade, this 1920 painting, depicts two young women poolside in an elegant setting, one of them disrobing for a dip. The piece cam from a private collection in Connecticut. The artwork sold above estimate for $67,100.
Aguttes Auctions, in association with cabinet d'expertise Dan Coissard, found success in their June 25 sale of European, Russian and Orientalist paintings with an André Lanskoy (Russian/French, 1902-1976) oil-on-canvas abstract composition in varying shades of blue. Artist-signed at lower left, the 19¾ inch by 24 inch work attracted 16 bids before selling online for $46,452.
Autographed Photograph of Annie Oakley
Cowan’s Spring Historic Americana 2007 sale, which ran June 6, 7 and 8, featured an autographed, full-length silver gelatin photo of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley, taken in 1900 by a Boston photographer. Estimated at $5,000-$6,000, the wonderful image of young Oakley, wearing an array of medals and holding a shotgun across her lap, sold online for $13,200.
7 Objects from the Qing Dynasty
Quinn’s and Waverly’s June 9 sale of Asian Works of Art and Fine & Decorative Art was especially attractive with the recent decree by Beijing that Qing Dynasty art and antiques may no longer be exported from China. A lot of 7 Chinese pale celadon jade objects ranging from a pierced carving of a bird to a lamp finial carved to replicate a young boy had been entered in the sale with a group estimate of $150-$200. The selection sold through LiveAuctioneers for an astonishing $14,030.
Internet bidders seized on opportunities as they presented themselves in Philip Weiss’s diverse June 9 and 10 auction of Civil War, Sports, Autographs & Comic Art. A LiveAuctioneers bidder scooped up a group of Batman comics, including an unbroken run of issues from no. 201 through 294, for $2,183 – a very bullish price considering the estimate was $300-$600.
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