Upcoming International Collectibles Auctions on Artfact Live! Bid live online exclusively through Artfact Live! on over 1,500 lots, spanning Space, Matchbox, Radio and Photographica collectibles, in sales across the globe beginning on March 20th.
News-Antique.com - Mar 11,2010 - (Boston MA) Artfact is pleased to announce four exceptional Collectible auctions in the month of March are available for online bidding exclusively through Artfact Live! With nearly 1,500 lots, spanning four different categories in four different countries these sales make Artfact the World’s leading Collectibles marketplace. The action begins with Photographica & Film at Auction Team Breker in Germany on the 20th. On the 21st Leonard Joel Auctioneers in Australia will offer a Classic Radios Auction. In the UK, The Matchbox Forum will host Purely Matchbox 8 on the 28th and finally, on the 31st, Waddington’s of Canada will offer a number of Russian Space Artifacts in their 20th Century Design Auction. If you can’t join the live auction action, visit Artfact.com, or its sister site in the UK, Invaluable.com, to login or register free to bid live online at these exceptional sales. If you’re not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.
Highlights for online bidding include:
Auction Team Breker, March 20, Photographica & Film:
Lot 417: "Kinematofor" by Ernst Plank, 1898 extremely rare original "Praxinoscope", powered by a hot-air engine, made by the famous German tin toy manufacturer Ernst Plank, Nuremberg. This is a very attractive apparatus to demonstrate "living pictures" from the time "when pictures began to run"; sold with 12 original picture strips by Ernst Plank; in excellent original condition. A spectacular exhibition and museum piece for any advanced collection! Minimum bid: €5,000
Leonard Joel Auctioneers, March 21, Classic Radios Auction:
Lot 81: Sparton Nocturne circa 1936, cobalt blue mirrored circular face with circular dial and brushed chrome detail, metal plate to reverse reading 'SPARTON/ MADE IN U.S.A./A.C. RECEIVER MODEL 1166/TYPE 1166 CHASSIS/LICENSED UNDER R.C.A PATENTS/115 VOLTS 60 CYCLES 100 WATTS/THE, 117.5cm. high x 106cm. diameter x 40cm. deep. Designed by American industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague. See the lengthy catalogue entry for the history of this fascinating radio. Minimum bid: AUD30,000
The Matchbox Forum, March 28, Purely Matchbox 8:
Lot 414: Matchbox Regular Wheel 55d Mercury Police Car, with hood decal & rare red light, black tires on chrome hubs. Model is very near mint in a near mint box. Minimum bid: £170
Waddington’s, March 31, 20th Century Design Auction, Includes Russian Space Artifacts:
Lot 27: Russian Space Program: Flown Sokol KV-2 Space Suit Worn by Cosmonaut Anatoli Pavlovich Artsebarsky. In 1991 Artsebarsky spent 145 days as commander of the Soyuz TM-12/MIR-9 mission (May 18-October 10), logging a total of 33 hours of space walking. Minimum bid: CAD12,000
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