Auction News

Pride Mountain Vineyards Support US Disaster Relief with Extraordinary Consignment

Pride Mountain Vineyards Support US Disaster Relief with Extraordinary Consignment


The Board of Directors of Pride Mountain Vineyards
today announced their intention to donate proceeds from the sale
of an exceeding rare and desirable 9-liter bottle of the maker’s
2001 Reserve Cabernet to The Baton Rouge Area Foundation and the
American Red Cross, the funds to be equally split between the
organizations, supporting ongoing aid to the devastated region.
According to the auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields, a 9-liter
bottle of this vintage has never-before been offered for sale.

Bonhams To Sell Charlie Chaplin’s Hat & Cane

Bonhams To Sell Charlie Chaplin’s Hat & Cane


The trademark bowler hat and cane used by Charlie
Chaplin, the man who brought laughter to millions, worldwide,
in his role of the Tramp, will be sold in a sale of Rock n Pop
& Film Memorabilia sale at Bonhams in Knightsbridge on Wednesday
16 November 2005. Chaplin used these indispensable props throughout
his 22-year career.

T.S. Eliot’s Private Letters To Faber Publishing Family To Be Sold

T.S. Eliot’s Private Letters To Faber Publishing Family To Be Sold


An extraordinary and tender series of letters from the presiding
genius of 20th century poetry and author of The Waste Land, T.
S. Eliot (U.S.,1888-1965), to his godson, Tom Faber, will be sold
by the Faber publishing family this autumn. Bonhams will auction
the private and largely unpublished correspondence with inscribed
first editions of the poet’s work on Tuesday 20 September at 101
New Bond Street.

Sotheby’s and Aulden Cellars Announce Fall Wine Sales

Sotheby’s and Aulden Cellars Announce Fall Wine Sales


Sotheby’s and Aulden Cellars have annonced the fall wine
sales schedule, leading the season with Finest and Rarest
Wines, including an important offering from the renowned
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars of Napa Valley (September 17, 2005),
followed by a single-owner sale of Finest Burgundy and Rh™ne
from an Extraordinary Private Cellar (November 5, 2005)
and Finest and Rarest Wines (December 3, 2005).

Sotheby’s, Olympia to sell property from the Monaco residence of Dame Shirley Bassey

Sotheby’s, Olympia to sell property from the Monaco residence of Dame Shirley Bassey


Sotheby’s has annpunced the sale of a collection of items
from the luxurious Monaco residence of Dame Shirley Bassey,
the legendary, big-voiced songstress who has enjoyed five
decades at the top of the music industry.

Bonhams To Sell £1-Million Iconic Henry Moore – A Seminal Work, The Visual Climax Of His Early Years

Bonhams To Sell £1-Million Iconic Henry Moore – A Seminal Work, The Visual Climax Of His Early Years

Bonhams
International Fine Art Auctioneers will sell the most important
sculpture by Henry Moore to appear at auction in recent
years on Tuesday 29 November 2005. Mother and Child, 1931,
described by Moore himself as “one of my best earlier
pieces” was purchased soon after Henry Moore’s
exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in the same year,
for just £18–18 guinneas. Today, the work is
estimated to fetch £1 million.

Sotheby’s To Auction 75 Specially Designed Mickey Statues As Finale To Mickey Mouse’s 75Th Anniversary Celebration

Sotheby’s To Auction 75 Specially Designed Mickey Statues As Finale To Mickey Mouse’s 75Th Anniversary Celebration

DIS) will conclude the celebration of Mickey
Mouse’s 75th anniversary by auctioning 75 uniquely-designed
statues of Mickey, an icon of American popular culture beloved
for more than three generations.

Collectors Of Sporting Art Have British Masters In Their Sights At Bonhams’ Sale

Collectors Of Sporting Art Have British Masters In Their Sights At Bonhams’ Sale


Next week’s Sporting & Ornithological Pictures
sale at Bonhams Knightsbridge holds an exciting selection for
enthusiasts of the genre. Works by Thorburn, Turner, Wheelwright,
Munnings and Landseer will go under the hammer on 27 July 2005
in Montpelier Street.

England Expects and Bonhams Delivers 1.8-Million Nelson Sale Total

England Expects and Bonhams Delivers 1.8-Million Nelson Sale Total


Following
a four-month marketing campaign, Bonhams’ bicentenary Sale
of Nelson and the Royal Navy (1750-1815), held on 5 July
2005 at 101 New Bond Street, London was a phenomenal success,
achieving nearly 2-million.

Striking A Light For 1,200 – Incredible Vesta Case Collection To Sell

Striking A Light For 1,200 – Incredible Vesta Case Collection To Sell


A light will strike in the hearts of silver collectors this
summer when a large and rare collection of antique matchboxes
– some worth up to 1,200 – goes under the hammer at Bonhams
Knightsbridge on 19 July. The 300-strong collection of Vesta
cases is collectively expected to fetch around 20,000.