Auction News

Review of Vectis Tinplate and Plastic Sale 9 December

Review of Vectis Tinplate and Plastic Sale 9 December


The latest Vectis Tinplate and Plastic sale held on Friday 9 December
at Thornaby was popular as ever, the sale attracted bids from
around the world with a final total of £105,000, this being
the best tinplate sale to date!

The Louis Leithold collection of vintage movie posters brings $425,000

The Louis Leithold collection of vintage movie posters brings $425,000

Collectors, connoisseurs
and movie-buffs alike packed the Sunset Boulevard galleries of
Bonhams & Butterfields on December 5, 2005 to take part in
the auction of vintage Hollywood film posters from the collection
of Louis Leithold — property from the noted educator, collector
and dealer was offered to a standing-room-only audience, bringing
more than $425,000.

Harry Potter first edition to make £1,500 at Bonhams seven years after publication

Harry Potter first edition to make £1,500 at Bonhams seven years after publication

Seven years after its arrival
in bookshops, the publishing phenomenon, Harry Potter and the
Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, is estimated to attract bids
in the region of £1,000 – £1,500 at the next Bonhams
Sale of Books, Maps and Manuscripts in Edinburgh on December 14.

Henry Moore Mother & Child Fetches European Auction Record At Bonhams

Henry Moore Mother & Child Fetches European Auction Record At Bonhams


In
a jam-packed Bonhams saleroom in New Bond Street, the most important
sculpture by Henry Moore to appear at auction in recent years
sold for £1,069,600 (with premium) after intense bidding
today.

Have Yourself A Michelin-starred Christmas…Courtesy Of Bonhams

Have Yourself A Michelin-starred Christmas…Courtesy Of Bonhams


Bonhams’
sale of Fine Wines on 29 November 2005 offers buyers the
chance to snap up some incredible vintages just in time
for this year’s winter festivities.

BAFTA Presents…

BAFTA Presents…

Memorable props which have graced
popular films have been generously donated by Supporters of The
British Academy of Film and Television Arts to raise funds for
the charity and will be sold as part of the Rock n Roll &
Film Memorabilia sale at Bonhams Auctioneers in Knightsbridge
on Wednesday 16 November 2005.

The Leithold Legacy – The Louis Leithold Collection of Vintage Film Posters at Bonhams & Butterfields in LA on December 5

The Leithold Legacy – The Louis Leithold Collection of Vintage Film Posters at Bonhams & Butterfields in LA on December 5

International fine arts auctioneers
Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to announce an incredible
single-owner sale of vintage film posters set for December 5,
2005 in Los Angeles. The Louis Leithold Collection contains nearly
2,000 film posters — titles spanning the history of cinema, from
the silent era to contemporary blockbusters.

Footballing Legend Puskas Puts The Golden Boot Into Bonhams

Footballing Legend Puskas Puts The Golden Boot Into Bonhams


One of the greatest footballers of all time, Ferenc Puskas, star
of the Hungary team that dominated world football in the 1950s,
is to sell more than 100 of his personal mementos including the
Golden Boot awarded to him for scoring a formidable 83 goals in
84 International appearances – a world record that still
holds today.

Ground-Breaking Bonhams Sale To Celebrate Williams F1’s 28-Year History

Ground-Breaking Bonhams Sale To Celebrate Williams F1’s 28-Year History


Bonhams has been appointed by one of the world’s leading
Formula One teams, WilliamsF1, to hold a sale at its factory headquarters
in Grove, Oxfordshire, on 14 December 2005.

Pride Mountain Vineyards’ Extraordinary Donation Brings $17,250 in Support of US Disaster Relief

Pride Mountain Vineyards’ Extraordinary Donation Brings $17,250 in Support of US Disaster Relief

A
Texas-based wine lover and collector paid $17,250 on Saturday,
24 September, 2005 for a large-format bottle of an extraordinary
wine from Pride Mountain Vineyards. Auctioneers Bonhams
& Butterfields offered and sold a 9-liter bottle of
2001 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon on behalf of the winemakers,
the proceeds to be donated to support relief efforts in
the Gulf.