Auction News

The Oldest Swingers Are Back In Town

The Oldest Swingers Are Back In Town

More
than 500 lots of rare golfing memorabilia will be auctioned
on 7 July at Bonhams in Chester to include presentation
putters, named clubs, wrapped golf balls and a wonderful
selection of photographs and literature.

Sotheby’s And Sportscards Plus Sell Babe Ruth Contract For $996,000

Sotheby’s And Sportscards Plus Sell Babe Ruth Contract For $996,000


This afternoon,
there was extended applause in the salesroom when Sotheby’s
& SportsCards Plus auctioned the contract selling Babe
Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees, for $996,000.

Rare Peter Pan Poster Under The Hammer

Rare Peter Pan Poster Under The Hammer


A striking image of the ‘boy who wouldn’t grow up’
is to go under the hammer in London today.

Rare Bust By Messerschmidt To Show Its Face At Sotheby’s

Rare Bust By Messerschmidt To Show Its Face At Sotheby’s


A RARE alabaster bust by celebrated Austrian sculptor, Franz Xaver
Messerschmidt (1736-1783) which has been unseen by the public
since the 19th century, will make its first ever appearance at
auction, when it is offered as the highlight of Sotheby’s European
Sculpture & Works of Art 900-1900 sale on Friday, July 8,
2005.

Lennox Lewis Aston Martin Is A Knockout

Lennox Lewis Aston Martin Is A Knockout

Bonhams
will sell the 1995 Limited Edition Aston Martin Virage that
World Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis has owned from new.

Houdini’s Gift Of Gratitude To Be Sold

Houdini’s Gift Of Gratitude To Be Sold

A
book given by the legendary magician Harry Houdini (1874-1926)
to a bookshop owner and his wife as thanks for aiding him
in his hour of need is to be sold by Bonhams Auctioneers
in Bath on Tuesday 31 May.

1482 Nuremberg Bible Goes Under The Hammer In London

1482 Nuremberg Bible Goes Under The Hammer In London


An important single-owner collection of rare and early Bibles
is to go under the hammer next week. Comprising some 83 lots are
Bibles in Latin, Greek, English and French, together with some
fine copies of The Book of Common Prayer and other significant
liturgical texts.

Royal Rocking Horse Set To Canter Away At Auction

Royal Rocking Horse Set To Canter Away At Auction

A stunning rocking horse, which is believed to have been made for one of the children of King George V (1910 –1936), is to go under the hammer.

Gallons Of Toby Jugs To Go Under The Hammer

Gallons Of Toby Jugs To Go Under The Hammer

The
summer season at Bonhams Knightsbridge starts in earnest with
a nod to Britain’s historic drinking culture, as an extensive
collection of late 18th and early 19th century “Toby Jugs”
go under the hammer in a sale of Staffordshire Figures and Blue-Printed
Earthenwares on 11 May.

Pot Of Gold Over The Rainbow As Judy Garland Dress Sells For An Auction Record Of £140,000

Pot Of Gold Over The Rainbow As Judy Garland Dress Sells For An Auction Record Of £140,000

The
original dress worn by the star Judy Garland when she immortalised
the character of Dorothy in the classic film masterpiece,
The Wizard of Oz, sold for a staggering £140,000 today
– over 4 times it’s estimate.