Auction News

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.

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.