My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, if you don’t see a new post on Thursday, it’s because I was too busy, so please look for a new one the following Monday.
Heritage Auctions held a successful Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction on November 29, 2012, with total sales of $2.21 million — 94% sold by value and 80% sold by lot. Genres such as horror, science fiction, film noir, Western, musical, and comedy were represented in the huge, 1300+ lot sale, with many of the lots from the collection of film critic Leonard Maltin.
The top lot of the sale was #83252, a rare, large (40″ X 79″), three-sheet poster of the 1933 RKO classic film, King Kong, starring Fay Wray. In very fine condition, backed on linen, it soared past its pre-sale estimate of $80,000 – $100,000 to sell for $388,375, including buyer’s premium.
Casablanca, the 1942 Warner Brothers classic film, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, is considered by many to be one of the best and most romantic movies of all time. Admirers of the film pushed the final price of a poster insert, lot #83063, to $191,200, against a pre-sale estimate of $18,000 – $28,000, even though it wasn’t in the finest condition, having been folded and with additional minor damage.
Other superb results included a rare Mickey Mouse poster from 1928 ($101,575), a Three Stooges Tassels in the Air poster from 1938, ($56,762.50), and a wonderful Dracula poster from 1931 ($41,825). For the complete results of the sale, click on the following link. You will have to sign in for prices. Heritage’s Vintage Poster auction results.
The Miami shows are almost upon us. First up is the Miami National Antiques Show (The Airport Show), January 25-27, 2013. It’s a very fine quality show with top exhibitors. If you come just a little early to Miami, you can visit the Airport Show and get first crack at the very same antiques that will be exhibited the following week at the huge, important, eagerly awaited Original Miami Beach Antiques Show. You can see two shows for the price of one, in warm, sunny Miami and legitimately write the whole thing off as a business expense (well, only if you’re a dealer).
I will be posting videos on YouTube of my lecture on French Cameo Glass to the Metropolitan Glass Club. I need some time to edit the videos. When they’re ready, I’ll put the link on my website and here in my blog.
Click this link to view some of the new objects I recently purchased and listed. Tiffany glass for sale. We always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on our website and at every show.
Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. I regularly add Tiffany vases, lamps and desk accessories, as well as French cameo glass by Galle and Daum Nancy and etchings by Louis Icart. Here’s the link. Philip Chasen Antiques.