Here we go…. it’s LAST WEEK AT THE AUCTION. America’s Favorite Top 10 list of Auction Results from around the globe & I am your Host JOSH LEVINE. Back with the latest news from the auction world. I got some strange ones today too. My hope with this and every show, is you get one or 2 takeaways that help you in your quest for that next big score. Having a good eye can only take you so far. Knowledge is power. I know I learn something new every week.…so Here We Go….it’s last week at the Auction….
Coming in at #10 Vintage Stone Fruit and Nuts that sold for $750 at Soulis Auction.
Now that’s a lot of bananas and would have you know that? Period Table Décor has a following. Your Martha Stewart types and they will pay great finds like these. I know I have passed these by at the thrift store.
Well, now we know…next.
#9 is 6 Lady Lovely Locks Curly Kittens Dolls that brought $1000 at Matthew Bullock Auctioneers.
Hard to find 1988 Mattel Toy Characters, these were new to me, but I’ll remember these little guys now. I bet you will too.
So what’s next?
#8 An Italian Faience Figure of a Mythical Beast sold for $2500 at Hindman.
This is a strange little guy and something I would buy at an estate sale or thrift store, not because I would have known, but because it was weird. Weird is good. Call it a trust your gut buy.
But tell me this next one isn’t fun.
#7 is Carol Channing’s Muppet Show Tiara that sold for $3750 at Abell.
Worn on 'The Muppet Show (episode 423; May 8, 1980)’ where Carol Channing performed 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend' with Miss Piggy. Now that’s some provenance.
It makes me wonder what Kermit the Frogs Banjo from the Rainbow Connection would sell for. Yes…. I think about these things.
#6 Is a Henry Moore Pintail Duck Decoy that sold for $6750 at Leland Little.
I spoke a lot about decoys last season and here I am again. Always take a 2nd look at the decoys. Vintage signed and great paint, you should really pay attention.
Got it. Ducks.
#5 is a Fox Export Beer Flat Top Can that sold for $22,500 at Morean.
c.1935 and from the Peter Fox Brewing Co of Chicago, Illinois, this was a rare find. Early flat top and cone top beer can’s can be worth a small fortune. So, your crazy can collecting uncle, may not be that crazy.
#4 is Lynn Chadwick’s Sitting Girl from 1986 that hammered for $27,500 at Doyle.
Stamped C42 and numbered 9 of 9, this little Bronze was only 7 -1/8 inches tall. That’s about $3800 an inch. Lynn Chadwick. I’ll remember that name.
And continuing with this week’s strange finds is
#3. A Martin Brothers Glazed Stoneware Grotesque Bird brought $36,000 at Heritage.
This covered Jar was circa 1907 and by R.W. Martin & Bros. English and only 9-1/2 inches tall. Are you catching my, if it’s weird looking, buy it, theme?
This next one fits that too.
#2 is a Claude Conover Oltah Vessel that commanded $70,000 at Wright.
From 1977, this 19" Glazed Stoneware Vessel was by the famed commercial designer turned ceramicist. If you find his signature on mid-mod pottery, you have found a few bucks or….A New Car!
But let’s wrap it up this little beauty.
#1is an Imperial Celadon-white Jade Seal that realized $300,000 at Freeman's.
Only 2.5” tall and circa 1795, this little beauty is the kind of treasure I want you to find lurking on a shelf, innocently waiting for you at the next estate sale.…and you know they are out there.
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