Updated: Mar 26
It’s that time again. Time to check out what happened, Last Week at the Auction. America’s Favorite Top 10 List of Auction Results from around the Globe. I am Josh Levine, your post host and guide to the secondhand subculture. If you know me, you know, I love auctions, estate sales and thrift stores. And so, should you. That is, if you really want to make a little extra money. I have found the best way to keep up with what’s hot is by following real world auction results.
But who has time for that? I do, so you don’t have too.
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#10 is a 45-Star American flag that just sold for $550 COWANS. It was small but rare. Only 45 stars meant it was between 1896 and 1908 or the period of UTAH Statehood and before we let Oklahoma in the Club. Always count your lucky stars.
#9 A completely stripped down American Wing Chair Frame brought $550 at Thomaston Place. If you saw this un-upholstered beauty out on the street, would you pick it up. No? Well, you might have just left $500 on the curb. Knowing a little bit about the early furniture construction techniques can make you a buck or 2.
#8 is a set of Victor Vasarely Acrylic Cubes that brought $1500 at ABELL. I always check out Lucite and Acrylic sculptures for signatures. Especially now, with that 80s/90s resurgence in full force. This period featured a lot of plastics. That means designers and savvy collectors are looking for this stuff. Demand is up and so are the prices.