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Greatest Hits: Last Week @ The Auction

Updated: Aug 4, 2020

Where have you been?

Perhaps you live under an AUCTION ROCK, or a bridge, for the Trolls out there, that have spent their quarantine time, shaming stuff. But I ask you, The Auction Fans & Collectors of the World, "have you been missing out on America’s Hottest Auction YouTube Series, LAST WEEK AT THE AUCTION?"

It has been called, "Entertainingly Educational,” “Great for the industry," and my favorite, "Josh Sucks!" Can't please everybody, but I am deep in to filming season two and figured I'd do a Best of Season 1 Post to bring you all up to speed and put all these great results in 1 place. If you are already a fan and watching, this will be a great recap. If you are in the business, you will see all the exposure the show has already brought to the industry. Season One has had over 100,000 Views! Season 2 is on track to shatter that! (SUBSCRIBE HERE FOR FREE) or Watch Commercial Free on My Website Site. (VIDEO LINK)

So, I give you "The Best of Last Week at the Auction Season 1"...and my personally favorites. Let’s say what I find to be the most intriguing Auction Results from around the globe, or at least North America. Al have been as hand selected (or mouse selected) by me, Josh Levine, your host and guide to the world of auctions...Thank you again for making this America’s Hottest Auction You Tube Series and a complete Social Media Sensation.

Thanks to this series, I have 100s of new Facebook followers and have been hit on several times on Instagram one...crickets? Must be my conservative face.

Well, we have a lot to cover. So here it is, my BEST OF Last Week at the Auction SEASON 1...with Pretty Pictures.

Under $1000 Fun

A 6” Square Rookwood Pottery Rook Tile, most may have overlooked brought…$200 at Cowan’s. (left)

This beautiful Meerschaum Pipe with a wonderful Hunt Scene realized $325 at Cowan in Cincinnati Ohio. (above)

I love little bizarre things, so I had to feature a Pair of Salesman Sample Coffins that sold for $325.

How about a Reproduction Smilen Sam From Alabam that Rentzel's Auction Service in York PA sold for $475.00? Amazing for a repop! (right)

An adorable Cast Iron Turtle Law Sprinkler brought $575 at Hartzells in Bangor Pa. And hi to the gang at Hartzell’s...Eastern PA is my old stomping ground. (above)

Porcelain Signs are always a hit so no surprise, a Sherwin Williams Sign sold for $650 at Chupp Auctions Shipshewana, IN (lower left)

And here, a rising local celebrity Auctioneer, Robert Haynes of Monarch Auctions sold an Artmark Lady Head Vase for $700. Only at auction...(below)

A pair of Early Handmade Baseball Catcher's Masks brought $850 at Slotin Folk Art Auction in Buford Ga. I was a catcher back in the day (insert your jokes....) But seriously.... looking at a fastball from behind one of these must have been terrifying. (above)

I love Chronometers, and this Waltham 8 Day Ships Chronometer Clock sold for $875 at Whitley's in Dania Beach Fl (above)

Prime Auction Solutions in McLean VA sold this awesome Austro-Hungarian Peacock Menorah for $950. (left)

How about Herend Porcelain Bear Cubs bringing $976? That's a great price & hopefully a trend. (above)

Featured $1000-$5000 Auction Finds

A classic Gibson Les Paul Studio from 1986 brought $1100 at Nadeau's in Windsor Ct... guitars keep commanding top dollar and seem to great investments. (lower left)

A Royal Doulton Henry VIII brought $1250 at Whitley's in Florida. (below)

A Kohlswa Swedish Iron Anvil Realized $1300 at South Auction & Realty in Swainsboro, GA


19th C. Mettlach Stoneware Pewter 22" Stein sold for $1370 at Artemis in Colorado (lower right)

An Impressive 16 gal. Hamilton & Jones decorated Eagle Crock brought $1600 at Atlee Raber Auction in Dundee OH and here it even had a few issues, but when they are that rare...people tend to forgive a few apologies.


A Kenner Star Wars, 12 Back A, Luke Skywalker Sold for $1,800 in Cranston RI at Bruneau’s

(lower left)

A wonderful, 1930'S PHARMACY ADVERTISING AUTOMATON that brought $1800 at Hartzell’s in Bangor Pa. The tin windup featured a gentleman pilot tipping his top hat. This was an Advertising Promotional Counter Sign that featured a once popular French cough drop / candies. (below)

The Modern Brutalist Bronze Sculpture of a Bound Man sold for $1,920 at Showplace Antique & Design Center in NY (below)

A rare Lion Gasoline Sign measuring 60" diameter brought $2,000 @ Route 32 Auctions in Crawford IN (lower left)

Chinese gilt bronze buddha statue realized $2,108 at Capitoline Auctions in MD


The Southwest Native American Silver Turquoise & Branch Coral Brooch sold for $2,160 at Showplace Antique & Design Center in NY


A Case Featuring Salesman Sample Ship Parts sold for $2,250 at Chupp Auctions Shipshewana, IN (below)

I love Music Boxes and this Automaton Song Bird Music Box sold for $2500! (left)

What’s up with this? Three Webb Cameo Glass Perfumes brought $2,745 (above)

A Fine KPM Porcelain Plaque, c.1880 brought $2750 at Louvre Antiques in Los Angeles

(lower left)

An 18th Century Queen Anne Bonnet Top Highboy (Manchester CT) sold for $2,800 at Copake Auctions in NY (below)

A Group of 4 Figures by Buccellati in Sterling Silver sold for $3,050 at Nadeau’s (above)

At Pook & Pook in Downingtown PA (Online) an aesthetic movement, late 19th Century, Two-horn rocking chair realized $3,750 (left)

Always watch for Key Date & Rare Coins. This 1871 CC Seated Liberty Dollar Carson City Rarity brought $4000 at Matthew Bullock Auction in Ontario IL. 1 of only 1,376 Minted!

This 1934A $500 Philadelphia Federal Reserve Note brought $4,000 at 1 Great Deal Auctions in Meridian ID (below)

Classic Mid Mod, The Eames Herman Miller Lounge Chair & Ottoman sold for $4200 at Showplace Antique & Design Center in NY


A Rare, Carved and for the Store Countertop 16" Tall Indian W/ Cigar Box sold for $4,250 at New Haven Auction in CT (below)

Revere Auctions in St Paul sold the Tonka Toys B210 Road Builders Set for $4,750 (right)

An 1882 $100 Gold Certificate brought $4750, quite the investment. (below)

A Camusso Peruvian Sterling Silver Tea Set sold for $4,880 at Akiba Antiques Dania Beach Fl (above)

The Vintage Hermes Sac de Voyage Birkin 50 Tote sold for $5000 at Alderfer in Hatfield Pa. (above)

In that $5000-$10,000 Range...

This was an education for many...a Lot of Vintage Glass Ornaments and Tree Toppers brought $6000 at Conestoga in Manheim Pa...I learned this lesson years ago when cleaning out a house and finding a mad stash and putting them on Never forgot to look for those babies. (above)

JD’s in Clinton TN sold an amazing 15ft Live Scale Train Set for $6010.00 (left)

How about an Encyclopedia Britannica, okay the 1773 edition, that sold for $7,560 at Brunk Auctions in Ashville NC? (right)

Miller & miller in New Hamburg Canada sold an Ontario 1907 Leather Motorcycle License Plate for CA$9,000 (below)

Is used furniture on the Rise? A Thirteen Piece Oak Dining Set, Gothic style, brought $9,150 at Nadeau’s in Windsor CT (below)

Collect Cartography? A Pieter Goos Map of California as an Island circa 1666 hammered for $10,000 at Revere in ST Paul (below)

$10,001 to $50K All Day!

A polished Schrader 5 bolt diving helmet brought $11,500 at Nation's Attic Inc. in Wichita Kansas (left)

Super cool. This 19 Century American Mahogany Telephone Switchboard Box sold for $13,200 at Bruneau’s in Cranston RI. It was from the collection of the New Jersey Telephone Pioneers of America Museum (below)

A Teco Pottery Jardiniere sold for $14,000 at Case Antiques in Knoxville TN (left)

An 1805 US BD-1 Early $2.50 Gold Piece brought $14,750 at Kodner Galleries in Dania Beach Fl (below)

The Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra 18k & Mother-of Pearl brought $15,000 at Allura in Boca Raton FL

Miller & Miller represented the Iconic "Fat Man" Hooked Mat at sold for $15,000 Canadian. Circa 1916 & known as Ontario's most recognizable hooked rug, this piece had been previously featured in the book "Canadian Folk Art to 1950" by Rowan, Fleming, & Chambers....quite unusual... (right)

Jack Kennedy's Cigar Box sold for $15,919 at RR Auctions in Boston, and there's more...


An Imperial Chinese Throne Room Rug sold for $16,000 at Brunk Auctions in Asheville, North Carolina (above)

A Pedro Friedeberg Hand Chair sold for $19,000 at Rago in Lambertville NJ (right)

Super Rare, The McLoughlin Bros. Bulls and Bears Wall Street Game from 1883 sold for $20,000 at Pook & Pook (below)

JFK's Back Brace brought $25,368 @ RR Auctions in Boston (right)

Quite the education...A Neuweilers Bock OI HOLY GRAIL Flat Top Beer Can (circa 1939) brought $28,000 at Morean Auction in Brimfield Ma. Got a crazy uncle with a beer can collection? Go check out that sales results and start digging! (above)

A Rare GIA Certified Green Diamond Ring in 18K brought $32,500 at Alex Cooper in Towson Maryland. The Green pear-shaped diamond was 2.27 cts and GIA Certified. A very rare color I am told... (right)

A Chippendale Games Table, circa 1770 sold for $34,020 at Morphys in Denver PA. From the important Susquehanna Collection


John Moran of California sold a Tiffany & Co. enamel and diamond orchid brooch from the 1890s for $35,000 (left)

A George Nakashima Triple Sliding Door Cabinet sold for $35,000 at Rago (lower right)

Bertoia’s in Vineland NJ sold a Santa Claus Riding a Polar Bear "Growler Toy" for $36,000. Talk about a Merry Christmas! (below)

The Jack Butler Yeats (1871 - 1957) "Sea and Lake" Coastal landscape painting brought $42,500.00 at Alderfer in Hatfield Pa

An oil on board painting of a snowy winter day in Manhattan by Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962), titled Avenue at the Library, sold for $58,425 at an auction held by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif (lower right)

Sky's the Limit...

My Fun Finds over $50K featured on Season 1 #lwata

Morphy's crushed it with this Engraved Powder Horn, dated July 7th, 1763. It sold for $51,660! (below)

One of my personal favorites from last year, A Sand Art Bottle sold for $55,000 at Case Antiques in Knoxville TN. Only at Auction!

(lower right)

A 28 'Great Star' American Flag sold at Freeman's in Philly for $68,750. The Flag commemorated Texas statehood, circa 1846.


A Tiffany Studios Lobster and Crab Box, circa 1905, sold for $70,000 at Rago in Lambertville NJ (below)

The Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer oil & mixed media titled Synthesis 27 and dated 1981 brought $75,000 at Neal Auction Company in New Orleans (lower left)

A Mary Elizabeth Price Painted 6ft Room Screen sold for $90,000 at Freemans (below)

John Moran sold a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible for $95,000 (above)

A Tiffany Venetian Lamp, circa 1910, sold for $100,000 at Morphy’s in Denver Pa. (left)

Who knew JFK was and artist? These Kennedy Watercolors sold for $100,987 at RR Auctions in Boston

Common on now! A Louis Vuitton X Supreme Travel Trunk from way back in 2017 sold for $125,000 at Christie's. That's a little decadent...

A Classic Tiffany Studios Dragonfly Lamp (the 20" Desk Model) sold for $150,000 at Michaan's in Alameda California (below)

Monumental Edgefield Stoneware Jar by Dave Drake circa 1857 from South Carolina sold for $150,000 at Brunk Auctions in Asheville, North Carolina....Dave Drake (also known as Dave the Potter) was Born into slavery at the turn of the 19th century, but over his life time crafted some of the most skilled storage jars, pitchers, churns, and jugs. Even more rare for the time, his inscriptions that detailed his thoughts and reflections, almost unheard for the time as most of his contemporaries were illiterate. His life is a fascinating story in American history.

Peter Stretch Tall Case Clock, circa 1740 sold for $163,800. Again, from the Susquehanna Collection!

A graded gem mint 1993 Derek Jeter rookie card from the Upper Deck SP Foil set sold for $168,000 in an auction held December 8 by Robert Edward Auction in Los Angeles.(below)

A Marklin Clockwork Battleship of Museum Quality sold for $170,000 at Bertoia in Vineland NJ (below)

An Orchestrion by M. Welte & Sohne brought $190,000 at John Moran's (below)

The original cape worn by actor Christopher Reeve in the movie Superman (Warner Bros., 1978) sold for $193,750 at an Icons & Idols: Hollywood Auction held this past December by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles (left)

The Rolex Daytona "Paul Newman" Model Ref. 6239 in Stainless Steel sold for $200,000 at Fortuna in NYC (below)

This 16th Century Maximilian Prussian Suit of Armor sold for $277,200 at Morphys in Denver PA. (lower right)

The team at Kodners sold this Tiffany & Co, 5 and a ½ CT Diamond Ring from $281,750 after Buyers Premium! (below)

An Untitled Work by the Japanese Artist, Atsuko Tanaka, executed in 1963, blew away the estimate when it sold for $472,500 at Alex Cooper in Towsen MD…. the work had an Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000 (below)

A 1936 Olympic gold medal awarded to Jesse Owens, originally gifted to his Olympic teammate and lifelong friend John Terpak, Sr., sold for $615,000 in an online auction that closed December 7 by Goldin Auctions

And the Star of Season 1?

The 14th Century Longquan Celadon Palace Bowl that Bridgett Kruse Auctioneer & GWS Auctions in Agoura Hills sold for $1.25 Million! It was part of the Lunar New Year Royal Family Auction. It was from actual descendants of a Vietnamese royal family, now living here in the US. How cool was that. (below)

And now you are up to speed and can jump right in to Season 2 and watch the first three episodes... (CLICK HERE)

I hope you got something out of this, Last Week at the Auction SEASON 1 recap...maybe you even learned something new?

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