By the Numbers: Celebrating 90 years in the Auction Business

Staff Writer

Fast Numbers:

Years in Business: 90
Current Employees: 48
Number of real estate auctions: 100,000+

Jewelry

Most Expensive Piece of Jewelry:  11.14 cts. intense yellow emerald cut diamond ring in a platinum setting. Sold for $306,800.

Unique Piece of Jewelry: Bulgari 18k gold, enamel and ruby flexible snake bracelet watch from the Serpenti collection.  Sold for $35,400.

Furnishings

Oldest Painting Sold: Jan Gossaert Mabuse “Henry VIII” oil painting from the 16th century. Sold for $20,000.

18th Century Piece of Furniture: Chippendale mahogany bombe cased slant-front desk, attributed to Benjamin Frothingham, Charlestown, Mass., circa 1760. Sold for $32,450.

Asian Antique: Japanese cloisonné enamel long neck vase, Kumeno Teitaro, early 20th century; 21 in. height. Sold for $18,000.

Historical Antiques

World War II History: German Luftwaffe General Field Marshal Albert Kesselring inscribed baton. Sold for $731,600.

Civil War History: New York State Union Flag. Sold for $26,550.

Online Discovery Auction: Vintage Ladies’ Clothing

Halloween is just around the corner; did you know Alex Cooper has some fabulous vintage finds in our online Discovery Auction?   Why wear a simple costume when you can wear an authentic period garment?! With clothing dating back to the 1900’s & 1920’s, you are sure to make an entrance wearing one of these […]

October 8, 2015
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August 12th, 2015: Postage Stamp & Coin Auction

To be auctioned without reserves on August 12th 2015, an extensive collection of postage stamps and coins. The collection for sale is an extensive gathering of mint and used United States postage stamps, including some great rarities. The collection was put together primarily in the 1970s and ’80s by a businessman living in Southern Maryland. […]

August 5, 2015