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Martin Willis & Phyllis Kao go over a few interesting pieces of Americana & antique collectibles. Pieces include an emerald glass decanter, a pair of 18th century shoes, a folk art portrait, school girl sampler (sold for over $20k) and a fine carved Dutch silver mounted ivory tankard.
Every time I have seen anything to do with Picasso painting, he is shirtless. I guess it worked for him.. look at the speed he moves in.
This a great video. The gentleman gets choked up because he had no idea of the value and the importance of “This American Treasure”. His family in the past that obtained this piece was very poor.
Martin interviews Jeff Wichmann of American Bottle Auctions.
Martin & Phyllis from the Antique Auction Podcast took a few video clips while attending a Russo & Steele Vintage and collector car auction.
Check out the interview, Episode 43.
Martin created this film clip of Richard Oliver’s Andrew H. Green Auction in Worcester, MA in September 2010. The six session auction of 2500 lots was only a portion of the magnificent estate. Stored and never opened since and unheard of 1905, many treasures were found and offered. Martin Willis interviews the descendants John Green and his sister Lisa Buchanan. There were all sorts of Andrew Green memorabilia including his top hat and clothing, pictures, articles and more. There were presidential letters including Thomas Jefferson, Tiffany silver, period American Antiques, Civil War items, vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles of every category. The auction grossed three quarters of a million dollars. Not bad for a single owner auction and a fraction of the original estate. The auction was held at the DCU Center (Worcester Centrum) and Richard Oliver spared no expense to make it a wonderfully organized sale with a lot of publicity.
Martin Willis, Antique Auction Podcast visits the Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire with special co-host Reyne Haines and Allen Michaan. Please listen to our audio podcast, Episode #40 on our website.
Rusty Hammer’s Breweriana Collection in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Martin shoots a clip in the artist’s studio, New Castle New Hampshire.
Martin visits Brimfield and interviews a few dealers and attendees. Listen to podcast here.
Martin Willis Auctioneer New Hampshire Cross Roads feature on an auction at the homestead of Josiah Bartlett, the second signer of The Declaration of Independence, the founder of The New Hampshire Medical Society and New Hampshire’s first Governor. The Auction was held in Kingston, New Hampshire on June 24, 1989. There were several thousand attendees from all over the world including dozens of descendants of Bartlett. Many auction records in one day.
The Guennol Lioness is a 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian statue found near Baghdad, Iraq. It sold for $57.2 million at Sotheby’s auction house on December 5, 2007 to a private collector.
May 18th, 2008 Fairfield Auction established a world record for a Native American object with a final sales price of $2.185 million for this very early and rare helmet. The Tlingit people reside along the Northwest Coast of North America and their art is considered among the finest of all tribal cultures. This particular helmet probably dates to the 18th century and is possibly the best example extant.
Gallery owner Jack DeStories discovered the helmet during a regular appraisal event. The owner, who brought the carved spruce helmet “just to find out what it was” had it on a shelf for some thirty years, never knowing its importance, was understandably astonished at the results. The sale was reported by several television stations and over sixty newspapers world-wide and placed Fairfield Auction along with Sotheby’s, Christies and Bonhams as the only auction houses in North America to surpass $2 million on a single antique object.
A recently discovered Faberge egg has been sold to a mysterious Russian collector at Christie’s Auction house in London for a whopping $US 18.5 million — a world record. It’s thought the egg is one of only three in the world with a clock and mechanically operated cockerel.