Outstanding Results Achieved for An American Icon: Property from the Collection of Joan Didion

Nov 21,2022 | 11:00 EST By Stair Galleries

Outstanding Results Achieved for An American Icon: Property from the Collection of Joan Didion

Sale total of $1,920,700.00 achieved in the historic sale [at Stair Galleries] of fine art and personal property from the collection of literary icon Joan Didion. Lot 2, Brigitte Lacombe (b. 1950): Two Portraits of Joan Didion, Two gelatin silver prints, 1996. Sold for $17,000 Fueled by passionate interest in Didion's personal property, bidders from around the world vied for every lot in the sale, with intense bidding on Didion's sunglasses, books, and fine art. Auction records were achieved for photographs by Brigitte Lacombe (Lot 2), Patti Smith (Lot 13), and Julian Wasser (Lot 12), as well as for prints by Ed Ruscha(Lots 40, 41, and 42), Vija Celmins (Lot 39), and Cy Twombly (Lot 95). Paintings by Willard Dixon (Lot 19 & 21), William Padien (Lot 17) , and Leslie Johnson (Lot 4), also set auction records for these artists. Lot 5, P...Read More

In a League of Their Own: Sports Memorabilia at Auction

Nov 01,2022 | 15:00 EDT By Bidsquare

In a League of Their Own: Sports Memorabilia at Auction

Sports Memorabilia at auction is having a moment. Just this summer, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card knocked previous records out of the park when it fetched $12.6 million in Heritage Auctions July sale. On Bidsquare, sports memorabilia auctions have also seen their fair share of slam dunks across the auction block with results that reflect anything but a rookie season.  We're looking back on our favorite all-star auction items, starting with a (newly single) someone who continues to attract media attention. Tom Brady Championship Autograph Rookie Ticket Card Sold for $372,500 Lot 1, 2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady Championship Autograph Rookie Ticket Card #144, #39 of 100. Sold for $372,500 at Bonham Skinner - December 07, 2021.  Although recent headlines are zeroing in on his marriage woes, Tom Brady's past and future as ...Read More

Why Estate Auctions Online Are a Great Way to Find Rare & Unique Collectibles

Sep 06,2022 | 15:00 EDT By Bidsquare

Why Estate Auctions Online Are a Great Way to Find Rare & Unique Collectibles

When you think of online auctions, it’s easy to imagine items going for tens of thousands of dollars all of the time. For many, million dollar auction headlines go well beyond what anyone would ever imagine spending on vintage or antique collectibles. Yet, we'll let you in on a little secret, estate auctions online happen to be a great way to find rare and unique collectibles at surprisingly decent prices. Lot 158, The Pop-Up Pinocchio,  Blue Ribbon Books 1932 1st edition. Sold for $100 Estate auctions are treasure chests filled with unexpected items waiting to be explored. You can find collectibles ranging from first edition books, rare coins, and handbags to sports memorabilia and toys. Items you might otherwise spend a premium on in a store can be bought for a fraction of the price in estate auctions online. So, how do you manage to...Read More

12 (Unexpected) Types of Valuable Antiques to Look For

Aug 15,2022 | 14:00 EDT By Jessica Helen Weinberg

12 (Unexpected) Types of Valuable Antiques to Look For

It isn’t always easy to focus on one thing when you’re browsing through cluttered antique centers or a plethora of items strewn out on a tag sale table.  Credit: Getty Image / Matteo Colombo It’s natural to gravitate towards objects that you’re instantly attracted to, but, what about the ones you haven’t considered before? When shopping for vintage and antique goods, noticing something as small as an unusual coin can prove to be more valuable than you would have ever expected.  There can be valuable antiques and collectibles hiding in your attic or sitting out on a cluttered tag sale table just waiting to be scooped up. So, whether you’re cleaning out your house or flipping through a neighbors leftovers, you may be surprised by what's worth a second look and which items can be potentially valuable antiques.  1. Hunting Decoys Lot 1...Read More

What to Look For When Buying Antique Paintings for Sale

Jul 14,2022 | 14:00 EDT By Bidsquare

What to Look For When Buying Antique Paintings for Sale

Buying antique paintings for sale can be a hit or miss situation: you can either end up with a true antique or go home to find that you’ve overpaid for a forgery. So, what do you need to know before you bid on antique artworks? First things first! Not every online seller is created equal. If you buy antique paintings from a vetted platform like Bidsquare, you can be much more certain about the quality of goods you're purchasing as well as the reputation of the auction house you’re buying them from.    An example of a famous forgery | John Myatt’s copy of Oleanders, after Vincent Van Gough, 2021 | Courtesy of Washington Green Fine Art. A forgery purposefully exhibited in Treasures on Trial by Delaware’s Winterthur Museum in 2018. If you do decide to buy antique art elsewhere then there’s just three steps you need to follow to make sure...Read More

5 Things To Know Before Bidding in a Live Online Auction

Jul 12,2022 | 14:00 EDT By Bidsquare

5 Things To Know Before Bidding in a Live Online Auction

Shopping and bidding in live online auctions is a great way to find modern, antique, and vintage collectors items that you couldn’t otherwise source yourself. Online dealers and auction houses are constantly consigning and stitching together all manner of goods to offer at auction, whether it’s timeless Chanel bags you’re hunting for or fresh home office accutroments - online auctions appeal to all design styles and interest types providing unparalleled variety. If you’ve always wanted to try bidding in a live online auction, we’re here to help you navigate the basic rules of participation. How To: Live Auction Bidding Online 1. Save Your Favorite Items With thousands of furnishings, fashion accessories, artworks and collectibles available to browse on Bidsquare, it’s important not to lose track of something you’re interested in. We ...Read More

Rare Swiss Automaton Pocket Watch To Be Auctioned at Case Antiques

Jun 28,2022 | 09:00 EDT By Bidsquare

Rare Swiss Automaton Pocket Watch To Be Auctioned at Case Antiques

On July 9-10, Case Antiques will host their, Summer Fine Art and Antique Auction - Day 1 & 2, featuring 1200+ items from Southern estates and collections. Included in the sizable auction, on Day 1, is what many would consider to be the very definition of a marvel. Lot 39, The (Dutch) Kitchen Automaton Pocket Watch Attributed to Pierre-Simon Gounouilhou (France/Switzerland, 1779-1847) Coming up at Case Antiques, July 9. 2022 Attributed to Pierre-Simon Gounouilhou (France/Switzerland, 1779-1847), Lot 39, a rare Swiss double, open-face automaton pocket watch, depicts a highly detailed Dutch kitchen - the degree to which recaptures ones imagination and concept of a moment in time. Online bidding will be available live online via Bidsquare. The auction catalog further describes the timepiece:  - 18K gold surround and stem, enamels, brass,...Read More

Timeless Collectibles You Can Win from Live Online Auctions

Jun 24,2022 | 12:00 EDT By Bidsquare

Timeless Collectibles You Can Win from Live Online Auctions

You know it when you see it. That “thing” you’ve been looking for online has finally emerged in your search (it only took a dozen word combinations and several half-watched Hulu episodes to describe it, but aha!) With so many methods of online shopping at your disposal, it’s a wonder why searching for the items you want can still feel so…clunky…but, what if you didn’t have to get so granular with Google all the time? Online auctions offer another way to shop and, in a great many ways, provide a browsing experience that has enriching effects on your search bar superpowers. Flipping through online auctions can actually help you zero in on the styles, price points, and types of items you’re looking to purchase now or later down the road.      In fact, there are thousands of interesting finds floating around in online auction catalogs rig...Read More

A Note From Asian Specialist, Anthony Wu: AAPI Heritage Month

May 27,2022 | 13:00 EDT By Anthony Wu, Asian Specialist

A Note From Asian Specialist, Anthony Wu: AAPI Heritage Month

Bidsquare is honored to continue covering Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. AAPI Heritage Month takes place during the month of May and celebrates Asian American’s longstanding contributions to the United States.  The scope of AAPI Heritage Month is quite wide and represents over 23 million Americans. As many of you have read my past Bidsquare articles, I mainly focus on writing about Asian art, with objects originating from China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia and the Himalayan region. AAPI Heritage Month holds special meaning for me since I myself immigrated to Canada (not quite the USA but close enough!) back in 1983 from Hong Kong. It was through my study of Asian art that really connected me to my Asian roots. My work in this field in Canada and the USA for nearly twenty years has given me a deeper sense of my...Read More

In Appreciation of Toshiko Takaezu, Japanese-American Ceramic Artist, Mother of Moon Pots: AAPI Heritage Month

May 13,2022 | 13:00 EDT By Jessica Helen Weinberg

In Appreciation of Toshiko Takaezu, Japanese-American Ceramic Artist, Mother of Moon Pots: AAPI Heritage Month

Bidsquare is proud to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month: Asian American and Pacific Islanders or (AAPI) are an integral part of the American cultural mosaic, representing over 23 million people and encompassing approximately 50 ethnic groups and over 100 spoken languages, with connections to Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Hawaiian, and other Asian and Pacific Islander ancestries. What initially started as a commemorative week, the first ten days of May, was expanded by Congress in 1992 to encompass a month long celebration (AAPI Heritage Month) to recognize the emigration of the first Japanese Americans on May 7, 1843, and to honor the Chinese Americans who contributed to the transcontinental railroad which was completed on May 10, 1896. Now, the month of May is dedicated to the recognition of all AAPI and represents ...Read More