A Michael Jackson original master test proof recording of the single 'Thriller,' 1983.  Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

The "Thrilling" Life of the 'King of Pop' Personal Items Related to Michael Jackson on the Auction Block at Bonhams & Butterfields

  • Bonhams
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  • December 15, 2009

Bonhams & Butterfields' Entertainment Memorabilia auction on December 20, 2009 in Los Angeles will feature a wide variety of items related to Hollywood, Rock 'n Roll and Animation Arts, ...

This beautifully preserved, silicified coniferous log was cut and polished into a vertical cross-section pair.  Discovered in northwestern China, the pair of log sections stands an impressive 9 ft.  3 in.  tall.  Each section weighs in at approximately 4,000 lbs.  Sold for $109,800 inclusive of Buyer's Premium.

'Tis the Season to Sparkle - Colored Stones, Curiosities, Gold and Jewelry Shine During Holiday Auction of Natural History

  • Bonhams
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  • December 11, 2009

"There was competitive bidding for many lots, both on the telephones and in the salesroom for natural wonders of all sorts.  Colored stones, curiosities, gold nuggets and unique jewelry ...

Leading the auction is a selection of the human artifacts from the Ed Francis Collection.

Human History for the Holidays, December Natural History Auction to Feature The Ed Francis Collection of Human Artifacts

  • Bonhams
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  • November 25, 2009

From the scientific to the superbly decorative, astoundingly unique fossil specimens will be offered by international auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields on December 6, 2009 in Los ...

A lavishly made Baroque book with 1000 color-engraved plates of plants and flowers by Johann Wilhelm Weinmann lead the auction with a result of € 56.400* (reserve price € 45.000).

Baroque book of plants by J. W. Weinmann makes for top result at Ketterer Kunst

  • Ketterer Kunst
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  • November 18, 2009

The two day auction of Rare Books at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg achieved great results with proceeds of some € 1,2* millions. The evening auction alone hit the mark with 84 percent of lots sold. ...

Lot 572: Extensive 275-piece Faberge silver flatware service in original case, circa 1908-17.  Pre-sale estimate $30,000-50,000

Very Special & Highly Important Three-Day Auction From Museum Vaults: Deaccessions from the Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso

  • Charlton Hall Auctioneers
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  • November 16, 2009

Charlton Hall will offer at auction an important collection of porcelain, silver, furniture, fine and decorative art and historic weapons recently deaccessioned from the Centennial Museum at the ...

First edition copy of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (1939) sold for $45,750 inclusive of Buyer's Premium.

Personal Gift to Hollywood Legend Headlines Fall Auction of Fine Books & Manuscripts

  • Bonhams
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  • October 21, 2009

Simulcast between Los Angeles and New York, the October 19, 2009 auction of Fine Books and manuscripts garnered international attention with competitive bidding both on the telephone and via ...

Gerald Arpino, 1923-2008.


  • Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
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  • October 20, 2009

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will offer property from the estate of Gerald Arpino, who spent four decades leading the Joffrey Ballet to international renown, on November 1, 2009. Arpino spent the ...

A red Ultrasuede shirt worn by Presley in a 1963 photo shoot sold for $34,000


  • Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
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  • October 19, 2009

  The Gary Pepper collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia far exceeded expectations at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on Sunday, drawing $304,818, nearly three times the original estimate. ...

KAHANAMOKU, DUKE PAOA.  Photolithograph Signed ("Aloha - Duke"), 1960s, showing The Duke with the Officers of his Surf Club on Waikiki Beach.  This image was used for a Pan Am promotional flyer.  Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500

Surf's Up at Bonhams & Butterfields, Exceptional Collection of Surfing History and Memorabilia on the Auction Block

  • Bonhams
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  • October 9, 2009

Fine arts auctioneer Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to offer Fine Books & Manuscripts auction on October 19, 2009.  Included within the 525-lot sale is an amazing selection of ...

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION, 1849.  Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

We the People of California: Rare Documents related to the California State Constitution to be Offered on at Bonhams & Butterfields in October

  • Bonhams
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  • September 17, 2009

We the People of California: Rare Documents related to the California State Constitution to be Offered on at Bonhams & Butterfields in October Public previews timed to coincide with the ...

Barbra Streisand's collection at Julien's this fall.


  • Julien's Auctions
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  • August 16, 2009

Julien’s Auctions to offer property from the Collection of Barbra Streisand, the multi-award-winning international star, in a live and online auction at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. ...

In the Quail Lodge sale, Carmel, Calif., Bonhams' offers the legendary 1938-39 V12-cylinder Auto Union racing car

Bonhams & Butterfields to Offer Hans Stuck’s Legendary Auto Union Grand Prix Racer at Quail Lodge in August

  • Bonhams
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  • July 28, 2009

Bonhams & Butterfields is delighted to offer for sale by auction nothing less than one of the most charismatic Grand Prix racing cars ever built – the 1939 Auto Union ‘D-Type’ with rear-mounted ...

Robert Burns' Auld Lang Syne original manuscript and lyrics at Bonhams' auction in Edinburgh

Bonhams to sell sponsorship to the soundtrack of New Year

  • Bonhams
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  • July 27, 2009

Patronage of Robert Burns’s original manuscript and lyrics to Auld Lang Syne go under the hammer at 10th Made in Scotland Sale A bidder at Bonhams annual Made in Scotland Sale, held in ...