888 Auctions’ December 06 Auction Ushers in Holiday Season with Numismatic Coins, Fine Art & Chinese Antiques

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  • November 28, 2018

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Lot 297: 315-294 BC Macedon Silver Tetradrachm

Richmond Hill, ON – 391 fresh to market items will be available to the discerning buyers and collectors in 888 Auctions’ December 06 auction featuring the finest in Numismatic Coins, Fine Art & Chinese Antiques. Taking place in the afternoon at 2 PM (EST), bidders will be competing against one another over a variety items on display at 888 Auctions with considerable interest being focused upon the ancient Roman and Greek coins highlighted in the auction.


In this winter auction, Lot 247 and Lot 297 are the featured attraction and star lots of the auction. Lot 247 features a Northern Song 1 cash bronze coin with the obverse lettering Xi Ning Yuan Bao. Lot 297 features a silver Macedon Silver Tetradrachm coin from the Amphipolis mint and the obverse engraved with the head of Herakles (Hercules) wearing lion head skin and the reverse featuring Zeus seated with the left hand holding a perched eagle and scepter.


Other ancient coins and numismatics that are currently garnering significant interest can be found at the following lots below:


Lot 260: Five Assorted Qing Dynasty (1616-1912) Bronze Coins (High Estimate: $400)

Lot 291: Roman Empire (260-269 AD) Postumus Bronze Antoninianus (High Estimate: $350)

Lot 291: 260-269 Roman Empire Postumus Bronze Antoninianus


Modern art continues to be a staple at 888 Auctions and with the inclusion of several key lots, many bidders will be delighted to see the inclusion of the following lots below:


Lot 53: American Pop Art Graphite Signed Roy Lichtenstein (High Estimate: $6,000)

Lot 67: German Watercolor on Paper Signed Carl Hoeckner (High Estimate: $5,000)

Lot 74: Tempera Post-Impressionist Signed Vincent Van Gogh (High Estimate: $5,000)

Lot 129: Spanish Oil Surrealist Scene Signed Salvador Dali (High Estimate: $6,000)

Lot 154: Pop Art Mixed Media Andy Warhol Stamp & Seal (High Estimate: $6,000)


Canadian art is also featured in the December 6 auction with Lot 86 leading the way. Lot 86 is an acrylic on canvas painting, featuring Shaman and signed by Norval Morrisseau (Canadian, 1932-2007) on the lower right corner. This magnificent piece is expected to surpass its high estimate of $30,000.


Visit the auction at 888 Auctions during the public viewing period: Monday, December 03 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, December 04, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, December 05, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and just before the auction on Thursday, December 06 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  


888 Auctions continues to accept consignments on a rolling basis. With auctions taking place every other Thursday at the auction house, there are plenty of opportunities to sell rare and fresh-to-market items at 888 Auctions. Specific sale auction history can now be obtained using 888 Auctions Valuator Tool at www.888auctions.com.

Lot 129: Spanish Oil Surrealist Scene Signed Salvador Dali


You can also obtain valuations and authentication by contacting the auctioneers at 905-763-7201or at info@888auctions.com.


The next scheduled auction and the last auction of the year takes place Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).

888 Auctions
15-280 West Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, Canada
About 888 Auctions

888 Auctions provide consignors a friendly and professional venue to sell their Asian fine art and antique. 888 Auctions is located within the Greater Toronto Area at the heart of the largest Chinese communities of Richmond Hill, Markham and Scarborough. Connected to over five million buyers through Artfact, Live Auctioneers, and iCollector, 888 Auctions achieve the best prices possible. 888 Auctions consign over 1000 pieces of fine Asian art and antique monthly and provide live and online bidding, absentee bidding, as well as telephone bidding. Offering valuations based upon 50 years of experience in the Asian fine art world, our knowledgeable and multilingual staff can guide buyers and sellers through the simple steps to ensure ownership of a desired object or a successful sale of a prized possession.

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