Hack Wilson game uniform, $382,812, Goldin Auctions

Hack Wilson game uniform

The jersey and pants that Chicago Cubs slugger Hack Wilson wore in a game in 1930 sold for $382,812 at a Premium Live Summer Auction held July 27th by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemeade, N.J. Also, a Boston Red Sox jersey signed and worn by the Hall of Famer Ted Williams in a game from 1959 netted $147,000; a Hillerich & Bradsby model 125 baseball bat used by Mel Ott in 1934-1935 hit $80,850; and a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle rookie card made $80,850. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

 

Expressionistic painting, $11,400, Michaan’s Auctions

Expressionistic painting

An expressionistic painting by Louisa Matthiasdottir, titled Black and White Sheep, sold for $11,400 at a Fine Art, Furniture, Collectibles & Jewelry Auction held July 8th by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a pair of Giacometti-style 1978 gilt bronze andirons, made in Italy and retailed by the Horchow Collection, fetched $11,400; Buccellati’s “Milano” 127-piece sterling flatware service climbed to $9,000; and a glittering Cartier panther pendant coasted to $2,280. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.

 

Copy of Moby Dick, $9,600, PBA Galleries

Copy of Moby Dick

A first American edition copy of Herman Melville’s classic book Moby Dick (or The Whale) sold for $9,600 at a Fine Literature & Fine Books Auction held July 27th by PBA Galleries in San Francisco. Also, a first edition copy of J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye went for $6,000; The Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 24 volumes, signed by Doyle, brought $5,400; and Estelle Doheny’s copy of Stephen Crane’s novel The Red Badge of Courage rose to $5,400. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.

 

Peacock dressing mirror, $12,000, Cowan’s Auctions

Peacock dressing mirror

A peacock dressing mirror in the manner of Tiffany Studios sold for $12,000 at a Summer Fine & Decorative Art Auction held July 29th by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Oh. Also, a Swiss-made 19th century Paillard Vaucher Fils four-tune music box played a sweet tune for $8,400; a Regina folding coffin top music box on a stand with 27 discs made $6,300; a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk garnered $5,842; and a Meissen lidded bowl with undertray went for $5,700. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.

 

William R. Leigh painting, $1.115 million, Coeur d’Alene

William R. Leigh painting

A painting by William R. Leigh, titled A Close Call, sold for $1.115 million at a Fine Western & American Art Auction held July 29th by The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction. Also, Bob Kuhn’s The Rustle of Mice changed hands for $83,300; W. Herbert Dunton’s October and Ernest Blumenschein’s Mountain Landscape each finished at $50,575; Dean Cornwell’s 1920s painting Bedside coasted to $50,757; and W.H.D. Koerner’s The Pitcher and the Well found a new owner for $47,600. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

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