Marathon Products sign, $6,900, Route 32 Auctions

Marathon Products sign

An early Marathon Products (“Best in the Long Run”) double-sided porcelain sign, with iconic running man graphic, sold for $6,900 at the premiere auction of Route 32 Auctions (based in Crawfordsville, Inc.) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Also, an En-Ar-Co White Rose double-sided porcelain sign went for $6,480; a Cadillac Authorized Service double-sided porcelain sign rose to $6,325; and a Chevrolet “OK Used Cars” single-sided porcelain button sign knocked down for $4,370. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.


Copy, Amazing Fantasy #15, $140,760, Hake’s Americana

Copy, Amazing Fantasy 15

A copy of the comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, August 1962), the first appearance of The Amazing Spider-Man, graded CGC 7.5, sold for $140,760 at a Pop Culture Auction held Nov. 14-16 by Hake’s Americana in York, Pa. Also, a Kenner Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi 23 Back-A, AFA 80 NM double-telescoping action figure on a blister card hit $76,700; and a Kenner Star Wars Luke Skywalker action figure on a blister card, AFA 95 Mint, brought $50,622. Prices include an 18 percent buyer’s premium.


Elizabeth chairs, ottomans, $20,000, Cordier Auctions

Elizabeth chairs, ottomans

A pair of mid-century modern Elizabeth chairs with ottomans by Ib Kofod-Larsen sold for $20,000 at an auction held Nov. 11-12 by Cordier Auctions in Harrisburg, Pa. Also, a 14kt gold, 3.22-carat diamond engagement ring slipped on a new finger for $8,500; an Edison Bipolar electric motor garnered $5,300; a large oil on canvas painting by the 19th century artist Wilhelm Kray brought $3,900; and a circa 1800 paint-decorated dower chest (Bucks County, Pa.) went for $3,400. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.


Giacometti floor lamp, $181,250 Doyle New York

Giacometti floor lamp

A circa 1975 Trois Oiseaux floor lamp by sculptor and designer Diego Giacometti (Swiss, 1902-1985) sold for $181,250 at a Doyle+Design Auction held November 21st by Doyle New York in New York City. Also, a talosel resin framed mirror by Line Vautrin (French, 1913-1997) knocked down for $28,125; a walnut Conoid desk by George Nakashima (Am., 1905-1990) finished at $20,000; and a work by John Levee (Am., 1924-2017), titled Abstraction, gaveled for $31,250. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Hiliott scrimshaw, $42,000, Eldred’s

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A polychrome scrimshaw tooth attributed to George Hiliott, depicting a native Hawaiian woman (or Wahinee) on the front and a woman on horseback on the back, sold for $42,000 at an Americana Auction held Nov. 16-18 by Eldred’s in East Dennis, Mass. Also, a landscape work by Theodore Rousseau (Fr., 1812-1867) hit $42,000; a whale ivory pie crimper with a reticulated design on all four sides of a square shaft made $39,000; and a mallard hen by Mitchel LaFrance rose to $14,400. Prices include the buyer’s premium.