American primitives, mid-century modern, pieces from Spain, France and Italy all at Austin Auction

AA image 1 Autograph of Sitting Bull (Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux, Dakota Territory, circa 1831-1890), with a letter of authentication from PSA/DNA, condition grade 8 (est. $5,000-$7,000).

Austin Auction Gallery’s two-day antique and estates auction coming up the weekend of January 20th and 21st will be a huge sale, featuring over 400 lots from an American primitive collection, 100 lots from Northern Spain, mid-century modern furniture, collectible paintings by noted Texas artists, phonographs, fine jewelry pieces, clocks and barometers, Persian rugs, Civil War memorabilia, more than 100 lots of French furnishings and many other items. The auction will be held online and in Austin Auction Gallery’s showroom at 8414 Anderson Mill Road in Austin, Texas, starting at 10 am Central time both days.

AA image 2 Art Nouveau table lamp, c. 1910, snake wrapped around the central spiral standard holds a copper shade with rough cut or chunky leaded glass top, 21 inches tall (est. $300-$500).

Day 1 – on Saturday, January 20th – will be headlined by the major American primitives collection. Day 2 – on Sunday, January 21st – will feature fine items from Spain, France and Italy, plus the mid-century modern furniture pieces. Bidders can browse the catalogues and leave absentee bids directly with Austin Auction Gallery, while internet bidding will be facilitated by The full catalog, with all lots beautifully presented in full color, can be viewed now at Inspections will be held January 18th and 19th from 10-5 Central, and on both auction days beginning at 8 am. For more info, click here.

AA image 3 Lot of seven Confederate Civil War items belonging to Edward V. Taylor (b. 1846, Stafford County, Va., d. 1931, Travis County, Tex.), including this tintype (est. $2,000-$3,000).



Nearly 1,500 lots in a slew of collecting categories at Holabird Western Americana, Jan. 20-21 in Reno

HWA image 1 Choice pocket watch with a gold-in-quartz chain, made by the Illinois Watch Company in 1899, engraved to John J. Kelly (est. $6,500-$10,000).

Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is on the cusp of presenting its first big auction of the New Year – a two-day affair slated for the weekend of January 20th and 21st, featuring nearly 1,500 lots in many collecting categories. The auction will be held online and in Holabird’s gallery, at 3555 Airway Drive in Reno, Nevada, starting at 8 am Pacific time both days. Online bidding will be provided by the platforms,, eBay Live and Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. A virtual catalog of the sale in its entirety, showing all lots, is up and online, at

HWA image 2 Owl Pharmacy Company (Seven Troughs, Nev.) bottle, one of the top Western medicines, circa 1909-1914, purple in color (est. $1,200-$1,500).

The Saturday, January 20th session will showcase mining and minerals, art, foreign items, Native Americana and general Americana. The Sunday, January 21st auction will feature cowboy, firearms and weaponry, militaria, gaming and tokens, coins and currency, tokens, bottles, saloon, railroadiana, Wells Fargo, World’s Fair and Expositions, bargains and dealer specials. A strong candidate for top lot of the auction is a choice pocket watch with a gold-in-quartz chain, made by the Illinois Watch Company in 1899 (by then its corporate offices had moved to San Francisco), engraved to John J. Kelly (est. $6,500-$10,000). To see more, click here.

HWA image 3 Pair of three-coin commemorative coin sets honoring Israeli leader and 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner Yitzhak Rabin, being sold as one lot (est. $2,000-$6,000).



Daniels Antiques has stores in Fort Lauderdale and Aspen and are experts in Swiss Black Forest carvings

DA image 1 Swiss Black Forest carved eagle group of linden wood on a naturalistically carved rocky outcrop, circa 1880.

Daniels Antiques – with two locations: in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado – is truly a family affair. It all began in 1978 when Michael Daniels, already a successful British entrepreneur, opened an antiques showroom in Hallandale, on Florida’s Gold Coast. The Fort Lauderdale store, on Las Olas Boulevard, opened in 2011 and is run by one of Michael’s two sons, Jonathan. Michael is still very hands-on, helping his other son Simon at the Aspen location, which opened in 2000. The mission for both stores is the same: to find the finest examples of rarities and antiques for their discerning customers.

DA image 2 An original 1870 Louis Vuitton stripped canvas steamer trunk, boasting a beige and brown Rayee canvas pattern (Rayee is French for “striped”). With original locks and accessories.

The Daniels family has attracted a following of prominent and loyal clients, both locally and internationally, for their uncanny ability to scour the globe in search of exceptional antique pieces that aren’t always available or accessible to most people. Daniels Antiques continues to set the bar for luxury antiques and rarities, transcending the traditional idea of antiques into a space that is all their own. Also, a bonus: Michael and Simon are regarded as experts in the field of Swiss Black Forest carvings. The two even co-authored a book, titled The Art of the Black Forest: Swiss Wood Carvings, with Jay Arenski.

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DA image 3 Pair of Japanese Fuji Meibo 25x150 Naval binoculars mounted on a period tripod, displaying original optics in a distinctly Japanese straight-body instrument.