1949 Coca-Cola painting, $53,680, Morphy Auctions

1949 Coca-Cola painting

A circa-1949 Coca-Cola original oil painting featuring Edgar Bergen and his ventriloquist doll Charlie McCarthy sold for $53,680 at a Premier Antique Advertising Auction held May 21-22 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a 1930s large Coca-Cola original painting featuring an attractive woman in matching dress and hat climbed to $50,020; a 1930s sterling silver Coca-Cola display bottle changed hands for $25,380; and a late 1930s or early 1940s Coca-Cola outdoor sign found a new owner for $23,180. Prices include a 22 percent buyer's premium.

 

Tiffany Dragonfly lamp, $130,000, James D. Julia

Tiffany Dragonfly lamp

A Tiffany Studios drop-head Dragonfly table lamp sold for $130,000 at a Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction held June 16-17 by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, Me. Also, a Tiffany Studios Geranium table lamp illuminated the room for $94,800; a Tiffany Studios belted Dogwood table lamp reached $59,250; a Duffner & Kimberly Wisteria floor lamp fetched $47,400; a Galle four-color cameo lamp also sold for $47,400; a Galle cameo Penguin vase hit $46,689; and a Webb cameo vase gaveled for $33,180. Prices include an 18.5 percent buyer's premium.

 

1889 specimen Chinese dollar, $150,000, Heritage Auctions

1889 specimen Chinese dollar

An elegantly preserved 1889 Chinese Kwangtung Empire specimen pattern dollar coin, graded SP64+ Brown PCGS, sold for $150,000 at a World & Ancient Coins and Currency Signature Auction held June 22-24 in Hong Kong, China by Heritage Auctions, based in Dallas, Tex. Also, a 1979 People's Republic “Year of the Child” proof Piefort set, containing a 35 Yuan silver coin and a 450 Yuan gold coin, realized $43,400; and a 1907 high relief Double Eagle Chinese coin, MC66 NGC, went for $59,750. Prices include a 19.5 percent buyer's premium.

 

Fernando Amorsolo portrait, $424,800, Michaan's Auctions

Fernando Amorsolo portrait

An oil on board portrait painting by the renowned Filipino artist Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (1892-1972), titled Portrait of a Woman and depicting one of his daughters traditionally dressed and seated on a stoop, sold for $424,800 at an auction held June 13 by Michaan's Auctions in Alameda, Calif. It was a new US auction record for the artist. The painting's provenance was a factor driving up the price: it was once featured in an exclusive US exhibition of his work at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. The price includes the buyer's premium.

 

Military utility truck, $14,950, Rock Island

Military utility truck

An AM General Corp. Model AM151A2 4x4 military utility truck sold for $14,950 at a Regional Firearms Auction held June 24-26 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, an engraved Winchester 1866 rifle (one of 12 of the iconic lever guns in the sale) rang out at $10,925; a US Cavalry Colt single-action Army revolver, originally shipped on New Year's Eve in 1890, hit the mark for $7,475; and a DMW 1917 dated Model 1914 artillery Luger, plus its accessories, finished at $5,750. Prices include a 15 percent buyer's premium.

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