Charlton Hall will offer the contents of Turtle Walk, the Taos home of Millicent Rogers, February 22nd-23rd

CH image 1 Important Navajo pictorial weaving by Hastiin Klah or Gladys Manuelito, circa 1925, from Turtle Walk, the Taos, New Mexico home of famous fashion icon Millicent Rogers.

On February 22nd and 23rd, Charlton Hall will offer the contents of Turtle Walk – the last home of style icon Millicent Rogers (1902-1953) – plus the estate of her son, Arturo Peralta Ramos II, an internationally known sportsman and businessman. The auction will be held online and at Charlton Hall’s gallery in West Columbia, S.C. Millicent Rogers was the granddaughter of Henry Huddleston Rogers, Sr., an original founding partner of Standard Oil, along with John D. Rockefeller, Sr. She married into the distinguished Ramos family of Argentina. Before that, she had a broken romance with actor Clark Gable.

CH image 2 Spanish Baroque iron-mounted walnut vargueno on stand, 16th/17th century, from a fantastic collection of Italian and European baroque and Renaissance furniture and decorations.

Ms. Rogers was one of the great fashion icons of the 20th century, known for her jewels, clothes and art collection. While visiting Taos, New Mexico with friends, she was captivated by the beauty and culture of the American Indians. She bought a rundown 17th century house there, renovated it, christened it Turtle Walk, and became a permanent resident of Taos. She immersed herself in the art, jewelry and culture of the Pueblo, Hopi, Navajo, Apache and Zuni tribes and incorporated Indian designs throughout the house and in her own sense of style. She also became a strong champion of Native American civil rights. To see more, click here.

CH image 3 From the Samuel Twyford Peters collection of Asian art and objects comes this rare Chinese Cizhou ware meiping vase. Other estates beside Turtle Walk will be featured in the sale.




Schilb Antiquarian offers rare antiquarian books for sale at a fixed price and at auction on Barnebys

SA image 1 Exceedingly rare, complete collection of four volumes of the famous 15th-century Koberger Bible, in Greek and Latin, with commentary of Nicolas de Lyra (fixed price: $75,000).

Schilb Antiquarian, based in Columbia, Missouri, has been buying and selling rare antiquarian books for nearly a decade and, thanks to a special arrangement with Barnebys, the firm offers books for sale at a fixed price on the site and lists a monthly auction there, too. The company is celebrating over 10,000 successful transactions, to nearly every country in the world. It doesn’t hurt that every book they sell through fixed price or auction is shipped anywhere in the world for free, or that all lots in their auctions have a starting bid of $1, with no reserves and no buyer’s premium. The current auction ends Feb. 25th.

SA image 2 Third Speght English Folio edition of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1687), the last “black letter” edition of his works, with engraved Gower portrait (fixed price: $8,550).

“Our most recent venture is our gallery in downtown Columbia,” said Scott Schilb, who founded Schilb Antiquarian along with his wife of ten years, Jill. “Our vision for this gallery is to introduce Columbia to the beauty and awe of collecting rare books, while also encouraging the important and noble task of preserving knowledge and history.” Scott and Jill have lived and breathed rare books since getting married. “We’re passionate about rare books, maps and art, and believe we’ll find many kindred spirits here in Columbia,” Scott said. “We encourage everyone to stop by, share an espresso and discuss rare books.” For more info, click here.

SA image 3 1546 Folio edition of the complete works of the mathematician Euclid, translated from Greek by Zamberti, printed in Basil, published by Johann Heerwagen (fixed price: $6,750).




The Gary Copeland collection will headline GAA Classic Cars’ 550-car auction, March 1-3

GAA image 1 2005 Ford GT, one of only 96 yellow GT’s made that year, with a manual transmission, Mac stereo, top stripe, BBS wheels, black calipers (est. $300,000-$375,000).

GAA Classic Cars’ upcoming auction scheduled for the weekend of March 1st-3rd will feature 550 rare, vintage and unusual automobiles, spanning many decades. The centerpiece of the auction promises to be the Gary Copeland collection of 15 vehicles, which will be sold to the highest bidder without reserve. These will include a 1932 Ford 5-window car, a 1932 Ford 3-window car, a 1932 Ford sport coupe, two 1934 3-window coupes and a 1934 Ford Deluxe Cabriolet. Muscle cars in the auction will feature a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, a 1969 Shelby GT500, a 1957 Corvette convertible and many others.

GAA image 2 1934 3-window coupe, one of two such vehicles in the sale, both from the Gary Copeland collection, both black, with two doors, tan interior (each est. $95,000-$135,000).

GAA Classic Cars is not a traveling car auction. It holds its sales in a building it owns called The Automobile Palace, at 301 Norwalk Street in Greensboro, N.C. (online, phone and absentee bids are also accepted). The Automobile Palace is a fully enclosed, climate-controlled facility with seating for over 500 people and the ability to house nearly as many vehicles.  The building has 3.35 acres of space under one roof and the majority of the vehicles can be found inside the facility. GAA Classic Cars Diner is located on the main sales floor and offers seating for over 150. It has a true 50's-style diner menu and feel. To see more, click here.

GAA image 3 1957 Chevrolet Corvette, one of many Corvettes in the auction spanning 20 years (1953-1972), fresh from a body-off restoration, red, 4-speed manual (est. $75,000-$95,000).