Winchester Model 1886 rifle, $1.265 million, Rock Island

Winchester Model 1886 rifle

A Winchester Model 1886 rifle (serial #1) and a pocket watch presented to Capt. Henry Lawton following the surrender of the Apache leader Geronimo, sold for $1.265 million at a Premiere Firearms Auction held April 29-May 1 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. It was a new world record for a firearm sold at auction. Also, the 1931 prototype of the Springfield M1 Garand rifle rang out at $172,500; and a cased factory engraved Colt Model 1849 pocket percussion revolver hit the mark for $632 500. Prices include a 15 percent buyer's premium.

Gus Wilson merganser, $149 500, Guyette & Deeter

Gus Wilson merganser

 

A Mohegan Indian-style merganser drake, carved around the 1890s by Gus Wilson, sold for $149,500 at the 31st annual Spring Decoy Auction held April 21-22 by Guyette & Deeter (based in St. Michaels, Md.) at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill. Also, a 20 inch by 40 inch acrylic on board painting by Bob Kuhn changed hands for $109 250; a watercolor by A. B. Frost titled Good Luck went for $92 000; and a rare running sandpiper decoy by the renowned carver Elmer Crowell finished at $80 500. Prices include a 15 percent buyer's premium.

Happy Chopper by Banksy, $140 800, Julien's Auctions

Happy Chopper by Banksy

An artwork by legendary street artist Banksy, titled Happy Chopper (2002), sold for $140 800 at a Street Art & Contemporary Art Auction held April 30 by Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles. Also, Banksy's Untitled (DJ & Crane) from 1999 brought $128,000; Banksy's Heart Boy brought $125 000; Walk the Line (2005) by Shepard Fairey breezed to $32 000; an artwork by Robert Rauschenberg fetched $32 000; Andy Warhol's MAO (1972) made $28 800; and Faile's Mini Puzzle Box (2014) rose to $12 800. Prices include a 25 percent buyer's premium.

Kelly Tires logo sign, $94 550, Morphy Auctions

Kelly Tires logo sign

A Kelly Tires “Lotta Miles” logo sign sold for $94 550 at a Premier Automobilia & Petroliana Auction held April 23-24 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Champion Oil Products porcelain sign hit $76 250; a Husky Service Dog sunrise logo sign fetched $58 560; a die-cut Harbor Petroleum Products seaplane sign soared to $58 560; a Sun-Rae Gasoline Motor Oil oval porcelain sign gaveled for $47 580; a Sunset Gasoline porcelain sign made $46 360; and a Silent Chief Gasoline porcelain sign rose to $42 700. Prices include a 22 percent buyer's premium.

3-piece clock garniture, $18 750, Schwenke

3-pc. clock garniture

A French Empire gilt bronze and malachite three-piece clock garniture, with the central figure depicting “Time” flanked by a pair of angel five-light candelabra, sold for $18 750 at a Fine Estates Auction held April 24 by Schwenke Auctioneers in Woodbury, Conn. Also, a Persian Serapi carpet, 14 feet 9 inches long by 12 feet wide, coasted to $8 750; an oil on canvas by Jean Duquoc (Fr., b. 1937), titled Le Soleil Jeut (1990), fetched $6 250; and a Chinese gilt bronze Amitayus Buddha, 8 inches tall, made $6 700. Prices are inclusive of the buyer's premium.

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