Olympic gold medal, $55,831, RR Auction

Olympic gold medal

A winner's gold medal from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London sold for $55,831 in an online auction held July 14-21 by RR Auction (www.rrauction.com), based in Boston, Mass. Also, an Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympics torch hit $22,826; a London 1908 Summer Olympics gold winner's medal changed hands for $19,232; a Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics torch and original box holder brought $15,784; and an Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics set of gold, silver and bronze winner's medals made $11,026. Prices include the buyer's premium.


Poster by Cassandre, $36,000, Poster Auction

Poster by Cassandre

A masterful poster by Cassandre of Atlantique du Sud sold for $36,000 at an auction held May 15 by Poster Auction International in New York City. Also, Toulouse-Lautrec's 1899 Jane Avril with Remarque was the sale's top lot, bringing $120,000; an automotive design poster by D'Yien titled La Lorraine Tous Adoptent rose to $8,400; Paul Colin's  never-before-seen Hal Toulouse-Lautrec realized $26,400; and a pair of posters for Miller Brothers, 101 Ranch, Real Wild West & Great Far East each made $14,400. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.


Altar crucifix drawing, $63,750, Jackson's Int'l

Altar crucifix drawing

A preparatory drawing for an altar crucifix, attributed to Etienne Delaune, sold to a Paris phone bidder for $63,750 at a Multi-Estate and Collections Auction held May 24-25 by Jackson's International in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Also, a seashore rendering by Hendrik Willem Mesdog went to a bidder from the Netherlands for $100,000; a 10 inch by 12 inch Russian icon of St. Alexei that was gifted in 1914 to the Tsarevich brought $50,000; and a 1929 $5 Indian gold half-eagle US coin went to a determined bidder for $21,250. Prices include the buyer's premium.


Rolex Oyster Perpetual, $36,500, Jones & Horan

Rolex Oyster Perpetual

A Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss chronometer wristwatch (ref. #1019) sold for $36,500 at a Horological Auction held May 1 by Jones & Horan in Manchester, N.H. Also, a Lange & Sohne Langematik platinum perpetual calendar watch with moon phases went for $34,500; a Hamilton 23J hunting grade 947 pocket watch hammered for $14,500; a Heuer, Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer chronometer fetched $18,000; and a rare Ball Howard, Order of Railway Conductors pocket watch made $7,400. Prices are hammer; there was no buyer's premium.


Houdin swinger clock, $15,525, R.O. Schmitt

Houdin swinger clock

A rare Houdin swinger clock sold for $15,525 at a Spring Clock & Watch Sale held May 13-15 by R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts in Manchester, N.H. Also, an E. Howard & Co. #8 regulator made $12,650; a tall clock with a case attributed to R. J. Horner and retailed by G.W. Russell of Philadelphia gaveled for $13,225; a clock by Walter Durfee with three-train chiming movement fetched $9,775; a coin-op Regina Hexaphone realized $4,830; and an astronomical regulator by Gabriel (London), nearly 6 feet tall, hit $6,038. Prices include the buyer's premium.