Rago Auctions will auction investment-grade collectibles on Saturday, June 9th, online and in Lambertville, N.J.

RAGO 1 1935 movie poster from the Marx Brothers’ comedy classic A Night at the Opera.

On Saturday, June 9th, Rago Auctions will bring to market selected lots of investment quality collectibles across a wide swathe of interests: sports collectibles and cards, historical and political memorabilia, aerospace memorabilia, vintage movie posters, fine fountain pens and weapons and militaria. Highlights include a 1793 Treasury letter penned and signed by Alexander Hamilton, a 1949 Jackie Robinson Bowman baseball card, a 1935 movie poster for the Marx Brothers’ comedy classic A Night at the Opera, and several limited-edition fountain pens by Cartier, Montblanc, Dupont and others.

RAGO 2 The auction will feature several limited-edition fountain pens by Cartier (shown), Montblanc, Dupont and others.

“This is a compact, but choice grouping across many collecting categories,” said Chris Wise, director of Rago's Collectibles Department. “From baseball cards to correspondence from one of America’s founding fathers, bidders will find property suitable for distinguished personal collections.” The auction will be held online and at Rago Auctions’ gallery located in Lambertville, N.J., situated midway between New York City (1 hr. 15 min.) and Philadelphia (50 min.). Previews will be held June 2-6 from 12 noon until 5 pm Eastern, and on Thursday, June 7, from noon until 7 pm; and by appointment. For more info, click here.

RAGO 3 Up for bid will be PSA graded baseball cards from 1953-1958 by Topps and other makers, including this ‘50s-era Sandy Koufax card.





Westboro Auctions’ online sale of important Chinese art, starting on Saturday, June 16th, will feature over 350 lots

WA image 1 Rare large Ying Ch’ing carved dragon jar, Yuan, 12 ½ inches tall, of broad rounded shoulders rising from a slightly flaring foot to a short neck (est. $5,000-$7,000).

Westboro Auctions’ sale of important Chinese art begins on Saturday, June 16th, at 8 pm Eastern time. The auction will feature over 350 lots of Asian works of art, jewelry, ceramics, decorations, coins, stamps and a variety of specialty categories. The carefully selected pieces have all come from high-end dealers, well-regarded collectors, private family collections and estates, as well as from galleries from across the U.S. There won’t be any hidden fees. Consignors pay commission and buyers pay buyer’s premium, that’s it. No catalog fees. No appraisal fees. No buyback fees.

WA image 2 Rare Tz’u-Chou black carved truncated Meiping vase, well potted, with a globular body rising from a countersunk base to a broad shoulder, 9.7 inches tall (est. $2,500-$4,000).

Westboro Auctions offers collectors around the globe a variety of works to suit a broader market. The firm’s main objective is to provide a straightforward and transparent process for all sellers and buyers.  According to Barnebys’ online auction report, the three key factors to online bidders are ease of bidding, transparency of information and reliable fulfilment, or transport and delivery. Consumers are looking for convenience above everything. That’s exactly why people should consign with, or buy from, Westboro Auctions. To see more, click here.

WA image 3 Rare Ting-type Meiping vase with a slender, elegant body covered in a rich black glossy ‘partridge feather’ glaze suffused with russet flecks, 10.8 inches tall (est. $2,000-$3,500).





Pook & Pook’s online-only Decorative Arts Auction is slated for Wednesday and Thursday, June 13th-14th 

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On June 13th and 14th, Pook & Pook, Inc. will host a mid-week online-only Decorative Arts Auction, with items ranging from bronze statues to American furniture to pieced quilts. The Wednesday, June 13th session, starting at 9 am Eastern time, will feature 700 lots of oil paintings, watercolors, lithographs, mirrors, frames, painted game boards, trade signs, and weathervanes, as well as a large selection of American furniture that includes a couple mid-century modern tub chairs, hanging cupboards, tea tables and blanket chests – lots of choices for those with an affinity for the classic Pennsylvania style.

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The bulk of this sale is comprised of a near endless selection of Americana smalls, which include bentwood boxes, redware platters, stoneware pitchers and crocks, cast iron door stops and painted decoys. Plus, an unexpected collection of Native American and Inuit art will complement the sale, featuring Inuit carved bone figures, Native American pottery, baskets and beaded items. Those with an affinity for beautiful and wearable art will find the selection of Native American silver and turquoise jewelry compelling. There is also a smattering of antique toys, militaria, silver, pewter and 18th century samplers. To view all items being auctioned, click here.


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