Studio props and furniture from Martha Stewart’s television show to be sold by Kaminski, May 5th-6th

KA image 1 The prop warehouse of The Martha Stewart Show.

Kaminski Auction will auction off the studio props and furniture from The Martha Stewart Show on Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th, online and at Kaminski’s gallery in Beverly, Mass. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Martha Stewart Center For Living (MSCL) at Mount Sinai Hospital, which serves to promote and facilitate access to health care resources for older adults and to enhance the public perception of aging. Online bidding will be available thru KaminskiLIVE. Martha Stewart is widely regarded as one of the most influential and successful businesswomen and authors in the world.

KA image 2 Ice buckets and soda syphon used on the set of The Martha Stewart Show.

Included in the auction will be many of Martha’s favorite pieces that she sold under the Martha Stewart Collection brand, as well as dinnerware, cooking utensils, barware, planters, chairs, stools and tables used on her TV shows with the celebrity guests and experts she hosted each day. The auction gallery will be decorated in Stewart’s signature style, with dining tables and vignettes set up with the many objects on offer in the auction. Her love and passion for antiques are well known to fans. She is a collector of milk glass, creamware, fiesta ware, glass jadeite, depression glass and vintage Christmas ornaments. For more info, click here.

KA image 3 Selection of china and cookware from the Martha Stewart Collection.

 

 

 

Nearly 350 lots of toys, comic books and comic art at Bruneau & Co.’s auction on Saturday, April 28th

BC image 1 Star Wars 1985 Power of The Force AT-AT Driver, graded AFA 85 and packaged with a Warlock coin; only saw limited release in Australia (est. $5,500-$7,500).

Nearly 350 lots of toys, comic books and comic art will be sold to the highest bidder in an auction slated for Saturday, April 28th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, in partnership with Altered Reality Entertainment and Travis Landry. The sale will be held online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery, at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, R.I., at 11 am Eastern. The auction will open with 87 lots of vintage Star Wars items, featuring items from the collection of David Montauck. The group is highlighted by a 1985 Power of The Force AT-AT Driver, graded AFA 85 and packaged with a Warlock coin.

BC image 2 Original artwork for page 16 of Avengers #69, the first appearance of Grand Master drawn circa 1969 by artists Sal Buscema and Sam Grainger (est. $8,000-$12,000).

The second portion of the catalog will offer a mix of vintage American toys, led by a CAS high-grade set of ten 1988 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The set will be sold in single lots and all are early production variants. Also sold will be a 1964 GI Joe Action Pilot Dress Uniform set and a 1950s Knickerbocker Humpty Dumpty dart gun set. The third portion of the catalog will offer over 220 lots of Golden, Silver, Bronze, and Modern Age comics and original artwork. Included will be original artwork for page 16 of Avengers #69, the first appearance of Grand Master. To see more, click here.

BC image 3 Timely Comics Sub-Mariner, issue #24 (Winter, 1947), graded CBCS 8.0, featuring just the third appearance of Namora, and a bondage cover (est. $2,500-$4,000).

 

 

 

Just over 300 hand-selected Chinese antiques are in Converse Auctions’ Spring Chinese Auction, May 4th

CA image 1 Set of eight 1980 Chinese Golden Monkey stamps, being sold as a single lot, with a pre-sale estimate of $12,000-$18,000.

Just over 300 fine Chinese antiques are up for bid in Converse Auctions’ internet-only Important Spring Chinese Auction, online and at the Converse website, and two online bidding platforms. Live bidding begins Friday, May 4th, at 10 am Eastern. “We’ve spent the last several months gathering the best of the best Chinese antiques for this important online auction,” said Todd Converse of Converse Auctions, based in Malvern, Pa. “Items include Ming and Qing dynasty porcelain, Republic Period porcelain, Qing dynasty cloisonné, Hetian jade carvings, a 15th century Tibetan Buddha and Tibetan thangkas.”

CA image 2 15th century bronze, gold and silver Buddha on a three-tiered geometric throne, 23 ½ inches tall, from a Tibetan monetary (est. $10,000-$20,000).

Also offered will be Chinese Export silver and porcelain, Chinese watercolor paintings, zitan and huanghuali furniture and more. Despite that lengthy, impressive list, the sale’s top lot may well end up being a set of eight 1980 Chinese Golden Monkey stamps. The set, being sold as a single lot, has a pre-sale estimate of $12,000-$18,000. Two other challengers carry $10,000-$20,000 estimates. The first is a 15th century bronze, gold and silver Buddha on a three-tiered geometric throne, 23 ½ inches tall, from a Tibetan monastery; the other is a monumental pair of phoenix and dragon cloisonné vases, 21 inches tall. To view all items being auctioned, click here.

CA image 3 Monumental pair of phoenix and dragon cloisonné vases, 21 inches tall (est. $10,000-$20,000).

 

 

 

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