Austin Auction Gallery’s two-day antique and estates auction coming up the weekend of January 20th and 21st will be a huge sale, featuring over 400 lots from an American primitive collection, 100 lots from Northern Spain, mid-century modern furniture, collectible paintings by noted Texas artists, phonographs, fine jewelry pieces, clocks and barometers, Persian rugs, Civil War memorabilia, more than 100 lots of French furnishings and many other items. The auction will be held online and in Austin Auction Gallery’s showroom at 8414 Anderson Mill Road in Austin, Texas, starting at 10 am Central time both days.

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Day 1 – on Saturday, January 20th – will be headlined by the major American primitives collection. Day 2 – on Sunday, January 21st – will feature fine items from Spain, France and Italy, plus the mid-century modern furniture pieces. Bidders can browse the catalogues and leave absentee bids directly with Austin Auction Gallery, while internet bidding will be facilitated by The full catalog, with all lots beautifully presented in full color, can be viewed now at Inspections will be held January 18th and 19th from 10-5 Central, and on both auction days beginning at 8 am. For more info, click here.



Nearly 1,500 lots in a slew of collecting categories at Holabird Western Americana, Jan. 20-21 in Reno

Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is on the cusp of presenting its first big auction of the New Year – a two-day affair slated for the weekend of January 20th and 21st, featuring nearly 1,500 lots in many collecting categories. The auction will be held online and in Holabird’s gallery, at 3555 Airway Drive in Reno, Nevada, starting at 8 am Pacific time both days. Online bidding will be provided by the platforms,, eBay Live and Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. A virtual catalog of the sale in its entirety, showing all lots, is up and online, at

The Saturday, January 20th session will showcase mining and minerals, art, foreign items, Native Americana and general Americana. The Sunday, January 21st auction will feature cowboy, firearms and weaponry, militaria, gaming and tokens, coins and currency, tokens, bottles, saloon, railroadiana, Wells Fargo, World’s Fair and Expositions, bargains and dealer specials. A strong candidate for top lot of the auction is a choice pocket watch with a gold-in-quartz chain, made by the Illinois Watch Company in 1899 (by then its corporate offices had moved to San Francisco), engraved to John J. Kelly (est. $6,500-$10,000). To see more, click here.



Daniels Antiques has stores in Fort Lauderdale and Aspen and are experts in Swiss Black Forest carvings

Daniels Antiques – with two locations: in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado – is truly a family affair. It all began in 1978 when Michael Daniels, already a successful British entrepreneur, opened an antiques showroom in Hallandale, on Florida’s Gold Coast. The Fort Lauderdale store, on Las Olas Boulevard, opened in 2011 and is run by one of Michael’s two sons, Jonathan. Michael is still very hands-on, helping his other son Simon at the Aspen location, which opened in 2000. The mission for both stores is the same: to find the finest examples of rarities and antiques for their discerning customers.

The Daniels family has attracted a following of prominent and loyal clients, both locally and internationally, for their uncanny ability to scour the globe in search of exceptional antique pieces that aren’t always available or accessible to most people. Daniels Antiques continues to set the bar for luxury antiques and rarities, transcending the traditional idea of antiques into a space that is all their own. Also, a bonus: Michael and Simon are regarded as experts in the field of Swiss Black Forest carvings. The two even co-authored a book, titled The Art of the Black Forest: Swiss Wood Carvings, with Jay Arenski.

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