An uncommon Georgian double miniature portrait sold at Cordy's this week for $3,200. It was estimated at between $200-300. Assumed to be a married couple, they are framed separately, but mounted together, and was inscribed with the date 1831 verso.
Another Webb's item. An archive of newspaper photographs from various New Zealand royal tours featured an image of Prince Charles alongside a man with an "I Am With Stupid" t-shirt. It sold for over $22,000. It was the star lot of the auction.
An Antique Oak Auckland Public Library Book Case sold at Webb's for $5,405 against an estimate of $1,000-2,000 last week.
Dunbar Sloane Wellington's next antique sale is one that is rare these days. They are selling the stock of an antique shop whose owner has closed up for retirement. Emporos in Greytown, which was housed in the beautiful old bank building seen above, is selling china, furniture, glass and more in the latest catalogue here.
A first edition copy of MOSES HARRIS The Aurelian: Or, Natural History of English Insects, namely Moths and Butterflies and the Plants on which They Feed, from 1766 sold for over $15,000 (incl. BP) at Webb's. This was ex Libris of Lawrence Baigent and Robert Erwin. Included in the sale was a first edition of Katherine Mansfield's 1930 publication of The Aloe ($3,055) and a 1937 early translated copy of The Metamorphosis by Kafka ($2,585).
A 19th Century Hei Tiki from the collection of Charles Frederick Goldie sells at Dunbar Sloane for $20,000
against estimate of $3,000-5,000
We are now back full-time for 2021.
We hope that you had a restful summer break.
Above are 'postcards' of a few of the things we saw on our holiday, including the Māori Art Exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery and a wonderful stay in Historic Russell; Kororāreka.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have anything for us to value this year.
Erika & Josh
Updated: 18th December 2020
We are now closed for the Christmas holidays.
We will re-open on Monday February 15th 2021.
Thank you all for your amazing support this year.
Have a safe and Merry Christmas!
Erika & Josh
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