Americana and Arms auctions hits $1.4+ million bullseye at Heritage Auctions

A two-auction round-up of Western memorabilia and historic firearms realized more than $1.4 million at Heritage Auctions following the presentation of important private collections Oct. 25 in Dallas. An Arms and Armor auction featuring The Historic Collection of Gary & Betty Robertson, spanning rare firearms and a collection devoted to 19th century buffalo hunting, sold for more than $1.09 million and Heritage’s Legends of the West Auction, featuring the John Woods Collection, totaled more than $322,000. “Both collections held rare and unusual items from key historical moments in our country’s founding,” said Tom Slater, director of Americana at Heritage Auctions. “We offered a strong selection of Henry rifles and collectors were also interested in several rare pieces that told the story of the wholesale slaughter of the American bison.” An Iron Frame Henry

Pre-1905 veteran motor cars send Bond Street back in time with Bonhams £1.5 million sale

Bonhams transported bidders back in time at its New Bond Street headquarters as the saleroom filled with pre-1905, veteran motor cars for the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Sale. Now in its 12th year, the event saw 95% of lots sold, realising a total £1.5 million, with starring lot, the 1903 Clement Model AC4R Four-Cylinder Rear-Entrance Tonneau, sold to a British bidder in the room for £415,900. Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Co-Chairman, said: “‘London Motor Week’ is a fantastic, social gathering for enthusiasts, an event in which Bonhams is delighted to participate with our annual London to Brighton Sale. “We had a full sale room, eager bidding in the room, on the phones and online, with bids coming in from the UK, Europe and the US. We now look forward to Sunday’s Run.” Elsewhere, the 1904 Napier Model D45 12hp Four-cylinder Five-seater, Side-entrance

Sam Maloof custom rocking chair moves bidder to $37,500 at Heritage Auctions

A California Walnut Custom Rocking Chair, handcrafted by Sam Maloof, 2002 took top lot honors when it sold for $37,500 in Heritage Auctions’ autumn 20th & 21st Century Art + Design Auction Oct. 10 in Dallas. The auctions’ emphasis on the American Studio Movement drew the attention of bidders who pursued classic furniture forms by the workshops of George and Miriam Nakashima and other modern design masters “Classic design will always be in style and we saw bids come in from all over the world,” said Katie Nartonis, Consignment Director for Fine & Decorative Arts. Custom Rocking Chair, 2002 comes from Maloof’s most recognizable line of furniture creations and bidders also pursued an extraordinary Early Credenza, 1961 &mdash made of walnut, leather and Pacific cloth – which sold for $18,750. Additional furniture highlights include a Free-Edge