Auction Review – October 2021

$497,095 IN SALES

Against a pre-sale estimate of $212,250 - 300,175

11 Countries

We had winning bidders from Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Malta, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States

94.51% Sell Through

We successfully sold 482 of the 510 lots offered

SelectED AUCTION Highlights

Henry Faulkner Oil on Masonite 1

Henry Faulkner (American, 1924-1981) Oil on Masonite

Sold for $21,240

Standing Liberty Quarter 25c Partial Set

Standing Liberty Quarter 25c Partial Set

Sold for $14,520

Half Dime H10c Partial Set

Bust and Seated Liberty Half Dime (H10c) Partial Set

Sold for $13,530

Walking Liberty Half Dollar 50c Near Set

Walking Liberty Half Dollar 50c Near Set

Sold for $13,530

The Auctioneer's View

I was thrilled with the overall results of our October Auction. Coins were particularly strong this month, led by a fantastic estate sale collection that sold for $229,986!  Fine Art continues to perform well as collectors are always eager for fresh to market pieces from listed artists.  This was especially true for the oil on masonite by Henry Faulkner that sold for an impressive $21,240, more than 5x the high pre-sale estimate!

We utilized five different online bidding platforms for this sale in additional to our in-house absentee and telephone bidding.  From tracking the bids on each platform, we generated sales that were 28.22% higher than using a single platform.  This increase in bids contributed an additional $115,550 in auction sales for our consignors!

John Leonard

 

John Leonard
President & Auctioneer

From the Auction Consignment Team

What makes a good auction great?

For one, having the right mix of item.  This was abundantly clear in our October sale showing us that we can have a five-figure painting and a five-figure coin lot sell successfully in the same auction. 

Traditionally, auction houses want to keep like items together, thus having a “coin sale” or a “fine art sale.”  Here at Leonard Auction, we want to offer a great mix of items every month.  Not only does this help our consignors feel less anxious, but it also excites our buyers by keeping the auction dynamics fresh!  Since we offer full estate auctions every month, our consignors do not need to wait months for their items to go live into “special sales.”  This in turn offers you a simple solution to help find new homes for your treasures quickly. 

Victoria West

 

Victoria West
Director of Sales

Department Highlights

ABL 18k Gold and Diamond Ring

Jewelry:
ABL 18k Gold and Diamond Ring

Sold for $6,150

Porcelain Cup and Saucer Assortment

Pottery & Porcelain:
Porcelain Cup and Saucer Assortment

Sold for $861

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Wristwatch

Watches:
Rolex Oyster Datejust Wristwatch

Sold for $4,305

Pinback and Sash Assortment

Collectibles:
Pinback and Sash Assortment

Sold for $1,230

Henry Faulkner Oil on Masonite 1

Fine Art:
Henry Faulkner Oil on Masonite

Sold for $21,240

Herman Miller Eiffel Tower Chair Collection

Modern Design:
Herman Miller "Eiffel Tower" Chair Collection

Sold for $615

Designer Shoe Assortment

Fashion:
Designer Shoe Assortment

Sold for $2,952

Southwestern and Mexican Decorative Assortment

Decorative Arts:
Southwestern and Mexican Decorative Assortment

Sold for $3,198

S. Kirk Sons Sterling Silver Mayflower Flatware

Silver:
S. Kirk & Sons Silver Flatware

Sold for $2,057

Asian Cloisonne Panel Table

Furniture:
Asian Style Cloisonne Panel Dining Table

Sold for $1,107

Leica R8 Cameras with Boxes

Instruments & Electronics:
Leica R8 Cameras with Boxes

Sold for $2,460

Carved Jadeite Jade and Soapstone Jewelry Assortment

Asian Arts:
Jadeite Jade and Soapstone

Sold for $9,440

Fostoria Versailles Topaz Stemware Assortment

Glass & Crystal:
Fostoria "Versailles Topaz" Stemware Assortment

Sold for $799

Standing Liberty Quarter 25c Partial Set

Coins & Currency:
Standing Liberty Quarter Partial Set

Sold for $14,520

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