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The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection Live Auction Day 1: Saturday, April 30, 10am est | Fine Art and Works on Paper Click Here for Day 1 Details Live Auction Day 2: Saturday, May 1, 10am est | Antiquities, Folk and Ethnographic Arts Click Here for Day 2 Details Exhibition: April 23-29, 11am-5pm JOIN US: Special Pre-Auction Exhibition and Reception on Friday, April 29, 5pm-9pm; Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments, Unlimited Free Parking Material Culture is pleased to announce that it will be bringing to market the Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, a compilation of such richness, breadth and diversity that only an entire weekend of sales can begin to do it service. The first part of the auction, on April 30th, will showcase over 400 lots of the Brand-Werthan’s fine art and works on paper, which includes an exceptional collection of prints, with particular emphasis on African-American printmakers and other important 20th century artists in the medium. On May 1st, antiquities, folk, and ethnographic arts in the Brand and Werthan Collection will be offered, including an outstanding collection of Mexican folk art. Both auctions, [...]

April 15th, 2016|Auctions|

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, Day 2

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, Day 2 Live Auction | Day 2: Sunday, May 1, 10am est Antiquities, Folk and Ethnographic Arts Exhibition: April 23-29, 11am-5pm JOIN US: Special Pre-Auction Exhibition and Reception on Friday, April 29, 5pm-9pm; Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments, Unlimited Free Parking Gallery Talks (free, open to the public, refreshments) Julia Zagar, Isaiah Zagar and Bob Brand, Saturday, April 23, 2pm, “Art of the Mexican Mask” Bob Brand, Sunday, April 24, 2pm, “The Printing Press, the 15th Century’s Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia” Material Culture is pleased to announce that it will be bringing to market the Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, a compilation of such richness, breadth and diversity that only an entire weekend of sales can begin to do it service…read more Browse the Day 2 Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Day 2 Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Day 2 Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Invaluable.com Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

April 11th, 2016|Auctions|

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, Day 1

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, Day 1 Live Auction | Day 1: Saturday, April 30, 10am est Fine Art and Works on Paper Exhibition: April 23-29, 11am-5pm JOIN US: Special Pre-Auction Exhibition and Reception on Friday, April 29, 5pm-9pm; Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments, Unlimited Free Parking Gallery Talks (free, open to the public, refreshments) Julia Zagar, Isaiah Zagar and Bob Brand, Saturday, April 23, 2pm, "Art of the Mexican Mask" Bob Brand, Sunday, April 24, 2pm, “The Printing Press, the 15th Century’s Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia” Material Culture is pleased to announce that it will be bringing to market the Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, a compilation of such richness, breadth and diversity that only an entire weekend of sales can begin to do it service…read more Browse the Day 1 Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Day 1 Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Day 1 Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Invaluable.com Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

April 11th, 2016|Auctions|
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INVITATION TO CONSIGN

Ancient, Folk and Traditional Arts contact: expert@materialculture.com Live Auction: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10AM EST Consignments accepted until May 6

March 31st, 2016|Auctions|
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Material Culture to Auction Items From the Legendary Philadelphia Boxing Venue, THE BLUE HORIZON

Material Culture to Auction Items (Lots 325-372) From the Legendary Philadelphia Boxing Venue, THE BLUE HORIZON, on Sunday, April 10 (details and online catalogue) Gallery Talk: Every Seat Was A Front Row Seat! Co-Owner Vernoca Michael, ‘The First Lady of Boxing’, On the History of The Blue Horizon 2pm, Saturday, April 9th (Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments) The Blue Horizon was a historic 1,500-seat boxing venue in Philadelphia. The Ring magazine voted it the number-one boxing venue in the world, and Sports Illustrated noted it as the last great boxing venue in the country. (read more wikipedia) Newsworks, WHYY/NPR: Click Here

March 28th, 2016|Auctions|
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April Estates Online Auction, April 10, 10AM EST

Fine & Folk Art, Period Antiques, Blue Horizon Collectibles, Asian, Russian & Ethnographic Arts, Antique Carpets ONLINE ONLY* AUCTION: Sunday, April 10, 2016, 10AM EST (*Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids) Exhibition: April 8-9, 11AM-5PM Special Note: Selling Items from the Legendary Philadelphia Boxing Venue (Lots 325-274): THE BLUE HORIZON! Gallery Talk: Every Seat was a Front Row Seat! Co-Owner Vernoca Michael, 'The First Lady of Boxing', On the History of The Blue Horizon 2pm, Saturday, April 9th (Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments) Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Invaluable.com Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

March 22nd, 2016|Auctions|

Highlights: The Collector’s Eye, March 26, 2016

The Collector’s Eye: Art and Artifacts From American Estates Fine, Folk and Self-Taught Art • Chinese, Asian and Ethnographic Arts Antique Carpets and Textiles • Collectibles Live Auction: Saturday, March 26, 2016, 10AM EST Exhibition: March 24-25, 11AM-5PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Invaluable.com Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Material Culture’s upcoming auction ‘The Collector’s Eye: Art and Artifacts From American Estates’ will take place on Saturday 26 March (10am est) in Philadelphia. The sale assembles lots from far and wide, crossing cultures, media and time periods in a manner that is becoming a curatorial hallmark for the auction house. Categories in this auction include: American, International, Folk and Self-Taught art; Antiquities; Chinese and Asian Arts; Antique Carpets and Textiles; Ethnographic and Tribal Art; Rare Books, Photography, Works on Paper. Lot 2. Rare 1st Edition: Roll, Jordan, Roll, Signed/No. 230, Est. $6,000-$8,000 The sale begins with rare books, including, from an Illinois estate, a signed first edition of the classic study of early 20th century plantation life in [...]

March 7th, 2016|Auctions|
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The Lillian August Auction, Sunday, February 28

The Lillian August Auction, Stamford, Connecticut:  Antiques, Fine Furnishings, Mid-Century Modern, Decorative Arts, Folk Art, Asian Arts, Oriental Rugs, Industrial Design, Americana, Found Objects, Collectibles... Live Auction Location: 47 John Street, Stamford, Connecticut, 06902 Sunday, February 28, 10AM EST Exhibition: February 26-27, 10AM-5PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Invaluable.com Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

February 9th, 2016|Auctions|
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JANUARY ESTATES AUCTION: January 24, 2016

JANUARY ESTATES AUCTION Online Only* Auction Sunday, January 24, 2016, 10am est New Date: Monday, January 25, 2016, 10am est Exhibition: Friday, Jan. 22 and Sunday, Jan. 24, 11am-5pm, Exhibition Closed: Saturday Jan. 25 Browse the Auction Catalogue and Bid Live On:    *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids! Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF) 700 Lots, Including Items from the Amazing Estates and Private Collections of David Bradley Armstrong, Monterey, Mass; Robert Swan Lindsley and Eric Hoage, Philadelphia; Richard and Jean Kellaway, Framingham, Mass; Piero and Paola Ferro, Milan, Italy; Matthew Friedman, Hong Kong...And Many More! Antiques • Decorative Arts • Fine Art • Folk Art • Ethnographic Arts • Asian and Chinese Traditional Arts • Period Arts & Crafts Furnishings • Oriental Rugs • Collectibles • Americana • Ephemera

January 11th, 2016|Auctions|
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November Estates Auction: Sunday Nov. 29, 10am est

November Estates: Antiques, Art, Folk Art, Collectibles, Modern Design, Asian, Decorative & Ethnographic Arts Live Auction: Sunday, November 29, 2015, 10am est Exhibition: November 27-28, 11am-5pm Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF) 650+ lots from regional and national estates; featuring items from the Kristina Barbara Johnson Estate, Princeton, New Jersey, including a rare copy of George Washington’s Address On His Declining A Re-election To The Presidency, A. Stoddard, circa 1797 Kristina Barbara Johnson Material Culture will present an Estates Auction on Sunday, November 29th, headlined by items from the Kristina Barbara Johnson collection. Johnson’s extensive and diverse collection, which has also been featured in previous Material Culture auctions, is also representative of the sale as a whole, which includes finds to excite collectors in many genres. Over 650 lots span a wide range of categories, time periods and countries of origin, with a full complement of collectibles and fine, folk and ethnographic arts. A strong showing of antique Asian arts encompasses Chinese jade, amber, porcelain, bronze, lacquerware [...]

November 6th, 2015|Auctions|