Nest Egg Auctions

758 4 Rod Rd, Berlin, Connecticut 6037

About Auction House

Honesty, Professionalism & Experience: with two generations in the antiques business, Nest Egg Auctions has developed a reputation for knowledge, accuracy, and results. Nest Egg Auctions is a family owned business operating for almost 20 years in Connecticut. Our State of the art 10,000 Sq ft. Facility seats hundreds of buyers, handles hundreds of lots each month, and is ready to meet your specific needs. We offer full estate services from small consignments of high-end antiques to large estates. We offer a range of appraisal service including probate, insurance and informational appraisal...Read More
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    Tribal Artifacts, Estate Jewelry, Coins and Diamonds Lead Upcoming Nest Egg Auctions Sale

    The latest Tribal, Jewelry, Art, Coins, and Asian sale from Nest Egg Auctions will offer over 230 items from Connecticut estates and private collections. Leading the catalogue is a 1908-P $5 Gold Indian Head Half Eagle coin. The coin was issued in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt as a replacement for the Liberty Head $5 gold coin that had been in circulation for decades. A Native American in a headdress is depicted on the obverse of the coin, alongside the inscription "LIBERTY" and the year of mintage below. An eagle appears on the coin's reverse, surrounded by the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and the denomination "FIVE DOLLARS." A first of its kind, the new Indian Head design was in recess— the design, lettering, and other elements are embedded into the coin's surface rather than raised up. The Indian Head design was in circulation until 1933, when Roosevelt ordered all gold coins to be melted into bars in order to alleviate the Great Depression.  Collectors can also consider a Tiffany Lemon Leaf leaded lamp shade. A creation by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, this lamp features a glass shade. In the Art Nouveau movement, Tiffany lamps are regarded as one of the most important elements. In addition, the auction will present LeCoultre Atmos clocks, a J E Stevens Black Americana mechanical bank, and a half-stock American percussion rifle. Visit Bidsquare to find more information on the Tribal, Jewelry, Art, Coins, and Asian event and browse other online auctions.

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    Huge Campo del Cielo Meteorites Lead the Spring 2023 Art, Asian, Tribal & Jewelry Sale by Nest Egg Auctions

    Nest Egg Auctions will start off its Spring 2023 Art, Asian, Tribal & Jewelry auction with Campo del Cielo meteorites. Campo del Cielo is an impact site in Argentina, and the eponym of a group of iron meteorites. Presented in this sale is a 17.2-pound Campo del Cielo meteorite. It is an XRF (X-ray fluorescence) tested iron and nickel meteorite from Campo del Cielo. Craters like this one are estimated to be 4,000 to 5,000 years old and were already well-known by Indigenous peoples. It was reported to the general public after 1576. A hundred tons of fragments were recovered in Campo del Cielo, the most of any meteorite find. Fashion and jewelry connoisseurs can find an eclectic group of 16 charms from a world traveler in this auction. She was a Pan Am flight attendant in service between 1954 and 1984. Her vintage bracelet consists of Dutch clogs, Irish charms, the African continent, a zither, a marching band tom, a golf bag, an antique automobile, and many other charms. She collected them from her trips to Europe, Africa, Central America, Asia, and the South Pacific. They are also representative of the traveler's personality and interests. The gross weight of bracelet and charms is 60.8 grams. Find the complete catalog and browse other online auctions by visiting Bidsquare.

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    Drawing of Queen Elizabeth II by Andy Warhol, Fine Art by Tully Filmus Highlights Upcoming New Years Eve Auction

    The New Years Eve Auction, hosted by Nest Egg Auctions, features a drawing of the late Queen Elizabeth II by American Pop artist Andy Warhol. Warhol excelled in the Pop Art movement, which brought the symbols from popular culture into the realm of fine art. The piece belongs to 1985’s Reigning Queens Collection, which includes 16 serigraphs by Warhol. The artist created four portraits of Queen Elizabeth II for this series. Warhol converted the Queen's 1966 postage stamp portrait by John Hedgecoe into his unique style, which depicts the monarch in profile. The Queen and her jewels are depicted in a simplistic manner by Warhol using strong red crayon lines on brown artist's paper. Squiggles are used to provide the shading for the hair, giving the two-dimensional image additional depth. The forthcoming auction will also feature Jewish Wedding by American Jewish painter Tully Filmus. This oil on canvas painting from the mid-20th century shows an Eastern European Jewish wedding ritual. In the painting, village ladies are dressed in vibrant dresses as they dance around the bride, who is seated in the middle and is covered. Additional lots of interest include Gorham sterling silver flatware and a Cartier Art Deco compact. Explore more items, online auctions, and bidding options on Bidsquare. 

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    A Collection of Rare Coins Come To Auction with Nest Egg Auctions

    In the upcoming Coins, Currency, and Bullion event, Nest Egg Auctions will be offering a Liberty Head $20 Double Eagle gold coin. Following the production of the California gold rush coin, double eagle coins were minted in 1849. The first-ever double eagle design is called the Liberty Head, which was manufactured between 1849 and 1907. It was crafted by James Longacre. Dating back to 1897, the available lot is graded as MS62 (Mint State 62, Uncirculated).  Among 240 items, the collection includes a Kennedy half 50th Anniversary gold proof coin. This 2014 piece commemorates the 50th anniversary since the Kennedy half dollars were crafted. It is made of 0.9999 percent pure gold. Also offered in the sale is a near complete set of mercury dimes from 1916 and a St. Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coin from 1907. Find a myriad of antique coins, currency, and bullion and find other online auctions on Bidsquare.

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    Open Salts: The Collection of Barbara & Elmer Guilmartin

    The upcoming Open Salts auction will highlight pieces from the collection of Barbara & Elmer Guilmartin, offered by Nest Egg Auctions. A selection of open salt containers is available in the sale. These salt cellars, which are small open bowls for holding spices, were the saltshakers of the 19th century.  Highlighted are two sterling acorn salt cellars by the Danish silversmith Georg Jensen. These oval open salts are made of hand-hammered sterling silver with cobalt blue enamel. They each have double acorn-shaped handles. Also showcased is a Gorham sterling silver open salt cellar. Resting on six feet, the decorations on this piece include lions and anchors. It also has a cranberry glass insert. Over 15 open salt cellar reference books are included in the sale. Mostly written by Allen and Helen Smith, the available publications include a Royal Bayreuth collector’s guide, a handbook of Gorham open salts, and more. Visit Invaluable to register to bid and view the complete collection.

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    Gala New Year’s Auction

    The Gala New Year’s Auction presented by Nest Egg Auctions will offer an array of miniatures, seashells, estate jewelry, decorative art, fine art, rugs, and more. The auction also features items by Vernon Smith, known for his relief woodcarvings, metal miniatures, paintings, and batik works. Available in this sale is an antique set of miniature American furniture, crafted by Smith around 1930. The set includes 15 pieces of furniture, along with other handmade accessories. This set was kept with Smith’s family for years before coming to auction. Another of his available pieces is a group of ten handmade batiks. Each bears a unique design and artist mark.  Rising to the top of the sale is a reverse painted table lamp from the estate of collector Frederick Matzow and author Agnes Baur. The shade shows an autumn scene. Another highlight of the auction is a bracelet from David Yurman’s Confetti Collection. Set in 18 karat yellow gold, this bracelet holds faceted diamonds in a pattern reminiscent of scattered confetti. View the entire collection and register to bid on Invaluable.

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    Massive Rock, Mineral, Gemstone and Specimen Auction

    The earth creates remarkable beauty. When certain compounds meet the right temperature and pressure, beautiful minerals and crystals form. Nest Egg Auctions is offerings a massive collection of rocks, minerals, gemstones and specimens in their August 24 auction. The natural beauty of rock formations lies in each stone’s unique features.  Each collector will find a stone that fits her unique style and color preference. For instance, a red beryl stone from the Wah Wah Mountains in Utah displays a matte purple and white, while a Bolivian vivianite sample contains hints of emerald green within its charcoal-colored layers. Geodes present a variety of colorful crystals encased in an unassuming rock shell and the several collections of polished malachite emit an ethereal green aura. Each of the 200 available specimens is a testament to the beautiful wonders of the earth. View the entire collection and register to bid on Invaluable today.