Selkirk Auctioneers And Appraisers

555 Washington Ave, Suite 129,, St. Louis, Missouri 63101

About Auction House

Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers is a full-service fine art, antique and bespoke collectibles auction firm led by a seasoned and respected team of industry professionals. Selkirk endeavors to represent the finest collections in America with outstanding photography, expert descriptions and cutting edge marketing, public relations and communications with one goal: to achieve the very best prices for our sellers.

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    The Eyes Have It: Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers’ March 2024 Spectacles & Other Vision Aids Sale

    Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers of St. Louis, MO is holding its Spectacles & Other Vision Aids event on March 15, 2024. Almost 150 lots of 18th to 20th century glasses, optical accessories, and related materials are on offer. This collection is from Dr. J. William Rosenthal, who was an ophthalmologist, vision historian, enthusiastic collector, and author of Spectacles and Other Vision Aids: A History and Guide to Collecting. This important reference book was published by Norman Publishing of San Francisco in the 1990s. Here are some key lots that caught the eye of the Auction Daily team. Lot #0007, four Chinese carved tortoiseshell spectacles, is estimated at $500 to $1,000. Image courtesy of Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers.  The top lot in this sale is #0007, a collection of four Chinese carved tortoiseshell spectacles. The quartet is estimated at USD 500 to $1,000. These all date from the early 19th century. Three have circular lenses and one has oval lenses. All are detailed with elaborately carved bridges, folding temples, and circular temple tips.  Tortoiseshell, a material sourced originally from Hawksbill turtles, has traditionally been associated with high society. It has been used to decorate, or create, accessories and elegant items since the 18th century. It gained superstar status when André-Charles Boulle, the cabinetmaker to King Louis XIV, used tortoiseshell as part of his marquetry process to decorate royal furnishings. Tortoiseshell eyewear became a status symbol in America in the 1920s. Real tortoiseshell was used for eyeglass production through 1973. That year, CITES– the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species– made it illegal to do so. Lot #0076, a pair of Martin Margin spectacles, is estimated at $200 to $500. Image courtesy of Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers. Antique eyeglasses are well represented in this sale of spectacles and other vision aids. Lot #0076, a pair of Martin Margin spectacles, is estimated at $200 to $500. These glasses were made in England around 1750. They have round steel frames lined in tortoiseshell, a steel bridge, and folding temples with circular temple tips. They are accompanied by a flat, oval-shaped, pull-apart brown leather…

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    Eclectic Online Only Auction

    The upcoming Eclectic Online Only Auction, offered by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers, will include a selection of art, furniture, antiques, and collectibles. Among the notable lots is a Cubist oil painting from the 20th century. The piece shows a man wearing a blue outfit and hat, and it includes a certificate of authenticity from Le Pavillon des Arts, Art De Lile De France. The certificate indicates that the work is an original Pablo Picasso painting completed in 1962.  A Blue Seal five-cent slot machine is another key lot available in this sale. This is an American-made slot machine, manufactured by Watling in the 1930s. It has a single jackpot and includes keys to access the interior of the machine. Another collectible item is a poster from the original Star Wars movie (before it became known as Episode IV). The poster is the Style B “teaser” and shows the opening text of the film. Other leading lots include Globe-Wernicke barrister bookcases, a Bernina sewing machine with an embroidery module, a “Bud Man” neon sign, an antique Steiff teddy bear, and more. View any of these lots and register to bid on Invaluable. 

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    Modernism Auction

    Alexander Archipenko was a sculptor and avant-garde artist who instilled Cubism into three-dimensional architectural structures. Sculptures by the artist use organic curves and alternate planes to show human figures. The upcoming Modernism Auction, presented by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers, presents a Cubist-inspired reclining bronze sculpture by Archipenko.  The auction also features a mixed media work by Larry Bell. The offered collage, titled Valencia, is made of vaporized metals. It was executed in 1991. Another highlight is a 1984 Ford Ranger XLT truck. The first-generation Perkins diesel edition is a restored model in Highland green. This rebuilt model has covered less than 15,000 miles, has a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, a 4-speed manual gearbox, and a beige interior. The auction also features silverware, jewelry, timepieces, Charles Eames furniture, and audio accessories. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers.

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    Play! Toys, Comics, Advertisements, & Collectibles

    The upcoming Toys, Comics, Advertisements, and Collectibles auction, offered by Selkirk Auctions, will include over 350 lots. Sports memorabilia is notably represented by a limited edition display of 25 photographs and signatures of winners of the golf Masters Championship from 1976 through 2000. The display also contains a four-day ground pass for each event, a Masters yellow pin flag, and a photograph of Bobby Jones. A few of the signatures included are from Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods.  There is also a selection of comic books for sale, including Hulk number 181 (the first to include the Wolverine character), X-Men number 1 (first to include the X-Men and Magneto), and X-Men number 2 (first to include the Vanisher). Among the toys up for bid is a Victorian cat squeak toy from the late 19th or early 20th century. The toy is made of painted burlap and includes an original silk bow and translucent glass eyes. The pull string to activate the squeak is still functioning. View any of these lots and register to bid on Invaluable. 

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    Summer Eclectic Auction

    For those who spend their lives exclusively on land, it can be a challenge to hear the call of the sea. It is wild, untamed, and usually out of reach. The charm of the Summer Eclectic Auction offered by Selkirk Auctions lies in the dozens of authentic nautical objects that help bring the sea into the home.  The first and leading lot is a 20th century Swedish binnacle- a wood and brass stand that holds a ship’s navigational instruments. This colorful and complex artifact invokes the romantic antiquity of old ships; as do several dramatic ship’s wheels. Numerous pieces of dark, heavy furniture also match the navy décor. All of this sailing memorabilia is supported by works of fine art, furniture, and sculpture—including several fashionable figurines from Giuseppe Armani. Browse the full catalog and register to bid on Selkirk Auctions.

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    Summer Gallery Auction

    Accompanied by over 300 lots of antiques, Asian art, fine and decoration art, furniture, and jewelry, Selkirk Auctioneers and Appraisers presents an exciting selection at Summer Gallery Auction. Amidst the lots are artworks by Joseph Mallord William Turner. Gifted with boundless power of imagination, Turner was a watercolorist in the forefronts of art history. Each of his works capture light, color, and life. The auction also features a rare Chinese cloisonné (decorated metal) vase that dates back to the Qianlong period. Unlike the Chinese Kangxi bowl, which is known for its intense monochromatic shade of blue, this cloisonné vessel is a varicolored turquoise embellished with lotus blossoms and scrolling vines. An exceptional addition in Selkirk’s curation is a sculpture of Buddha. An ideal iconography that can find an audience in everyone. View more of these intriguing lots and register to bid online on Selkirk.