Lark Mason Associates’ small holiday sale of 283 lots closed on January 7th, 2021. The sale was a success with 76% selling for a total of $166,567. Not a traditional auction, this sale consisted of many disparate lots and the eclecticism found bidders interested in all.
The top lot was a Lalique vase that sold for $10,626, and a fine German Wheelock sporting rifle made inAugsburg dating to the 17th/18th century sold with a final bid of $4,500.
Jewelry was led by a tasteful gold coin bracelet and necklace selling for a combined $12,700, attracting 25 bids between the two lots. Our specialist, Niki Tiliakos had this to say, “The results of the auction showed that even in these uncertain times, the value of gold continues to hold strong.”
An interesting insert was a small collection of items related to President Lyndon B. Johnson. The top lot was a group of bottles with the vice-presidential seal that sold for $3,251. These bottles were to be given out at a BBQ in honor of PresidentKennedy’s, hosted by Texas native and then Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson. The barbecue was canceled after the assassination and the majority of the bottles discarded.
“Presidential personal effects, such as these belonging to Lyndon B. Johnson, make unique additions to private collections or public collections held by Universities or Museums. It is a joy to handle these interesting objects that in some cases are also a part of history.” Libby Austin, Generalist at Lark Mason Associates