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Archived News - May 2010

Postage Stamps, Postal History, Coins & Banknotes Auction - 26 May 2010

May 28, 2010 - The two session auction held at our Biermann Avenue, Rosebank saleroom started with stamp collections and ended with Gold Coins.

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Stephan Welz & Co. Cape Town 1 & 2 June 2010 Auction

May 25, 2010 - With international auctions setting fresh world records with each sale, the South African market has proven to be bang on trend with sales so far this year.

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Repatriated Frans David Oerder's from the turn of the 19th Century to be auctioned in Cape Town

May 17, 2010 - Frans Oerder was South Africa’s first official war artist. A student of the Hague School of Art in the Netherlands, he travelled to South Africa in 1890 where he worked as a house painter, a far cry from the lavish still lifes for which he later became famous.

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Maud Sumner- Master Colourist and Observer

May 12, 2010 - Still Life, estimated at R375 000-450 000, by Maud Sumner is a masterful work from Sumner’s early oeuvre.

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Freida Lock- A fresh eye amongst the Cape Impressionists

May 12, 2010 - By all accounts Freida Lock was an unconventional and interesting character. She was a gifted painter who has not yet earned the reputation her artwork deserves.

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Books Galore

May 12, 2010 - Bibliophiles and collectors delight- a large selection of South African Art books as well as a rare first edition by Oscar Wilde to come under the hammer in Cape Town

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How the British Infiltrated the Cape- influences and affects on Cape furniture

May 11, 2010 - The first British occupation of the Cape (1795 – 1803) not only heralded a sudden and dramatic change to the political landscape, it had an immense influence on all aspects of social life. In the article below the influence of British Furniture is further explained.

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The King of Fook - Battiss’ Life Long Visual Affair with the Exotic and Risqué

May 11, 2010 - Walter Whall Battiss was born in Somerset East in the Eastern Cape, to an English family of Calvinist, 1820 Settler stock. The family moved to Koffiefontein, an Afrikaans community, when Walter was 11 years old.

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Francois Krige: The Montagu Burgers series

May 11, 2010 - These four works by Francois Krige form part of the series of portraits that Krige undertook while living in Montagu.

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The contemporary furniture – a new generation of collecting.

May 11, 2010 - While everyone has been focusing on the meteoric rise of the South African 20th Century Art, there has been one local field of Decorative and Fine Arts that has been gaining some serious momentum without garnering much attention.

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