Rare Books on April 21st Auction

Below are detailed photos of the Benjamin Franklin published The American Instructor…, c. 1753.  Other antique books on this auction include: 8 volume set of The Spectator (London: J & R. Tonson), c. 1765;  Fisk’s Travels in Europe, c. 1839; and A Narrative of the Voyages Round the World, Performed by Captain James Cook…, by A. Kippis, c. 1835, in 2 volumes.

SOLD FOR $1,100!

George Caleb Bingham and Charles Partridge Adams artwork


“The County Election” engraving by John Sartain after painting by George Caleb Bingham, inscribed below title: “Entered According to Act of Congress in the year 1854 by G.C. Bingham…”. Foxing present around border.


Mountain scene oil on canvas (20″ x 14″) by Charles Partridge Adams in gold leaf frame.

Both of these items are part of the W. Gordon Buckner Trust Auction, which is currently open for bidding on our website (www.ImanKC.com).  Bidding ends on Monday, October 31, at 7:00 p.m.

Bellamy Gun Collection


Among the fine selection of high end trap guns selling on Friday are this Merkel 12 gauge over/under.  Other shotguns include: 1969 Merkel 20 ga 200E (6lb 3oz) – 1990 Merkel 12 ga 201E – Isaac Hollis 12 ga (5lb 13oz) – 1962 Belgium Liegeoise 16 ga (6lb 9oz) – L. Frauenstorfer Mannheim 16 ga (6lb 2.5oz) – Francaise D’Armes Manufrance 16 ga Model Robust (5lb 15oz) – 1950 Beretta 12 ga S-2 – 1964 Armalite 12 ga AR-17 – 1941 Winchester 12 ga Trap Model 12 – Winchester 12 ga Model 1500 XTR – Remington 12 ga Model 1100 – Ljutic 12 ga Mono – 1936 IC 16 ga Model 12 – 1948 LC Smith 12ga – Stevens .410 Model 94C – Stevens 20 ga – Charter Arms 22LR AR-7 Explorer – Russi Brazil 22 pump

Finke Estate Auction – Gold, Silver & Diamonds

The Finke family has found several boxes that contained items that weren’t part of the original listing, including an extensive coin collection, and diamond wedding rings.  Be sure to revisit the website to see these recent finds by CLICKING HERE



Three diamond wedding rings, the center being 1+ ct. diamond in 18K gold


Elgin 15 jewel lady’s watch sold by Jaccard Jewelry Co., Kansas City


Nine of the 23 silver dollars, along with 100s of silver halves, quarters & dimes

Studio of Rubens



We were recently fortunate enough to handle the sale of this fabulous portrait of Peter Paul Rubens’ wife, Helene Fourment.  This Portrait of Hélène Fourment, a rendition of the original by Rubens, was believed to have been executed by the studio of Rubens, c. late 17th/early 18th century.  The unidentified artist exhibited a definite mastery of the medium, as well as the influence of Rubens.  Read more about Helene Fourment here.

Town & Country Real Estate – 1139 Westmoor Place, St. Louis, MO 63131

SOLD for $438,780

h  As directed by the Patricia Konert Trust, Iman Auction Company will sell the late Ms. Konert’s Town & Country home on 1.07 acre, along with her lifetime accumulation of art, antiques, furnishings and appliances.  This is an online only auction – BIDDING is NOW OPEN!

Rex Dawson painting


Selling on Thursday, January 15, will be this quality painting of 3 cowboys and an attacking bull by Western painter/illustrator Rex Dawson, artist signed in the lower right.  This is just one of numerous interesting paintings on canvas from the collection of Dr. David Moffitt that will be selling on Thursday.