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KENO AUCTIONS SELLS IMPORTANT CONTINENTAL CONGRESS DOCUMENT FOR $912,500 – HIGHEST PRICE FOR ANY AUCTION LOT SOLD DURING 2014 AMERICANA WEEK

NEW YORK – On January 26th, Keno Auctions of New York City sold a highly important and historically significant document entitled Letter from the Twelve United States Colonies, by their delegates in Congress to the Inhabitants of Great Britain.  After heated competition between several phone bidders in a packed salesroom, the gavel dropped at $912,500 (including Buyer’s Premium), well above its presale auction estimate of $100,000 to $400,000.

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LEIGH KENO TO AUCTION A NEWLY DISCOVERED DRAFT OF AMERICA’S LAST ATTEMPT AT RECONCILIATION WITH BRITAIN, JUST AFTER THE START OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

Keno Auctions is honored to announce the upcoming sale of a long-missing manuscript related to America’s independence. Discovered in the archives of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, a New York City museum, the manuscript is a final, urgent plea for reconciliation by the Continental Congress directly to the people of Great Britain. The intention was for the manuscript to be printed and disseminated in Britain in the hopes of gaining popular support, thus persuading the King and his Ministry to redress Colonial grievances.  When the final version was published in Philadelphia in the summer of 1775, James Madison sought to find the author, writing that for “true eloquence,” this letter “may vie with the most applauded oration of Tully himself.” The answer to Madison’s question was unknown to historians until now.

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KENO AUCTIONS October 30, 2013 SALE A SUCCESS WITH A MIX OF NATIVE AMERICAN, MODERN, AND TRADITIONAL ART

New York, October 30, 2013 – Today, Keno Auctions held its fall 2013 sale of Important Modern, Traditional, Native American, and Decorative Art at its Upper East Side headquarters. “Overall, it was a great sale. There was a diverse group of objects offered, and we had bidders from all of the world via the internet and telephone bidding. We were very pleased with the results,” said Leigh Keno, president of Keno Auctions.

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KENO AUCTIONS JANUARY 22, 2013 SALE FETCHES $2.35 MILLION TOTAL WITH EXCEPTIONAL SALES OF AMERICAN FURNITURE, FOLK ART AND DECORATIVE ARTS

New York – Keno Auctions’ Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk art and Decorative Arts European Paintings sale was a solid success, achieving a total of just over $2.35 million – right within the pre-sale estimate range for the auction of $1,733,050/$2,971,750.  More than 87% of the lots sold to 165 buyers; one third of whom were successful through the Internet.  Online bidding participation was the strongest to date for Keno Auctions.

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Keno Auctions Kicks Off Americana Week Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk Art and Decorative Arts Sale

New York – On January 22, 2013 Keno Auctions will showcase a remarkable selection of American paintings, furniture, folk art and decorative arts ranging from the 17th century to the 20th century.  The sale is comprised of nearly 300 lots of treasures and important examples of American furniture and folk art, including The Dr. and Mrs. Robert Isbell Collection, The Joanne and Jeffrey Klein Collection and The Kathryn and James Abbe, Jr. Collection. Fresh property from several Estates includes Ethnographic, African, Pre-Columbian, Chinese and Egyptian objects collected in the late 1930s through the 1970s by the late James M. DuPont (1912 1991).

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Antiques Art Avant-Garde Greenwich Event

Rhinebeck, NY.  The antiques and art world are about to experience an entirely new way of looking at and acquiring objects of desire as Antiques & Art Avant-Garde Greenwich opens its doors, featuring more than 40 exceptional exhibitors.

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Keno Auctions to Launch First Tuesdays Monthly Appraisal Days

New York – Keno Auctions will launch First Tuesdays, a new series of monthly appraisal days of fine and decorative arts starting October 2, 2012 at the firm’s Upper East Side headquarters at 127 East 69th Street in New York City; the events will be held the first Tuesday of each month.

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Brilliant Results for Works by William Trost Richards, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Henrik Willem Mesdag, David Johnson and Roberto Matta at Keno Auctions June 12, 2012 Sale

New York – Keno Auctions’ Important American and European Paintings sale, the first auction conducted at the company’s headquarters, achieved a total of $1.512 million, exceeding the pre-sale high estimate of $1.265 million by $300,000. The auction was 73% sold by lot (including aftersales), with 49 buyers; 11 of whom were successful through the internet.

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Keno Auctions Important American and European Paintings Sale: An Ecletic Mix of Fine Art Sure to Find a Wide Audience.

New York – On June 12, 2012 an exciting selection of 73 important American and European paintings from the 16th through 20th centuries will be offered at Keno Auctions Manhattan office at 127 East 69th Street.  The sale will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be the first distinct fine art sale for the auction house.  A public exhibition preceding the sale will be held from June 8 – 12.

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Exceptional Prices Achieved At Keno Auctions During Two-Session January 17, 2012 Sale

Remarkable Sales At Keno Auctions Include Record-Breaking Prices For A 17th Century Joined Chest And A Federal Painted Table Stellar Prices Achieved From The Collection Of Peter Brams With Total Sales Resulting In More Than $3.6 Million

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Keno Auctions to Kick Off Americana Week

Important Americana, Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts Sale followed by the Peter Brams Collection of Important Woodlands Indian Art

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Keno Auctions Announes Appointment of Betty Krulik

Betty Krulik, a nationally-recognized figure in the American paintings area, has joined Keno Auctions as a consultant to its paintings department, bringing with her more than 30 years of experience in the U.S. market.

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Keno Auctions held its fall 2011 sale of Important Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Arts and Jewelry realizing $1,251,000.

“Today’s results reflect a recovering market on an upward trend for the very best pieces. It was encouraging to see a number of new, young collectors from around the world actively bidding, and some long-term buyers returning to the market” said Leigh Keno, president of the eponymous auction house

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Keno Auctions Announces Fall Sale of Important Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Arts and Jewelry

Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel, 243 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford, CT 10:00 A.M.

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American And European Paintings, Folk Art, Furniture And Decorative Arts

The complete catalogue and sale results for the American And European Paintings, Folk Art, Furniture And Decorative Arts

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The Inaugural Sale from Keno Auctions

Which took place May 1–2 at the Marriott Stamford Hotel in Connecticut, achieved $5,818,460 in sales, over its pre-sale high estimate ($2.8–5.4 million)* with 87.5% of the 741 lots finding buyers, and established three world sales records…

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