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Royka's sells signed
John Hancock document
$13,000!

Based in central Massachusetts,
Paul Royka is a nationally known expert providing appraisal, auction, consignment & estate clean out services for clients throughout New England.
email: paulroyka@roykas.com
or call: 978-660-5678
One item to entire estates!

Put our experience to work for you!


What We Appraise & Sell:

Estate & Moving Sales
(Onsite and Off site)

Antique Golf & Memorabilia

Fine Art, Paintings, Photography, Prints & Sculpture

Folk Art

American Furniture, Clocks &
Decorative Arts

Asian Antiques

Bears, Collectibles, Dolls &
Vintage Toys


Books & Manuscripts

Art Pottery & Ceramics

Coins & Currency

Early Glass & Bottles

Jewelry & Watches

Judaica

Native American & Ethnographic

Oriental Rugs & Textiles

Silver

Antique Tools

20th Century Design:
Arts & Crafts Period
Modernism

Antique Autos / Automobilia

Specialty auctions, onsite auctions, charity auctions.

Trusts / Estates Museum
Services

A few of our previous clients:
Beinecke Library, Yale University
Eastern Bank
Maine State Museum
Fitchburg Art Museum
Marblehead Arts Association
Museum of Science, Boston
National Heritage Museum
New England Museum Association
MFA, Boston
& more!

Private preview areas.

Record Prices
International Clientele
Live broadcast of auctions
online / World-Wide Shipping


A few previous sales:


Sold $54,000
 

The Seventeenth Century side chair retained the original cane beneath an upholstered back and sold for 13920
Early hall chair sold $13,920
consigned by art association when
found in the basement


John Singleton Copley (1738-1815)
oil on canvas
Museum acquisition
through ROYKA'S



Royka's information booth at the annual conference of the
New England Museum Association


Champagne reception at
Marblehead Arts Association for Royka's Exhibition of Picasso's Imaginary Portraits


Appraisal event at Pilgrim Hall Museum, America's oldest continuously operating museum


Paul Royka, Matthew Isenberg & Grant Romer at the George Eastman House, Royka's sponsored the Daguerreian Society Dinner


Trunk full of treasures, Wise Program, Assumption College, Worcester, MA

A Few Testimonials:

"How can we thank you for the wonderful appraisal day on Saturday!  It was a success in every way!"
- Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library

"What an educational and enjoyable day you provided our club today!"
- Worcester Women's Club

"On behalf of the Evangelical Church of Westbro, MA I would like to enthusiastically thank you for the fundraising event at which you were featured at our Church this Spring.  The attendees unanimously rave about the education they received and the interest that was generated by your presentation.  The proceeds exceeded $1,700 - an amount that helps our Church greatly in extremely difficult financial times.  I do want to stress how struck we all were by the professionalism and authenticity you brought to us and we hope to have you back next year."
- Jim Brown, Board of Trustees
Evangelical Congregational Church

Click here for information on conducting an Appraisal Day or Lecture Events


Royka's sells 19th century silver teapot $3,600!
Consign to your antique silver for an
upcoming auction!

In memoriam:

Paul Porter (1941-2012)
In loving memory
The Royka family


Window to the Sea

Painting studio of P. Kent Royka
Selected works, antiques & more!
Located in the art colony of Bearskin Neck
Rockport, MA.  Officially opening this fall!


Announcing our new studio!
Come visit the new painting studio of P. Kent Royka
Window to the Sea

on Bearskin Neck, (12 Old Harbor), Rockport, MA.  Associate member of the Rockport Art Association, North Shore Arts Association and Guild of Boston Artists. View a selection of new paintings of Monhegan Island, Maine and Rockport, MA,  antiques, early photography, folk art,  minerals and select featured  items in upcoming auctions.  Also select works from the artist estates of Bernard Corey
(1914-2000), Alfred Tulk (1899-1988), Anne Power Hardenburgh (1915-1999).
Open by appointment or chance.
(Slips available directly behind gallery.)

Remember our auction facility and private showrooms for large scale paintings are always open by appointment in Leominster, MA conveniently located just off Rt. 2 and Rt. 190.

ROYKA'S Frederick Judd Waugh Catalogue Raisonné

Royka's is in the process of preparing a catalogue raisonné to document the oils, watercolors and drawings of
Frederick Judd Waugh (1861-1940.  The project will provide annotated, historical and photographic record of all the artist's work.


If you have a Waugh painting or drawing which you would like to submit, or have questions about the
raisonné project, please email Paul Royka at
paulroyka@roykas.com


Booking appraisal and lecture events for 2015!


Paul Royka is a nationally
known fine art & antique author, appraiser & auctioneer seen on TV!  Paul makes house calls throughout New England looking for consignments for his sale.  Call 978-660-5678 or email paulroyka@roykas.com
to set up an appointment.

Featured in the Gallery:

Rare Russian Impressionist painting by
Konstantin Gorbatov (1876-1945),
Jerusalem, oil on canvas, ht. 28, wd. 31 1/2.
Signed on lower right and on reverse.

Please inquire for price.

Available Private Showing:

The Color of Music
Alfred Tulk (1899-1988)



Cello, oil on board, ht. 21 3/4, width 20 inches,
signed lower right. Original blue wooden frame.


A selection of music related paintings for private sale.




Royka's sells Émile Gallé
Rose 5 inch Vase for $150,000!


Royka's December and February Auctions
had active bidders from over 17 countries with
live Internet bidding against the audience!


Sold through Royka's $270,000!


Sold through Royka's $241,500

f
Entire artist estate sold through Royka's
in private sale to a single collector!


Royka's sells unsigned painting of Mammoth Cave at
auction for $51,000!


Royka's sells 750 paintings from the Bernard Corey
artist estate in one day!

Royka's is expanding in 2013!

Royka's Antique Golf & Memorabilia
Antique golf is an exciting category with sales exceeding $10,000 for the right club.
Paul is a member of the Old Hickory Golf Society and
 even studied at the University of St. Andrews on the 18th!
Give him a call today about your collection!


Royka's on air again with NECN!

Paul is recognized for his contributions to the
National Auctioneers Association!

Museum News:

Royka's donates early Jack Levine (1915-2010) drawing
found at yard sale for $1 to Butler Institute of American Art

Gallery News:


New full color catalog in hardcover by Paul Royka
Forgotten Master of Modernism
Joseph Levin (1894-1977)

Featured Item In Gallery:


Tiffany & Co. Sterling Box presented to Spencer Harrison from
Ed Sullivan on 9/24/1960 for negotiating his contract with CBS television.(Also includes Spencer's 14kt gold CBS cuff links and My Fair Lady movie premiere cufflinks.  Spencer Harrison was vital to the formation of Warner Communications.  In 1971, he wrote the landmark paper that predicted the future as cable television, pay per view television and laser discs for Warner Communications.
Spencer Harrison also negotiated contracts for My Fair Lady and the Ed Sullivan Show and other classics.
Price on request contact paulroyka@roykas.com


Accepting consignments for our auctions!
Expertise / Record Prices / Online Bidding / World-Wide buyers!
Our auctions with Internet bidding reach buyers in over 30 countries!
Get top dollar for your items through our sales today!

 
It is time to call Paul!  Paul Royka finds gold for his clients once again!
Hidden in an attic a group of California Gold Mine pictures brings over $80,000!
A tall case Boston clock sells for over $70,000 sitting in the corner of another house
Set up a house call today!  978-660-5678 or email
paulroyka@roykas.com
 Find out the value of your items and consign them today!

Paul has been featured on NECN, Reader's Digest, Business Week,
ABCNews, FOX News, Antiques Roadshow and more!

NECN

Upcoming 2014 Appraisal & Lecture Events:

Note: Paul is currently working on finishing a 5 year project regarding a lost children's book by a renowned artist.  Lectures regarding this project will be soon.


Previous 2
012 Appraisal & Lecture Events:

March 3, 10-2pm,  Unity Church, North Easton, MA
March 10, 10-2pm, Winchendon Historical Society, Winchendon, MA
March 12, Lecture/Appraisals, 7-9pm, Millicent Library, Fairhaven, MA
March 24, 10-2pm, Appraisal Day, Hazen Memorial Library, Shirley, MA
Next: April 28, 10-2pm, Appraisal Day, Canton Library, Canton, MA
May 5, 10-2pm, Appraisal Day, Princeton Historical Society, Princeton, MA
May 12, 10-2pm, Appraisal Day, Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA
May 24, 6-8pm, Lecture/Appraisal night, Acushnet Library, Acushnet, MA
June 2, 10-2pm, Medfield Historical Society, Medfield, MA
June 9/10:  Featured Appraiser, Elm Bank Antiques Show,
Elm Bank Reservation. Wellesley, MA
(to benefit Massachusetts Horticultural Society)
June 23, Appraisal Day, Wells Maine Historical Society, Wells, ME
August 18, Lecture/Appraisal Goshen Historical Society, Goshen, CT
September 20, Lecture, Martha's Vineyard Museum, Edgartown, MA
October 10th, Noon, Northeastern University, Burlington, MA
October 14, Appraisal Day, 10-2pm, Ashland Historical Society, Ashland, MA

Check back for more updates soon and book your event for 2013!


Set up your appraisal event or lecture today!
Paul raises thousands of dollars for museums, libraries, historical societies & more!
Offer a free event for your membership!  For more info click here or
Email paulroyka@roykas.com and get an event scheduled today!

Consignments wanted for upcoming auctions.
If you have a digital image or description please send me an email.  Paul makes house calls all over New England.
paulroyka@roykas.com

Paul Royka is a nationally known fine art, antique & collectibles expert.  He has authored several books and appeared on several popular TV programs.   His clients include individuals, museums and institutions throughout the U.S.  Based in central Massachusetts, Paul meets with clients throughout New England.

Contact Paul Royka directly
978-660-5678
paulroyka@roykas.com

Royka's extensive Internet advertising, online catalogs, online bidding and world-wide shipping results in top dollar for your item or collection.  Royka's handles large collections, estate liquidation for trust attorneys or single item consignments.  Items can be catalogued quickly and moved to our facility immediately.  Royka's services can meet the needs of any client. 

Single items, collections or estates.
Fine Art, Coins, Jewelry, Antiques & Collectibles
Broom clean services for estates.
Serving all of New England

A Few More Previous Sales:

A cache of 19th century posters found in a New York attic were appraised and sold by Paul Royka achieving several world records with several museums bidding.  Royka's extensive marketing achieved over $280,000 for the client!

A poster advertising the appearance of Dr WF Carver the Evil Spirit of the Plains as Champion Rifle Shot of the World in Buffalo Bill Codys Wild West shows fetched 33640 A romantic poster picturing Buffalo Bil Cody and Dr WF Carver together sold for 26680
Sold $33,640                    Sold $26,680


Royka's sells 1813 gold coin found in attic for $17,000!


Pair Chinese cloisonné vases
Sold through Royka's $36,000!


Milton Avery, oil, sold $30,100.
Record price for an early work!


Marblehead Pottery vase sold $12,760


Royka's sorts & sells a massive collection of teddy bears
selling this one for over $10,000!


Royka's gets top dollar for folk art. 
This piece of stoneware for selling over $10,000!


Royka's sells Tiffany Studios lamp for $10,000


Royka's finds a California Gold Rush ambrotype in
the attic for a trust attorney at a North Shore estate.
Sells through Royka's for over $80,000!

More Previous Events:

October 15, 2011 Paul raised over $4,000 for
the Westminster Historical Society

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Hearthside, Lincoln, R.I.

Byfield Community Arts Center
Thursday, April 7, 201

Lecture/Appraisal Lunch
March 16, 2011

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Lecture/Appraisal Evening
November 22, 2010
Uxbridge Public Library,
Moved to Senior Center
6pm

November 20, 10-2pm
Appraisal Day Unity Church of North Easton, MA
Raised $700 in 4 hours!

Hearthside 200th Anniversary
Appraisal Day Saturday, June 26th, 10-2pm
to Benefit The Hearthside House, Lincoln, R.I.

Thank you to all who attended raising over $2,000
for the museum in just 4 hours!

A few more previous events (not a complete list):

2009
Saturday, January 17, Worcester Irish Club, Noon-3pm, Appraisal Day
Thursday, February 5, 6pm, Barre Library, Lecture on Scandals & Fakes
Saturday, February 7, 10:30-2:30pm, Westford Community Center, Appraisal Day
Saturday, March 7, 10-2pm, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA Appraisal Day

2008

Friday, October 10, 10-2pm, Mt. Wachusett College, LaChance Library, Gardner, MA
Saturday, October 4, Cambridge Senior Center, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, September 20, Tewksbury Library, Tewksbury, MA
Saturday, September 13, Dudley Library, Dudley, MA
Saturday, August 23, Lunenburg Library, Lunenburg, MA
Thursday evening, August 14, Chester C. Corbin Library, Webster, MA 
Saturday, March 1st, 10-2pm Walt Whitman Historic Birthplace, West Hills, N.Y.
Friday, March 7, 10am-12pm, Hamilton-Wenham Library, Hamilton, MA
Saturday, March 8, 10-2pm, Hilton Senior Center, Salisbury, MA
Saturday, April 5, 102pm, Briarwood Retirement Community, Worcester, MA
Saturday, April 12, 10-2pm, Marblehead Arts Association, King Hooper Mansion
Saturday, November 15, 10-2pm, Salisbury, MA Senior Center

2007
Saturday, May 13, 2007 Princeton, MA Princeton Congregational Church, Appraisal Day
Saturday, April 14, 2007, 10-3pm, King Hooper Mansion, Marblehead, MA, all proceeds benefit Marblehead Arts Association
Thank you to all who attended raising over $1800 for
the Marblehead Arts Association in one day!

June 2, 7pm, Lunenburg Historical Society, Lunenburg, MA
April 9, 10-2pm Worcester Women's Club, 6 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA: Appraisal Day

2006
April 30, Princeton Historical Society, Princeton, MA: Appraisal Day
May 18, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA: Lecture/Appraisal Event
April 2, Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA
March 5, Walt Whitman Birthplace, West Hills, NY Appraisal Day
March 13, Cincinnati Art Museum & Cincinnati Decorative Arts Society: Lecture
February 2 & 5, Museum of Science, Boston : Feb. 2 Lecture/ Feb. 5 Appraisal Day

2005
January 29, Oakham Historical Society, Oakham, MA 1-4pm, Appraisal Day
Over $750 was raised  for the Oakham Historical Society!
January 22, Greater Boston Antiques Festival, Shriner's Auditorium, Wilmington, MA
On Saturday, September 18, 2004, Briarwood Retirement Community, Worcester, MA
Over $1,000 was raised for the Briarwood Retirement Community

2004

On Saturday, April 24, 2004, raised over $2,600 for the
Pilgrim Museum, Plymouth, MA
Saturday, May 1, 2004 appraisal day raised $900 for the
Princeton, MA Historical Society!
On Saturday, April 3, 2004, Appraisal Day helps to raise almost $1400 for the church in Westboro, MA!

2003
Saturday, March 29, 2003, Minuteman Regional High School, Lexington, MA
Saturday April 5, 2003, Paxton Center School, Paxton, MA /
Raised over $650!
Paul Royka helps the Paxton Center School auction raise $24,000 for the playground!
Saturday April 26, 2003, Fitchburg Historical Society /
Raised over $800!
Saturday, May 3, 2003, 1st Congregational Church, Shrewsbury, MA /
Raised nearly $1000!
Saturday, May 10, Oxford Library, Oxford, MA, 10 to 2pm
Saturday May 17, Marblehead Arts Association, King Hooper Mansion,
8 Hooper St., Marblehead, MA 10-2pm
Thursday, May 22, 6pm, Rotary Club of Fitchburg
Norwich, CT Appraisal Day
Groton, MA, Appraisal Day
Denver, Colorado, Appraisal Day
Assumption College, Wise Program, Appraisal Day


PBS Series Antiques Roadshow

Season Four 1999

Boston, MA

Season Three 1998
Columbus, OH
Salt Lake City, UT
Tampa, FL

Season Two 1997
Secaucus, NJ
San Francisco, CA
Albuquerque, NM

Season One 1996
Concord, MA (1st episode of Antiques Roadshow)
Seattle, WA
Southfield, MI

Book tour: Mission Furniture / Fireworks New England Art Pottery 1997

Paul Royka is a nationally known fine art, antique & collectibles expert.  He has authored several books and appeared on several popular TV programs.   His clients include individuals, museums and institutions throughout the U.S.  Based in central Massachusetts, Paul meets with clients throughout New England.
Consignments wanted!

Contact Paul Royka directly
978-660-5678
paulroyka@roykas.com

 


Past Auction Highlights:

Tiffany Studios Lamp
Sold $33,000!



 Louis Vuitton Trunk
Sold $7500!

Recent Sales:


Royka's sells Gustav Stickley chair for
$61,200 almost doubling the record
price at auction formerly held by Sotheby's!

Major Collections Sold Through Royka's:

Jack Naylor with Paul Royka
Jack Naylor sells multi-million dollar collection!
To promote the largest collection of photography
in private hands.  Jack called Paul.

Daguerreotype by John Whipple sold $7540
Royka's sells Jack Naylor early photography collection!


Rod McKenzie Collection
Royka's sells the largest collection of
Norton Stoneware at auction!

Record setting prices for Norton Pottery
 


The Ellie Kuhner Teddy Bear Collection
Royka's appraises and sells one of the largest teddy bear collections in the country!  Bears selling over $10,000!


The Family Heirlooms of Brigham Young &
Emily Dow Partridge
Royka's sells historically significant items from the families of
John Smith & Brigham Young


Royka's sells the Keith Mueller Decoy Collection

New Book by Paul Royka Coming Soon!



Hyman Bloom's Still Life Paintings:
Amphora Pottery in the Eye of a Modern Master

by Paul Royka

In 1940, Hyman Bloom was dubbed “the greatest artist in America” by Clement Greenberg, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. In 1942, thirteen of his paintings were chosen to be exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He is influenced by Altdorfer, Grunewald, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, William Blake, Rudolph Bresdin, J.M.W. Turner, John Martin, Chaim Soutine and Denman Ross among many others. Bloom synthesizes Western traditions of art, his experiences in a morgue and Mysticism creating powerful paintings exploring themes of the harrowing and the beautiful. With comparisons to Francis Bacon & Damien Hirst, the recluse Bloom is receiving more appreciation for his contributions to the world of art.

Showing never before seen paintings from the estate of Hyman Bloom (1913-2009), this 82 page color exhibition book examines Bloom’s still life paintings through his use of Amphora Pottery. Made in Austria at the turn of the century, the art pottery is influenced by the Art Nouveau & Symbolist art movements. Hyman Bloom continued his exploration of the harrowing, beautiful and mystical by creating modern vanitas paintings using the pottery to explore his themes. 

Artist Estates in the Gallery:
Viewings by Appointment
Anne Power Hardenbergh
Alfred James Tulk
Alex Minewski
Bernard Corey


Sea Creatures: Artwork of
Alex Minewski (1917-1979)
by Paul Royka, 62 pages


Paintings of Alfred J. Tulk (1899-1988)
by Paul Royka, 70 pages


Fireworks: New England Art Pottery of the Arts & Crafts Movement by Paul Royka, hardcover, 208 pages


Mission Furniture From the American Arts & Crafts Movement by Paul Royka, hardcover,  208 pages

A Few More Previous
Tiffany Studios Sales:




Massive Tiffany Studios Art Glass Vase
sold through Royka's


Tiffany Studios linen fold lamp
Sold $10,000! through Royka's

Antique Autos /
Automobilia Collections
Thinking of selling? Let us know!

Royka's offers climate controlled / secure storage solutions
 for your auto collection.