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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!


"Lunch on the Steel Girders"
Gelatin silver prints from 1920s
Sold through Royka's


Paul helps the late photography collector Jack Naylor appraise his massive collection of photography.  Paul sells pieces to legendary musicians Graham Nash and Queen's Brian May


Daguerreotype by John Whipple
Sold through Royka's $7500


Edward S. Curtis photograph
Sold through Royka's


Royka's sells signed
John Hancock document!

Categories:

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

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!



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!

In memoriam
:

Paul Porter (1941-2012)
In loving memory
 

Coming soon:

Harold Feinstein (1931-2015)
Five Decades of Photography

View Philip Shumaker (1921-1967) by Paul Royka

 Philip Shumaker (1921-1967)
Works from the artist estate available now
Philip Shumaker born in Beaver, PA. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He studied at the Art Student's League in New York City under Frank Vincent DuMond (1865-1951). He maintained studios on Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Massachusetts and Monhegan Island, Maine.
Click link below for free preview of entire
Shumaker catalog of 47 paintings online:

Philip Shumaker Catalog Link
Email: paulroyka@roykas.com for price list.

 


Anne Power Hardenbergh (1915-1999)
Works from the artist estate available now
Born in Hollywood, CA in 1915, she was the sister of the famous Hollywood and stage actor Tyrone Power.
She studied in California with John Hubbard Rich (1876-1954),
Aloys Bohnen (1889-1967) and John Garth (1889-1971).
She moved to New England during the 1950s and was married to Brigadier General E. Peter Hardenbergh who taught at Harvard University.  She exhibited at the Copley Society in Boston and maintained studios in Boston, Rockport, Winthrop, North Conway, N.H. and Venice, Florida.  She was a painter, musician and poet.
 

 
     Alfred Tulk (1899-1988)
Works from the artist estate available now


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


Tulk
studied art at Oberlin Art College and graduated from Yale University’s Fine Art program in 1923.  After Yale, Tulk studied at the National Academy of Design and the Arts Student League in New York and lived in Greenwich Village.  He studied under Max Weber who taught other notable modernists of the period including Mark Rothko (1903-1970).   Tulk began working as an assistant to muralist Ezra Winter (1886-1949) who was commissioned for a major mural in Rockefeller Center.  Tulk also became an assistant to  J. Monroe Hewlett.  Hewlett was president of the Architectural League of New York and headed the Society of Mural Painters. He was elected to the National Academy of Design and was a vice president of the American Institute of Architects.  Tulk received major mural commissions from 1925 onwards including a 1928 commission for the Apollo Theater, NY and a 1931 mural commission for the Empire State Building.

Ty Cobb Letters to Erwin Manley 1904-1907
Sold through Royka's
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Émile Gallé Vase, 5 inches tall
Sold through Royka's for $150,000!



Sold through Royka's $241,500


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!


Entire show sold out!
Forgotten Master of Modernism
Joseph Levin (1894-1977) by Paul Royka


 
A tall case Boston clock sells for over $70,000.

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

Watch for updates 2018 events!

Some Previous 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


Set up your appraisal event or lecture today!
Paul raises thousands of dollars for museums, libraries, historical societies & more!

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


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

Some 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


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.
For information contact:
paulroyka@roykas.com

 



Sold through Royka's $270,000!


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


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


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!

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! 


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



Massive Tiffany Studios Art Glass Vase
sold through Royka's


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


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