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Accessories - General

Accessories take virtually every conceivable form, from those created for strict utility such as everyday reading glasses to pieces born out of pure extravagance like jeweled crowns worn by royalty. Whether rooted in practical simplicity or opulent glamour, vintage accessories tell the stories of past owners, offer a window into history, and provide fuel for many a collector's obsession.

For some, accessories are the co-stars of the fashion world, playing second fiddle to clothing and apparel items. Their sole purpose is to pull together a look and add just the right finishing touches. For others, accessories not only communicate pulled-together polish, they allow for an individual expression of taste.

There are accessories auctions with something for every collectible inclination. Auctions range from items of broad interest like the personal possessions of celebrities and notable public figures to objects appealing to collectors of things arcane.


Quick Facts

  • A pair of opera glasses used by Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in 1865 went under the hammer in 2011 and set a record: $424,000
  • A diamond-encrusted tiara given to Elizabeth Taylor by her husband Mike Todd sold at a 2011 Christie's auction for $4.2 million, more than 50 times its high estimate
  • In August 2015, Graceland Auctions sold an Elvis Presley-owned silver metal set of monogrammed cufflinks and tie tack made by Sarah Coventry for $4,500

Recommended Items at Auction

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English Barristers Wig and Tin
Jun 23, 6:00 PM EDT
English Barristers Wig and Tin
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$21014 Bids
Wire Rim Eyeglasses
Jun 17, 6:00 PM EDT
Wire Rim Eyeglasses
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$508 Bids
SMOKING COLLECTION
Jun 28, 11:00 AM EDT
SMOKING COLLECTION
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$2506 Bids
A GOLD AND ENAMEL CASE WITH DIAMONDS AND RUBIES
Jun 25, 9:30 AM CEST
A GOLD AND ENAMEL CASE WITH DIAMONDS AND RUBIES
by Nagel Auction
Est: €300- €500
€7505 Bids
A Card Holder, Joey Key Chain & Key Chain, Marked Marcs
Jun 18, 6:00 PM AEST
A Card Holder, Joey Key Chain & Key Chain, Marked Marcs
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD354 Bids
A Wallet, Marked Marka & A Umbrella, Marked Oroton
Jun 18, 6:00 PM AEST
A Wallet, Marked Marka & A Umbrella, Marked Oroton
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD304 Bids
Authentic Victorias Secret Angel Wings Direct From The Runway
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Authentic Victorias Secret Angel Wings Direct From The Runway
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$153 Bids
Unbranded: Taupe Wool Knit Gloves
Jun 20, 11:00 AM AEST
Unbranded: Taupe Wool Knit Gloves
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD452 Bids
Continental 800-Silver and Enamel Lipstick Holder
Jun 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Continental 800-Silver and Enamel Lipstick Holder
by Weschler's
Est: $20- $40
$152 Bids
Handmade rattan and timber fan 22.5 H x 32 W cm
Jun 18, 7:00 PM AEST
Handmade rattan and timber fan 22.5 H x 32 W cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD202 Bids
Mid Century Gemma Taccogna Lipstick Case
Jun 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Mid Century Gemma Taccogna Lipstick Case
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $25- $250
$251 Bid
Group of 20+ Vintage Eyeglasses and Parts
Jun 22, 9:00 AM CDT
Group of 20+ Vintage Eyeglasses and Parts
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$151 Bid
A Box of Hair for Braiding
Jun 22, 10:00 AM AEST
A Box of Hair for Braiding
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD151 Bid
Group lot of Antique eye glasses and spectacles
Jul 10, 11:00 AM EDT
Group lot of Antique eye glasses and spectacles
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $50- $100
$101 Bid
Sterling Enamel Guilloche Cigarette Holder
Jun 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Sterling Enamel Guilloche Cigarette Holder
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $25- $250
$251 Bid
A GOLD AND BAKELIT CIGARETTE HOLDER
Jun 25, 9:30 AM CEST
A GOLD AND BAKELIT CIGARETTE HOLDER
by Nagel Auction
Est: €500- €800
€4001 Bid
Vintage (5) Hair Clips [Turquoise, Coral]
Jun 26, 9:00 AM PDT
Vintage (5) Hair Clips [Turquoise, Coral]
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $50- $100
$301 Bid
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Painted Mother-of-Pearl and Lace Hand Fan
Jun 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Painted Mother-of-Pearl and Lace Hand Fan
by STAIR
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
18k Gold Plated Silver Leaning Tower Of Pisa Lipstick Case
Jun 20, 12:00 PM EDT
18k Gold Plated Silver Leaning Tower Of Pisa Lipstick Case
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $25- $250
$251 Bid
LOT OF 3 VINTAGE HORSE HAIR WHIP AND HAT BANDS
Jun 25, 9:00 AM EDT
LOT OF 3 VINTAGE HORSE HAIR WHIP AND HAT BANDS
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $100- $200
$301 Bid
14K Yellow Gold Hair Clip
Jun 18, 11:00 AM EDT
14K Yellow Gold Hair Clip
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
ANTIQUE 10K GOLD SPECTACLES
Jun 28, 11:00 AM EDT
ANTIQUE 10K GOLD SPECTACLES
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Accessories - General


Isbilya Subastas

Isbilya Subastas

Figlio Designs LLC

Figlio Designs LLC

Dargate Auction Galleries

Dargate Auction Galleries

Nagel Auction

Nagel Auction