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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A bag of assorted charms etc. marked Pandora
Oct 19, 6:00 PM AEDT
A bag of assorted charms etc. marked Pandora
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD30- AUD50
AUD559 Bids
A kangaroo hide [130 x 74 cm], bottle opener & keychain
Oct 23, 10:00 AM AEDT
A kangaroo hide [130 x 74 cm], bottle opener & keychain
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD30- AUD50
AUD507 Bids
A bag of assorted keyrings
Oct 19, 6:00 PM AEDT
A bag of assorted keyrings
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD30- AUD50
AUD355 Bids
Lot of Assortment have compacts, Coin purses and a fan.
Oct 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Lot of Assortment have compacts, Coin purses and a fan.
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$154 Bids
1858 Umbrella Vendor Coin
Oct 19, 6:00 PM CDT
1858 Umbrella Vendor Coin
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
A bag of assorted keyrings incl. pugs, cats & panda bears
Oct 19, 6:00 PM AEDT
A bag of assorted keyrings incl. pugs, cats & panda bears
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD30- AUD50
AUD202 Bids
Group of Eight Parasols
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Group of Eight Parasols
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Hermes "Horses" Automatic Umbrella-Ex Display Example
Oct 24, 7:00 PM BST
Hermes "Horses" Automatic Umbrella-Ex Display Example
by James Auctioneers London
Est: £200- £250
£2001 Bid
Konvolut Elfenbein: 5 Seitenwender.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM CEST
Konvolut Elfenbein: 5 Seitenwender.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€201 Bid
Antique Art Deco Platinum Diamond Lorgnette Glasses. Corner cut rectangle lenses with diamond handle. 4.25"
Oct 19, 4:00 PM EDT
Antique Art Deco Platinum Diamond Lorgnette Glasses. Corner cut rectangle lenses with diamond handle. 4.25"
by Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
Est: $400- $800
$2001 Bid
HAIR CLIP FULL OF COLORED RHINESTONES!
Oct 20, 11:00 AM EDT
HAIR CLIP FULL OF COLORED RHINESTONES!
by Premier Auctions Live
Est: $20- $60
$11 Bid
An early 19th century carved horn brisé
Oct 21, 1:00 PM BST
An early 19th century carved horn brisé
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £50- £80
£301 Bid
A 19th century dagger fan or tanto, the
Oct 21, 1:00 PM BST
A 19th century dagger fan or tanto, the
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £100- £200
£601 Bid
An early 19th century European ivory bri
Oct 21, 1:00 PM BST
An early 19th century European ivory bri
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £80- £120
£501 Bid
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VIER STRAUßENFEDER FÄCHER
Oct 23, 10:00 AM CEST
VIER STRAUßENFEDER FÄCHER
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€151 Bid
Two Antique Victorian Style Umbrellas
Oct 23, 10:00 AM CDT
Two Antique Victorian Style Umbrellas
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $125- $175
$501 Bid
The Death of Adonis/ Madrid Esposicion A
Oct 21, 1:00 PM BST
The Death of Adonis/ Madrid Esposicion A
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £180- £250
£1101 Bid
A bag of assorted lapel pins
Oct 19, 6:00 PM AEDT
A bag of assorted lapel pins
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD30- AUD50
AUD151 Bid
3 Silver Cigarette/Card Cases
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
3 Silver Cigarette/Card Cases
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Konvolut Elfenbein.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM CEST
Konvolut Elfenbein.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€201 Bid
Lot of assortment of gloves and handkerchiefs.
Oct 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Lot of assortment of gloves and handkerchiefs.
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
C1900 to the 1920’s, a large Canton Chin
Oct 21, 1:00 PM BST
C1900 to the 1920’s, a large Canton Chin
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £200- £400
£1201 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Accessories - General


Kinghams Auctioneers

Kinghams Auctioneers

Auktionshaus Wendl

Auktionshaus Wendl

Auktionshaus Eppli

Auktionshaus Eppli

Palm Beach Modern Auctions

Palm Beach Modern Auctions