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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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A gold plate card case together with a silver plated card case (W:13.5cm and 13cm)
Jul 18, 1:00 PM AEST
A gold plate card case together with a silver plated card case (W:13.5cm and 13cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD508 Bids
A Large collection of vintage fans inc Japanese, Indian European etc
Jul 18, 2:00 PM AEST
A Large collection of vintage fans inc Japanese, Indian European etc
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1307 Bids
Authentic Rattlesnake Headband/ Hat Band
Jul 20, 10:00 AM MST
Authentic Rattlesnake Headband/ Hat Band
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$505 Bids
Collector's Lot of 3 Framed Antique Hand Fans
Jul 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Collector's Lot of 3 Framed Antique Hand Fans
by Material Culture
Est: $150- $300
$1504 Bids
A Large Bag of Shoe Charms, most for Crocs
Jul 20, 10:00 AM AEST
A Large Bag of Shoe Charms, most for Crocs
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD253 Bids
A Large Bag of Shoe Charms, most for Crocs
Jul 20, 10:00 AM AEST
A Large Bag of Shoe Charms, most for Crocs
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD253 Bids
A Large Bag of Shoe Charms, most for Crocs
Jul 20, 10:00 AM AEST
A Large Bag of Shoe Charms, most for Crocs
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD253 Bids
A Large Bag of Shoe Charms, most for Crocs
Jul 20, 10:00 AM AEST
A Large Bag of Shoe Charms, most for Crocs
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD202 Bids
Vintage Art Deco Female Mannequin Bust Counter Hat Displays
Aug 03, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage Art Deco Female Mannequin Bust Counter Hat Displays
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$2602 Bids
A Large Bag of Shoe Charms, most for Crocs
Jul 20, 10:00 AM AEST
A Large Bag of Shoe Charms, most for Crocs
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD202 Bids
A Victorian Tortoise Shell Fan with Bangle Attachment
Jul 24, 6:00 PM AEST
A Victorian Tortoise Shell Fan with Bangle Attachment
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD50- AUD100
AUD352 Bids
An Art Noveau Silver Card Case. Hallmarked Birmingham 1903, 7.9cm x 4cm x 0.6cm, weight 20.9g
Jul 17, 10:30 AM BST
An Art Noveau Silver Card Case. Hallmarked Birmingham 1903, 7.9cm x 4cm x 0.6cm, weight 20.9g
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £30- £50
£41 Bid
Mens and womens vintage accessories
Jul 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Mens and womens vintage accessories
by TEG Auction Gallery
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Group of 6 Vintage Womens Accessories
Jul 27, 9:00 AM CDT
Group of 6 Vintage Womens Accessories
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$151 Bid
Victorian Sterling fan
Jul 17, 10:00 AM CDT
Victorian Sterling fan
by Jaremos
Est: $50- $150
$301 Bid
Two champagne umbrellas together with another
Jul 18, 2:00 PM AEST
Two champagne umbrellas together with another
by Lawsons
Est: AUD20- AUD30
AUD151 Bid
Signed J.S. Taxco Silver Enamel Dolphin Key Chain
Jul 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Signed J.S. Taxco Silver Enamel Dolphin Key Chain
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$500 Bids
Antique Victorian Chatelaine Spectacles Case
Jul 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Antique Victorian Chatelaine Spectacles Case
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $40- $15,000
$400 Bids
Vintage Gold Tone Silhouette Cameo Perfume Box
Jul 24, 8:00 PM EDT
Vintage Gold Tone Silhouette Cameo Perfume Box
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $100- $150
$600 Bids
19TH-CENTURY TORTOISESHELL CARD CASE
Jul 17, 10:00 AM IST
19TH-CENTURY TORTOISESHELL CARD CASE
by Sheppards
Est: €30- €50
€150 Bids
Vintage Dunhill Black Leather Cigarette Case & Longchamp France Cigar Holder. Dunhill 18cm x 8.7cm
Jul 17, 10:30 AM BST
Vintage Dunhill Black Leather Cigarette Case & Longchamp France Cigar Holder. Dunhill 18cm x 8.7cm
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £50- £75
£100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Accessories - General


Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers

Dominic Winter Auctions

Dominic Winter Auctions

Duran Arte y Subastas

Duran Arte y Subastas

Subarna Subastas

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