MERIDEN, Conn. –Nest Egg Auctions held their Oceanic, Tribal and Ethnographic Auction on Monday March 23rd 2015.

The 111-lot auction proved to be full of surprises as the evening progressed. “We are thrilled with the results. This was our first Tribal Specialty auction, and it introduced us to new markets” said auctioneer Ryan Brechlin.

A Carved and polychromed war shield from the Trobriand Islands of coastal Papua New Guinea was one of the sales highlights “Much of this auction was from a New Haven Estate” said Brechlin. “This was one of the oldest and most beautiful pieces in this collection”. The successful winning bidder was online as the shield closed for $7,995.

NestEggAuctionsLokrisSilverStaterSeveral rare ancient Greek and roman coins were part of the New Haven estate and an exceptionally fine Silver Stater coin brought a lot of interest. “This coin had excellent provenance, and was in beautiful condition” notes Brechlin. The coin carried a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$5,000. It sold to a Connecticut collector for $4,920.

NestEggAuctionsFilipinoSwordsAnother lot of note was a group of swords and weapons from the Philippines. The lot was discovered in a local home as the new owners were remodeling the kitchen. “A young man came into one of our Thursday appraisal events and asked if these old swords were worth anything.” explained Brechlin. The group of six edged weapons sold for $615. “The consignor was thrilled not only find something interesting in the floor of his new home, but also to add to bolster his remodeling budget”

“This was a great learning experience for everyone here at Nest Egg Auctions. I hope that we can put together another collection like this in the future” said Brechlin.

All Prices are inclusive of buyers premium except where noted.

For questions or to arrange an interview, call 203-630-1400 or toll-free 800-448-0692; or e-mail The complete auction results may be viewed on Nest Egg’s website:

Nest Egg Auctions is a family-operated auction gallery offering a variety of services to the antique and estate solution industries.