Through its specialty auctions Oliver's has set many World Record prices.
1986 - Preening pintail drake decoy by Elmer Crowell sold for 319,000 to Russell B. Aitken, Sunny Von Bulow's stepfather. (Sold again in 2003 at Christie's for $801,500)
1988 - American Simon Willard silver dial clock at $440,000 , known as the infamous "Boston Tea Party Clock". Still a world's record for a Simon Willard clock.
1990 - Campbell's Soup advertising sign, embossed tin, pop art graphics brought $93,000. The sign is pictured in E. Bradley's Picker's Pocket Guide: Signs, 2014.
1992 - The preening Drake and Hen Mallard by the Caines brothers of South Carolina sold for $285,000. The decoys were from the estate of Jean Yawkey (late owner of the Boston Red Sox). Still a world' record for Caines brothers decoys.
Other World Record Prices Achieved by Oliver's Auctions:
- Alexander Pope painting "The Hunter's Still Life" - $187,000
- Primitive painting by Hopkins of a little girl with a dog - $85,000
- Family Coat of Arms (hatchment) for the first family of Rhode Island - $57,000
- Miniature of Gilbert Stuart on ivory by Sara Goodrich - $7,000 (to the Smithsonian Museum)
- Samuel Scott painting - $132,000.
- Topsy print on paper sold for $60,000
- Fishing rod - $20,000
- Fishing reel - $22,000
- Fishing lure - $18,000
- Remington single-shot rifle from the Jack Appel collection sold for $32,000
- Winchester model 86 rifle sold for $35,000.