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Need Something to Cuddle? One Woman’s Collection of 1,100 Teddy Bears up for Auction (8/7/14)
A large grizzly bear on wheels appears to be protectively watching over a group of more traditional stuffed bears, all of which will be auctioned on Sept. 19 by the Norman C. Heckler & Company. The bears, some 1,100 in all, come from the one-woman collection of Charlotte “Chotsie” Lefevre, so amassed them over a 50-year span.WOODSTOCK VALLEY, Conn. – One woman’s collection of more than 1,100 toy bears—with more than 200 of them antique examples … More >>


Collection of Dennis Brown Gauge 1 Locomotives to Pace Transport Auction (8/5/14)
This very rare 5-inch gauge AD60 Garratt Locomotive No 6063 with an 8-4+4-8-4 wheel arrangement is from the late Dennis Brown’s collection of Gauge 1 locomotives that will be part of the upcoming Dreweatts & Bloomsbury’s Transport Auction. This “toy” locomotive weighs in at approximately 450 pounds and is some 12 feet in length, is fully operational, being powered by live steam, and carries a presale estimate of $25,000 to $30,000. For those of us whose only familiarity with the British model railroads is Thomas the Tank engine, the announcement on … More >>


Bid now to own Bill Watterson’s ‘Pearls Before Swine’ Panels; Proceeds to benefit Parkinson’s research (8/5/14)
A detail of one of the working comic strip panels drawn by “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson for the “Pearls Before Swine” strip earlier this year. The three strips are currently being auctioned at Heritage Auctions, with the proceeds to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.DALLAS – The original artwork for the recent three comic strip collaboration between Bill Watterson—the reclusive genius behind the much-loved … More >>


Tribal & Oceanic Artifacts Collected by Real-Life ‘Indiana Jones’ to Pace Great Gatsby’s Sale (8/1/14)
This pair of blade fetish figures (or “minkisi”) from the Congo in Africa, intended to ward off evil spirits, exact justice for victims of wrongdoing and solemnize contracts between villagers, are part of a large collection of tribal and Oceanic artifacts collected by Prof. Richard Hibler, a sort of real-life “Indiana Jones.” The collection will be part of a two-day auction scheduled for Aug. 23-24 at Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery in Atlanta.ATLANTA, Ga. – A collection of tribal and oceanic artifacts gathered from around the world by a noted college professor … More >>


American Indian Art, Artifacts from Puffer Collection will be sold Aug. 16-17 in Santa Fe (7/30/14)
This museum-quality Navajo rug (or weaving), made around the 1940s and measuring 45 inches by 81 inches, is one of three pieces in the Best of Santa Fe auction—an annual event to be hosted by Allard Auctions, Inc. scheduled for Aug. 16-17—that carries a $10,000 to $20,000 presale estimate.SANTA FE, N.M. – Around 900 lots of Western and Native art, American Indian artifacts and related collectibles, many from … More >>


Durham Whiskey Fifth Bottle, One of Six Known, Hammers for $13,440 at Auciton (7/29/14)
This Durham Whiskey western fifth bottle with embossed steer, made circa 1876-1882, one of six known, was the top lot at an Internet and catalog auction hosted by American Bottle Auctions. It hammered for $13,440.SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A rare Durham Whiskey fifth bottle made between 1876 and 1882—one of maybe only six known—sold for … More >>


First Purely Islamic Coin—a Umayyad 77h Gold Dinar—to be auctioned in London (7/17/14)
This exceptionally rare Umayyad 77h gold dinar is expected to sell for $250,000 to $310,000 on Aug. 6 when A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. holds its upcoming Islamic Coin Auction.LONDON – The first purely Islamic coin, an exceptionally rare Umayyad 77h gold dinar, is expected to draw in the … More >>


Clayton Moore’s Lone Ranger Costume Rides off into the Sunset for $195,000 (7/14/14)
This Lone Ranger outfit worn by actor Clayton Moore wore when he made appearances as the character after retiring from television sold for $195,000 in an auction hosted by A & S Auction Company.WACO, Texas – A Lone Ranger costume worn by actor Clayton Moore in the classic television series sold at auction … More >>


Jacques Littlefield’s Collection of Tanks and other Historic Military Vehicles Auctioned (7/14/14)
More than 100 tanks and other military vehicles from the collection of Silicon Valley engineer Jacques Littlefield, including this World War Two Sherman tanks, were sold at an auction facilitated by American Auctions and held on Friday and Saturday,  July 11-12.PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. — Collectors from around the world said “tanks a lot” when they bought up more than 100 … More >>


EBay & Sotheby’s Partner to Bring World-Class Art, Collectibles to Global Audience (7/14/14)
While there are some listings for fine art lots on eBay now, such as this Cubist tempera painting of a still life signed “Pablo Picasso” which is being for sale for $200 by a seller in Croatia, eBay’s new partnership with international auction Sotheby’s will mean that hundreds of lots of fine art will be sold through the online auction site in the near future.NEW YORK – Move over, sellers of old iPhones, vintage Barbies and second-hand designer clothing, and make way for Rembrandts, … More >>


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