• 30
    Sep

50-Year Lifetime Advertising Collection to be Sold Without Reserve October 3-5

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The single-owner lifetime collection of mostly advertising items from the late Bud and Sally Bassett will be sold without reserve the weekend of Oct. 3-5 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. “Bud and Sally became collectors of antiques back in the 1960s, and over […]

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  • 30
    Sep

Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction Featurs Great 19th-Century American Furniture

ATLANTA – Marvelous examples of mid-19th century American furniture by renowned makers such as Prudent Mallard and J. & J.W. Meeks, plus equally impressive pieces of 19th century French furniture, are just a few of the many items that will come up for bid at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction, slated for Oct. 4-5, […]

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  • 30
    Sep

Van Gogh’s ‘Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ could Realize $30 to $50 Million

NEW YORK – Vincent van Gogh’s “Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies,” painted just weeks before his death, shows the artist’s use of rich colors on a bouquet of wildflowers to convey his psychological state at the time, a hallmark of the Expressionist icon. The resulting composition teems with the intense energy, emotion and […]

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  • 25
    Sep

Outdoorsman Revolver Owned & Used by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to Cross Block

FAIRFIELD, Maine – A Smith & Wesson cased revolver belonging to—and used by—First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is one of many firearms to come up for bid at the Outstanding Firearms Auction to be hosted by James D. Julia, Inc., on Oct. 7-9. The revolver was a prized possession of Roosevelt, America’s “First Lady of the […]

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  • 24
    Sep

Saved from Scrapheap of History, Manhattan Project Workshop Window Up for Auction

We often hear of someone or something ending up on the scrapheap of history. On Oct. 22, a piece of history saved from the scrapheap will be going up for auction at Bonhams inaugural History of Science sale in New York. The piece—an original viewing window from the Manhattan Project’s Hanford Site in Southeastern Washington—was used […]

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  • 23
    Sep

‘Thrift Hunters’ Crisscross the Country Looking for Deals as Season Two Premiers Oct. 11

Bryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith will be crisscrossing the country as “Thrift Hunters” returns for its second season—premiering on Oct. 11 on Spike TV. They will be hitting huge thrift stores, small second-hand shops and antique malls in large cities and small towns, and they want you to know that there is good thrifting […]

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  • 16
    Sep

Cari Cucksey’s New Line of RePurpose Paint and Stain Designed with the DIYer in Mind

When looking at a piece of old furniture—something that could be called antique, based on its age, but could also be called a piece of junk, based on its condition and appearance—there is a choice to be made: is it worth refinishing, and if so, do you strip the old finish off and re-stain it […]

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  • 16
    Sep

Antarctic Sledding Note Delivered by Dog Throws Light on Historic Polar Explorations

LONDON – A fascinating collection of sledding notes written by members of Capt. Robert F. Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition during the “Heroic Age” of polar exploration that give a vivid insight into the challenges and obstacles of their work in the Antarctic will go under the hammer in during Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of […]

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  • 15
    Sep

Museum-Quality 1890s Pomo Burden Basket Highlights Western and Native Art Sale

SANTA FE, N.M. – A large, museum-quality Pomo burden basket with beautiful fine geometric designs done in red fern sold for $23,000 at the Best of Santa Fe auction, an event held each year by Allard Auctions, Inc. The twined, conical-shaped traditional Pomo burden basket was in remarkable condition and was a huge example: 21 […]

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  • 12
    Sep

One of the Most Iconic Works by Georgia O’Keeffe Expected to Realize $10-$15M at Auction

NEW YORK – One of the most well-known examples of Georgia O’Keeffe’s celebrated flower paintings—“Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1”—which stand among the most recognizable images in both art history and popular culture, will be the centerpiece of Sotheby’s upcoming American Art sale, set for Nov. 20. There will be three works by O’Keefe that are […]

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