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Most Expensive Thing in the World is a One-Cent Stamp; Is this a Good Thing? (6/20/14)
Stamps used to be a cheap and easy collection for kids to start. Today, not so much.The new Most Expensive Thing in the World is a stamp; the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta postage stamp, to … More >>


Asian Carvings, Works of Art to Lead Elite Decorative Arts Sale (6/9/14)
This large, 19th-century Chinese porcelain screen consisting of four main panels, 38 ½ inches by 46 ¾ inches overall, is expected to realize between $30,000 and $40,000 or more at the Elite Decorative Arts’ upcoming Fine Asian Carvings & Works of Art Auction, slated for June 14.BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A large and important 19th-century Chinese porcelain screen, an extraordinary and intricately carved Chinese red coral … More >>


John Lennon Drawings & Manuscript Sale Fetches $2.9 Million—Twice High Estimate (6/4/14)
“Untitled Illustration of a Four-Eyed Guitar Player,” a black ink drawing penned by John Lennon, realized $109,375—the highest price paid for a drawing in the John Lennon: ‘You Might Well Arsk’: Original Drawings and Manuscripts, 1964-65 auction held at Sotheby’s on June 4.The single-owner auction, John Lennon: ‘You Might Well Arsk’: Original Drawings And Manuscripts, 1964-65—featuring Lennon’s original artwork and autographed manuscripts … More >>


A True Southern Lady’s Lifetime Collection, Estate of to be sold at Auction (6/4/14)
The lifetime collection and estate of the late Zoe Spedale—a socialite, true Southern lady and wife of a world-renowned surgeon, who appointed their spectacular Louisiana home (above) with the finest artwork, furniture and decorative accessories life had to offer, gathered quite literally from around the word—will be sold on Saturday, June 7, by Stevens Auction Company in Aberdeen.ABERDEEN, Miss. – The lifetime collection and estate of the late Zoe Spedale—a socialite, true Southern lady and wife of … More >>


Porcelain Retrieved from 1690 Chinese Shipwreck to Highlight Auction (6/3/14)
Chinese blue and white kangxi porcelain finger bowl with blue banding on interior, exterior with landscape with buildings and rocks, was purportedly recovered from the Vung Tau, a ship that sank off the coast of Vietnam in the late 17th century. Despite its history, it has a modest auction estimate, as it is expected to fetch between $100 and $200. ATLANTA – Porcelain pieces retrieved from a Chinese shipwreck in 1690, as well as important paintings by noted British artists … More >>


Norman Rockwell’s Iconic ‘The Rookie’ Hits a Home Run at Auction (5/23/14)
The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)NEW YORK – Norman Rockwell’s iconic baseball painting “The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)” sold for $22,565,000 May 22 to … More >>


T’ou Sè Wè Orphanage was the Birthplace of Chinese Modern Creative Arts (5/22/14)
Adrien von Ferscht, www.chinese-export-silver.comThat a Jesuit orphanage and school in Shanghai founded in the 19th century should be the cradle of modern creative … More >>


LeRoy Neiman’s Marilyn Monroe Portrait on DiMaggio-Signed Baseball Nets $96,000 (5/20/14)
marylinI met Joe DiMaggio once, when I was 17. A friend of mine was DiMaggio’s third cousin, twice-removed or something … More >>


Casino Magnate Steve Wynn Buys 7-Foot Stainless Steel Popeye Statue for $28 Million (5/16/14)
popoeye verticalWell, blow me down. Steve Wynn, the American business and casino magnate, bought a 7-foot-tall stainless steel statue of the iconic … More >>


Self-Taught Sam Doyle’s Painting of his Grandmother Soars to $204,000 at Folk Art Sale (5/15/14)
Sam DoyleBUFORD, Ga. – When Sam Doyle sat down with a few cans of house paint and a piece of rusted … More >>


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