• 1
    Oct

Ernest Montaut: A Collectible Automobilia Artist

Not too many years ago the automobile was considered the work of madmen, determined to corrupt the morals of our society, not to mention upset the enterprise of the blacksmith, the horse breeder and the harness maker. (They weren’t far from the truth.) It is difficult for the current generation to understand how the automobile caught the world’s imagination.

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  • 9
    Sep

Prosper d’Épinay (French, 1836-1914)

Prosper d’Épinay (French, 1836-1914) was born to aristocratic parents who emigrated from France to

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  • 8
    Sep

Illustrator: Aubrey Vincent Beardsley 1872-1898

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was born in Brighton on 21 August 1872 and early showed artistic ability, acting and playing in concerts with his sister Mabel and producing drawings of recognized merit. The Beardsley family’s means were modest, and by 1888 Aubrey had quit school to work as a clerk. At the age of nineteen Aubrey […]

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  • 4
    Sep

Spelter, The Great Pretender

Spelter figurines and busts of this type were produced in great numbers during the late 19th Century, most were based on Greek and Roman Classical works or originals of famous 19th Century sculptors. The spelter examples were made as an inexpensive option to the expensive bronze examples produced by noted artists such as Frederic Remington, Auguste Rodin, P.J. Mene and A.L.

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  • 23
    Aug

Clean Oil Paintings

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  • 5
    Aug

Offered for the first time in years an original Antoine-Louis Barye monument

I’m happy to announce that I’ve been contracted to sell one of the most important bronze collectibles to come on the market in quite some time. It’s an original work by French Romantic Artist Antoine-Louis Barye (1796–1875), the foremost animal sculptor or animalier of the 19th century.

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  • 18
    Jul

Rosa Parks’ hats, James Brown’s curlers, a Nelson Mandela stamp and buying art on cruise ships

The antiques, collectibles and art news swung from singer James Brown’s hair curlers, a stamp honoring freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, civil-rights heroine Rosa Parks’ hats to the last in a series of U.S. coins saluting the judiciary and a warning about buying art on cruise ships.

Collectibles from the civil-rights pillar who would not move

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  • 17
    Jul

Maxfield Parrish is the most reproduced American artist : by Erin C. Kruml

Maxfield Parrish is the most reproduced American artist and his works remain highly desirable on the collecting market. Though Parrish was a private man, his art is known throughout the world. From his estate, The Oaks, in New Hampshire he created hundreds of illustrations in magazines, advertisements, and children’s books. He is often referred to […]

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  • 16
    Jul

Antiques Alamo sword, bad guy’s briefcase & collectibles, rare bills not for deposit

In collectibles, antiques and art news, an Alamo sword and the personal effects of a notorious outlaw hit the auction block, a bank returns valuable rare bills to its customer, a stolen Renaissance masterpiece is sold and a distinctive Babe Ruth home-run ball goes up for sale for the first time.

Wild West Antiques and Militaria

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  • 14
    Jul

A WWII bunker, mixed big-ticket auction results and a huge antiques fair

Discovery of a WWII bunker off the coast of Denmark, different outcomes for similar contemporary art auctions in London, and a big antiques fair.

Militaria-Filled WWII Bunker Discovered in Denmark

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