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Antarctic Sledding Note Delivered by Dog Throws Light on Historic Polar Explorations (9/16/14)
Prints made from glass negative of Captain Scott and members of the crew of Discovery on their arrival at Lyttelton, New Zealand. LONDON – A fascinating collection of sledding notes written by members of Capt. Robert F. Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition during … More >>


Museum-Quality 1890s Pomo Burden Basket Highlights Western and Native Art Sale (9/15/14)
The top lot of the Best of Santa Fe auction, an event held each year by Allard Auctions, Inc. on Aug. 16-17, was this exceptional and large traditional-shaped Pomo burden basket, which realized $23,000.SANTA FE, N.M. – A large, museum-quality Pomo burden basket with beautiful fine geometric designs done in red fern sold … More >>


One of the Most Iconic Works by Georgia O’Keeffe Expected to Realize $10-$15M at Auction (9/12/14)
“Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1” one of three works by Georgia O’Keeffe to be offered at auction as a benefit for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s acquisitions fund, is estimated to achieve $10 to $15 million in Sotheby’s November sale of American art.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 … More >>


Pottery Museum of Red Wing now open in Factory’s Home Town (9/12/14)
Numerous examples of each type of pottery produced in Red Wing are now on exhibit at the Pottery Museum of Red Wing, where visitors will be able to view early salt glazed crocks and jugs featuring stunning cobalt blue scrolls, birds, and butterflies. RED WING, Minn. – A new, world-class museum has opened in this Mississippi River town, born of the vision of … More >>


Trove of Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Original Artwork to Pace Cottone Auctions Sale (9/11/14)
This gorgeous, 7-foot-long walnut dining table by renowned Danish designer Tage Frid is among the many pieces of Mid-Century Modern items that will be up for sale at the Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Sept. 26 and 27 at Cottone Auctions.GENESEO, N.Y. –Mid-Century Modern pieces—including commissioned pieces by the renowned Danish designer Tage Frid, as well as numerous other luminaries … More >>


Items from Estate of Decorated Marine Pilot to be Sold by The Specialists of the South (9/11/14)
The auction will offer six “Big Head” Japanese woodblock print Kabuki actors by the artist Sharaku, with micaceous background surface intact.PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Nineteenth-century furniture, Southwestern and Asian objects and artwork and ceramic collectibles from the estate of John … More >>


Paris Street Scenes by Cortes, Picasso to Pace Two-Day Crescent City Estate Auction (9/9/14)
A two-day estate auction to be hosted by Crescent City Auction Gallery on Sept. 20-21 will feature two Parisian street scenes by the renowned French painter Edouard Leon Cortes (1882-1969). This one, entitled “Winter, Place de la Madeleine” (1942), and “Grand Boulevard et Porte St. Denis” (1958) are expected to realize $20,000 to $30,000 each.NEW ORLEANS – Two original oil paintings by the renowned French artist Edouard Cortes, a Paris street scene done in … More >>


Hongshan Culture Jade Ware Piece Could Reach $500,000 in Asian Arts Auction (8/28/14)
This Hongshan Culture jade ware piece with design of clouds carries a pre-sale estimate of $300,000-$400,000.BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Despite heavy calcification and crystallization throughout, a Chinese Hongshan Culture jade ware piece a little more … More >>


Superman Comic Book Smashes Sales Record by more than $1 Million on eBay (8/25/14)
This copy of Action Comics #1—graded in 9.0 condition with white pages—set a world record for comic book prices, selling for $3,207,752 on eBay in an auction that ended Sunday evening. As expected, the final 10 minutes of the eBay auction selling the highest-rated Action Comics #1—the first appearance of Superman—were as exciting … More >>


Princess Doraldina 5-cent Fortune Teller Machine to Lead Arcade & Gaming Auction (8/22/14)
This Princess Doraldina coin-op fortune teller machine, made circa 1928 by Michael Munves, is expected to the lead the upcoming Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, set for Sept. 13. It carries a $12,000 to $15,000 presale estimate.PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A coin-operated a Princess Doraldina 5-cent fortune teller machine, displaying a life size gypsy woman in a … More >>


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