• 25
    Apr

Union ‘Minute Man Service’ Double-Sided Porcelain Sign Races to Record Price

REDLANDS, Calif. – A round Union “Minute Man Service” double-sided porcelain sign with graphics, 30 inches in diameter and boasting great gloss and color, sold for $12,938—a new record price for that sign—at an auction held April 16 by Matthews Auctions. The sale was held in the modern facilities of Redlands Antique Auction. The sign […]

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  • 19
    Apr

Three-Mold Inkwells, Back Bar Bottles to Highlight Vintage Bottle Auction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hundreds of rare, vintage and highly collectible bottles—to include an amazing offering of blown three-mold inkwells, a great collection of back bar bottles and some excellent Western whiskey bottles and flasks—will change hands in an Internet and catalog auction slated for April 29-May 7 by American Bottle Auctions. “We’ve assigned robust estimates […]

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  • 19
    Apr

500 Pieces of Art Glass from Single-Owner Lifetime Collection to Cross the Block

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The single-owner lifetime collection of Bill and Sue (Carolyn) Frick of Missouri—comprising more than 500 lots of quality art glass and more—will be sold on Saturday, April 30, in the junior ballroom of the St. Charles Convention Center. The sale will be conducted by Woody Auction, headquartered in Douglass, Kan. “I’ve […]

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  • 11
    Apr

Chess Set Used by Fischer & Spassky in ’72 World Championship Match Fetches Kingly Sum

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – The original chess set used by Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky at their legendary World Chess Championship match in Iceland in 1972, signed by both men, soared to $76,275 at a weekend multi-estate sale held April 1-3 by Philip Weiss Auctions. The chess set was used in the third match of the […]

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  • 5
    Apr

Lichtenstein Drawing Acquired in ’65 with $10 Lottery Ticket Expected to Sell for $1 Million

NEW YORK – In a tale that could inspire anyone to collect art no matter the budget, a crayon and pencil drawing by the American Pop Art master Roy Lichtenstein, won by way of a $10 lottery ticket in 1965, will be offered at the Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale at Christie’s on May 11 […]

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  • 29
    Mar

World-Renowned Abstract Painter Alfred Gockel the Featured Artist at Seabreeze Jazz Festival

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – World-renowned abstract painter Alfred Gockel will be the featured artist at this year’s Seabreeze Jazz Festival, slated for April 13-17 in Panama City’s amphitheater at Pier Park. Gockel will be at the easel, painting live, for the duration of the festival and on The Smooth Jazz Cruise, the event’s presenting sponsor. […]

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  • 29
    Mar

Monet’s Celebrated ‘Les Peupliers’ to Anchor Impressionist, Modern Art Sale

NEW YORK – Claude Monet’s “Les Peupliers,” one of the most celebrated of the pioneering artist’s great series of works from his years in Giverny, will be among the items up for sale at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, scheduled for May 4. Painted en plein air during the summer of 1891, the work […]

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  • 28
    Mar

Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink, Blue & Yellow Diamonds to Color Spring Jewels Auction

NEW YORK – An exceptional line-up of top-quality fancy colored diamonds in decidedly Spring-like shades of pink, blue and yellow have been added to Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale, slated for on April 12. Christie’s had previously announced its star lot of the sale, a Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink diamond of 10.09 carats with a presale estimate […]

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  • 15
    Mar

Robert Crumb Sketchbook, Greeting Cards Zap Top-Lot Honors at Weiss Auction

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – An archive of material pertaining to the famous counterculture cartoonist Robert Crumb—including a pair of original, hand-drawn personal greeting cards and a 13-page sketchbook—sold for $16,950 at a multi-estate sale held by Philip Weiss Auctions. The sketchbook, measuring 5 inches by 8 inches, was crammed with the quirky and humorous drawings that […]

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  • 13
    Mar

Exhibition of Modern Chinese Painter Shi Lu Highlights Christie’s Asian Art Week

NEW YORK – In conjunction with Asian Art Week (March 22-25), Christie’s will mount a rare presentation of one of 20th century China’s most distinctive artists, in the special exhibition titled “The Beauty of Art: An Exhibition of Paintings and Calligraphy by Shi Lu in the Private Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth.” Featuring 40 paintings […]

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