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Bronzes, Mr. Peanut Costume Headline Huge Antique & Decorative Arts Sale (4/14/10)
The Mr. Peanut character was invented by a Virginia schoolboy who submitted a drawing to a 1916 competition sponsored by the Planters Nuts Company. This authentic Mr. Peanut costume representing the enduring American icon was worn on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the 1950s.  SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – Stephenson’s Auctioneers and Appraisers will present a Spring 2010 Antique and Decorative Arts Auction on Friday, April … More >>

Selections from the Baio Collection of Photographs Go on the Block (4/12/10)
William Klein’s “Stickball Player, New York,” 1954—a dynamic portrayal of a stickball game in the artist’s neighborhood—is estimated to bring between $10,000 and $15,000) at the April 15, 2010 sale of selections from the Baio Collection of Photographs.NEW YORK – Selections from the Baio Collection of Photographs—which embraces many of the photographic techniques and methods used over … More >>

Emperor Maximilian Diamond, Catherine the Great Brooch Highlight Jewelry Auction (4/12/10)
The Emperor Maximilian Diamond, weighing 39.55 carats, is among the many spectacular gems going up for bid at Christie’s first major jewelry sale of the year on April 22, 2010. It is estimated to bring $1-1.5 million.NEW YORK – Two exceptional jewels with fascinating histories—the Emperor Maximilian Diamond and the Catherine the Great Emerald and Diamond … More >>

Panama City, Fla. Auction Features Items from Four Local Estates (4/11/10)
George A. Chancellor, Jr. was a dedicated collector of many things, including fishing lures, which are among the items currently on the block in an Internet auction that will close on April 24, 2010.PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A major multi-estate sale featuring more than 300 quality consignments from four prominent local estates is … More >>

Weekly News Roundup: April 12 to 16 (4/11/10)
In art, antiques and collectibles news is a sweet inscription by Rudyard Kipling, a more-than-diligent Frank Lloyd Wright archivist and … More >>

Three Spectacular Auctions Highlight Christie’s Spring Season of Photographs (4/7/10)
This Charles Sheeler photograph, “Bucks County Barn,” is estimated to bring between $100,000-$150,000 at auction.NEW YORK – The three separate sales of photograph collections, include two single-owner collections–“Three Decades with Irving Penn: Photographs from … More >>

Elvis’ Original 1957 Contract to Purchase Graceland to Be Sold at Auction (4/6/10)
Slip of paper signed by Elvis Presley and clipped to a Memphis newspaper, with letter of authenticity will be among the rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia available in a three-day sale facilitated by Philip Weiss Auctions on April 23-25, 2010.OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – Philip Weiss Auctions is offering yet another blockbusting piece of rock ‘n’ roll history: the original contract … More >>

Weekly News Roundup: April 5 to 9 (4/6/10)
In arts, antiques and collectibles news, we again find Michael Jackson, Gandhi and a billionaire seeking justice. From the Dallas Business … More >>

Opal & Diamond Necklace Reputedly Owned by Elsie de Wolfe To Be Sale Centerpiece (4/6/10)
This circa-1900 Art Nouveau necklace, reputed to have once belonged to iconic American interior designer Elsie de Wolfe (a.k.a. Lady Mendl, 1865-1950), comprised of more than 45 carats of cabochon, oval-cut and teardrop-shape Australian fire opals, 23 in all, and includes 19 freshwater pearls and 52 single-cut diamonds, will be among the items up for auction at an April 18, 2010 event hosted by Austin Auction Gallery. It’s estimate value is $60,000-$80,000.AUSTIN, Texas – A superb circa-1900 gold necklace laden with 45 carats of fine Australian fire opals, diamonds and freshwater … More >>

Auction Report: Oldest Existing Original ‘Flying Car’ Soars to $65,175 (4/1/10)
The oldest original “flying car,” built in 1935 and meant to be flown house to house, topped the March 13-14, 2010 auction hosted by Red Baron Antiques, selling for $65,175.ATLANTA – The oldest original “flying car”—built in 1935 and the brainchild of Frank Skroback, a retired industrial technician and … More >>

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