• 11
    Apr

7-Foot-Tall Stainless Steel Popeye could Rake in $25 million worth of Spinach

NEW YORK – “I yam what I yam.” And what he is, is a seven-foot-tall metallic sculptural representation of the American pop culture icon, Popeye. Considered artist Jeff Koons’ most accomplished and major work of recent years, “Popeye” will be among the offerings at the Sotheby’s New York Evening Auction of Contemporary Art sale on […]

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  • 10
    Apr

The Important Glasgow Connection to Canton and Chinese Export Silver

中國出口銀器: 格拉斯哥的聯系 There are more similarities between the early 19th-century port cities of Glasgow, Scotland, and Canton, China, than one might think, apart from the obvious fact they were both thriving port communities where the very existence of each city was inextricably linked to the business being done in the harbor. By the 17th century, […]

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  • 9
    Apr

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Original Manuscripts of Medical Recipes

LONDON – Advances in modern medicine make it very hard to imagine a time without prescription pills and high-tech medical equipment but Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ April 17 sale of Printed Books and Manuscripts offers buyers an insight into the world of medicine as it was more than 400 years ago, with antique manuscripts featuring […]

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  • 8
    Apr

Orson Welles Auction offers Insight to Famed Actor & Director

Want to see the world the way legendary movie actor and director Orson Welles did when he shot home movies? Someone will get that opportunity if they make a winning bid for the Bell and Howell camera Welles used to shoot home movies.. It’s one of 70 lots his daughter, Beatrice, discovered in old boxes […]

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  • 8
    Apr

Non-Profits Turn to Antique Appraisal Days for Fundraising Help

The folks in Catskill, N.Y., had been looking for a new kind of fundraiser to augment their school district’s ever-tightening budget. Their new solution? Old things. The Catskill Educational Foundation—a non-profit organization that helps the Catskill School District pay for extra resources, programs and educational tools—hosted its first benefit Antiques Appraisal Day last Saturday, and […]

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  • 7
    Apr

Annual ISA Summer Conference to Focus on Scholarship and Business Development

CHICAGO – Author and gallery director Michael Findlay will deliver the keynote address at the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), which will also feature a broad range of distinguished antiques and fine art speakers at its annual meeting, this year slated for April 25-28 at the InterContinental at the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. Findlay, […]

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  • 2
    Apr

Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks Sunburst Snuff Jar Gavels for $57,330 at Auction

WOODSTOCK, Conn. – A sunburst snuff jar made between 1815 and 1830 at the Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks in New Hampshire—an extremely rare piece and in virtually perfect condition—sold for $57,330, highlighting a recent Norman C. Heckler & Company’s Internet auction. It was a tidy, online-only affair that saw a little fewer than 100 items […]

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  • 31
    Mar

Guernsey’s Guitar Auction Could Rewrite Investment Guitar Market Thinking, Prices

In 1933, struggling 22-year-old musician Leonard Slye needed a guitar. He found one at a California pawn shop and paid $30 for it. In 1933, $30 was an average week’s wage, but Slye believed that the guitar—a three-year-old Martin OM-45 deluxe model serial #42125—was worth the price. New Martin OM-45s retailed for $225. Slye went […]

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  • 31
    Mar

Radar O’Reilly’s Teddy Bear from ‘M*A*S*H’ TV Show Hammers for $14,000

When a “national treasure” prop or costume from an iconic Hollywood movie or television show becomes available at auction, it can make headlines, especially among auction watchers, memorabilia collectors, as well as those who follow celebrity related news. One of the most sentimental TV-related props—Radar O’Reilly’s Teddy bear from the hit show “M*A*S*H”—sold at One […]

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  • 31
    Mar

Buyers to Get a Crack at Rockwell’s Iconic ‘The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)’

NEW YORK – Norman Rockwell’s iconic baseball painting “The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)” will be included in Christie’s May 22 sale of American Art. The work, which has never been offered at auction, was painted in 1957 for the March 2nd cover of The Saturday Evening Post and has remained in the same private […]

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