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
Antiques & Collectibles: July Auctions
There are a couple of hot, hot auctions slated for July with a noteworthy selection of items for sale. Don’t let the summer doldrums keep you from what’s really important—collecting.
Kate Moss, Latin Art, a Gold Rush Coin, & Insuring Collectibles
In eccentric collectibles, model Kate Moss drops a hair extension in Berlin that results in bids on eBay and in fine art, a contested painting sets a new record for a Latin work. Iowan floods that brought the heartbreaking loss of a baseball legend’s memorabilia prompts an article on sports collectibles insurance, a Gold Rush-era coin is put on display, and a doll hits the big screen.
WorthPoint to Co-Sponsor American Presidential Experience During Democratic National Convention in Denver
WorthPoint will co-sponsor the American Presidential Experience during the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August. The announcement was made at a news conference hosted by Denver Mayor John W. Hickenlooper and the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee.
Worthpoint Painting Beats Estimate in Huge Sotheby’s Auction
A painting stored in the closet of a Boulder home and brokered by WorthPoint has sold at Sotheby’s prestigious spring sale of Impressionist and Modern Art for nearly 50 percent above its low estimate.
The painting, “Coin De Paris, Rue de Meaux,” by Takanori Oguiss sold in the second day of the two-day auction for $103,000. Its pre-sale estimate was $70,000-$90,000.
Lennon’s “Give Peace A Chance” Lyrics to be Auctioned
LONDON – “It will be worth something someday,” John Lennon told Gail Renard four decades ago, handing her scribbled lyrics to “Give Peace a Chance.”
Those lyrics are featured among Renard’s rock and pop collectibles that will be auctioned by Christie’s of London. The lyrics will go on public view in New York on May 7-20 and in London on July 5. They will be auctioned on July 10.