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Coming home: New York Winter Show staged at regular venue for first time since 2020

02 January 2023

The 69th edition of the venerable fair takes place at its traditional venue of the Park Lane Armory

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News in Brief – including an auction record for any netsuke

02 January 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an 18th century Kyoto carving setting an auction record at Bonhams for any netsuke.

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Don’t think twice, it’s all right to make a bid for Bob Dylan love letters

02 January 2023

Running to over 150pp in all, an archive of 42 love letters sent by Bob Dylan to a high school sweetheart, Barbara Ann Hewitt, featured in a November 17 Marvels of Modern Music sale held by RR Auctions of Amherst, New Hampshire.

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Big catches in angling collection

19 December 2022

Bonhams New York (27.5/26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) had bidders hooked by the angling books included in its wide-ranging November 15 auction.

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Washington letters sell but constitution on hold

19 December 2022

“Yesterday put an end to the business of the Federal Convention. Enclosed is a copy of the Constitution it agreed to recommend.”

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Mars collection lands in Manhattan

19 December 2022

Anyone familiar with HG Wells’ 'War of the Worlds' knows that the chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one – but the things that do make it come with some serious firepower.

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Sizeable Chicago sale led by a huge 7ft wide city map

12 December 2022

The creation of James T Palmatary, the engraved and framed birds-eye view or plan of Chicago of 1857 pictured above is almost 7ft wide.

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Prices by the power of Grayskull

05 December 2022

In 1981 the most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, began his fight against the evil Skeletor to save the planet of Eternia and protect Castle Grayskull.

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Plan B sounds like a great option

05 December 2022

A gallery offering Old Masters and antiques as well as Contemporary art is opening in Brooklyn, New York City.

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Japanese robot is a diamond pleaser

05 December 2022

Shown here is one of ‘very few known’ examples of Yonezawa’s c.1962 Diamond Planet Robot – the largest tin windup robot produced, 10in (24.5cm) high.

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The fashion doll before Barbie courtesy of Madame Alexander

05 December 2022

Bertha Alexander Behrman – aka Madame Alexander – was probably destined to be a doll maker.

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High-tech early breech loaders broke new ground

28 November 2022

At first glance this early 18th century British-made sporting flintlock is nothing particularly out of the ordinary, despite being impressively engraved and relief carved.

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Abijah’s powder horn shows Ranger value

28 November 2022

A ‘Siege of Louisbourg’ powder horn belonging to one Ranger Abijah Smith sold for $17,500 (£15,200) at Bonhams Skinner in an auction on September 28 in Massachusetts.

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Kepler manuscript’s star value

28 November 2022

Calculations on planetary movements rise to the occasion in New York saleroom

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British pistols owned by American patriot

28 November 2022

A pair of ornate presentation flintlock pistols made in London and later owned by an American patriot sold for $55,000 (£46,200) at a US saleroom.

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Expansion and hires including Hindman to open a New York saleroom

22 November 2022

Hindman launching in New York and Sotheby’s expanding in Asia are among the latest updates across the world of art and antiques.

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‘The Day the Music Died’ poster sets auction record

21 November 2022

The only known poster from ‘The Day the Music Died’ became the most expensive concert poster when it sold for a premium inclusive $447,000 ($379,500) at Heritage Auctions of Dallas on November 11.

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Life revealed in terracotta and wood forms

21 November 2022

This terracotta sculpture from 1941 by Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) featured in the Fine Art sale held by Shapiro (25% buyer’s premium) on October 15.

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The frame game in Florida

21 November 2022

New York frame maker and restorer Eli Wilner is selling a lifetime collection of ‘museum-quality’ frames at auction.

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Best of British courtesy of Leahy

14 November 2022

Anglophile American lawyer’s excellent and extensive collection is sold in New York.

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