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Reese: mad about Melville

26 September 2022

The latest in a series of auctions to draw on the private library of one of the more prominent antiquarian book dealers of his generation, William S Reese (1955-2018), ran from September 1-14 at Christie’s New York (26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium).

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Original Bond artwork by McGinnis on offer

26 September 2022

Even if you do not know the name Bob McGinnis (b.1926) you will probably be familiar with his work.

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Rowlandson collector

24 September 2022

Prints and drawings by the English artist and caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) from an American collector are being sold on iGavel auctions in an online sale presented by Lark Mason Associates that runs until September 28.

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The fish course is served

24 September 2022

This 14-piece Rosenthal porcelain fish service dating from the early 20th century will be included in Fontaine’s Fine and Decorative Arts sale.

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Get set for the Getty collection

19 September 2022

Ann and Gordon Getty sale turns focus to the best of British and Continental furnishing.

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Put some chrome in your home

19 September 2022

Among the pieces included in Freemans’ Art and Design sale is this Womb chair by the Finnish-American designer Eero Saarinen, a design from 1947-48.

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Cameo appearance in Kansas

19 September 2022

Woody Auctions in Kansas is selling the collection of Van and Karen Turner from Oklahoma on September 24.

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Qianlong ewer with provenance

19 September 2022

One of the highlights of Cottone’s mixed-owner auction is this 10½in (27cm) high Chinese blue and white Qianlong mark and period ewer in Ming style.

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Majolica game pie

19 September 2022

Specialist majolica auction house Strawser in Indiana includes this George Jones cobalt ground game tureen in its sale on October 15.

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Wright of Derby in Asheville

19 September 2022

Brunk of Asheville, North Carolina, is selling works from the estate of the well-known dealer Peter Tillou over two days from September 29-30.

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Fab Four sign in

19 September 2022

Heritage is holding a Beatles memorabilia sale in Dallas on September 24.

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Café society in Florida

19 September 2022

This oil on canvas by Edouard Leon Cortes (1882-1929) titled Café de la Paix will be included in a first 350-lot mixed-owner session at Helmuth Stone.

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Klee's Destruction and Hope

19 September 2022

This lithograph and watercolour from 1916 by Paul Klee (1879-1940) is offered in the sale of prints and multiples at Hindman in Chicago on September 29.

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Auction house Bellmans opens in Kensington's Cromwell Place

14 September 2022

News of Bellmans opening a London office in South Kensington is among the latest moves and hires across the world of art and antiques.

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Met museum hands back looted artefacts

12 September 2022

Twenty-seven looted artefacts seized from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art have been returned to Italy and Egypt as part of longrunning investigations by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit.

Beyond the wizard: Baum’s Oz makes a record

12 September 2022

Sold online for a record $20,000 (£16,340) at the former Butterfields, now Bonhams Los Angeles (27.5/26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) salerooms as part of the David Lloyd collection of modern literature was a 1909 first edition of Frank L Baum’s 'The Road to Oz'.

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Atomic bomber’s secret logbook made headlines

12 September 2022

Sold at $440,000 (£371,000), the most expensive lot in a three-day auction at Heritage (25% buyer’s premium) was a logbook kept on the B29 Superfortress bomber that dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.

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Reginald was not bewitched by magic claims

12 September 2022

Sold at Bonhams Skinner (27.5/26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) was a 1584 first edition of Reginald Scot’s 'The Discoverie of Witchcraft….'

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Rapoport collection part two on offer at Swann

12 September 2022

The October 13 sale of Early Printed Books at Swann Auction Galleries in New York will feature part two of the library of Ken Rapoport: English literature, tales of chivalry from the Renaissance, and more Shakespeare, Chaucer, Cervantes, Donne, and others.

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Harvard College makes print debut mention

12 September 2022

Freeman’s September 21 Books and Manuscripts auction, in Pennsylvania is led by an ‘extremely rare’ first edition of 'New Englands First Fruits' (estimate $20,000-30,000), a 1643 account of Puritan evangelisation in New England.

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