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American early rarities and a Shakepeare First Folio achieve seven-figure sums

12 September 2022

The principal portion of a two-part sale conducted by Sotheby’s New York included not one, but three lots that brought seven-figure bids.

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Bizarre goat rider and monkey combination

05 September 2022

Bertoia’s sale of the collection of Bill and Stevie Weart will be held over two days in Vineland, New Jersey, on September 8-9.

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Russian Futurist’s US view offered at Doyle

05 September 2022

Doyle in New York is holding a Fine Art auction on September 14 offering a selection of affordable paintings, prints and sculpture that spans the late 19th through the 20th centuries.

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English embroideries impress at US auction

05 September 2022

Massachusetts sale includes elaborate examples of early needlework from across the Atlantic

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‘Gang of Five’ robot takes $70,000 at Morphy Auctions

05 September 2022

A well-preserved and boxed version of the 1960s Japanese Masudaya Machine Man robot was the highest flyer in the Morphy Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) August 9-10 toys and collectables sale in Denver, Pennsylvania.

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Rediscovered painting by German Symbolist von Stuck emerges in Missouri

05 September 2022

A rediscovered painting by the German Symbolist and Munich Secessionist artist Franz von Stuck (1863-1928) is to be offered by Soulis Auctions in Lone Jack, (suburban Kansas City) Missouri, on September 23.

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Sherlock’s brother detected in Arthur Conan Doyle autograph manuscript

29 August 2022

Making its third appearance at auction in almost 60 years, the 34pp autograph manuscript of Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter’, a tale from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes collection of his stories that first appeared in The Strand magazine in 1893, has sold for $280,000 (£236,090) in Dallas.

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Christie’s auction of $1bn Paul Allen collection could be the largest in history

27 August 2022

An unprecedented collection of art belonging to the late Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, could break records as it goes under the hammer at Christie’s.

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Old World works of art come fresh to Massachusetts saleroom

22 August 2022

English and Continental ‘country house’ offerings are rare in the US but not gone forever

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Duplicate set: Plate from ‘Rutherford White House’ dinner service takes $1500

22 August 2022

During the administration of Rutherford Hayes, who served as the 19th President of the US from 1877-81, the White House commissioned a dinner service from the Haviland factory in Limoges.

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Rare Tornek-Rayville dive watch emerges at Bonhams Skinner

22 August 2022

The latest sale of Clocks, Watches, & Scientific Instruments held by Bonhams Skinner (25% buyer’s premium) included one of perhaps only 50 surviving Tornek-Rayville TR-900 stainless steel dive watches.

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Henry Moore’s view of Justice offered in New Jersey

22 August 2022

The sale at Nye & Company in Bloomfield, New Jersey, on September 7-8 includes Modern and Contemporary art and sculpture from the David and Laura Finn family collection.

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New faces including at Catherine Southon Auctioneers, Olympia Auctions and LAPADA

18 August 2022

The latest appointments and moves across auction houses, dealers and associations.

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Mucha takes a nibble at the biscuit tin market

15 August 2022

The sales at Poster Auctions International (20% buyer’s premium) in New York regularly include a selection of examples by Alphonse Mucha and its most recent auction was no exception.

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Jet off to the US thanks to Sabena

15 August 2022

Sabena was mainland Europe’s first airline to offer a transatlantic jet service via Boeing 707 and this design by Gaston Van den Eynde is one of a series that he designed to herald the Belgian airline’s jet age.

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Elegant Zouave uniforms underline the French connection

15 August 2022

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the French military could feel pretty proud of itself. The dashing style and spirit of their forces in the 19th century often inspired other nations to create copycat units.

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New international appointments at Bonhams and Heritage

08 August 2022

Bianca Cutait has joined Bonhams as a senior specialist for the Post-War & Contemporary art department, based in Miami (also with a focus on Latin America).

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Collector interview: Toys are there to share, after all

08 August 2022

US collector tells us why he’s so keen to open a museum displaying his purchases

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Massachusetts collectables specialist JG joins the auction world

08 August 2022

Collectables firm JG Autographs has started to hold auctions, with the first running online until August 23.

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Delft and metal stand out in antiques dealer duo's collection

08 August 2022

Both categories are particularly notable as Mark and Marjorie Allen lots sell in Pennsylvania

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