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Scottish play opens in NY

24 August 2020

Edition of Macbeth that once belonged to actor Charlton Heston.

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Japanese face armour

24 August 2020

A collection of Japanese arms and armour is a key feature of Cowan’s arms and armour auction to be held in Cincinnati on September 2.

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Carry on bidding

24 August 2020

Almost 2.5 million of these Second World War British posters with the now famous slogan were printed in 12 different sizes.

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The four seasons in one day

24 August 2020

Interpretation by Spanish artist in Modernisme style stands out in Art Nouveau selection.

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Centrepiece of attention

24 August 2020

This monumental late 19th century, three-piece presentation silver centrepiece measures 3ft 4in x 20in (1.02m x 51cm) and weighs 17lb 8oz or 255.21oz troy weight.

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Texas museum boosts Spanish art collection with five acquisitions from Madrid gallery

20 August 2020

De la Mano Gallery in Madrid has sold five works to The Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas.

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Tiffany pendant in Japanese style trebles estimate at Skinner

17 August 2020

Japonisme, the craze for Japanese art first described by the French critic and collector Philippe Burty in 1872, became a key part of Tiffany & Co’s jewellery oeuvre from c.1877.

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Kelmscott Press copy tempts bidders at Hindman

17 August 2020

A number of higher-priced lots featured in a sale held by Hindman (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) of Chicago this summer, where fine binding was very much in evidence on both individual volumes and sets.

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Chase is on for hunting accounts

17 August 2020

Arnold ‘Jake’ Johnson’s library of thousands of volumes covering travel, big game hunting – the focus of the three lots featured here – sporting and other fields is being dispersed by Doyle (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) in various live and online auctions in New York.

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Art Deco bracelet features in bountiful two-day sale in Maine

17 August 2020

The jewellery section of the two-day Summer’s Bounty auction to be held by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on August 29-30 includes a number of pieces from estate of Rosemarie Wolfe of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and Palm Beach, Florida.

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Oak furniture rubs shoulders with Old Masters in Massachusetts single-owner selection

17 August 2020

George Way (1950-2019) developed an early fascination with oak furniture. He was especially interested in seat furniture and at the age of 16 he began a half-century quest to build up the largest privately owned collection of 17th century chairs in America, assembling over 100 Dutch and English examples.

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Modernist jeweller makes his Marx at Philadelphia auction

17 August 2020

A collection of over 30 pieces by the Brazilian modernist jeweller Haroldo Burle Marx will be a focus of the August 20 Boutique Jewels auction to be held by Freeman’s in Philadelphia.

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Online bidders battle it out for British reverse glass painting

17 August 2020

A highlight of the Summer’s Bounty Auction held by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries (17%/20% online buyer’s premium) of Maine was this British reverse glass painting dated to the late 18th century.

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Whole lotta love for Led Zeppelin signed album and original cover artwork

13 August 2020

There were good times but no bad times for the vendors of Led Zeppelin memorabilia which came to auction recently and flew beyond estimates.

Seeing stars for the first time

10 August 2020

Copy of newspaper containing what became the US national anthem makes sale appearance

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Savvy caddy makes a happy golfer

10 August 2020

One of the specialist golfing sales held by PBA Galleries (20% buyer’s premium) of San Francisco included the work of a Scottish-born designer of golf courses who is said to have laid out some 400 of them.

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Look out: The Fridge ploughs into Heritage Auctions

10 August 2020

If you remember the American Football mania that first hit the UK in the mid-1980s when coverage started on Channel 4, then you will certainly recall ‘The Refrigerator’.

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Chad Valley toy car motors into New Jersey sale

03 August 2020

Among the European toys included in the August 13 Basics sale to be held by Bertoia auctions of Vineland, New Jersey will be this boxed saloon car made by the British firm Chad Valley.

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Rock and Roll poster set to make a big noise in Dallas saleroom

03 August 2020

Only around five examples of this rare ‘Big Beat’ concert poster are thought to exist. It advertises a 1958 tour by Rock and Roll promoter Alan Freed, whose photo appears at the top above the 16 different 1950s top musical acts (all also pictured).

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Flask with a ducal dedication offered at Denver auction

03 August 2020

This 12¾in (32cm) tall European carved bone powder flask dated to the 17th century will feature in the first day of Morphy Auctions’ August 18-19 sale of edged weapons, armour and militaria in Denver, Pennsylvania.

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