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Fairground attraction at Morphy auction

11 July 2022

On September 9-10 Morphy in Denver, Pennsylvania, will offer the Henry Krijnen collection of mechanical music and fairground instruments from the Netherlands.

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Ancient attractions turn heads at Hindman

11 July 2022

An ancient Egyptian cartonnage Mummy mask was the top-selling lot in an auction of Antiquities held by Hindman (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) in Chicago.

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English tea caddy on offer at Butterscotch

11 July 2022

Butterscotch in New York is holding its summer estates auction on July 17.

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Oyster poster could be a perfect catch

11 July 2022

Swann Auction Galleries is holding a sale of vintage posters in New York on August 4.

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Magical prop made by Okito

11 July 2022

This mid-20th century illusionist apparatus will feature in Potter & Potter’s latest Magic sale when it auctions the lifetime collection of Jim Deloach in Chicago on July 16.

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Neptune buyer splashes out

04 July 2022

Set of charts, plans and views was published by the Admiralty for Royal Navy use

Jewellery team

New faces and galleries – a round up of new hires and developments across the art and antiques sector

28 June 2022

An expanding jewellery team in Staffordshire and a new London managing director for a US auction house feature in our latest round-up of industry news.

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Star Wars action toys force market to six-figure frontier

27 June 2022

Boldly going where no production action figure has gone before, a ʻdouble-telescoping’ Luke Skywalker in near mint conditon has sold for close to $100,000.

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Tribute to a legendary dealer

27 June 2022

The number of six-figure bids received reflects the quality of William S Reese collection

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LA sale adds touch of Hollywood

20 June 2022

A collection from three actors will be offered in Los Angeles this month.

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Michelin Man reads a map

20 June 2022

A selection of lots relating to vehicles opens Poster Auctions International’s sale in New York on July 12.

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Superman and his wallpower

20 June 2022

This Superman Krypto-Raygun is a vintage projector toy that allows the user to flash picture stories onto the wall.

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Truman defends atom bombing

20 June 2022

Treasures from the Melvin ‘Pete’ Mark Jnr Collection, a Heritage (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) auction in Dallas that ended on May 7, presented a remarkable range of material.

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Delftware acquired by US dealer couple offered in Pennsylvania auction

20 June 2022

Pook & Pook of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, is to offer works from the estate of Mark and Marjorie Allen, antiques dealers from New Hampshire, over two days on June 30 and July 1.

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Civilotti revives Etruscan era

20 June 2022

This 19th century, c.1850, archaeological revivalist 22ct gold necklace by Carlo Civilotti of the Civilotti family of jewellers in Rome will feature in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ wide-ranging three-day auction taking place in Maine on July 8-10

William Shakespeare’s First Folio

Copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio comes to New York auction

14 June 2022

An original copy of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, printed 400 years ago, will be offered at Sotheby’s in New York on July 21 with an estimate of $1.5m-2.5m (£1.2m-2m).

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Declaration before the declaration

13 June 2022

“Congress have judged it necessary to dissolve all Connection between Great Britain, and the American Colonies; and to declare them free and independent States…”

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Frankenstein first now in second place

06 June 2022

Just one other example of Mary Shelley’s famous tale has made more at auction

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San Frantastic views sold locally

06 June 2022

Maps and views of San Francisco were among the principal attractions of an April 21 sale held by local auction house PBA Galleries (25/20% buyer’s premium) to disperse the first portion of the Charles Fraccia Collection.

Revolvers presented to Ulysses S Grant

Civil War general Grant's revolvers set US saleroom house record

30 May 2022

A pair of revolvers presented to American Civil War general and later US president Ulysses S Grant soldfor $4.4m (£3.61m) or $5.17m with premium.

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