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VINELAND, N.J. –

No one likes for summer to end, but there’s a silver lining for toy collectors when the sunny season turns a corner and heads into fall. It means that soon it will be time for Bertoia’s Annual Fall Festival Auction. This year the popular, widely diverse sale of antique and vintage toys, trains...Full story

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GENEVA –

Two pieces of tiger jewelry by Cartier, formerly from the legendary collection of the Duchess of Windsor and given to Sarah Brightman by her then husband Andrew Lloyd Webber, are the early highlights of the upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction at Christie’s in Geneva...Full story

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) –

An exhibition of more than 50 works by artist Joan Miro is opening at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The museum is the only East Coast site for the exhibit of works by the Barcelona-born artist. The exhibit titled “Miro: The Experience of Seeing” covers the final 20 years of the...Full story

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Jewelry, luxury goods from Princeton's Silver Shop in Sept. 27-28 auction

Jewelry, luxury goods from Princeton's Silver Shop in Sept. 27-28 auction

PHILA., Pa. – Since 1937, The Silver Shop in Princeton, New Jersey, has catered to a selective clientele that included not only blue-blooded Princetonians but also celebrities, politicians and...

Mid-century modern pieces stand out in Capo auction Sept. 20

Mid-century modern pieces stand out in Capo auction Sept. 20

NEW YORK – An outstanding selection of mid-century modern furniture will be taking the spotlight at Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques’ first fall auction on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 11a.m....

Lichtenstein, Fini, Giacometti lead Clars' Sept. 13-14 auction

OAKLAND, Calif. - On September 13, 14, and 15, 2014, Clars Auction Gallery will host what is anticipated to be the largest sale in the firm’s history. In a year where each monthly sale surpassed...

Stephenson’s to auction Tiffany gold, Russian silver & more, Sept. 19

PHILA., Pa. – Family-owned Stephenson’s Auctioneers has returned once again from some of Philadelphia’s most exclusive “old-money” neighborhoods with a bounty of high-quality antiques, decorative...

Bruhns to auction Colo. Tower Museum’s collections, Sept. 19-21

DENVER – The weekend of September 19-21 will mark the end of an era for Colorado, as Denver auction company Bruhns liquidates the contents of the now-closed World’s Wonder View Tower Museum in the...

W.M. Hunt portrait of Lincoln among highlights at Quinn’s Sept. 13 sale

Harrah Collection gets top billing at Victorian Casino sale Sept. 19-21

Waverly Rare Books goes beyond its name with Sept. 11 auction

‘Serious’ array of toys, pop culture in Morphy’s Sept. 6-7 auction

Guernsey’s sets the stage for Waylon Jennings auction Oct. 5

Asian art, carvings featued at Elite Decorative Arts auction Sept. 20

Bid through LiveAuctioneers.com to win items at Rago sale Sept. 12-14

Lalique, cloisonné featured in Gray’s auction Sept. 10

Asian art, antiques highlight I.M. Chait auction Sept. 7

Aug. 29-30 auction of opera singer's estate includes prized art, Asian pcs.

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Museum to return loaned material to Maurice Sendak estate

Museum to return loaned material to Maurice Sendak estate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A small Philadelphia museum that houses more than 10,000 pieces by illustrator Maurice Sendak will be returning most of the collection to the author's estate. The Philadelphia...

Sotheby’s to auction Rothko paintings from Mellon estate

Sotheby’s to auction Rothko paintings from Mellon estate

NEW YORK (AP) – Two Mark Rothko paintings are among the objects that will be auctioned in the fall from the estate of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, a noted horticulturist, philanthropist and heir to...

'Hidden Treasures of Rome' university project begins in Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— For more than a century, hundreds of thousands of historical artifacts dating back to before the founding of Rome have been stored in crates in the Capitoline Museums of Rome, where...

Isa Genzken retrospective opens at Dallas Museum of Art

DALLAS - The Dallas Museum of Art presents Isa Genzken: Retrospective, the first major U.S. exhibition to encompass the artist’s oeuvre, and the final venue for an exhibition the New Yorker hailed...

Joan Miro exhibit opens at Duke University art museum

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – An exhibition of more than 50 works by artist Joan Miro is opening at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The museum is the only East Coast site for the exhibit of...

Vincent van Gogh painting on loan to Currier Museum

Unseen Picasso letter, with doodles, on display in France

Brightman's Cartier Tigers with royal provenance in Nov. 11 auction

UK's Nat'l Portrait Gallery unveils portrait of Dame Vivienne Westwood

Matisse is Tate’s most successful exhibition ever

O'Keeffe Museum to auction Jimson Weed, 2 other paintings

Brussels Jewish museum suspect to remain in custody for 3 months

Spain prehistoric cave art stays open to lucky few

Lighthouse on Wisconsin's Door County island going high tech

Bill Barrett sculpture gifted to Purdue commemorates 9/11

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Morphy’s $1.38M Aug. 30-31 sale yields $284K for Pa. Treasury

Morphy’s $1.38M Aug. 30-31 sale yields $284K for Pa. Treasury

DENVER, Pa. – The citizens of Pennsylvania will profit handsomely from Morphy Auctions’ Aug. 30-31, 2014 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, which brought in $1,380,000, inclusive of 20% buyer’s...

Brian Coole nautical painting sets record at Kaminski Auctions

Brian Coole nautical painting sets record at Kaminski Auctions

BEVERLY, Mass. – Fine art was the highlight of the day at Kaminski Auctions’ Aug. 24 Nautical and Americana sale, with all nautical paintings in the sale performing well. LiveAuctioneers.com...

$210K Coca-Cola calendar sets record at Morphy’s Aug. 22-24 auction

DENVER, Pa. – Motivated bidders and an unprecedented selection of antique advertising and coin-op machines found common ground at Morphy’s gallery over the weekend of Aug. 22-24, with the result...

Internet bidding buoys Kodner Galleries auction Aug. 6

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Kodner Galleries’ Aug. 6 auction was dominated by strong Internet bidding. On-line bidders battled phone and gallery bidders over treasures from two large Palm Beach, Florida...

VIDEO: Strong online bidding for items in Graceland auction

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AFP) – A paper target riddled with bullets fired by Elvis Presley at his personal shooting range sold for $27,500 at the first auction of Elvis artifacts hosted by his estate Thursday....

Lincoln flag tops Heritage political auction at $20,000

Calligraphy scrolls keep Asian items on a roll at Michaan’s

Anatole Vély painting leads bidding at John Moran auction

Victorian, art glass excel at Jeffrey Evans auction July 26

Warhol portfolio, decorative items impress buyers at Capo auction

Case record-breaking Summer Auction a ringing success

Benjamin West artworks sell for £138,880 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

Aboriginal shields shoot to $23,000 each at Clars Auction Gallery

Busy preview foretells success for Morphy’s July 19 Firearms sale

Internet bidding credited for strong results at Kodner Galleries

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Director David Lynch returns to Philly for exhibition debut

Director David Lynch returns to Philly for exhibition debut

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Never mind the world outside David Lynch's studio window: the sun beaming on the Hollywood Hills, the sprinklered lawns ringed by dry chaparral, the open-top tourist vans...

Reclusive artist Robert Indiana doesn't show at HOPE Day

Reclusive artist Robert Indiana doesn't show at HOPE Day

VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) – Reclusive artist Robert Indiana was expected to make an appearance outside his island residence Saturday to take part in a celebration of his art around the world on his...

Erika Holmquist-Wall assumes art post at Speed Museum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Speed Art Museum has announced that Erika Holmquist-Wall has been hired as the Mary and Barry Bingham, Sr., Curator of European and American Painting and Sculpture for the museum....

Brooklyn Museum director Arnold Lehman retiring in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The director of the Brooklyn Museum is retiring next year. Arnold Lehman informed the board of trustees at a meeting Tuesday that he'll retire in mid-2015. He took over the...

Jeff Koons to create works to benefit UN foundation

NEW YORK (AP) - A new philanthropy created to raise money for humanitarian causes has enlisted Jeff Koons to create new works to raise money for the United Nations Foundation. Project Perpetual...

Schwarzenegger on hand to unveil official governor's portrait

In Memoriam: Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, 86

'LOVE' artist Robert Indiana at center of exhibit

'Edsel King' clearing 2,300 cars from his North Dakota lot

In Memorian: 'Dogtown' skateboarding legend Jay Adams, 53

MAD to showcase founder's impact on American craft culture

KC museum director recognized for contributions to arts

Michelle Castro joins Heritage as trusts & estates rep

‘World’s Number One Elvis fan’ to be remembered

Diver scoured Fla. riverbeds for prehistoric artifacts

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Ceramics Collector: Christopher Haun, patriot potter

Ceramics Collector: Christopher Haun, patriot potter

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In America’s early history, skilled artisans supplied consumers’ demand for utilitarian and luxury goods to fill their homes. While making the objects we cherish as antiques...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Collezione della famiglia Martignone

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Collezione della famiglia Martignone

MILANO, Italia - Dipinti del Settecento, mobili lombardi neoclassici, argenti tedeschi dell'Ottocento e altro ancora. Per i collezionisti di arti decorative e mobili antichi è in arrivo sul mercato...

Art Market Italy: Bonhams to auction property of Martignone family

MILAN, Italy - Seventeenth-century paintings, Lombardy neo-classical furniture and 19th-century German silver from an important Northern Italian family will be auctioned September 24th at Bonhams'...

Miscellaneana: Smoking Paraphernalia

LONDON - I smoked my first cigarette, a Woodbine, in the coal shed, aged seven. A few years later, I surreptitiously took my pocket money and visited the tobacconist in town. Whether or not he believed...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Sept. 8, 2014

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Furniture made from recycled workbenches and school lockers, or huge metal parts from factory machines is not a new idea. Our ancestors recycled clothing into quilts, tin advertising...

Furniture Specific: Using your head, not your back

Live Auction Talk: Harry Houdini

Miscellaneana: Walking sticks and canes

London Eye: August 2014

Gallery Report: September 2014

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Sept. 1, 2014

Miscellaneana: Guinness advertising items

Postcards: Natural beauty of the Wisconsin Dells

Reading the Streets: 21st Precinct Show

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Aug. 25, 2014

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Preserved buildings reflect Michigan’s U.P. heritage

Preserved buildings reflect Michigan’s U.P. heritage

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) – Material manifestations of history can come in many forms, such as arrowheads, fossils, photographs and books. Perhaps the most grandiose of these, tough, are the preserved...

Honolulu's Kakaako district a gritty gallery for street art

Honolulu's Kakaako district a gritty gallery for street art

HONOLULU (AP) – Honolulu is famous for golden sand beaches and big waves. But the city's warehouse district, called Kakaako, is famous for a different sort of attraction. You won't find kitschy...

Florida Highwaymen artist's works locked behind prison walls

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Behind the rusting chain-link fence topped with razor wire and inside abandoned buildings where muted rooms are blanketed with dust lies artistic treasure. Two years ago, the...

Pompeii: Ancient city of the dead 'buried' in tourists

POMPEII, Italy (AP) – Pompeii is the city of the long goodbye. In A.D. 62, a major earthquake toppled buildings, causing severe damage, harbinger of what was to come. Seventeen years later, in A.D....

Va. woman finds hand-carved family crest in thrift store

HITE OAK, Va. (AP) – Betty Hilosky goes treasure hunting every day, scouring thrift stores for items others discard. She's found some great deals: Waterford crystal, a Hummel angel figurine and...

Horror of World War I inspired innovative art, literature

Harvey Girls cheerfully served Southwest railroad travelers

Old postcards still captivate, as one new collector explains

Mineral Point, Wis.: Figgyhobbin, pasties and the arts

Memphis Milano: Bold color, extreme design

Amid Italy's art gems, artists' tombs inspire, too

Obama’s restrictions on instruments strike sour note

Last Post descendant to head Hillwood museum stepping down

Americans and their cars: a love affair on fumes?

Volunteers help dig up dinosaurs for Utah museum

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