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A piece of the set from The Ed Sullivan Show, signed by the Beatles minutes before their first live television performance Feb. 9, 1964, may sell for more than $800,000 in Heritage Auction’s April 26-27 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature® Auction. The sale headlines an all-star list...Full story

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that an exhibition of some 60 jeweled objects from the private collection formed by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani will be presented at the museum this fall. “Treasures from India: Jewels from the...Full story

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VINELAND, N.J. –

Whether high-end European productions of a century ago or mid-range boomer toys produced for the prosperous postwar American market, toys made an impressive statement at Bertoia Auctions’ first sale of the year, held March 28-29. The auction attracted a bidding audience divided…Full story

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Stephenson’s to auction the cream of Philadelphia estates, May 2

Stephenson’s to auction the cream of Philadelphia estates, May 2

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – Springtime comes to Philadelphia on Friday, May 2nd as Stephenson’s of suburban Bucks County welcomes the new season with a 500-lot Antiques & Decorative Arts Auction....

Jeffrey S. Evans to auction Deike ceramics collection May 6

Jeffrey S. Evans to auction Deike ceramics collection May 6

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will auction English pottery from the private collection of George and Mickey Deike of West Virginia over two years, beginning with the May...

20th century paintings dominate Gray’s lineup April 30

CLEVELAND – Gray’s Auctioneers and Appraisers will host their next auction April 30 at 11 a.m. Eastern. An extensive collection of modern and contemporary art, Chinese porcelain pieces, and...

Tonya Cameron to sell decorative arts from East, West, April 28

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – T.A.C. Estate Auctions Inc. will auction American and European decorative arts as well as Asian decorative arts on Monday, April 28. The 247-lot auction will begin at 6 p.m....

Austin Auction to offer property of sports icons Mathewson, Royal

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin Auction Gallery will present a bountiful May 3, 2014 Estates Auction boasting over 650 lots of antique furniture, fine art, porcelain glassware and silver. Internet live...

Material Culture to auction noted folk art collection May 4

Peacocks featured in 2 top lots at John Moran auction April 29

1595 astrolabe aims for the stars in Charles Miller's Apr. 30 auction

Asian, international fine art on tap at I.M. Chait sale May 18

Beatles items to star in Heritage music auction April 26-27

1870s Horse Race bank could top $50K at Morphy's, May 3

Chuck Close mural a big find at Sanford & Son May 3 design auction

Sterling Assoc. to auction diamonds, gold, silver & antique armor, May 8

Rare gems sparkle throughout Heritage jewelry sale April 29

Sworders expects brush pot to lead Asian Art sale April 29

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Landscape masterpieces coming to Portland museum in 2015

Landscape masterpieces coming to Portland museum in 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum and the Paul G. Allen Family Collection are co-organizing a major exhibition exploring the evolution of European and American landscape...

Appalachian Trail Conservancy launches photo contest

Appalachian Trail Conservancy launches photo contest

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. –The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is now accepting submissions for its “Zoom in to the Appalachian Trail” photo contest, a nationwide search for the best photos featuring...

Jeweled treasures from India on display at Met this fall

NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that an exhibition of some 60 jeweled objects from the private collection formed by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani will be presented...

SC Johnson’s Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

RACINE, Wis. (AP) – Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a home products company opens its former...

American Quilter’s Society stages major event at Ky. museum

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) – Thousands of people are expected to visit Paducah this week for the American Quilter's Society's QuiltWeek. The festivities began Wednesday and run through Saturday. More than...

Hoosiers get opportunity to touch a moon rock

WWII ship stuck in boondocks wants to land on better site

Oral history helps recover past at 18th century plantation

Spanish art fraud suspect fights US extradition

Group sets Rosie the Riveter record at former bomber plant

Bid, Dick, bid: 'Dick and Jane' artworks to be auctioned

Sculpture struck by truck due to return to Ind. museum

Ohio Historical Society will update its ‘antiquated’ name

Art dealer sues Maryland auction house over missing painting

Chicago dealer has become an urban archaeology legend

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New bidders discover antique toys at Bertoia's $1.2M season opener

New bidders discover antique toys at Bertoia's $1.2M season opener

VINELAND, N.J. – Whether high-end European productions of a century ago or mid-range boomer toys produced for the prosperous postwar American market, toys made an impressive statement at Bertoia...

Aetna Insurance, El Bar Gin signs top $51K at Showtime event

Aetna Insurance, El Bar Gin signs top $51K at Showtime event

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An Aetna Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn., reverse-glass painted sign with mother of pearl inlay, 34 inches square and in excellent like-new condition, sold for $51,300 at an...

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sells 'Casino Royale' first edition for £24,180

LONDON – A first edition of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale thrilled bidders again April 11, selling for £24,180 ($40,612) at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Modern Literature on....

Asian arts earn strong prices at Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction

WOODBURY, Conn. – Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction sold 495 lots of fine Asian decorative arts and estate decorative arts on March 23. The Asian section of the sale included fine Asian porcelains,...

Jeffrey S. Evans sale shows strength of Southern decorative arts

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – In a 714-lot, nine-hour marathon session, Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates sold the entire Americana collection of the late John and Lil Palmer of Purcellville, Va., to a standing-room...

Treadway/Toomey reports strong results for 20th century design

Fresh Henry Farney painting bags $96,000 at Cowan’s

Calder painting, Picasso linocut top the field at Cottone art sale

Chinese screen sells for $121,000 at Elite Decorative Arts

Navajo silver, jewelry excel at Allard Auction, March 8-9

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sells Henry Moore prints for top prices

Success defines John Moran auction of Calif. art March 25

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury reports brilliant jewelry results

Tiffany glass vase soars to $60,000 at Woody Auction

I.M. Chait March 23 Post-Asia Week Auction realizes $2.3M

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Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in late author's hometown

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in late author's hometown

ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) – Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels. Colombia inspired and dismayed...

George Stephanopoulos donates photo collection to museum

George Stephanopoulos donates photo collection to museum

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) – ABC morning show anchor George Stephanopoulos has donated a collection of photographs by more than a dozen significant photographers to an upstate New York museum. Officials...

Peter M. Fairbanks to head Heritage Auctions' West Coast Fine Art dept.

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that Peter M. Fairbanks, an industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience in the fields of American and European Art, is joining Heritage Auctions as...

Director Jonathan Demme honored at auction-preview birthday party

PHILA., Pa. (ACNI) – Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme – The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, and many other cinematic gems – was feted at a lively birthday party on March 28th at...

Sharon P. Rockefeller named Chairman, Nat'l Gallery of Art Board

WASHINGTON - In a March 19 release to the media, the National Gallery of Art announced that Sharon Percy Rockefeller became chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art in September...

Scott Schaefer to join Sotheby’s as Sr. VP, Intl. Fine Arts

Bill Cunningham's 'Facade' photos reprised at NYC museum

Columbus Museum director Tom Butler announces retirement

'12 Years A Slave' author's death an unsolved mystery

Cornell president named new head of Smithsonian

Director Jonathan Demme selling vast self-taught art collection

In Memoriam: Martin E. Sullivan, museum director, 70

In Memoriam: Belgian contemporary art director Jan Hoet, 77

Tricia Paik named curator of contemporary art at IMA

In Memoriam: Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro, 90

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Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Design italiano da Nova Ars

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Design italiano da Nova Ars

  ASTI, Italia – La casa d'aste specializzata in design Nova Ars, con sede ad Asti in Piemonte, tiene il 6 maggio una vendita tutta dedicata al design industriale italiano. Include un centinaio...

Art Market Italy: Italian Design at Nova Ars

Art Market Italy: Italian Design at Nova Ars

ASTI, Italy – Nova Ars, an auction house based in Asti, Piedmont, and specialized in design, will hold a sale on May 6 dedicated entirely to Italian industrial design. It includes just over 100 lots,...

Reading the Streets: What's happening on Ludlow?

NEW YORK – It seems even luxury condo developers are street art fans, like the owners of 35 Ludlow St., who had Serban Ionescu and David Nordine do a mural on the roll-down gate that fronts the...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 21, 2014

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Antique games of all sorts interest collectors. Sometimes the rules of a game or the history of its design and graphics is unknown. Several 2013 auctions offered containers shaped...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Urania Casa d'Aste

PARMA, Italia – È nata in Italia una nuova casa d'aste dedicata alle illustrazioni e alle tavole originali dei maestri del fumetto. Si chiama Urania Casa d'Aste e ha sede a Parma. Accanto a Little...

Art Market Italy: Urania Auction House

Reading the Streets: 'Moving Murals' at City Lore

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 14, 2014

Ceramics Collector: Newcomb Pottery

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Frida Kahlo a Roma

Art Market Italy: Frida Kahlo in Rome

Furniture Specific: Wood not cut to order

Reading the Streets: The Big Egg Hunt

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of April 7, 2014

LiveAuctionTalk.com: Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue

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Old libraries, pubs beckon visitors to literary Dublin

Old libraries, pubs beckon visitors to literary Dublin

DUBLIN (AP) – James Joyce immortalized this misty port city in his literary epic Ulysses, though many Dubliners freely admit they haven't read a word of the stream-of-consciousness novel. That doesn't...

Revisiting the 1964 New York World's Fair, 50 years later

Revisiting the 1964 New York World's Fair, 50 years later

NEW YORK (AP) – You can just barely see them through the window of the No. 7 subway as it rattles into the elevated station in Corona, Queens: a gigantic steel sphere, two rocket ships, and towers...

Mont. T-rex to move to Smithsonian natural history museum

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – As thunder boomed and lightning illuminated their small camper, Kathy Wankel couldn't help but think that after years of being buried, the few fossilized bones she and her...

Old baseball cards rain down from rafters of Pittsburgh house

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The collection of old baseball cards fell from the rafters in a cloud of soot. They were in bad shape, some so blackened that I could not tell the player’s team, let alone his...

Former Hasbro CEO celebrates G.I. Joe milestone

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) – G.I. Joe, a military action figure aimed at American boys, was born in the mid-1960s, just as the Vietnam War was beginning to gain momentum. Last month, Joe, the brainchild...

How Joseph Pulitzer Jr. ‘saved’ a Matisse masterpiece

Beckmann painting missed by Nazis being restored in Minn.

Ill. collector cherishes valentine cards of old

Philadelphia 'Monuments Man' saved invaluable treasures

Feature: Carlo Scarpa's architectural approach to glassmaking

Extensive NC milk bottle collection is in good hands

W.Va. builder reclaiming old log structures

Chasing rainbows: The intense competition for colored diamonds

Hitchcock Chair makes a comeback under new ownership

Vintage Volkswagen vans enjoy devoted fan base

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