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NEWTOWN, Conn. –

The contents of a gorgeous 4,000-square-foot home on Silver City Road in Newtown valued at over $500,000 – 10 rooms, all of them beautifully decorated with quality items purchased four to five years ago and ready for immediate use...Full story

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NEW YORK –

An all-original, unrestored production cel and master background from Walt Disney's 1935 cartoon, Mickey's Service Station, featuring Mickey Mouse and Goofy, sold for more than $98,000 at an Animation Art Signature Auction...Full story

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ST. LOUIS (AP) –

A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody fight will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its fight to reclaim it for Egypt. U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said...Full story

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Ahlers & Ogletree brimming with art for Aug. 9-10 auction

Ahlers & Ogletree brimming with art for Aug. 9-10 auction

ATLANTA, Ga. – Around 1,000 lots of quality, fresh merchandise in a wide array of categories – fine art by noted listed artists, fine period and modern furniture pieces, a collection of antique...

Collectors ready to fill ’er up at Morphy’s Aug. 1 Iowa Gas Auction

Collectors ready to fill ’er up at Morphy’s Aug. 1 Iowa Gas Auction

DES MOINES, Iowa – More than 500 lots of oil, gas and auto-related advertising and collectibles are lined up and ready to go under the hammer at Morphy’s off-site Iowa Gas Auction on Friday,...

Potential bargains beckon in Gray’s Warehouse Auction Aug. 6

CLEVELAND – Gray’s celebrates the summer with a fun offering of affordable furniture, art, decorative items and rugs in their Summer Warehouse Auction taking place on Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. Eastern....

Top names in design represented at Nova Ars auction July 31

ASTI, Italy – An interesting collection of contemporary art and design of 20th and 21st century will cross the block at Nova Arts Auction on July 31. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live...

Art, Americana stand out in Thomaston Place sale Aug. 23-24

THOMASTON, Maine – Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Auction of Fine Art & Antiques on Aug. 23 and 24 will present a vast selection of important American and International art, including...

Tim’s Auctions to sell contents of large Conn. home Aug. 3

Vintage guitars to take center stage at Capo Auction July 26

Bruhns has 1,000 high-end lots lined up for auction July 27

Heritage July 30 auction a highlight of political items convention

Morphy's to auction 1,200 toys, trains, cast-iron novelties July 26-27

Mumbling Muse to auction fine Asian, European & Canadian art, July 27

Ewbank’s militaria sale coincides with anniversary of WWI

Find the unexpected at Artemis Gallery’s July 23 Discovery Auction

Jeffrey S. Evans to auction 19th/20th century glass, July 26

Sworders to hold their largest ever art and design sale July 29-30

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Calder, Hepworth, Pollock headline Tate exhibit slate for 2015

Calder, Hepworth, Pollock headline Tate exhibit slate for 2015

LONDON – Tate announced today highlights of its 2015 exhibition program. They include retrospectives of two of the most significant figures in international modern sculpture – Alexander Calder...

Alex Katz mural going up near Whitney museum's new home

Alex Katz mural going up near Whitney museum's new home

NEW YORK (AP) – A monumental mural by Alex Katz will be mounted directly across from the Whitney museum's future home in New York's Meatpacking district. The work by the New York-based artist is...

Artist's foundation sues over missing NYC hotel painting

NEW YORK (AP) – A former owner of the Chelsea Hotel, for decades a famed artists' haunt, has removed and won't return a loaned Larry Rivers painting that hung in the lobby, the pop art pioneer's...

US drops effort to reclaim mummy mask for Egypt

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody fight will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its fight to reclaim it for...

Vote to designate Astrodome state landmark postponed

HOUSTON (AP) – The Texas Historical Commission has postponed a vote on whether to designate the Houston Astrodome as a "state antiquities landmark," a status that would make demolishing the iconic...

Marburger Farm show taps Fountain of Youthfulness, Sept. 30-Oct. 4

UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

Cahokia Mounds excavators make interesting find

Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction

NBC to launch car-auction reality show 'Mecum Dealmakers'

Beijing’s MAD Architects to design Lucas museum

Staff drafting long-range plan for George Rogers Clark park

London's famed 'Gherkin' tower for sale - price: £650M

France hands over suspected Jewish Museum gunman to Belgium

World War I illustrated in poster art exhibition

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

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

LONDON – In the wake of Old Masters Week, two original chalk studies for lost paintings by Benjamin West were in high demand at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ July 24 sale of Watercolors,...

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

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

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery’s monthly fine art, jewelry and decorative art auction on July 12-14 resulted in the largest July auction in the firm’s history, realizing just over...

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

DENVER, Pa. – Staff members assisting previewers the day before Morphy’s July 19 Firearms Auction were all in agreement – they had never before seen the gallery so full or so continuously busy...

Internet bidding credited for strong results at Kodner Galleries

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Mid-Summer in south Florida is hot and steamy but it was a large selection of 20th century art that created the heat at Kodner Galleries’ July 16 auction. The highlighted...

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury manuscripts auction strong from the start

LONDON – Top prices were achieved across a number of specialist disciplines in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Printed Books, Maps and Manuscripts auction on July 17-18, including manuscripts,...

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury achieves high prices for silver, jewelry

Famille rose plaques achieve $463,000 at Michaan’s

Bronzes among top lots in Capo's June 28 auction

Moran’s June 17 sale heats up summer auction season

Mohawk Arms auctions Civil War cannonball, other relics

Rare English clock rings up $109,250 at Jeffrey Evans auction

Queen Anne highboy reigns at Ahlers & Ogletree auction

Calif. gold quartz pocket watch tops $37,000 at Cowan's sale

Chinese porcelain screen brings $126,900 at Elite Decorative Arts

Chinese huanghuali furniture leads Clars' to $1.6M auction

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Diver scoured Fla. riverbeds for prehistoric artifacts

Diver scoured Fla. riverbeds for prehistoric artifacts

OCALA, Fla. (AP) – A fishing trip to Orange Springs in 1960 introduced Alvin Hendrix to a hobby that would take him on underwater treasure hunts for the next 40 years. Hendrix and a friend were...

Met Museum President Emily K. Rafferty to retire in 2015

Met Museum President Emily K. Rafferty to retire in 2015

NEW YORK – Emily Kernan Rafferty, president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2005, announced Tuesday her decision to retire in the spring of 2015, after more than 10 years in that position....

Kim Gattle named to Indianapolis Museum of Art position

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Museum of Art has named Kim Gattle Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This new addition to museum’s senior leadership...

Mississippi father, son sculpting Civil War monument

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) – Kim Sessums and his son Jake Sessums work in a room of giants. Three eight-foot Confederate soldiers tower over the men as they form and shape clay around the giant bodies. Kim...

Texas blues/rock legend Janis Joplin honored on US postage stamp

WASHINGTON – On August 8th, the USPS will release a Forever stamp honoring the groundbreaking Texas blues/rock singer Janis Joplin (1943-1970). The latest in the postal service’s Music Icons...

Australian mogul James Packer gives away $188M to arts

Wis. man loans part of his artifact collection to local museum

Nat'l Gallery of Art appoints Lynne Cooke to senior curator post

In Memoriam: Fine art philanthropist Peter Wege

Terry Kovel to speak at antique advertising convention

Jaguar owner finds surprise note from Seinfeld in glove box

Miranda Lash named contemporary art curator at Speed Art Museum

Roger Ebert statue about to get a permanent home

Tom Hathazy named president of Morphy's Classic Car division

Royal hair force: William, Kate given waxwork makeover

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Furniture Specific: Is that really mahogany?

Furniture Specific: Is that really mahogany?

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – All that glitters is not that expensive stuff and all that is red in antique furniture is not mahogany. In fact not even the mahogany is red most of the time and half of what...

Gallery Report: August 2014

Gallery Report: August 2014

Famille rose plaques, $463,000, Michaan's A pair of famille rose porcelain plaques from the Republic period of Wang Qi (1884-1937) sold for $463,000 at a Fine Asian Works of Art Auction held...

Miscellaneana: Bronzes

LONDON - Bit of a dilemma this week. I thought I’d write about collecting bronzes ... so we visited one of our local antiques fairs but failed to find a single one. And then we came across the large...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of July 28, 2014

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Rookwood pottery probably is the most famous of the art potteries made in the United States in the late 19th and 20th centuries. It was started by Maria Longworth Nichols of Cincinnati...

London Eye: July 2014

LONDON – “A common trait of modern life is that the existence of a market for any kind of valuable object almost always encourages the production of counterfeits — such is the case with banknotes,...

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

Art Market Italy: Design at Nova Ars

Miscellaneana: Amber

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of July 21, 2014

Miscellaneana: Folk art

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Fumetto, il mercato di Dylan Dog

Art Market Italy: Dylan Dog comics at Little Nemo

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of July 14, 2014

Miscellaneana: Pearls

Reading the Streets: Joe Iurato

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Harvey Girls cheerfully served Southwest railroad travelers

Harvey Girls cheerfully served Southwest railroad travelers

EL PASO, Texas (AP) – Patricia Kiddney walked in the steps of railroad history this week while exploring the El Paso Union Depot. Kiddney carefully carried manila folders stuffed with photographs...

Old postcards still captivate, as one new collector explains

Old postcards still captivate, as one new collector explains

IOLA, Wis. – During National Postcard Week 2014, I was drawn to several box lots of postcards in an online Fusco Auction catalog. I thought the lots had ample potential for launching a collection and...

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

MINERAL POINT, Wis. (AP) – This tiny town is a charming place where old stone buildings hug the hills, and artists' galleries, pottery studios and antique shops line the streets. Whimsical free libraries...

Memphis Milano: Bold color, extreme design

PHILA., Pa. - In late 1980, Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), a well-known designer and architect in Milan, Italy, gathered together a group of younger colleagues to brainstorm a new international design...

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

ROME (AP) – For the painters, musicians, sculptors and writers who have inspired this art-loving country for centuries, their works are the truest memorials, whether concertos of Antonio Vivaldi...

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

Spring brings metal detecting hobbyists in search of treasure

Old libraries, pubs beckon visitors to literary Dublin

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

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

Old baseball cards rain down from rafters of Pittsburgh house

Former Hasbro CEO celebrates G.I. Joe milestone

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