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SANTA ANA, Calif. –

Antiques, decorative arts, collectibles and memorabilia, jewelry, timepieces, porcelains, bronzes, furniture and coins will go to the highest bidders at a Don Presley auction slated for Sunday, Nov. 30. Fine American, Chinese, Russian and European items – many coming from...Full story

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MESA, Ariz. –

An early 1970s 14K gold necklace set with a #8 spiderweb turquoise stone sold for $5,750 at Big Fall Phoenix, an auction held Nov. 8-9 by Allard Auctions Inc. Approximately 800 lots of American Indian artifacts, art and related collectibles came up for bid...Full story

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BEACHWOOD, Ohio –

Collectors who are setting a table for Thanksgiving can look to Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel for inspiration. Their plate, glassware and serving pieces reflect their different collecting styles (and ages) and here are their choices. Terry Kovel’s table is traditional. It starts with blue and white...Full story

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Dirk Soulis to auction superb paintings, decorative arts Dec. 5-6

Dirk Soulis to auction superb paintings, decorative arts Dec. 5-6

LONE JACK, Mo. (LAPRS) – A hauntingly beautiful oil painting by Henry Koerner (Austrian-American, 1915-1991) is expected to be the top lot at Dirk Soulis Auctions’ 16th annual Fine Arts Auction to...

Estate spanning 3 centuries selling at Nova Ars Auction Dec. 4

Estate spanning 3 centuries selling at Nova Ars Auction Dec. 4

ASTI, Italy – An important Italian estate with many ceramics, lamps, chandeliers, glassworks and furniture of the last three centuries will be sold by Nova Ars Auction on Thursday, Dec. 4....

Quinn's Dec. 6 antiques & art auction a virtual Grand Tour of Italy

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – For centuries, Venice has been a glittering jewel with the ability to capture the hearts, minds and brushes of artists from all corners of the world. Its stunning waterways,...

Artemis Gallery's Dec. 5 auction shines spotlight on Old World cultures

BOULDER, Colo. – Artemis Gallery, which has been selling antiquities and ancient art online to collectors and institutions for more than 20 years, was co-founded by Teresa and Bob Dodge. Not only are...

Kodner Galleries to auction exquisite porcelain plaques Dec. 10

DANIA, Fla. – Following two years of negotiations Kodner Galleries recently acquired possibly the largest collection of 19th and 20th century Continental painted porcelain plaques in private hands....

Ancient Resource taps into major collections for Dec 7 Artifacts Auction

Mosby & Co. brings toys, off-the-wall circus items to Nov. 29 auction

Surrealist Stanley Hayter featured in Bloomsbury auction Nov. 26

Thomas Del Mar to sell antique arms from princely castle Dec. 3

Extraordinary Jaeger-LeCoultre watch up for grabs at Sworders sale Nov. 25

Waverly's Dec. 4 sale features ephemera from colonial America, Nuremberg trials

Tibetan, Chinese masterpieces in Gianguan auction Dec. 7

Material Culture prepares full-course auction for Nov 23

Couture, memorabilia, antiques in Sterling Associates' Nov. 19 sale

Finest jewelers represented in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sale Nov. 27

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Crimean museums launch legal bid in Holland to recover treasures

Crimean museums launch legal bid in Holland to recover treasures

MOSCOW (AFP) - Four Crimean museums on Wednesday announced a joint legal bid to force a Dutch museum to hand back priceless treasures loaned to the institution shortly before Russia's annexation of...

Washington museum won't give up guns after all

Washington museum won't give up guns after all

LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) - A small museum in northwestern Washington says it won't be removing all of the weapons from its World War II exhibit, after all. The Lynden Pioneer Museum had announced that...

Nobel Prize for James Watson's DNA discovery headed to auction

NEW YORK (AP) - The 1962 Nobel Prize James Watson won for his role in the discovery of the structure of DNA is going on the auction block. The auctioneer says the gold medal could bring $2.5 million...

Houston art official resigns amid artwork dispute

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston Arts Alliance official has resigned amid a dispute over planned artwork for a convention center. The Houston First Corporation wants a piece of artwork for a new lobby being...

'American Pickers' looking for leads in northern Louisiana

  FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz have crisscrossed America, looking through barns and basements for dirty, rusty treasures. Now, the pair wants to bring their show, "American...

Latin American art auctions set artist records

Near-complete Woolly Mammoth skeleton auctioned in UK

Swiss firm to put Napoleon's hair in 500 watches

Andy Warhol Museum to open Corita Kent exhibit Jan. 31

New-York Historical Society to create center for women's history

Judge rules that Marilyn Monroe letter belongs to auction buyer

'Casablanca' piano sells for $3.4 million at Bonhams

Letter that inspired Beat author Jack Kerouac found

Hats off to DiMaggio & Ruth, whose super-rare caps are headed to auction

Hitler watercolor sold for $162,000 at Nuremberg auction

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American Indian crafted jewelry in high demand at Allard auction

American Indian crafted jewelry in high demand at Allard auction

MESA, Ariz. – An early 1970s 14K gold necklace set with a #8 spiderweb turquoise stone sold for $5,750 at Big Fall Phoenix, an auction held Nov. 8-9 by Allard Auctions Inc. Approximately 800 lots of...

Jeffrey Evans auction underscores demand for Southern Americana

Jeffrey Evans auction underscores demand for Southern Americana

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ Nov. 15 auction of Americana and Southern Decorative Arts demonstrated that the demand for exceptional pieces continues to surge. Even more...

‘Moonwalk’ a giant leap for Warhol at Gray’s contemporary auction

CLEVELAND – Gray’s kicked off their first postwar and contemporary auction on Nov. 5, setting records on the day leading to the second biggest auction in the auction house’s eight-year history....

Odundo, Rie vessels top Cowan’s contemporary ceramics auction

CINCINNATI – Cowan’s Auctions Inc. modern and contemporary ceramics auction on Nov. 7, 2014 saw high prices for well-known artists such as Lucie Rie, Magdalene Odundo, George Nakashima, Akio...

Rare guns & frontier relics led Morphy's Wild West Museum sale

DENVER, Pa. – Aficionados who attended Morphy’s Oct. 31-Nov. 2 sale of contents from Dan Hardesty’s Wild West Museum came away with a well-honed sense of what life was like in America’s frontier...

American landscapes in demand at John Moran art auction

Imperial seal box secured for $90,000 at Converse auction

Steinways, Mid-Century Modern heat up Capo Auction fall sale

Rare Sphinx lamp reveals its true value at Coker auction

Cigar store figure packs a $102,600 punch at Showtime sale

'55 Porsche Speedster leads pack at Morphy’s auto auction debut

Hovsep Pushman painting brings $50,000 at Ahlers & Ogletee

Harrah gambling machines pay off for Morphy's at $2.4M Vegas auction

Ruth Asawa sculpture tops Keno auction at $329,000

Tiffany trio tops Cottone Auctions’ Sept. 26-27 sale

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Elissa Auther joins curators at Museum of Arts and Design

Elissa Auther joins curators at Museum of Arts and Design

NEW YORK – The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) today announced that Elissa Auther will join the museum as its new Windgate Research Curator, effective Dec. 1, 2014. She will serve as the inaugural...

In Memoriam: Andrew Bucci, modernist painter, 92

In Memoriam: Andrew Bucci, modernist painter, 92

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) – Modernist painter Andrew Bucci, whose work spanned nearly eight decades and appeared on a U.S. postage stamp, has died. Bucci died Sunday at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland...

Departing Smithsonian head reflects on its progress

WASHINGTON (AP) – As Wayne Clough prepares to leave the Smithsonian Institution after six years at the helm, the retiring engineer wanted to know a few more things about the 138 million objects at the...

Chicago museum taps Tao Wang to lead Asian art department

CHICAGO – The Art Institute of Chicago has appointed internationally recognized Chinese art scholar Tao Wang as the Pritzker Chair, Department of Asian Art, and Curator of Chinese Art. Wang will...

In Memoriam: French photographer Lucien Clergue, 80

PARIS (AFP) – French photographer Lucien Clergue, a longtime friend of Picasso and a founder of Europe's largest photography festival, died Saturday at the age of 80, his daughter told AFP. Anne...

Tate Britain toasts sculptor Phillip King on his 80th birthday

Pierre Cardin opens design museum in Paris at 92

Belgian king visits Jewish museum in show of support

SC State exhibit honors James Brown, Godfather of Soul

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich revels in Hollywood, history

Phil Collins donates his Alamo collection to Texas

Elyse Luray joins Heritage Auctions' New York team

In Memoriam: Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer

In Memoriam: Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta, 82

Louis Armstrong remembered in unique photo exhibit

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Miscellaneana: Scent Bottles

Miscellaneana: Scent Bottles

LONDON - Calling all Christmas shoppers: if perfume, bubble bath or aftershave is on your list, remember that the packaging it comes in could be at least as important as the contents. Once the...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Nov. 24, 2014

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Nov. 24, 2014

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – A chair decorated with Egyptian hieroglyphics, stylized birds and sphinx heads can probably be dated from its Egyptian Revival style. But furniture designs have been through several...

Miscellaneana: Cloisonné

LONDON – In his Notes on Japanese Art, Scottish architect and scholar George Ashdown Audsley (1838-1925), raved about a form of decorative enameled metalware called cloisonné. He wrote: “A careful...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Gabriella Crespi da Piasa a Parigi

PARIGI – La casa d'aste francese Piasa celebra la designer italiana Gabriella Crespi con un'asta che si terrà il 26 novembre. Auction Central News ha intervistato al riguardo il vice-presidente...

Art Market Italy: Gabriella Crespi at Piasa in Paris

PARIS – French auction house Piasa celebrates Italian designer Gabriella Crespi with an auction that will take place here Nov. 26. Auction Central News interviewed Piasa's Vice Chairman Chief Executive...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Nov. 17, 2014

Miscellaneana: Early porcelain decorated again and again

Miscellaneana: Chinese chairs

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Nov. 10, 2014

Furniture Specific: The first question

Auktionsgespraeche: Das ganze haus

Auction Talk Germany: The whole house

Miscellaneana: Wedgwood

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Cambi apre un dipartimento di auto

Art Market Italy: Cambi opens a department for vintage cars, cycles

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From Kovels: Great tips on setting a Thanksgiving table

From Kovels: Great tips on setting a Thanksgiving table

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Collectors who are setting a table for Thanksgiving can look to Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel for inspiration. Their plate, glassware and serving pieces reflect their different collecting...

It’s Oscar season in Hollywood and at auction houses

It’s Oscar season in Hollywood and at auction houses

LOS ANGELES (AP) – ’Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February. But winning isn't the only way to...

Every city with hipsters wants to be a Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) – For more than a century, cities around the world have compared themselves to Paris. Many claim to be the Paris of the East: Bucharest, Prague, Istanbul, Beirut and Shanghai to name...

Mark Twain's hometown Hannibal a trip back in time

HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) – Mark Twain only lived in Hannibal, Missouri, for 13 years, but many of his most famous stories were inspired by this humble Midwestern city. A visit to Hannibal today, with...

St. Paul guitar vendor unfazed by rock star visits

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Before indie rocker Ryan Adams played Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis on Oct. 14, he made a stop in St. Paul. At Willie's American Guitars on Cleveland Avenue, Adams bought...

Halloween: LiveAuctioneers' team recalls the costumes that rocked

Ding-dong – Trick or treat! A look at popular Halloween collectibles

Town clocks have civic function beyond timekeeping

Indiana family honored for spurring Goshen's revival

Hand-carved Dogpatch figures returning home for exhibit

Preserved buildings reflect Michigan’s U.P. heritage

Honolulu's Kakaako district a gritty gallery for street art

Florida Highwaymen artist's works locked behind prison walls

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

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

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