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ESSEX COUNTY, UK –

A rare and distinctive print of two ginkgo leaves taken by American photographer Irving Penn is being sold by Sworders in the 20th Century Art and Design sale on Tuesday, Jan. 27. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding...Full story

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How did I get interested in antiques and collecting? Down a hole in a Victorian rubbish dump. Unlikely, I know, but it’s true. It was the discovery that an area of my hometown, romantically called Fol Hollow, was actually a derivation of...Full story

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BEACHWOOD, Ohio –

Carvings of birds, especially ducks and other wild species, are collected by those who consider the best examples to be art, while other examples are to be used as decoys when hunting. While both types of decoys...Full story

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Wright launches series of American design auctions Feb. 12

Wright launches series of American design auctions Feb. 12

CHICAGO – Since Wright’s first auction in 2000, the company has featured American design classics. Returning to its roots, Wright is launching a series of dedicated sales focused on the best...

Susanin’s to auction single-owner fine art collection Feb. 21

Susanin’s to auction single-owner fine art collection Feb. 21

CHICAGO – Susanin’s Auctioneers & Appraisers will sell the Estate of Donald Thorp: a collection of over 350 portraits, miniatures and print works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries on...

Madonna clock lamp starring in Jeffrey Evans auction Jan. 31

MT. CRAWFORD, VA. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ first auction of 2015 will include great examples of lighting and early glass from the collections of Pat and the Late Bret Morey of Griswold,...

Rare scientific instruments take spotlight at Capo Auction Jan. 24

NEW YORK – Renowned Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques in Long Island City will present their first auction of the New Year on Saturday, Jan., 24, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern with the spotlight...

Civil War to Vietnam: Preview Morphy's Jan 31-Feb 1 Firearms Auction

DENVER, Pa. – Over the weekend of January 31 and February 1, 2015, Morphy Auctions will conduct its largest-ever Firearms & Knives sale, with more than 1,000 lots poised to cross the auction...

Irving Penn print carries high expectations at Sworders, Jan. 27

Modern and contemporary prints, paintings at Gray’s, Jan. 28

A.B. Levy's auction laden with jewelry, watches, Asian art Jan. 22

Stephenson's Jan. 23 numismatic auction led by gold & silver coins, proof sets

Antique lamps, firearms rank high in Fontaine's auction Jan. 31

Crescent City Auction Gallery loaded for major sale Jan. 17-18

Americana from the Old South at forefront of Case sale Jan. 24

Morphy's offers top-notch antique advertising in Jan. 17-18 auction

Nobleman's property heads Bloomsbury bibliophile sale Jan. 15

Clars presents famous estate, Hollywood memorabilia Jan. 17-19

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Expert says botched repair of Tut mask is 'reversible'

Expert says botched repair of Tut mask is 'reversible'

CAIRO (AFP) – The damage caused by a botched repair of the mask of Tutankhamun that left dried glue on the priceless relic may be undone with careful treatment, a German conservator said Saturday. The...

USS Ranger to be scrapped despite interest in saving carrier

USS Ranger to be scrapped despite interest in saving carrier

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – A California group wants the Navy to reverse course on the Ranger, a Newport News-built aircraft carrier that proved itself in battle, starred in Hollywood and is now destined...

Spanish cannon restored, placed on display at Alamo

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Ten years have passed since Rick Range found a small, bronze Spanish cannon that may have been fired at the Alamo, tucked away in a building in rural North Texas. “And I was...

Tribute to Nebraska Capitol's designer to go up in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A monument honoring the architect of the Nebraska Capitol has been approved to go up in a Lincoln neighborhood. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Capitol Environs...

Major museums among furniture restorer’s clients

NEW YORK (AP) – Antique and fine furniture is Miguel Saco's specialty. The master restorer and conservator is known for enhancing the natural beauty of furniture from the last four centuries,...

Knife-wielding man shot dead by police outside museum

Conservationists to sue over 'botched' Tut mask repair

Infamous Titanic survivor's letter sells for nearly $12,000

Belgium hunts accomplice in Jewish museum murders

Legal battle goes on over ownership of Adam & Eve paintings

Excavation reveals artifacts from Springfield Race Riot of 1908

Exhibit shows evolution of Joliet, Ill., as prison town USA

Painting of Texas A&M mascot missing for 2 decades recovered

King Tut’s burial mask scarred by unprofessional repair

Resort to be built adjacent to UK national park

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Estate jewelry, Simonetti painting big draws at Kaminski auction

Estate jewelry, Simonetti painting big draws at Kaminski auction

BEVERLY, Mass. – On Jan. 18 Kaminski Auctions presented the estate of Mary L. Alchian of Palm Springs, California. Alchian was a prominent Palm Springs businesswoman and jeweler with a discerning...

Jackie O's mystique, online bidding yield $900K at Palm Beach Modern sale

Jackie O's mystique, online bidding yield $900K at Palm Beach Modern sale

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (ACNI) – After weeks of incessant media coverage, Palm Beach Modern Auctions (PBMA) brought the hammer down on 330 lots in a January 17 Modern Design & Luxury Goods Auction...

20th century design shows staying power at Kaminski Auctions

BEVERLY, Mass. – On Jan. 4, Kaminski Auctions hosted a strong 20th century design auction, which offered an array of items for every type of modern collector. This sale displayed a strong sell-through...

Treadway-Toomey's Arts & Crafts auction a resounding success

CHICAGO – On Dec. 6, Treadway-Toomey Auctions sold the Collection of Robert and Elaine Diloff, described as of the best collection of Arts & Crafts to ever come to auction. LiveAuctioneers.com...

Le Pho painting the toast of Kaminski's New Year's auction

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions ended 2014 with an impressive sale on Dec. 28 at their annual New Year’s auction. The sale drew bidders from Europe and Asia as the two top selling lots of...

Purple Heart awarded to war hero earns $5,100 at Mohawk Arms

Russian art and antiques highly valued at Jackson's Nov. 18 auction

Bohemian bonbonnieres bid to $190,000 at Artingstall & Hind

Meissen urns among top sellers at Capo holiday auction Dec. 13

F.A. Bridgman painting boosts Kodner Galleries auction to $1.2M

Daum ‘Birth of Venus’ breakout star of Michaan’s auction

Evans ‘Cityscape’ pieces soar at Palm Beach Modern auction

Black Forest hall tree reaches $19,600 at S&S Auctions

Babe Ruth’s 1934 Japan tour baseball cap sells for $303,277

Sapphire ring tops Dreweatts & Bloomsbury luxury auction

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Secretary Kerry to award 2014 U.S. State Dept. Medal of Arts

Secretary Kerry to award 2014 U.S. State Dept. Medal of Arts

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry will award the second U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts during a luncheon ceremony at 12:15 p.m. on January 21, 2015, in the Department's Benjamin Franklin...

Guggenheim names Sara Raza for curatorial residency

Guggenheim names Sara Raza for curatorial residency

NEW YORK – London-based curator, critic and editor Sara Raza has been selected for the third curatorial residency of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. In her role as the future Guggenheim...

NY Met Museum's spokesman Harold Holzer to retire

NEW YORK (AP) – Harold Holzer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's longtime chief spokesman, plans to retire this summer to focus on his work as a historian and writer. Holzer has been at the institution...

Film director Peter Jackson helping to open WWI museum

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – Director Peter Jackson said Wednesday he's putting his energy into helping launch a museum to commemorate World War I after finishing his Hobbit movie trilogy. If...

Museum director who helped protect Detroit's art to retire

DETROIT (AP) – The director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, who helped to protect the museum's collection from possible sale during the city's bankruptcy and spearheaded a $158 million overhaul...

Sotheby’s names Joshua Holdeman head of 20th Century Design

Barnes Foundation names Thomas Collins new director

James Henry Pepper named new exec. director of Gilcrease Museum

World-traveling Evansville Museum chief finds new home

Nicholas Cullinan named UK National Portrait Gallery director

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee turns 92

Ex-Soviet artist has been working in US for nearly 40 years

George W. Bush's advice: Don't paint your mom or wife

Nadine Orenstein named Met’s prints, drawings curator

La Salle University's Bob Dylan archive getting rave reviews

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Ceramics Collector: Stars in alignment at University City

Ceramics Collector: Stars in alignment at University City

ST. LOUIS – When a single art pottery vase by Frederick Hurten Rhead was sold in April by John Moran Auctioneers for a record-breaking $570,000, collector attention again focused on the University...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Jan. 26, 2015

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Jan. 26, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Carvings of birds, especially ducks and other wild species, are collected by those who consider the best examples to be art, while other examples are to be used as decoys when hunting....

Miscellaneana: Glass bottles

LONDON – How did I get interested in antiques and collecting? Down a hole in a Victorian rubbish dump. Unlikely, I know, but it’s true. It was the discovery that an area of my hometown, romantically...

Postcards: Views of France, from prisons to palm trees

IOLA, Wis. - Traveler’s Digest ranks France as the most visited country not only in Europe, but the world. Renown for fashion, cuisine and an air of romance, the 2014 statistics estimate France has...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Jan. 19, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – In 18th-century England, most women married when young, had children and learned to cook, take care of the house and children, make textiles or at least create bedding or clothing,...

Miscellaneana: Penny toys

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Due collezioni italiane

Art Market Italy: 2 Italian collections

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Jan. 12, 2015

Furniture Specific: More than a marriage

Miscellaneana: Shell art

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Jan. 5, 2015

Gallery Report: January 2015

London Eye: December 2014

Miscellaneana: Glassware and Accessories

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'Cast Iron Charlie' of Oregon is a seasoned expert

'Cast Iron Charlie' of Oregon is a seasoned expert

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – Among the chaos of smells, goods, vendors and customers at the Picc-A-Dilly Flea Mart at the Lane Events Center on Sunday morning, there stood unassuming Chuck Wafford,...

Campers let the good times roll in their vintage travel trailers

Campers let the good times roll in their vintage travel trailers

RUSTON, La. (AP) – There's nothing fancy about Debbie Click's 1952 Vagabond travel trailer. Its dull, gray exterior finish is chipped and scratched, except for the large slogan hand-painted in...

Living in and decorating a 100-year-old Craftsman home

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – My love of 100-year-old California Craftsman bungalows – those low-slung, early 20th century Arts and Crafts-era homes known for their clean, horizontal lines and sturdy...

An American classic, Barrel of Monkeys opens up about turning 50

NEW YORK – Everyone of a certain age remembers playing the game Barrel of Monkeys. The author provides a behind-the-scenes account of how the popular 1960s game came to be. When Pixar featured Barrel...

Pittsburgh old-school booksellers thrive in digital age

PITTSBURGH (AP) – John Schulman didn't think much of the Internet back in the early 1990s, when he and his wife opened Caliban Book Shop in Pittsburgh. He still has reservations about the web,...

Style yourself: Holiday dressing at auction

Owner of Little Norway prepares to sell historic property

Couple renovates Carnegie library into art museum

From Kovels: Great tips on setting a Thanksgiving table

It’s Oscar season in Hollywood and at auction houses

Every city with hipsters wants to be a Brooklyn

Mark Twain's hometown Hannibal a trip back in time

St. Paul guitar vendor unfazed by rock star visits

Halloween: LiveAuctioneers' team recalls the costumes that rocked

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

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