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GAYDON, UK –

Virtually unused for 47 years, a “time warp” 1968 Austin Mini Van is ready to be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions’ Practical Classics Restoration Show Sale on March 28 at the NEC, Birmingham. Following the unprecedented success of last year’s...Full story

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. –

It was a home, Ferris wheel, marriage proposal site, target for arrows and an object ogled by Paul McCartney. But mainly, it's the biggest dang tire you've ever seen. It's the giant Uniroyal tire on Interstate 94 in Allen Park, and it's turning 50 next month...Full story

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A Canadian antiques dealer caught in a U.S. crackdown on illegal trafficking in rhinoceros horns was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain announced Xiao Ju Guan's sentence in Manhattan federal court...Full story

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Wifredo Lam artwork, silver, decorative art featured Apr. 4 at Morphy's

Wifredo Lam artwork, silver, decorative art featured Apr. 4 at Morphy's

DENVER, Pa. – The soft shine of old silver and the stunning artistry of stained and leaded-glass windows will greet bidders at Morphy’s Saturday, April 4 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction. More...

Nakashima chairs starring at B. Langston auction March 29

Nakashima chairs starring at B. Langston auction March 29

JAX, Fla. – An exquisite set of George Nakashima chairs heads a list of more than 200 lots of fine antiques to be sold by Auctions by B. Langston’s LLC in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, March 29,...

Continental Hobby House welcomes spring with Mar. 29 toy auction

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – When it comes to toys, the expert team at Continental Hobby House is hard to beat. Since 1964, they’ve been bringing to the marketplace the top brands and rarest examples...

Hudson Valley Auctioneers to offer contents of upscale NY estates, Mar. 30

BEACON, N.Y. - Hudson Valley Auctioneers will conduct a multi-estate auction of 500 fresh-to-the-market estate lots on Monday, March 30, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Absentee and Internet live...

Art from estate of dealer Dorothy Blau in W. Palm Beach auction, Mar. 30

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (LAPRS) – Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. will conduct its March Estates Auction on Monday, March 30, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern Time at their gallery facilities in West...

Linwoods Auction presents Chinese art, estate sale April 8

Variety of art, antiques marks Michaan’s auction April 11

Antique advertising abounds in Showtime auction April 10-12

Sterling Associates' Apr. 1 auction in NJ offers fresh estate art, antiques

Rare soda fountain syrup dispensers lead Morphy’s Mar. 28 Advertising sale

Touch of old South in Charleston Estate Auctions event March 29

Specialists of the South to sell Depression glass trove March 28

Victorian glass reigns over Jeffrey S. Evans auction March 28

William Bunch auction will have rich Continental look March 31

Edward VIII love letter lends intrigue to Fellows auction March 30

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New Hampshire antiques dealers' summer show set for Aug. 6-8

New Hampshire antiques dealers' summer show set for Aug. 6-8

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association date for the 58th annual New Hampshire Antiques Show is set for Aug. 6-8 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester. This year’s show will...

Kerry Taylor Auctions to sell designer Celia Birtwell archive

Kerry Taylor Auctions to sell designer Celia Birtwell archive

LONDON – Kerry Taylor Auctions, specialists in antique and vintage fashion and textiles, will sell the historically important collection of British designer Celia Birtwell on June 23 as part of the...

Giant tire on Interstate 94 outside Detroit turning 50

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) – It was a home, Ferris wheel, marriage proposal site, target for arrows and an object ogled by Paul McCartney. But mainly, it's the biggest dang tire you've ever seen. It's...

Tunisians assure movie fans Star Wars sets protected

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – It was a flood of messages from concerned friends abroad that alerted the president of Tunisia's Star Wars fan club that the sets of his beloved film were under attack by militants...

Antiques dealer gets 2 1/2 years for smuggling rhino horns

NEW YORK (AP) – A Canadian antiques dealer caught in a U.S. crackdown on illegal trafficking in rhinoceros horns was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Wednesday. U.S. District Judge...

Auction of Romanian dictator memorabilia bags $55,000

Prototype US penny auctioned for 117.5 million pennies, or $1.175M

Picasso painting valued at $140M heading to Christie’s auction

MoMA to open NY exhibit on Latin American architecture

Curve appeal: Round is 'in' at NY home design show

Tunisia arrests 23 in 'terror cell' over museum attack

Action Comics #1 sells for a 'super' $658K in online auction

Maker of Louisville Slugger bats selling brand to Wilson

Minnesota museum gets Washington crossing Delaware painting

Mississippi celebrating trio of women artists

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Booming interest in pop culture drives million-dollar result at Hake’s

Booming interest in pop culture drives million-dollar result at Hake’s

YORK, Pa. – Hake’s Americana & Collectibles, the company that brought pop culture auctions to the mainstream 48 years ago, reached another historic milestone on March 19th: its sixth million-dollar-plus...

LiveAuctioneers bidders win nearly one-third of lots in Oakridge sale

LiveAuctioneers bidders win nearly one-third of lots in Oakridge sale

VIENNA, Va.  – Oakridge Auction Gallery’s specialty sale of Chinese and Japanese fine art and antiques was a big success on March 22. Oakridge Auction Gallery owner Joseph Kikta reports the 344-lot...

Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair, ottoman earn $9,000 at Capo Auction

NEW YORK – Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques in Long Island City recently hosted their February’s Finest auction on Feb. 28 with both antique and mid-century modern furniture taking much of...

Rare Sioux dress sells for $7,475 at Allard Western auction

MESA, Ariz. – A circa 1900 Sioux dentalium (tooth shell) and tradecloth dress that was featured on an episode of the PBS series Antiques Roadshow just prior to auction (where it was appraised for...

Lalique glass, Matzinger painting top A.B. Levy's sale Feb. 19

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Stunning creations by Rene Jules Lalique (1860-1945), the French glass designer, took center stage at A.B. Levy’s Feb. 19 estates auction. LiveAuctioneers.com provide Internet...

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III painting sells for $16.5M at Gianguan Auctions

Country store items post strong results at Jeffrey Evans auction

Michaan’s first stand-alone coin auction breaks $600,000 mark

Queen Anne tea table sells for $299,000 at Cottone auction

More of Scaife Estate boosts Clars auction to $2.6M

Record turnout for Morphy’s Firearms Auction yields $1.2M result

VIDEO: Photography auction debut a success for Auctionata

Banquet lamp sparks bidding to $18,400 at Jeffrey Evans sale

Diverse offerings spur strong sales at Moran’s Feb. 17 auction

PBA Galleries sets house record for single-session auction, Feb. 8

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Ingrid Schaffner named curator of 57th Carnegie International

Ingrid Schaffner named curator of 57th Carnegie International

PITTSBURGH – Lynn Zelevansky, director of Carnegie Museum of Art, announced Thursday the appointment of Ingrid Schaffner as curator of the 57th Carnegie International. The Carnegie International,...

Civil War expert William C. Davis wins book award

Civil War expert William C. Davis wins book award

RICHMOND, Va. – William C. Davis is the recipient of the American Civil War Museum 2014 Jefferson Davis Award for Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee – The War They Fought,...

Profile: German zookeeper-turned-artist paints in oil on aluminum

CALA RATJADA, Mallorca (lifePR) – The German artist Frank Krüger, who has been living in Mallorca since the ’90s and runs two galleries there, has recently begun painting in oil on 3mm aluminum....

In Memoriam: Swiss artist Hans Erni

BERLIN (AP) – Swiss artist Hans Erni, whose prolific work ranged from tiny postage stamps to enormous frescoes, has died, his daughter said Sunday. He was 106. Erni's daughter, artist Simone...

Former Ambassador Michelle Gavin named Africa Center director

NEW YORK – The Africa Center today announced that former U.S. Ambassador Michelle Gavin has been appointed as managing director, an executive role responsible for the Africa Center's development,...

William H. Windham III appointed VP of Automobile division at Morphy's

Frank Stella among honorees at July 16 Anderson Ranch fete

Sotheby’s names Tad Smith president and CEO

In Memoriam: Postmodern architect Michael Graves

In Memoriam: German architect Frei Otto

Daniel Weiss named president of Metropolitan Museum of Art

In Memoriam: 'Simpsons' co-creator, philanthropist Sam Simon, 59

Red Guard propaganda to papal portrait: an artist profile

Carnegie museum appoints Dan Leers photography curator

'Viva Las Vegas' – Elvis returning to home away from home

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Miscellaneana: Cold-painted bronzes

Miscellaneana: Cold-painted bronzes

LONDON – Do winters seem harder work the older we get? Somehow, it feels like it, but no worries, spring is pushing out the gray and with the clocks going back, car boot sales beckon. The luckiest...

Reading the Streets: Chris Stain and Billy Mode

Reading the Streets: Chris Stain and Billy Mode

NEW YORK – The wall says, “Invent the future,” and despite the striking letters, gray shot through with swirls of orange and yellow, demanding respect and attention, the petulant teenager inside...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of March 23, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Looking for information on a piece you were told is "antique Royal Vienna porcelain"? You'll find it in Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide, and other online sources...

Miscellaneana: Dogs in Art

LONDON - Lonely? Bored? Need to get fit? Buy a dog! We borrowed next door’s, a pretty little pooch called Bobbie, and a whole new life opened up. In the all-too-brief half-hour stroll – more like...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of March 16, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Daum, Lalique, Majorelle, Delatte, A. Walter, and Schneider are some of the famous glassmakers working in Nancy, France, in the late 19th and 20th centuries. A few still are creating...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Alberto Biasi

Art Market Italy: Alberto Biasi exhibitions

Miscellaneana: Bilston enamels

Reading the Streets: NYC gets 'tanked'

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of March. 9, 2015

Roseville for the modern age: the Monsen-Baer Collection

Furniture Specific: Random thoughts

Miscellaneana: Timely advice on buying furniture

Gallery Report: March 2015

Reading the Streets: Jim Rennert's 'Think Big'

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Museum uses meditation to deepen art appreciation

Museum uses meditation to deepen art appreciation

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The group had come to the Doylestown museum for a program that uses meditation to deepen the appreciation of art. But Maria Starr wasn't expecting the objet du contemplation...

Pa. collector's bar pays homage to Rolling Rock beer

Pa. collector's bar pays homage to Rolling Rock beer

LLOYDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – From the street, the home in Lloydsville looks like any other ranch-style house in the Unity village. Even from the outside, there are only a few signs of the treasure trove...

Airline world's little secret: infatuation with model planes

NEW YORK (AP) – In America, businessmen shake hands. In Japan, they bow. But all over the world airline executives engage in a greeting that is all their own: the exchange of model airplanes. When...

What’s the capital of Montana territory? Bannack, briefly

BANNACK, Mont. (AP) – Through the doorway of Doctor Ryburn's house the harmonies flowed freely into the crisp afternoon air. Piano songs recalled a bygone era when similar tunes enlivened the breweries,...

With time on their hands inmates learn lost art of clockmaking

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Thinking about going to clockmaker school? You might have trouble getting in. Turns out the only full-scale clock school in the country is inside Pendleton's prison. That...

Philip and Kelvin Laverne: Bright ideas in heavy metal

Iowa teacher continues the art of making hooked rugs

Younger generation finding enjoyment shopping for antiques

An invitation to celebrate with Mardi Gras memorabilia

Pa. German fraktur subject of exhibits, comprehensive catalog

Art is a powerful tool to help healing process in hospitals

'Cast Iron Charlie' of Oregon is a seasoned expert

Campers let the good times roll in their vintage travel trailers

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

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

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