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DALLAS –

A rare and early working model of Eli Whitney’s revolutionary cotton gin, a cornerstone of museum exhibits from Michigan to Georgia, is expected to sell for $10,000 or more in Heritage Auctions’ Americana & Political Signature® Auction on Saturday, Nov. 8, in Dallas...Full story

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Some childhood memories, like being teased for a bad haircut or not being picked for a sports team, are best forgotten. But one thing no one ever forgets is a favorite Halloween costume. Today being All Hallows’ Eve, some of the team members at LiveAuctioneers’ Manhattan...Full story

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DETROIT –

A turn-of-the-century 15-piece Dorflinger Montrose green-to-clear glass punch bowl set sold for $132,000 at an auction held Sept. 12-14 by DuMouchelles in Detroit. Also, an American brilliant cranberry cut-to-clear glass and Gorham sterling jug finished at $33,000; a Hawkes Queens glass punch...Full story

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Jade gets the green light at Sworders auction Nov. 11-12

Jade gets the green light at Sworders auction Nov. 11-12

LONDON – More than 100 lots of jade, many with rare and intricate carvings, are among the 900 lots being sold at the Asian Art Sale by Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and Wednesday,...

Contemporary, tribal art comprise Gray’s auction Nov. 5-6

Contemporary, tribal art comprise Gray’s auction Nov. 5-6

CLEVELAND – Artworks from Ann and Norman Roulet’s extraordinary collection of contemporary, African, Oceanic and ethnographic art are coming up for auction at Gray’s Auctioneers and Appraisers. Divided...

Antiques, decorative arts on tap at Don Presley auction Nov. 30

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...

Earth’s natural wonders on display in Morphy’s Nov. 8 Mineral Auction

DENVER, Pa. – Geological treasures of every imaginable color and origin will take the spotlight on Saturday, November 8th as Morphy’s presents an eye-filling 116-lot auction of rare minerals....

PBA Galleries to auction rare antiquarian children’s books Nov. 6

SAN FRANCISCO – PBA Galleries will offer the rare and antiquarian children’s book collection of Pamela Harer on Thursday, Nov. 6. The sale will feature a select group of 187 lots of children’s...

Slotin Auction recognizes self-taught masters in Nov. 8-9 sale

Midwest Auction Galleries goes from West to East, Nov. 1-2

Morphy's to auction contents of Wild West Museum, Oct 31-Nov 2

Quinn & Farmer to auction early Cy Twombly self-portrait, Oct. 25

Material Culture embraces outsider art at auction Oct. 26

Tim’s Inc. lines up major auction in historic town Nov. 1

Bertoia's presents Max Berry antique bank & toy collection, Nov. 14-15

Sterling Associates to host creepy ‘Danse Macabre’ auction, Oct. 22

Breker to tally early computer in tech auction Nov. 14-15

Stefek’s auction Oct. 23 features fine art, modern design

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Unique concept cars coming to Indianapolis next spring

Unique concept cars coming to Indianapolis next spring

INDIANAPOLIS – A new type of motor spectacle is coming to Indianapolis next spring. “Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas,” a major exhibition featuring rare concept cars from the...

Rare Thomas Jefferson letters reveal Renaissance man

Rare Thomas Jefferson letters reveal Renaissance man

NEW YORK (AP) – Twenty-one rarely seen letters by Thomas Jefferson are on view at the Museum of the City of New York. The correspondence with Robert Livingston was written between 1800 and 1803....

Archaeologists probe 1800s Edgefield pottery site

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) – Beneath the grass growing in a field off Meeting Street Road in Edgefield, there is a mystery, and it's Nicole Isenbarger's job to get to the bottom of it. Ground-penetrating...

Mexican archaeologists explore tunnel in ancient Teotihuacan

MEXICO CITY (AP) – A yearslong exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2,000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold...

Museum of Arts and Design to present awards at gala Nov. 11

NEW YORK – On Nov, 11, the Museum of Arts and Design will host the 2014 MAD Ball, celebrating four influential creators and leaders in the art, craft and design industries, whose work personifies...

Model of cotton gin reigns king of Heritage auction Nov. 8

Death-fixated Vienna embraces funeral museum

Famed concert poster artist to auction complete 11-year series

Sistine Chapel dazzles after technological makeover

Crystal Bridges to include European works in 2015 exhibitions

NY’s Jewish Museum tells Helena Rubinstein's story in art

Waplington & McQueen photo collaboration coming to Tate

UK museum honors Waterloo victor, the Duke of Wellington

High Museum of Art exhibit features 24 works by Cezanne

Nov. 5 art auction benefits animal welfare group Mercy For Animals

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

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

MALVERN, Pa. – A rare antique Chinese carved imperial seal box, fitted with 16 seals of green jade circling a large 4-inch square central Shi-mounted seal, sold for $90,000 at an East Meets West...

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

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

NEW YORK – Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques recently hosted their “Autumn in New York” auction on Sept. 20. With New Yorkers back in town from the summer, the crowded room was full of their...

Rare Sphinx lamp reveals its true value at Coker auction

NEW MARKET, Tenn. – “From day one, I thought it might end up being the top lot, and that’s exactly what happened,” said Tennessee auctioneer John W. Coker, describing a cameo-glass Sphinx lamp...

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

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A 19th century Punch cigar store wood figure, 69 1/2 inches tall and with a contemporary base, soared to $102,600 at a three-day auction held Oct. 3-5 by Showtime Auction Services....

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

DENVER, Pa. – Morphy’s Oct. 11 Automobile Auction, which introduced the company’s newest specialty division, was a roaring success, grossing $1.42 million (all prices inclusive of 10 percent...

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

With LiveAuctioneers, Moran's fall auction harvests strong prices

Cowan’s Western-themed sale on LiveAuctioneers exceeds $940,000

Schulz, Cortes tie for top honors at Cordier auction Aug. 23-24

Clars concludes banner year with record-setting sale Sept. 13-15

Contemporary art, modern furnishings soar at Kaminski sale Sept. 7

Pomo basket delivers $23,000 top bid at Allard’s Santa Fe sale

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Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich revels in Hollywood, history

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich revels in Hollywood, history

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – It's just a few weeks before the election, and Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is talking animatedly about a big success that's been years in the making. The subject isn't his re-election,...

Phil Collins donates his Alamo collection to Texas

Phil Collins donates his Alamo collection to Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Singer Phil Collins' vast collection of artifacts related to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution that he's donating to Texas is set to arrive in the state. The...

Elyse Luray joins Heritage Auctions' New York team

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that Elyse Luray, a leading expert in the collectibles and pop culture field with more than 20 years of appraising experience and several television shows...

In Memoriam: Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes Sunday...

In Memoriam: Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta, 82

NEW YORK (AP) – At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was...

Louis Armstrong remembered in unique photo exhibit

Jeffrey Greer joins Heritage Auctions as VP of marketing

Holly Sherratt joins Heritage Auctions’ West Coast staff

Indiana U. statue of WWII journalist Ernie Pyle has typo

Late Catawba potter remembered for the small things he did

Texan Wendy Lambert crowned champion auctioneer

Comics experts Joe and Nadia Mannarinos join Heritage

Larger memorial placed at Jack Kerouac's gravesite

Ai Weiwei says tax case demonstrates China's dark side

War bride's visit to RMS Queen Mary tops bucket list

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London Eye: October 2014

London Eye: October 2014

LONDON – The mighty Frieze fairs are over for another year and for once all the post-event chatter was focused not on which celebrity flew in for the opening night, but how one particular stand...

Gallery Report: November 2014

Gallery Report: November 2014

Dorflinger punch set, $132,000, DuMouchelles A turn-of-the-century 15-piece Dorflinger Montrose green-to-clear glass punch bowl set sold for $132,000 at an auction held Sept. 12-14 by DuMouchelles...

Miscellaneana: Portrait miniatures

LONDON – The sale by Peter Wilson Auctioneers was on the day that Scotland voted to stay in the Union (hurrah), so it was an auspicious moment for the miniature paintings illustrated here to come...

Miscellaneana: Della Robbia pottery

LONDON – Perhaps it’s sheer coincidence, but the current rise in the popularity of Della Robbia pottery – and hence the spiraling sums it’s fetching in the saleroom – can be attributed to...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Oct. 27, 2014

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Halloween is the second most popular holiday among collectors of holiday memorabilia. Christmas comes first. But Halloween decorations are in such demand today that there are even...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: 90 anni di Pandolfini

Art Market Italy: Pandolfini marks 90 years of auctions

Reading the Streets: Danh Vo's 'We the People'

Miscellaneana: Coalbrookdale cast iron

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Oct. 20, 2014

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Oct. 13, 2014

Auktionsgespraeche: Der Stuhl

Auction Talk Germany: The Chair

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Le Italian Sales a Londra

Art Market Italy: The Italian Sales

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Halloween: LiveAuctioneers' team recalls the costumes that rocked

Halloween: LiveAuctioneers' team recalls the costumes that rocked

NEW YORK – Some childhood memories, like being teased for a bad haircut or not being picked for a sports team, are best forgotten. But one thing no one ever forgets is a favorite Halloween costume....

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

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

NEW YORK (ACNI) – Halloween comes but once a year, unless you’re among the many thousands of collectors whose homes are perennially decorated in orange and black. From noisemakers and candy containers...

Town clocks have civic function beyond timekeeping

MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) – She glanced at the clock. She didn't really notice the time. It was a few minutes shy of 11:30 a.m., and Erin Neiderhiser is walking briskly down Main Street in Manheim....

Indiana family honored for spurring Goshen's revival

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) – When they renovated their first building in 1985, Dave Pottinger and his wife, Faye Peterson-Pottinger, never imagined downtown Goshen would look the way it does now. “It...

Hand-carved Dogpatch figures returning home for exhibit

HARRISON, Ark. (AP) – Harold Enlow's family was in the roofing business, but he found that it was not a good fit for him. “Man, it was hot in the summer,” he said, “and cold in the winter.”...

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

Horror of World War I inspired innovative art, literature

Harvey Girls cheerfully served Southwest railroad travelers

Old postcards still captivate, as one new collector explains

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

Memphis Milano: Bold color, extreme design

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