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“This is our strongest sale so far this year,” remarked Dan Morphy, founder and president of Morphy Auctions, summarizing the 2,165 lots in his company’s Aug. 22-24, 2014 Coin-op & Advertising sale. “There’s such a tremendous selection...Full story

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Maxwell Anderson, director of the Dallas Museum of Art, announced Tuesday the launch of a redesigned digital database for the museum’s collection of encyclopedic art through its website, This marks the first phase of an initiative to...Full story

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Leaders of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art and Design, the George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art received approval from the D.C. Superior Court on Monday to implement their agreements that were first...Full story

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Bloomsbury to sell Andersen’s Fairy Tales at auction Aug. 28-29

Bloomsbury to sell Andersen’s Fairy Tales at auction Aug. 28-29

LONDON – Bloomsbury Auctions’ London two-day Summer Book Sale on Aug. 28-29 will appeal to all collecting interests. Day one features a rare first collected edition of Hans Christian Andersen's...

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury to sell hand-built model locomotives Sept. 10

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury to sell hand-built model locomotives Sept. 10

LONDON – Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions will conduct the sale of the Dennis Brown Collection of gauge 1 locomotives as part of their September Transport Auction on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at...

Quinn & Farmer to auction curator's photography collection, Aug. 28

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Quinn & Farmer Auctions in Charlottesville, Virginia, is hosting an online-only sale through LiveAuctioneers that features the photography collection of George Cruger,...

Estate-fresh antiques, art at Jeffrey Evans auction Aug. 22-23

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will conduct a two-day unreserved auction on Friday, Aug. 22, and Saturday, Aug. 23. will provide Internet live bidding. The...

Bertoia's Sept. 19-20 auction offers rare toy boats, Marklin trains

VINELAND, N.J. – No one likes for summer to end, but there’s a silver lining for toy collectors when the sunny season turns a corner and heads into fall. It means that soon it will be time...

Silverstone Auctions to sell one of Europe’s finest car collections Sept. 4

Morphy’s opens Pa. Treasury's vault, adds valuables to Aug. 30-31 sale

VIDEO: Riding with the King of Rock 'n' Roll

Complete series of Coke calendars to star in Morphy's Aug. 22-24 sale

Renew Gallery to auction local collector’s antiques Aug. 28

Unique windows featured at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, Aug. 28-29

Engraved glass sparkles in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sale Aug. 28

Tonya Cameron taps Back Bay brownstone for auction Aug. 24

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

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

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Dutch museum keeps Crimea treasure to avoid legal fight

Dutch museum keeps Crimea treasure to avoid legal fight

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) – A Dutch museum said on Wednesday it would delay the return of Crimean archaeological treasures it is exhibiting, fearing a legal tussle with either Russia or Ukraine. The...

Aircraft museum to open doors in central Oregon

Aircraft museum to open doors in central Oregon

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) – The Airshow of the Cascades begins on Friday, and with it, the air museum in development at the Madras Airport for more than a year will open its doors to the public for the first...

Dealer countersues Jim Brown in NFL title ring dispute

NEW YORK (AP) – A memorabilia dealer has counter-sued Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown for $1 million in a dispute over his 1964 NFL championship ring. Brown filed a lawsuit in New York against...

Arrest warrant issued in Banksy vandalism case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A Utah judge ordered the arrest Monday of a man seen in YouTube videos defacing murals believed to have been done by the famous graffiti artist Banksy. David William Noll...

Investigators conclude looted painting belongs to Jewish family

BERLIN (AP) – Investigators say they have determined a second painting that was part of a massive trove of art found in the Munich apartment of late collector Cornelius Gurlitt was stolen by the...

Dallas Museum of Art enables online access on

Houston Astrodome considers holding another yard sale

Final days to view Murray Garrett’s golden Hollywood

Court allows merger of Corcoran Gallery with 2 DC institutions

Rare baseball items going on display at Indiana History Center

Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78K

Museum director on fast track to diversify art collection

Barn find: William Cumming mural to be displayed at fair

Nelson-Atkins painting to be featured on postage stamp

Laura Ingalls Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

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Internet bidding buoys Kodner Galleries auction Aug. 6

Internet bidding buoys Kodner Galleries auction Aug. 6

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Kodner Galleries’ Aug. 6 auction was dominated by strong Internet bidding. On-line bidders battled phone and gallery bidders over treasures from two large Palm Beach, Florida...

VIDEO: Strong online bidding for items in Graceland auction

VIDEO: Strong online bidding for items in Graceland auction

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AFP) – A paper target riddled with bullets fired by Elvis Presley at his personal shooting range sold for $27,500 at the first auction of Elvis artifacts hosted by his estate Thursday....

Lincoln flag tops Heritage political auction at $20,000

DALLAS – An 1860 campaign flag for Abraham Lincoln and his running mate Hannibal Hamlin brought $20,000 during Heritage Auctions’ American Political Item Collectors national convention auction...

Calligraphy scrolls keep Asian items on a roll at Michaan’s

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Chinese arts and antiquities continued to prove their worth as a hot commodity in Michaan’s estate auction Aug. 3. A runaway sales success was found in lot 179, a set of six...

Anatole Vély painting leads bidding at John Moran auction

PASADENA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers’ July 22 Antiques and Fine Arts Auction, featuring a carefully curated group of 176 lots in the cataloged session and 175 in the uncatalogued Discovery...

Victorian, art glass excel at Jeffrey Evans auction July 26

Warhol portfolio, decorative items impress buyers at Capo auction

Case record-breaking Summer Auction a ringing success

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

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

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

Internet bidding credited for strong results at Kodner Galleries

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury manuscripts auction strong from the start

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury achieves high prices for silver, jewelry

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

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In Memorian: 'Dogtown' skateboarding legend Jay Adams, 53

In Memorian: 'Dogtown' skateboarding legend Jay Adams, 53

LOS ANGELES - Jay Adams, the colorful rebel who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world's most spectacular sports with hair-raising stunts and an outsized personality...

MAD to showcase founder's impact on American craft culture

MAD to showcase founder's impact on American craft culture

NEW YORK – Featuring a range of objects created over the past 60 years, the exhibition “What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder’s Vision” celebrates Aileen Osborn Webb, who established the Museum of...

KC museum director recognized for contributions to arts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One of the most distinguished arts honors in Europe has been bestowed to CEO & Director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Julián Zugazagoitia. L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres...

Michelle Castro joins Heritage as trusts & estates rep

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that Michelle Castro, with more than a decade of experience appraising and auctioning fine and decorative arts, has joined its growing Trusts and Estates...

‘World’s Number One Elvis fan’ to be remembered

HOLLY SPRING, Miss. (AP) – The public reopening of Graceland Too, a candlelight vigil and a midnight showing of a documentary about Graceland Too operator Paul MacLeod will highlight a daylong...

Diver scoured Fla. riverbeds for prehistoric artifacts

Met Museum President Emily K. Rafferty to retire in 2015

Kim Gattle named to Indianapolis Museum of Art position

Mississippi father, son sculpting Civil War monument

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

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

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Miscellaneana: Knives & Other Gadgets

Miscellaneana: Knives & Other Gadgets

LONDON - Spotted in my local saleroom: a patented silver combined shooting butt selector and vesta case by the London maker, J C Vickery. Permit me to explain. In a driven grouse or pheasant shoot,...

Live Auction Talk: Louis Comfort Tiffany

Live Auction Talk: Louis Comfort Tiffany

SANTA FE, N.M. – If you collected Louis Comfort Tiffany 65-years-ago you would be a multimillionaire today. In general people didn't appreciate the swirling lines and patterns of Art Nouveau design...

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: 5 mostre da non perdere ad agosto

MILANO - Agosto in Italia è sinonimo di sole e ferie al mare. Ma ciò non vuol dire che non ci sia spazio anche per l'arte e la cultura. Ecco, allora, da nord a sud, cinque mostre da non perdere...

Art Market Italy: 5 must-see exhibitions in August

MILAN - August in Italy is synonymous with a sea and sun vacation. Yet there is still space for art and culture. Here are five must-see exhibitions on your trip through Italy, from the north to the...

Miscellaneana: World War I

LONDON – Marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War I proved to be more emotional for us than expected. The phone call came out of the blue, from a cousin we hadn’t spoken to for too long....

Reading the Streets: 'Las Bicicletas' in New York

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Aug. 11, 2014

Miscellaneana: Antique Maps

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Aug. 4, 2014

Furniture Specific: Is that really mahogany?

Gallery Report: August 2014

Miscellaneana: Bronzes

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of July 28, 2014

London Eye: July 2014

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

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Florida Highwaymen artist's works locked behind prison walls

Florida Highwaymen artist's works locked behind prison walls

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Behind the rusting chain-link fence topped with razor wire and inside abandoned buildings where muted rooms are blanketed with dust lies artistic treasure. Two years ago, the...

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

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

POMPEII, Italy (AP) – Pompeii is the city of the long goodbye. In A.D. 62, a major earthquake toppled buildings, causing severe damage, harbinger of what was to come. Seventeen years later, in A.D....

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

HITE OAK, Va. (AP) – Betty Hilosky goes treasure hunting every day, scouring thrift stores for items others discard. She's found some great deals: Waterford crystal, a Hummel angel figurine and...

Horror of World War I inspired innovative art, literature

NEW YORK (AP) – In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. “Black and hideous to me is the tragedy that gathers,...

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

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

Memphis Milano: Bold color, extreme design

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

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

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