Lot 166: Missionary archive of Samuel W.  and Gideon H.  Pond, Minnesota, 1833-93.  Sold September 28, 2017 for $112,500.  (Pre-sale estimate: $30,000 to $40,000).

$112k Family Archive Tops Swann Americana Sale

  • October 3, 2017

Hoards of history-lovers came out to attend the preview for Swann Auction Galleries’ auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana on Thursday, September 28. The sale featured a trove of unique ...

First page of a six-page complete musical manuscript, autographed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and titled Le Bataille (K.535, a contredanse for orchestra).

Items pertaining to Einstein, Mozart and the nature of genius will be exhibited in Manhattan, Oct. 7th

  • Seth Kaller, Inc.
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  • October 3, 2017

NEW YORK CITY – Hand-signed letters and manuscripts, and even the building blocks of legendary theoretical physicist Albert Einstein’s mind will be at the center of a flash exhibit to accompany a ...

Apollo 11 Astronaut Edwin Aldrin descends Lunar Module to Walk on the Moon, July 20, 1969

Exploring the Cosmos: An Important Sale of Vintage NASA Photographs Now Live on iGavelAuctions.com

  • October 2, 2017

Exploring the Cosmos: An Important Sale of Vintage NASA Photography, much of it signed by the heroic astronauts who made history venturing into outer space, is now live on iGavelAuctions.com. The ...

Lot 260: Galileo Galilei, Galilæus .  .  .  His Systeme of the World, in Thomas Salusbury's Mathematical Collections and Translations, first edition, London, 1661.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Early Printed Books Auction Features Feast of Culinary Tomes at Swann Galleries

  • September 21, 2017

Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books come to Swann Galleries on Tuesday, October 17. The wide-ranging auction of some 300 lots covers a plethora of topics and periods. ...

Blues, 1929.  Archibald J.  Motley Jr.  (American, 1891–1981).  Oil on canvas; 91.4 x 106.7 cm.  Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne.  © Valerie Gerrard Browne / Chicago History Museum / Bridgeman Images

The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s

  • September 27, 2017

The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s is the first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste in art and design during the 1920s and early 1930s. Through a rich array of over 300 ...

©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S./ Images from L’Autre Image

Academy Museum Receives Landmark $50 Million Gift

  • September 27, 2017

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announces a landmark donation of $50 million from philanthropists Cheryl and Haim Saban. This commitment—the largest gift to the Academy Museum Campaign—brings ...

Mondrian dresses, 1965

Two Museums Debut in Honor of Fashion Legend Yves Saint Laurent

  • September 27, 2017

Over fifteen years after the haute couture house closed, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris will open on October 3, 2017. It will be located in the legendary hôtel particulier at 5 avenue Marceau ...

George Inness (1825-1894), Delaware River, circa 1860-63, signed, Oil on canvas, 8 1/4 x 10 inches.  Est.  $8,000-12,000

American Paintings Highlight Doyle's October 4 Americana Auction

  • September 27, 2017

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts. The sale showcases 18th and 19th century American furniture and decorative ...

One of a pair of French enamel on copper round portrait plaques, this one of a Renaissance man, the other of a woman.

Enamel plaques, Newcomb Pottery, Daum Nancy, French Sevres all at Woody Auction, Oct. 7

  • Woody Auction
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  • September 21, 2017

DOUGLASS, Kan. – A large and ambitious auction packed with 400 lots of antiques and collectibles in a variety of categories – to include art glass, antique clocks, Newcomb Pottery pieces, Chinese ...

At $81,250 (hammer price), J.K.  Rowling’s "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone" set the world record for the highest price paid for an unsigned work of fiction published in the last 50 years.

First-Edition Harry Potter Fetches World Record Price at Heritage Auctions

  • September 19, 2017

A rare, first-edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – one of just 500 original copies, of which 300 were destined for British libraries – set a world record when it sold for ...

Norman Rockwell painting of Ben Franklin commissioned for the 1926 Saturday Evening Post edition commemorating the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Rare and Historical Norman Rockwell Painting Surfaces at Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Auction

  • September 19, 2017

Profiles in History is proud to announce a very rare and historic Norman Rockwell painting will be going up for auction during their 2-day Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Personal Property ...

Punch bowl, 1768.  French, Sèvres Porcelain Factory, Decorated by Jean-Jacques Pierre, Soft-paste porcelain.  Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Gift of J.  Pierpont Morgan, 1917.1050.

More Than 100 Objects Illuminate Groundbreaking Art Collection of Financier J. Pierpont Morgan, at Wadsworth Atheneum

  • September 19, 2017

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will celebrate the unprecedented art-collecting career of financier J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in "Morgan: Mind of the Collector." Morgan traveled the globe ...

Historic draft of a letter outgoing President George W.  Bush wrote to incoming President Barack Obama in January 2009, then torn up by Bush into four pieces.

Letter written by George W. Bush to Barack Obama, torn to pieces by Bush, will be auctioned Sept. 26

  • University Archives
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  • September 18, 2017

WESTPORT, Conn. – Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Davy Crockett will all have one thing in common on Tuesday, September 26th at 10:30 am Eastern time. That’s when all four – ...

English three quarter suit of armor, c.1630

EN GARDE! Get Your Armor On!

  • Gray's Auctioneers
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  • September 15, 2017

A knight in shining armor introduces the next auction, on October 4th, at Gray’s Auctioneers. Several lots of armor from a private collector display an armory from centuries past and from many ...

Original artwork by Andreas Nottebohm (German-American, b.  1944), the Op Artist, Space Artist and visionary artist, 80 inches by 48 inches, "1 of 1" signed original.

Artworks by Andreas Nottebohm and Salvador Dali will be in Stevens Auction's Oct. 6-7 sale

  • Stevens Auction Company
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  • September 15, 2017

ABERDEEN, Miss. – A heavily carved mahogany Lincoln bed by Mitchell & Rammelsberg in mint condition, an 11-piece R. J. Horner carved mahogany dining room suite with atlas supports, a Regina ...