George Peter Alexander Healy (American, 1813 –1894).  Jeannette Ovington, 1887.  Oil on canvas.  New- York Historical Society, Gift of the Estate of Ina Love Thursby, through Walter M.  Brown, 1944.18

Fall Exhibitions at the Driehaus Museum Focus on Gilded Age Portraits and 19th Century Chicago

  • August 27, 2018

From September 8, 2018 – January 6, 2018 the Richard H. Driehaus Museum in Chicago presents three exhibitions focusing on portraits from the Gilded Age and late 19th-century Chicago. The focal ...

Pair of silver neck perfume bottles.

Massive collections in many categories will be auctioned September 22nd in Panama City, Florida

  • The Specialists of the South, Inc.
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  • August 27, 2018

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Items from the lifetime collections of Pat Bovard and Sherry Smithson of Lynn Haven, a suburb of Panama City – a massive accumulation of objects that began with a six-foot-tall ...

The highest graded example of Babe Ruth’s 1921 E121 American Caramel baseball card – one of only 68 cards known across all three E121 Ruth variations (minimum bid: $25,000).

Rare Babe Ruth baseball card from 1921 could reach $100,000-$200,000 in Small Traditions auction ending Sept. 1st

  • Small Traditions
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  • August 24, 2018

DENVER, Colo. – The highest graded example of Babe Ruth’s 1921 E121 American Caramel baseball card – one of only 68 cards known across all three E121 Ruth variations – is up for bid in Small ...


A New Museum in Hong Kong Acquires An Artist Collective's Entire Output, Plus Rights to Future Works

  • August 22, 2018

“We’re lucky dogs,” commented the pair of internet artists about the historic deal. M+, Hong Kong’s new museum of visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District, has announced the ...

UNIQLO and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) collaborated on a t-shirt collection called Boston Katagami.

MFA Boston and UNIQLO Collaborate on T-Shirt Collection Inspired by Katagami Stencils from the Museum's Renowned Holdings of Japanese Art

  • August 20, 2018

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and global apparel retailer UNIQLO announced today the launch of the Katagami UT collection, a line of T-shirts inspired by katagami stencils from the ...

Henri Gervex (1852–1929).  A Party at the Pré-Catelan, 1909.  Paris, Musée Carnavalet.  © Musée Carnavalet / Roger-Viollet

Traveling Exhibition 'Paris 1900: City of Entertainment' Debuts in the U.S. This Fall

  • August 15, 2018

The Frist Art Museum in Nashville will present Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, an exhibition that revives the splendor of the French capital at the turn of the twentieth century, when millions ...

New York Classical Rosewood Work Table

Fine Americana Included In Schwenke Auctioneers 400 Lot August 14th Fine Estates Auction

  • August 12, 2018

Featuring Asian Decorative Arts, Early Continental Furniture and Decorations, Americana and Folk Art, Fine Art and Estate Oriental Rugs  Woodbury, CT – On Tuesday, August 14th Schwenke Auctioneers ...

Ernest Howard Shepard, ‘The bees are getting suspicious’, Winnie‑the‑Pooh chapter 1, p.  15, 1926.  Pencil on paper.  © The Shepard Trust.  Image courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

'Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic' Opens at MFA Boston This Fall

  • August 09, 2018

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from Sept.22, 2018, to Jan. 6, 2019. The beloved teddy bear at the center of Winnie-the-Pooh, first published ...

Jean-Jacques Waltz (also known as Hansi) (French, 1873–1951), “Souscrivez au 4ème Emprunt…” (Subscribe to the 4th loan…), 1918.  Lithograph on paper, 31 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches.  Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of Murray and Nancy Ann Blum.  GMOA 2017.79.

Georgia Museum Marks 100th Anniversary of World War I's End With Posters Exhibition

  • August 09, 2018

This November 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, a war unlike any that had preceded it. As modern technology met antiquated military methods, millions died. The War to End ...

One of JFK's iconic rocking chairs, this one used at the White House.  Sold for $60,000 at Eldred's.


  • Eldred's
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  • August 09, 2018

East Dennis, Mass. – A rocking chair used by President John F. Kennedy at the White House sold at auction for $60,000 August 3. The chair was part of a prominent collection of the president’s ...

Large group photo taken around 1911 of Henry Street Garage telephone linemen, some shown seated on motorcycles, cars and horse-drawn carriages ($2,000).

Historical phones and related items ring a bell with bidders at Bruneau & Co.'s Aug. 4 auction

  • Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
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  • August 09, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – An original model of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson’s very first telephone from 1881 sold for $40,000 and a rare circa 1876 Bell Butter Stamp magneto telephone ...

Black leather crescent rocker designed by Wendell Castle (Am., 1932-2018) ($17,500).

Black leather crescent rocker designed by Wendell Castle brings $17,500 at Nye & Co. auction

  • Nye & Company
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  • August 06, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – It didn’t come with a sushi roll, ginger salad and miso soup, but a darling cinnabar bento box, offered together with a cloisonné teapot and dish, gaveled for $23,750 to take top ...

One-page letter written in French by Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), signed and dated Mat 22, 1807, and written from what is now Poland (est.  $2,000-$2,400).

Items signed by Lincoln, Einstein, Napoleon, others in University Archives' online auction, Aug. 22

  • University Archives
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  • August 06, 2018

WESTPORT, Conn. – Important, historical items signed by Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln and Marilyn Monroe are just part of the incredible selection of autographed documents, books, manuscripts ...

Joseph B.  Thomas, Hounds and Hunting through the Ages, Derrydale Press: New York, 1928.  First edition.  Estimate: $600-900

Online Sale of Hunting Books from the Collection of Arnold “Jake” Johnson at

  • August 03, 2018

Following the successful online sale of Angling Books, Doyle is now auctioning a selection of Hunting Books assembled by Arnold “Jake” Johnson (1930-2017) of Bozeman, Montana. The current sale ...

This Baird Coca-Cola advertising clock, circa 1889, with its original 12-inch paper dial featuring a Seth Thomas movement ($25/40,000) reads “Coca-Cola, The Ideal Brain Tonic - Delightful Summer and Winter Beverage, Specific for Headache.”

Clock Collection, Advertising & Country Store Items To Drive Fontaine’s Auction Aug. 25

  • Fontaine's Auction Gallery
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  • July 30, 2018

       It all started with the purchase of a roll-top desk and a clock to go with the desk. One clock became two, two became three and over the past 45 years, a collection was born.        A ...