Press Releases tagged with collectibles & memorabilia

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Cubist painting by the Russian Federation artist Frantisek Reichenthal (Slovakian-American, 1895-1971), of a woman holding a bird in a vibrant color palette (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

Painting by Frantisek Reichenthal and one attributed to Albert Bierstadt will headline Bruneau & Co.'s Jan. 26 auction

Released: January 15, 2019

CRANSTON, R.I. – An oil landscape painting attributed to Hudson River School artist Albert Bierstadt (German-American, 1830-1902), a Cubist painting by the Russian Federation artist Frantisek Reichenthal (Slovakian-American, 1895-1971), palace-size Persian rugs, furniture, Asian arts and petroliana will all be part of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ January 26th auction.   The 373-lot Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction will be held online and in the Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers gallery, at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, starting at 12 noon Eastern time. A 200-lot pre-sale, beginning...


Media Error Draws Misleading Reports on Sale of 1943 Bronze Lincoln Cent

Released: January 14, 2019

An uncorrected reporting error republished by more than 1,000 media outlets worldwide negligently included a bogus pre-auction estimate of the 1943 Bronze Lincoln Cent auctioned Jan. 10, 2019 by Heritage Auctions. [ARTFIXdaily editor: The uncorrected story on FOX news (as of 1/16/19)- 'Holy grail' found: Rare penny might be worth $1.7M after it was found in boy's lunch money]. South West News Service (SWNS), a global wire service, issued an article to its subscribers stating that the coin was expected to sell for the inaccurate estimate of $1.7 million. The correct estimate from Herita...


Stock certificate for 75 shares for the Eureka & Colorado River Rail Road Company (Nev.), issued to a Hiram Johnson, dated May 17, 1882, with a nice train vignette (est.  $500-$1,000).

Holabird's January 24th-28th auction in Reno, titled Treasures Galore, boasts 4,000 lots of Americana

Released: January 14, 2019

RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections is following up its massive “to die for” auction in December with another five-day colossus comprising nearly 4,000 lots of Americana. The auction – appropriately titled Treasures Galore – will be held Thursday to Monday, January 24th thru 28th, online and in Holabird’s gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno.   Start times all five days will be 8 am PST. An office preview will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, from 9-5 (or by appointment). For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be facilitated ...


Bob Dylan’s signed, handwritten lyrics to his iconic song Like a Rolling Stone, voted the #1 rock ‘n’ roll song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine readers in 2004 (est.  $50,000-$60,000).

Bob Dylan's signed, handwritten lyrics to Like a Rolling Stone will be auctioned by University Archives, Jan. 23rd

Released: January 10, 2019

WESTPORT, Conn. – Bob Dylan’s signed, handwritten lyrics to his iconic song Like a Rolling Stone, items relating to the recently deceased former President George H.W. Bush, plus rare and highly collectible items pertaining to Washington, Lincoln and other luminaries will be featured in University Archives’ next major online-only auction, scheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd.   Live bidding for the 260-lot auction is scheduled to start promptly at 10:30 am Eastern time. As with all University Archives auctions, this one is loaded with rare, highly collectible autographed documents, man...


A J.H.  Belter “Fountain Elms” pattern pierced carved laminated rosewood Rococo sofa ($20/30,000) has elaborate carved crests with flowers, fruit, filigree and cornucopias over the serpentine S-scroll framework, 49½ by 88½ by 32 inches.

Striking Statement Pieces Abound At Fontaine Auction Gallery Jan. 19

Released: January 08, 2019

     Traditional and sumptuous antiques will be at the forefront at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery on Saturday, January 19, at 11 am. Auction previews the week of the sale are Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, 8 am to 11 am.      From highly carved furniture to elaborately worked gilt bronze pieces, this auction will feature 450 lots of antiques and fine art, including American Victorian, Gothic, figural carved and Arts and Crafts furniture, 19th and 20th Century lighting by Tiffany Studios, Duffner and Kimberly, Handel and John Morgan; fine clocks and music boxes, paintings, Royal Vienna a...


888 Auctions’ First Auction of the Year Set to Feature Fine Art, Paintings & Asian Antiques January 17

Released: January 06, 2019

Richmond Hill, ON – January 17, 2019 marks the first auction of 2019 where 888 Auctions will be ushering in the new year with 418 fresh-to-market items showcasing Fine Art, Paintings and Asian Antiques. After a successful year in 2018, collectors of fine art and antiques should expect even more quality pieces coming to auction as the auction house features items from an increasing number of clients and collections. The auction begins in the afternoon at 2 PM (EST) where bidders will be able to bid on items live and in real-time.   Lot 28, a French Oil on Canvas Signed Jacques Bouyssou,...


Original concept and production toy painting by Dexter Liu of LCD International for the Coleco Sectaurs Waspyx character and action figure, 17 inches by 14 inches (est.  $400-$600).

Original concept and production toy paintings by Dexter Liu will be auctioned January 12th by Bruneau & Co.

Released: January 04, 2019

  CRANSTON, R.I. – A Vintage Pop Culture Auction bursting with more than 300 lots of movie posters, vintage lunchboxes, cap guns, original toy artwork and more is scheduled for Saturday, January 12th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, starting at 12 noon Eastern, with a 150-lot, in-house-only pre-sale at 10 am.   The first portion of the catalog will offer 169 lots of movie posters, featuring a selection of original Star Wars (1977), Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi posters; original Toho American rel...


The top lot of the sale was Cesare Lapini’s marble sculpture, “Odalisca,” that attained $62,500.

Prices Go Through the Roof At Clarke Auction Gallery

Released: December 28, 2018

A trend in auctions these days is that the best is the best and the rest is the rest but for Clarke Auction Gallery’s December 2 sale, strong performers going well above estimate was the norm, especially for fine art and followed closely by robust results in jewelry and decorative arts. “Prices on most of our top lots were through the roof with paintings and sculpture doing very well,” said owner and auctioneer Ronan Clarke. “We were thrilled that this was a very strong sale that performed well above expectation.” Among the lots surpassing their estimates was the auction’s top lot — a ...


A snakeskin luxury handbag, marked for Florence Manelli, handmade in Italy, with detachable shoulder strap, will cross the block.

Benefit Shop Foundation Banking On Brooklyn Brownstone At Jan. 9 Auction

Released: December 28, 2018

Pam Stone and her crew at The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc., have been logging a lot of miles on the road lately. From last month’s auction featuring a Westport, Conn., estate to this month’s sale, they have made multiple treks back and forth to New York City to scout out and then pick up the contents of a Brooklyn brownstone, which makes its auction debut here Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 10 am. From its lively stoop culture to hip shops and restaurants, Brooklyn is an eclectic borough and this estate is equally eclectic. It comes from longtime Brooklyn residents who are now downsizing in thei...


Leading fine art in the sale is this Afro (Italian, 1912-1976) watercolor collage, “Stagione a Procida,” 1957, signed and dated ($15/20,000).

From Pontiac To Picasso Plate, Clarke Auction Has It All Jan. 13

Released: December 28, 2018

A wide-ranging auction will kick off the new year at Clarke Auction Gallery on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 10 am, featuring a sale to whet all appetites, featuring Oriental carpets, lighting, bronzes, Midcentury Modern, American and Continental furniture, sterling silver, designer jewelry and accessories. The sale runs the gamut from a 1966 Pontiac GTO to a Pablo Picasso “Brilliant Owl” Madoura rectangular dish from 1955 having decoration in engobes in black, white, blue, and 12 ½ by 15 ½ inches. Both lots are estimated at $10/15,000. “This auction will feature a number of important pieces ...


One of three known acrylic on canvas paintings of the letter ‘B’ by Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018), signed and inscribed to the consignor, a personal friend (est.  $60,000-$90,000).

Robert Indiana acrylic on canvas of the letter 'B' -- one of three known -- will be in Weiss Auctions' Jan. 23-24 sale

Released: December 27, 2018

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – One of just three acrylic on canvas paintings of the letter ‘B’ by renowned Pop Artist Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018), plus several lithographs signed by the artist, and a group of Philip and Kelvin Laverne pieces, to include a rare, unusually shaped coffee table, will be part of Weiss Auctions’ sale planned for Wednesday and Thursday, January 23rd and 24th.   The auction will be held in Weiss Auctions’ gallery located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook, at 10 am both days, as well as online, via Proxibid.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be a...


Imperial Russian government, 1917, specimen 4% savings bond ($12,810).

Rare 1917 Imperial Russian government 4% savings bond soars to a record $12,810 at auction

Released: December 18, 2018

FORT LEE, N.J. –  Archives International Auction’s “50th Milestone Auction” held on December 3rd & 4th, 2018 was highlighted by a 1917 Imperial Russian Government 4% Savings Bond Specimen estimated at $400 to $600 and hammering for $12,810 smashing all previous records for Russian Specimen bonds on December 3rd, 2018, the first day of a two day sale, held at the historic Collectors Club in New York City.     The 1917 Russian Savings Bond was the top lot in an auction packed with more than 1,150 lots of rare and highly collectible Chinese, U.S. and Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily a...


Watercolor painting of Dayton, Nevada, done in 1984 by artist Jeff Nicholson, known for his renderings of the high desert of the West, particularly of Nevada ($1,000).

Watercolor rendering of Dayton, Nevada done in 1984 by Jeff Nicholson brings $1,000 at auction

Released: December 17, 2018

RENO, Nev. – An eclectic five-day auction that featured items ranging from a Chinese Hunan One Tael silver coin to a 150-year-old Idaho soda bottle to an antique wood ore car from a mine in Utah to Marilyn Monroe’s signed autograph was held December 5th-9th by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC, online and in the gallery at 3555 Airway Drive (Ste. 308) in Reno.   The auction was nicknamed “to die for” because it featured a massive offering of token dies from the Northwest Territorial Mint Liquidation, but there were many other items in a wide array of collecting categories, a ...


Anthea M.  Hartig will lead Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Names Woman to Lead National Museum of American History

Released: December 13, 2018

Anthea M. Hartig, currently executive director and CEO of the California Historical Society, has been named the Elizabeth MacMillan Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, effective Feb. 18, 2019. She is the first woman to hold the position since the museum opened in 1964. Hartig will oversee 262 employees, a budget of nearly $50 million and a collection that includes 1.8 million objects and over 3 shelf-miles of archives. She will also open three exhibitions in 2019 and 2020 that are part of the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative #BecauseOfHerStor...


Copy of DC Comics Flash #105 (Feb.-Mar.  1959), featuring the first Silver Age Flash in his own title, plus the first appearance and origin of Mirror Master ($20,000).

Copy of DC Comics Flash #105 (Feb.-Mar. 1959), graded 9.0, brings $20,000 at Bruneau & Co. auction

Released: December 12, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A copy of DC Comics Flash #105 (Feb.-Mar. 1959) in superb condition, with a grade of CBCS 9.0, soared to $20,000 at a Toy & Comic Auction that featured many rare superhero comics, including Flash, Hulk, Spider-Man, Superman, Batman and Robin, held Dec. 1st by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the showroom at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston.   With an estimate of $15,000-$25,000, the copy of Flash #105 was expected to do well. The book featured the first Silver Age Flash in his own title, plus the first appearance and origin of Mirror Master and the origin o...


Rendering for a display

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to Launch With Exhibitions of Tokyo-based teamLab, Black Cinema and 'Totoro' Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki

Released: December 06, 2018

Kerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, this week announced the details of the inaugural exhibitions that will be on view when the Museum opens in late 2019. The first institution of its scope and scale devoted to the past, present, and future of cinema, the Academy Museum will open with a long-term exhibition that explores the evolution of film from its beginnings to its possible futures. Where Dreams Are Made: A Journey Inside the Movies (working title) will occupy two floors of the Museum’s iconic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building—and l...


J.  R.  R.  Tolkien (1892 - 1973), Dust jacket design for The Hobbit, April 1937, pencil, black ink, watercolor, goache.  Bodleian Libraries, MS.  Tolkien Drawings 32.  © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937.

Works by Tolkein Among Suite of Winter Exhibitions at The Morgan

Released: December 06, 2018

The 2019 winter season at the Morgan Library & Museum continues to celebrate visual artists and writers whose experimental methods and innovative creative processes have transformed our understanding of drawing, illustration, writing, and photography. Over the course of January and February, the Morgan will open a series of varied exhibitions, ranging from a look at the creative enterprise of J.R.R. Tolkien, to a focused examination of unconventional practices in contemporary drawing, to the first display in the United States of the storied photography collection of the National Galler...


Neue Auctions Lot 194: Opal, Diamond and Emerald n Necklace

Cleveland’s newest auction house – Neue Auctions features Jewelry, Fine Watches and Objets de Vertu for Holiday Auction

Released: December 05, 2018

(CLEVELAND) December 5, 2018 – Neue Auctions, Cleveland’s newest auction house will host a Jewelry, Fine Watches and Objets de Vertu online auction on Saturday, December 8, 2018. You can view the catalog now and bid by visiting neueauctions.com. Lots will close live on Saturday, December 8th beginning at 11 a.m. EST. The upcoming auction features a carefully curated collection of jewels, watches and objets de vertu; including small crystal perfume flasks, Steuben glass acorns, niello & enameled pieces including antique Potter & Mellen accessories and a collection of repousse silv...


Coastal Maine atmospheric seascape watercolor by the avant-garde artist of the Boston School, George Hawley Hallowell (Mass., 1871-1926) ($3,125).

Coastal Maine atmospheric seascape watercolor by George Hallowell brings $3,125 at Bruneau & Co. auction

Released: December 03, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – An adorable circa 1920 Tiffany & Co. platinum repeater pocket watch sold for $12,500 and a 2003 U.S. $25 Liberty Eagle gold coin climbed to a record $4,688 at an Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction held Thanksgiving weekend, November 24th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston.   Offered were about 500 lots of fine jewelry, sterling silver, original artworks, furniture, art glass, sculpture, folk art, Asian objects and more. Online bidding was via bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, LiveAuctio...


Lot 297: 315-294 BC Macedon Silver Tetradrachm

888 Auctions’ December 06 Auction Ushers in Holiday Season with Numismatic Coins, Fine Art & Chinese Antiques

Released: November 28, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 391 fresh to market items will be available to the discerning buyers and collectors in 888 Auctions’ December 06 auction featuring the finest in Numismatic Coins, Fine Art & Chinese Antiques. Taking place in the afternoon at 2 PM (EST), bidders will be competing against one another over a variety items on display at 888 Auctions with considerable interest being focused upon the ancient Roman and Greek coins highlighted in the auction.   In this winter auction, Lot 247 and Lot 297 are the featured attraction and star lots of the auction. Lot 247 features a Northe...


Oil on panel landscape painting by Albert Bierstadt (German-American, 1830-1901), titled Valley of Meringen (sic), Switzerland (1858), inscribed with location and artist’s name ($8,750).

Artworks by Bierstadt and Foujita perform well at Andrew Jones Auctions, November 18th

Released: November 29, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A striking pair of Art Deco silver mounted ruby glass vases by Jean Puiforcat sold for $28,750, a pair of retro Van Cleef & Arpels gold, diamond and ruby ear clips fetched $13,750 and a Rolex Steve McQueen Explorer II stainless steel wristwatch hit $17,500 at Andrew Jones Auctions’ Nov. 18 holiday edition of the Design for the Home & Garden Auction.   The auction was held online, via LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com, and in the Andrew Jones Auctions gallery at 2221 South Main Street in Los Angeles. Featured were several private collections, notably t...


Patinated bronze sculpture by Emile Louis Picault (French, 1860-1915), used as the mascot for the 1906 Ten-Mile Corinthian Automobile Championship in Florida (est.  CA$15,000-$20,000).

Patinated bronze sculpture by Emile Louis Picault will headline Miller & Miller's auction of the Aarssen collection, Dec. 8

Released: November 28, 2018

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – A patinated bronze sculpture by Emile Louis Picault (French, 1860-1915), used as the mascot for the Ten-Mile Corinthian Automobile Championship of 1906 in Florida, is an expected headliner at the sale of the Aarssen collection of automobilia, bronzes and Americana planned for Saturday, December 8th, by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.   The auction will be held online and in the Miller & Miller auction gallery at 59 Webster Street in New Hamburg, Ontario. Online bidding is open now, on LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, iCollector.com and the Mill...


Black Pansy & Forget-Me-Nots (Pansy), 1926.  Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887‒1986).  Oil on canvas; 68.9 x 31.1 cm (27 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.).  Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs.  Alfred S.  Rossin, 28.521.  © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

3 Stunning Works to See in Traveling Georgia O'Keeffe Exhibition Now at Cleveland Museum of Art

Released: November 26, 2018

Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, this popular exhibition explores Georgia O’Keeffe’s modernist aesthetic through art, clothing, and photographs Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern offers a unique look into the fascinating connections among the paintings, personal style, and public persona of one of America’s most celebrated artists. Throughout her 65-year career, O’Keeffe defied convention and forged a fiercely independent identity that was integral to her art. Showcasing approximately 140 objects, including paintings, drawings, and sculptures alongside her garments (many shown for the firs...


Copy of DC Comics Flash #105 (Feb.-Mar.  1959), featuring the first Silver Age Flash in his own title, plus the first appearance and origin of Mirror Master (est.  $15,000-$25,000).

Early superhero comics, Star Wars collectibles, more in Bruneau & Co.'s Toy & Comic Auction, Dec. 1st

Released: November 26, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A 400-lot Toy & Comic Auction featuring rare superhero comics, to include Flash, Hulk, Spider-Man, Superman, Batman and Robin, will be held on Saturday, December 1st, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. Star Wars collectibles and an unopened box of 1985 Garbage Pail Kids cards will also be sold.   There will be a pre-sale of over 100 lots, with no online bidding, of toys, comics and comic art. People must be in attendance at the gallery to bid. Doors will open at 8 am EST the day of sale.   “This 4...


Original oil on board painting signed by the Swedish-born American painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1954), titled In Boulder Canyon, Colorado (1949) ($39,000).

Oil on board painting by Birger Sandzen (Swedish-American, 1871-1954) brings $39,000 at Woody Auction

Released: November 22, 2018

DOUGLASS, Kan. – An original oil on board painting by the Swedish-born American painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1954) climbed to $39,000 and an outstanding seven-piece solid sterling silver tea set by the Loring Andrews Company (Cincinnati, Ohio) brought $14,000 at a huge, two-day auction held November 9th-10th by Woody Auction, online and in the gallery at 130 East Third Street in Douglass.   The auction required months of planning and included antiques and collectibles in many genres and categories. “We had a fantastic turnout at the auction hall both days,” said Jason Woody of Woody Au...


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