Comedian Whoopi Goldberg’s collection full of serious Mid-century style

More than 70 pieces from Oscar-winning actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg’s cherished collection of pottery, porcelain, art deco and of whimsical pieces she has gathered over the years will highlight a Sept. 27, 2011 sale in Dallas. While Goldberg has enjoyed her superstar status as hostess to some of the most interesting minds and unique characters in the world today she has also quietly and intelligently scoured auctions, antique shows and flea markets over the years to assemble her impressive assortment of tableware and accessories. Read More +

Copies of The Aitken Bible and the Book of Mormon, with link to church founder, may make history at Heritage


An incredibly rare copy of The Aitken Bible, 1782, the first Bible printed in English in America, and an 1830 first edition of “The Book of Mormon" consigned by the descendents of John Wesley Brackenbury, a stepson of founder Joseph Smith, both provide collectibles for Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 12, 2011 Signature Rare Books Auction at Heritage.
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Entire town – Scotch Grove, Iowa – and new old stock to be sold live and online

For almost 50 years, more than a dozen century-old buildings in the farming community of Scotch Grove, Iowa, have guarded a time capsule. Recently, representatives from two auction companies opened the doors of these 16 buildings to find hundreds of thousands of retail, wholesale and service items still on shelves and floors — some still in their original packaging and store displays. The discoveries will be sold Sept. 15-17, 2011.
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Largest group of Anna Pottery ever offered at auction featured in vintage firearms sale

This September Rock Island Auction Company is featuring The Putnam Green Collection Part II: an outstanding collection of rare, historic, and high condition U.S. and German Military arms. The collection has more than 100 unique firearms, uniforms and holsters such as the finest known historical U.S. DWM Model 1902 American Eagle cartridge counter Luger pistol (shown here), expected to sell for $50,000 to $90,000.
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