Bidders prepare to battle it out ?for rare McCoy, Hull cookie jars

Starting May 21, a significant collection of art pottery to include 45 pieces of Roseville, 24 pieces of Weller and nearly as many pieces of Van Briggle. Red Wing, Hull, Belleek and other makers, kick off a two-day event carried live online by Proxibid.com. About 30 cookie jars will be sold. Bidders will be interested in the rare McCoy Astronaut, the Shawnee Smiley Pig, Hull Little Red Riding Hood, and Ice Cream Elephant, Dalmatian and Humpty Dumpty, all by McCoy.
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Art brokerage has benefits of both straight sale and auction consignment

Les and Sue Fox, professional art brokers with West Highland Art Brokers, have developed a method of partnering with consigners to sell art, which touts benefits of both selling directly and consigning with an auction house: the husband and wife team will buy original paintings by listed artists, then partner with the art’s owners to sell at auction and, get this, split the profits.
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Could April 8-10 discovery auction hold sleeper lots of famous 20th century design?

A discovery auction coming April 8-10, 2011 features 1,000 unreserved lots of stylish and practical property from traditional through the 21st century. Tucked inside the sale are several sleeper lots of famous 20th century design including pieces by George Nakashima, Mies Van Der Rohe and Charles & Ray Eames.  Many more lots include furniture, rugs, pottery, metal, lighting, fine art, Asian, sports memorabilia and more. An unmarked, walnut art deco side table, standing 23 1/2 inches high by 24 inches in diameter, is expected to bring $700 to $900.
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White Ironstone China Association hosting auctions for collectors, fundraiser

The 2011 White Ironstone China Association live auction will offer more than 175 pieces of white ironstone china for WICA national convention attendees on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Converence Center in York, Pa. The auction serves as a fundraiser for the association, and provides a greater opportunity for collectors to purchase white ironstone than any other auction venue.
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