A collection of Civil War artifacts, including an officer’s porkpie slouch and silver-grip presentation sword, preserved by generations of a Pennsylvania family will come to auction on the second day of Morphy Auctions' Firearms Auction, July 24-25.
Leading all lots in Clars Auction Gallery's $1.6 million June 27-28, 2015 auction was a Chinese underglaze blue and white porcelain stick dragon vase. The vase sold for six times the high estimate, finishing at $426,000.
The recently-discovered painting Still Life with Summer Fruits and Champagne, by revered 19th century German still-life painter Emilie Preyer, not only doubled its estimate en route to finishing at $81,250 at auction June 19 at Heritage Auctions, it also set a new record for the painter.
The sale of a enamel, paste-set musical automation clock for $3.7 million, became the highest auction result to come out of German this year, and the most paid for an item at a livestream Auctionata sale, when the clock was sold during the June 20 Important Asian Art Auction.
The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) is celebrating 15th anniversary with a Gala Event and Benefit Auction on July 30. The celebration will include a fundraising auction with pieces from many legendary illustrators, with Norman Rockwell’s Portrait of John F. Kennedy expected to be a highlight of the bidding.
Morris, Savonarola, glider, Lincoln and so on. In the July 8, 2015 edition, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explores the historical roots and usage details that cause us to almost never call a chair by its most basic name.
In his latest Ask the Experts evaluations, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo provides a quick lesson about 3rd century Chinese scholars and poets in his assessment of a bowl.
For grown-ups who wish to instill a fondness for reading — and share adventures with young people — don't overlook the power of the comic book.
Hake's Americana & Collectibles' July 14-16 auction features items from a who's who of superheroes. Among the superheroes to be represented are the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Superman, Mickey Mouse, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Martin Dihigo, the only five-nation Hall of Fame baseball player.
The late William "Bill" Johnson's lifelong acquisition of unique, eclectic and ordinary items, will come to market July 10-11 and July 24-25. During the two session auction, to be presented by John McInnis Auctioneers, items including Americana, toys, banks, clocks, abandoned railroad cars, and a 1776 tavern will be up for bid.