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A pair of needlepoint pillows with bird designs, rope trim, dark tan cotton backing and a wool, needlepoint front with two different birds perched on branches. Includes two pillow inserts. $1,050.

Unwanted items may end with surprising sales results

With warmer temps comes the urge for summertime cleaning. As we go through our houses and apartments tidying up or perhaps making room for new old treasures, inevitably, we uncover and rediscover things stashed away.  We tend to hold on to things thinking we will need them in the future, or...

Mid-19th century gold in quartz aesthetic native gold specimen from northern Sierra Nevada in California, featuring a leaf gold in quartz matrix with pyrite crystals (est. $3,600-$5,400).

Americana auction offers more than 2,000 lots

Holabird Western Americana’s 3-day Americana auction, Aug. 24-26 RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections’ upcoming Americana auction, planned for Aug. 24-26, marks the start of a summer-fall-winter season brimming with a number of major collections. The August event will be held online and in Holabird’s gallery at 3555 Airway Drive...

Luke Skywalker action figure

Star Wars action figures eclipse $200,000 at auction

DALLAS – A collection of 23 Star Wars action figures sold at auction for a total of $201,180. The premiere Star Wars toys sold through Heritage Auctions during the firm’s Comics & Comic Art Auction, held Aug. 2-4 in Dallas, Texas, which brought in a total of $6,670,739. The valuable action figure collection...

One-of-a-kind gold nugget, measuring nearly 11 inches in length and weighing 1,241 grams (39.9 troy ounces), estimate: $70,000-$100,000. Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Enormous 11-inch gold nugget could fetch $100K

Gold nugget discovery deemed museum quality DALLAS – An enormous, 40-ounce gold nugget, nicknamed “Lightning Bolt” for its jolting, bright yellow glow and rarity beyond any diamond found on Earth, could take top lot honors in in Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science Auction Aug. 18. The 11-inch gold nugget was discovered in Victoria, Australia, and...

blue RS Prussia bowl

Bidders pursue blue RS Prussia porcelain

DOUGLASS, Kan. – Three blue RS Prussia marked bowls – each one boasting a portrait and scenic décor of one of the four seasons – sold as single lots for a combined $33,000 at the Part 1 sale of the lifetime collection of RS Prussia antique porcelain of the late John...

Patinated bronze horse

Fine, decorative art auction reveals modest estimates

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers announces two Aug. 21 Studio auctions. They include a Studio Decorative Art auction at noon and a Studio Fine Art auction at 4 p.m. The catalogues include a wide selection of fresh-to-the-market art and objects at a variety of approachable estimates. The majority of pieces...