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Mr Apple by Norman Rockwell brings $33,722 in online auction

$33,722 Nate D. Sanders, Inc., an autograph, fine art and manuscript auctioneer in Los Angeles, sold Norman Rockwell‘s “Mr. Apple” in a March 2011 online auction for $33,722. The work has never before been publicly exhibited. “Mr. Apple,” 13 inches by 17 1/2 inches, is a playful rendering of Magritte‘s famous “The Son of...

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Taylor, 79

Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of complications from congestive heart failure. She was 79. The winner of two Academy Awards (plus a special Award for her humanitarian efforts), Taylor was much more than a Silver Screen star — she was glamour personified; a talented actress; and...

Vintage Hawaii “state” survey maps purchased for $800

A grouping of Hawaii “state” survey maps found a new home for a final bid of $800 against a presale estimate of $275 to $375 at Old World Auctions Feb. 16, 2011. The territory surveys, touted as “an exceptional set of large, brightly colored maps” in A+ condition, included Hawaii (1901, 31 inches by...