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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...

Smithsonian American Art Museum offers free lecture series

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, which holds more than 41,000 works that tell the story of the American cultural experience, is offering the “Collectors’ Roundtable” series of lectures; they are free and open to the public with no advance registration required. Tuesday, April 5, Senator Bob Bennett, from Utah and Washington, DC, will present...

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...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Cash ‘n’ Cari ‘repurposing’ HGTV

In early 2010, TV talent scouts were looking for a female estate liquidator for a reality television show. One of those executives happened to land on Cari Cucksey’s website, called her, and the rest, shall we say, is Her-story… Soon to follow, producers came to Michigan and filmed 12 hours of Cari and her...

Congrats to a new year (and new look) for Goldmine

Goldmine Magazine, our sister publication, underwent some pretty impressive changes at the turn of the year. The verdict from subscribers and advertisers has been overwhelmingly positive. The magazine looks super cool and has a broad range of articles, interviews and features for lovers of vintage music memorabilia, vinyl records and even vintage posters. After...