Thomas Edison’s inventions, vintage fishing lures highlight 39th annual Round Lake Antiques Festival

ROUND LAKE, N.Y. – The Victorian village of Round Lake, N.Y., once again plays host to the much-anticipated Round Lake Antiques Festival, June 25-26, 2011. Introduced 39 years ago as a fundraiser for the local library, the show continued to grow, garnering interest from dealers across New York State, soon adding dealers from New England, Canada and beyond.
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Tucked away for a century, Lambuth University selling archives, antiques on short notice

An auction set for Saturday will dispose of 168 years of antiques, archival books and art from Lambuth University. The small Tennessee liberal arts college must close by June 30 after failing to survive the economic crisis. Auctioned will be a wide variety of merchandise from antiques, important works of art, rare and vintage books (some dating back as far as 1800), wonderful period furniture and several fine pianos. The auction may be a boon for collectors and dealers becasue of the short notice and lack of Internet bidding. Read More +

Sir Daniel Donohue’s ‘white glove’ collection of fine antiques and precious objects grosses $4 million

The collection of Sir Daniel Donohue, a single-owner estate sold April 4-5, attracted a crowd of more than 200 people to Bonham’s Los Angeles saleroom, many of whom traveled from abroad to participate. The remarkable two-day  sale brought more than $4 million and featured nearly 1,000 lots. The entire collection will be sold at four different auctions during the next three months.
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Asian objects, fine clocks and Tabriz Persian carpet may headline April sale

Vintage clocks including a fine mahogany tall case clock signed by David Weatherly, an enamel moon disk dial attributed to Patton and Jones and an early 19th century mahogany tall case clock with a heroic painted dial signed by Abraham Cassell of Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) are just three of the lots auctioneer Gordon Converse says are generating tremendous buzz for his April 23, 2011 auction in Malvern, Pa.
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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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Coins, rare antiques and fine collectibles discovered in Minnesota estate

More than 400 cataloged lots of coins, rare antiques and fine collectibles from two estates are expected to result in a banner sale for the James Peterson Co. of Edina, Minn. Among the discoveries include French gilt bronze clocks, a leather bound edition of Adolf Hitler’s "Mein Kampf," an 1802 Liberty gold coin, an Italian carved marble bust, diamond rings and a rare $1,000 greenback.
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New Asian art and antiques charitable auction set for Feb. 13, 2011

After collecting Asian arts for more than 42 years, Robert Cornell of Springfield, Mass., is launching a series of online auctions to sell out his collection. The auctions are the latest move Cornell has made to sell out his collection after opening his new Asian Antiques & Art Gallery in Hadley, Mass., late last year. Lots include a wide range of porcelains, jades, bronzes, beads, Buddhist items and tribal silver. The first auction starts 5 p.m. EST Feb. 13. All proceeds of the sale will go to benefit the World Peace Foundation of Hadley.
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