Museum de-accessioned beadwork heads to Native American art, artifact sale

A vast selection of turquoise and silver Navajo bracelets from the collection of Everett and Martha Thomas of Southern California will pass through a June 6 Native American auction in San Francisco. The sale also features an assortment of fine beadwork de-accessioned by the Oshkosh Public Museum in Wisconsin; a large collection of Native American paintings from a Utah estate and other sources, foremost amongst them a work by famed artist Fred Kabotie, depicting Hopi mythology painted on hide.
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A Jewelry ‘Good Buy’ vs. ‘Goodbye’ : What’s selling and what’s sitting with costume jewelry dealers

Expert Kathy Flood offers a candid update on the often-fickle jewelry market, listing what’s selling and what’s sitting. "Recently I purchased an enameled base-metal pin clip for $15 and sold it for $1,500. If that doesn’t get your juices flowing for jewelry, I don’t know what will. Why, you could even pay for a week of your ungrateful child’s college tuition with such a sale."

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Bidders prepare to battle it out ?for rare McCoy, Hull cookie jars

Starting May 21, a significant collection of art pottery to include 45 pieces of Roseville, 24 pieces of Weller and nearly as many pieces of Van Briggle. Red Wing, Hull, Belleek and other makers, kick off a two-day event carried live online by Proxibid.com. About 30 cookie jars will be sold. Bidders will be interested in the rare McCoy Astronaut, the Shawnee Smiley Pig, Hull Little Red Riding Hood, and Ice Cream Elephant, Dalmatian and Humpty Dumpty, all by McCoy.
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Massachusetts’ finest estates and collections coming May 21, 2011

More than 500 lots of top market antique furniture, vintage lighting, fine art, decorative accessories, period furniture, clocks, estate jewelry and watches, including a 12-piece R.J. Horner figural carved dining set is set to light up a May 21 sale in Pittsfield, Mass. The sale is punctuated by several pieces from Tiffany studios. A key find is a bronze inkwell with the fine figure of a crab, its claws reaching forward, pinching the coiled handles of the inkwell pot mounted with an oyster shell.
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Little boasts highest grossing wine auction in firm’s history

More than 1,700 bidders registered for a March 18-19 Leland Little auction to purchase a Berlin (KPM) Painting on Porcelain Plaque for $7,250, a Philip & Kelvin LaVerne "Chan" Cocktail Table for $6,000 and Edouard Cortes’ oil on canvas, titled "The Pantheon," for $25,000. The fine wine session, which was held Friday March 18th at 6PM, was the highest grossing wine auction for Little to date. Top achievers include 11 bottles of 1969 Richebourg, which sold for $8,500.
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Advertising and soda pop event combines auction and Ohio Gas Expo

Hundreds of vintage neon clocks, lights and motion advertising signs from the Wayne and Shirley Woodrum lifetime collection plus a huge variety of rare antique country store items, soda pop, automotive, gasoline, hardware, clothing, ice cream, barbershop and related advertising pieces all make up a three day auction event, May 5-7, 2011,  in conjunction with the Ohio Gas Expo at the Dayton Airport Expo Center in Vandalia (Dayton), Ohio.
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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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