Monthly Archives: March 2015

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Elvis Presley memorabilia, $5,000, Ahlers & Ogletree

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Elvis Presley memorabilia, $5,000, Ahlers & Ogletree

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Elvis Presley memorabilia, $5,000, Ahlers & Ogletree Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A framed collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia and autographs, including a Presley-signed copy of the sheet music for I Got Stung! (recorded in Nashville in 1958), plus photos of Elvis singing on stage and playing […]

Telling America’s Story through the Art of Norman Rockwell and America’s Illustrators

Telling America’s Story through the Art of Norman Rockwell and America’s Illustrators Shaping National Conversation on American Illustration Art (1969 – 2014) By Laurie Norton Moffatt, Director/CEO, Norman Rockwell Museum From soaring ideals of freedom and social justice, to heartwarming and humorous moments of the commonplace — America’s illustrators defined the story of our nation […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ten letters, British Royals, $4,320, L.A. Auction House

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ten letters, British Royals, $4,320, L.A. Auction House

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Ten letters, British Royals, $4,320, L.A. Auction House Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A trove of ten personal letters written between 1948 and 1950 by British Royals, mostly from Queen Elizabeth II to Sharman Douglas (Princess Margaret’s close personal friend) and Ms. Douglas’s mother, Mrs. Lewis Douglas, […]

I.M. Chait Announces March 22 Auction Lots

Long-established Beverly Hills firm continues tradition of welcoming NY Asia Week buyers who are en route home to China BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Asia Week in New York attracts a global contingent of art buyers who travel many thousands of miles – primarily from China – to immerse themselves in a frenzied schedule of specialty […]

Hunting for Vintage Postcards

Hunting for Vintage Postcards

Hunting for Vintage Postcards By Gary Leveille Long before cell phones, e-mail, Facebook or Twitter, the penny postcard was an inexpensive, yet effective way to send brief thoughts and interesting images to friends and family. Today these vintage “snail-mail snapshots” are considered historic treasures offering insight into our remarkable past. Collecting postcards, however, is not […]

Daniel H. Weiss Named Next President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

(New York, March 10, 2015)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that Daniel H. Weiss, an innovative executive and accomplished art historian serving currently as president of Haverford College, will be the next President of the Museum. He will succeed Emily Kernan Rafferty, who will retire from the Met on March 31 after 10 years […]

Cottone Auctions’ February Auction Knocks Down $299,000 for Lovely 18th Century Queen Anne Tray-Top Tea Table

GENESEO, N.Y…. A lovely 18th century Virginia Queen Anne tray-top tea table, having a scalloped skirt, pad feet and a fine old refinish, sold for $299,000 at a two-day Fine Art & Antiques Auction held Feb. 20-21 by Cottone Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo. The table was the […]

Hake’s presents panorama of American pop culture in March 17-19 auction of prized political, sports and entertainment memorabilia from premier collections

YORK, Pa. – Whether it comes from the world of politics, entertainment or sports, if an object or memento has added meaningfully to the pop-culture landscape at any point in America’s rich history, it’s a natural fit for one of Hake’s Americana & Collectibles’ online and absentee auctions. The Pennsylvania-based company’s current auction (#214), which […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lincoln collection: $803,889, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lincoln collection: $803,889, Heritage

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lincoln collection: $803,889, Heritage Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall The Dow Collection of Abraham Lincoln assassination memorabilia sold as individual lots for a combined $803,889 at an Historical Americana Auction held Jan. 24 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. The display of photos and autographs related to […]

James Julia Firearms Auction Includes Iconic Collections

Over the years, James D. Julia Auctioneers has become the foremost place in the world to buy high quality, fine firearms.  But it has also evolved into the foremost place to sell.  Julia’s March 15th & 16th  auction will once again feature an array of renowned, old time collections from iconic firearms collectors and authorities.  […]