One of a pair of French enamel on copper round portrait plaques, this one of a Renaissance man, the other of a woman.

Enamel plaques, Newcomb Pottery, Daum Nancy, French Sevres all at Woody Auction, Oct. 7

  • Woody Auction
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  • September 21, 2017

DOUGLASS, Kan. – A large and ambitious auction packed with 400 lots of antiques and collectibles in a variety of categories – to include art glass, antique clocks, Newcomb Pottery pieces, Chinese ...

At $81,250 (hammer price), J.K.  Rowling’s "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone" set the world record for the highest price paid for an unsigned work of fiction published in the last 50 years.

First-Edition Harry Potter Fetches World Record Price at Heritage Auctions

  • September 19, 2017

A rare, first-edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – one of just 500 original copies, of which 300 were destined for British libraries – set a world record when it sold for ...

Norman Rockwell painting of Ben Franklin commissioned for the 1926 Saturday Evening Post edition commemorating the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Rare and Historical Norman Rockwell Painting Surfaces at Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Auction

  • September 19, 2017

Profiles in History is proud to announce a very rare and historic Norman Rockwell painting will be going up for auction during their 2-day Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Personal Property ...

Punch bowl, 1768.  French, Sèvres Porcelain Factory, Decorated by Jean-Jacques Pierre, Soft-paste porcelain.  Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Gift of J.  Pierpont Morgan, 1917.1050.

More Than 100 Objects Illuminate Groundbreaking Art Collection of Financier J. Pierpont Morgan, at Wadsworth Atheneum

  • September 19, 2017

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will celebrate the unprecedented art-collecting career of financier J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in "Morgan: Mind of the Collector." Morgan traveled the globe ...

Historic draft of a letter outgoing President George W.  Bush wrote to incoming President Barack Obama in January 2009, then torn up by Bush into four pieces.

Letter written by George W. Bush to Barack Obama, torn to pieces by Bush, will be auctioned Sept. 26

  • University Archives
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  • September 18, 2017

WESTPORT, Conn. – Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Davy Crockett will all have one thing in common on Tuesday, September 26th at 10:30 am Eastern time. That’s when all four – ...

English three quarter suit of armor, c.1630

EN GARDE! Get Your Armor On!

  • Gray's Auctioneers
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  • September 15, 2017

A knight in shining armor introduces the next auction, on October 4th, at Gray’s Auctioneers. Several lots of armor from a private collector display an armory from centuries past and from many ...

Original artwork by Andreas Nottebohm (German-American, b.  1944), the Op Artist, Space Artist and visionary artist, 80 inches by 48 inches, "1 of 1" signed original.

Artworks by Andreas Nottebohm and Salvador Dali will be in Stevens Auction's Oct. 6-7 sale

  • Stevens Auction Company
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  • September 15, 2017

ABERDEEN, Miss. – A heavily carved mahogany Lincoln bed by Mitchell & Rammelsberg in mint condition, an 11-piece R. J. Horner carved mahogany dining room suite with atlas supports, a Regina ...

Junko Mori Uncontrollable Beauty; Dahlia Rose, Junko Mori Uncontrollable Beauty; Dahlia Rose, 2016 Forged Fine silver 999, 2,375g 5lbs 3.7oz

ADRIAN SASSOON AT THE SALON ART + DESIGN NOVEMBER 9 – 13, 2017 Park Avenue Armory, New York City

  • September 13, 2017

Adrian Sassoon, the United Kingdom’s premier gallery for international, contemporary works of art—with a focus on innovative, luxurious objects—will exhibit for the fifth consecutive year at The ...

Brown's Celebrated Indian Queen, a figural bitters that's prevalent but popular, this one particularly nice in color, deeper than the usual lime green (est.  $5,000-$10,000).

Rare and beautiful vintage bottles will be sold in an online auction, Oct. 13-22

  • American Bottle Auctions
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  • September 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A terrific selection of rare and vintage bottles from across the United States – to include Western and Eastern sodas, bitters, inkwells, whiskeys and more – will be sold in ...

Lock of Hamilton's hair, and his signature, with a seal and note penned by a descendant in 1868.

Trove of material pertaining to Alexander Hamilton will be exhibited in New York City, Sept. 10

  • September 8, 2017

NEW YORK CITY – Fans of Hamilton the Broadway musical can dive deeper at an exhibit and lecture this coming Sunday, September 10th, titled Hamilton vs. Jefferson: The Rivalry That Shaped America. ...

Palette sketch by John McQuarrie of mural for Sacramento Train Station will be auctioned Sept.  13-27.

For first time, Witherell's holding Sacramento Arts Auction

  • September 7, 2017

For the first time, Witherell’s is holding an auction of Sacramento Arts, highlighting such local figures as Irion Shields, Tarmo Pasto—and a rare find—the John McQuarrie palette sketch for the ...

Jean Hasbrouck House (ca.  1721), Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY.  Photo by Pieter Estersohn, 2017.  Courtesy Historic Huguenot Street.

Historic Huguenot Street in Hudson Valley NY opens new exhibition showcasing 17th-century Dutch culture

  • HIstoric Huguenot Street
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  • August 30, 2017

Historic Huguenot Street exhibition showcases 17th-century Dutch culture including paintings, furniture, and decorative items from the George Way Collection Complementary display of American and ...

Oil on canvas painting by British-born American artist Thomas Sully (1783-1872), titled Portrait of a Young Woman with Wheat and Flowers on her Bonnet , done in 1841 (est.  $1,500-$2,500).

Paintings by Sully, Sheppard and New Orleans and other regional artists will be auctioned Sept. 16-17

  • Crescent City Auction Gallery
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  • August 29, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Fine collections of Newcomb Pottery, bronzes and Asian items, original artwork by American artists (much of it from New Orleans and other regional painters), silver, estate ...

Bronze plaque by Roy Lichtenstein, titled Peace Through Chemistry, 27 inches by 46 inches (est.  $80,000-$120,000).

Works by Calder, Lichtenstein, Wyeth, Bertoia, Audubon, others at Cottone Auctions, Sept. 22-23

  • Cottone Auctions
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  • August 25, 2017

GENESEO, N.Y. – Day 1 of Cottone Auctions’ upcoming Fine Art and Antiques Auction, slated for September 22nd and 23rd, will feature the lifetime collection of Annette McGuire Cravens, the ...

Warring States carved jade pillow.  Headrest above two hogs.  Gianguan Auctions Lot 254, September 9.

Chinese Headrests Make For Good Pillow Talk

  • August 24, 2017

The small, personal items from China's long history are as fascinating to collectors as paintings and ceramics. Take, for instance, the "pillow" collection coming to auction at Gianguan Auctions on ...