Michael Jordan sneakers among top prospects at Grey Flannel sale

Michael Jordan’s game-used, autographed Converse basketball shoes from the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles carry a $50,000 reserve. Grey Flannel Auctions image

Michael Jordan’s game-used, autographed Converse basketball shoes from the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles carry a $50,000 reserve. Grey Flannel Auctions image

WESTHAMPTON, N.Y. – A pair of Converse basketball shoes worn by the legendary Michael Jordon in the 1984 Olympics is the star attraction at Grey Flannel’s Summer Games auction of sports memorabilia, which is open for bidding, now through Wednesday, June 24.

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Luxury items from tony NY estates enrich Roland auction June 13

In the manner of Wang Shishen (1686-1762), this watercolor on silk depicts cherry blossoms with three songbirds on a riverbank among bamboo shoots. It measures 59 3/4in x 30in and has an $8,000-$12,000 estimate. Roland Auctions NY image

In the manner of Wang Shishen (1686-1762), this watercolor on silk depicts cherry blossoms with three songbirds on a riverbank among bamboo shoots. It measures 59 3/4in x 30in and has an $8,000-$12,000 estimate. Roland Auctions NY image

NEW YORK – Roland Auctions NY announces its American Dream Auction to be held on Saturday, June 13, commencing at 10 a.m. Eastern. This sale boasts over 800 fresh-to-market lots comprising luxury items of the first order from prestigious Manhattan estates.

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Reading the Streets: ‘Please Touch the Art’

Jeppe Hein, 'Mirror Labyrinth,' New York City. Photo by James Ewing

Jeppe Hein, ‘Mirror Labyrinth,’ New York City. Photo by James Ewing

NEW YORK – Danish artist Jeppe Hein brings whimsy and water to Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer with “Please Touch the Art,” a three-part series of interactive sculptures that spans the entire length of the park.

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Orrery is star spin-off in Waverly Rare Books auction June 11

The movements of Mercury, Venus and Earth around the Sun are traced with this hand-turned orrery dated 1794. Made by W. & S. Jones, London, the device could turn $15,000-$25,000 at the auction. Quinn’s / Waverly Rare Books image

The movements of Mercury, Venus and Earth around the Sun are traced with this hand-turned orrery dated 1794. Made by W. & S. Jones, London, the device could turn $15,000-$25,000 at the auction. Quinn’s / Waverly Rare Books image

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Along with the traditional fare of rare books and manuscripts, Quinn’s Auction Galleries’ Waverly Rare Books Catalog #265 offers antique maps of European cities, North America and beyond. The highlight of the June 11 auction is an 18th century orrery, an apparatus that shows the movements of planets around the sun.

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Deutsch Auctioneers features European, Asian art at June 23 sale

In the circle of Alfred Dedreux (1810-1860), one of a pair of hunting scenes, oil on canvas, framed, 100 x 50cm. Estimate: 1,600-2,500 euros. Deutsch Auctioneers image

In the circle of Alfred Dedreux (1810-1860), one of a pair of hunting scenes, oil on canvas, framed, 100 x 50cm. Estimate: 1,600-2,500 euros. Deutsch Auctioneers image

VIENNA – The summer sale at Deutsch Auctioneers includes 300 objects from about 1400 to contemporary art of all categories, styles and origin. The sale will take place on June 23 in the saleroom of Deutsch Auctioneers, at Dorotheergasse 13, 1010 Vienna.

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120 lots of estate jewelry add sparkle to Michaan’s auction June 13

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A pair of pear-cut emerald earrings (above) – 8.00 carats – set in 14K white gold French wire drop mountings has an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. Michaan’s Auctions image

A pair of pear-cut emerald earrings (above) – 8.00 carats – set in 14K white gold French wire drop mountings has an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. Michaan’s Auctions image

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Over 120 estate auction jewelry lots highlight Michaan’s auction June 13. Read more

Rarities abound in Artemis Gallery June 11 Ancient Antiquities Auction

Polychrome gesso box, Egypt, 26th Dynasty, circa 662 to 525 BCE, with hieroglyphs on each of four panels, ex Adeon Gallery, Chicago; estimate $40,000-$60,000. Artemis Gallery image

Polychrome gesso box, Egypt, 26th Dynasty, circa 662 to 525 BCE, with hieroglyphs on each of four panels, ex Adeon Gallery, Chicago; estimate $40,000-$60,000. Artemis Gallery image

BOULDER, Colo. – Artemis Gallery will unlock the mysteries of ancient times on Thursday, June 11 with an approximately 225-lot auction of important classical antiquities, plus ancient and ethnographic art. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live-bidding services.

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Miscellaneana: Stevengraphs

‘Lady Godiva’s Procession,’ a Stevengraph with an estimate of £40-£60. Photo Peter Wilson auctioneers

‘Lady Godiva’s Procession,’ a Stevengraph with an estimate of £40-£60. Photo Peter Wilson auctioneers

LONDON – Every married man knows the story of Lady Godiva. Leofric (968-1057), the Earl of Mercia, had a nagging wife too, although in fairness, she wanted him to take pity on the people of Coventry and stop taxing them so harshly.

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Rare Porsche, malachite vases power Ahlers & Ogletree sale

This pair of English 20th century malachite and sterling silver vases, each 13 1/4 inches tall, realized: $13,000. Ahlers & Ogletree image

This pair of English 20th century malachite and sterling silver vases, each 13 1/4 inches tall, realized: $13,000. Ahlers & Ogletree image

ATLANTA – A rare 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera Cabriolet sports car – white with black leather interior and 61,000 original miles on the odometer – sped off for $79,500 at a Spring Salon Auction held May 2-3 by Ahlers & Ogletree. It was the top earner in an auction that saw over 1,000 lots come up for bid.

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Space memorabilia returns $610,000 at Heritage Auctions

Astonaut Jack Swigert’s space-flown Apollo 13 Robbins medal sold for $13,750, while his Apollo 11 Robbins medal soared to $50,000. Heritage Auctions image

Astonaut Jack Swigert’s space-flown Apollo 13 Robbins medal sold for $13,750, while his Apollo 11 Robbins medal soared to $50,000. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – An Apollo 11 Robbins Medal, originally from the collection of Mission Support Crew Member Jack Swigert, realized the hefty final price realized of $50,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Space Exploration Signature® Auction on May 22. The sale of this space-flown artifact ( above right) signals strong collector interest in Robbins Medals across the board.

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