LONDON – Two memories spring to mind from a childhood visit to stately Chatsworth House, the Derbyshire seat of the Dukes of Devonshire: the first, in some desperation, asking an attendant to tell me the way to the toilet and the second, a violin and bow hanging on the back of a door.
SAN DIEGO (AP) – A new deal expected to be announced before the next Comic-Con will keep the major comic book and pop culture convention in San Diego through 2018.
DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that it will officially open in Hong Kong in late 2015 and that it has hired Kenneth Yung as director of Asian Operations. The company is currently finalizing its plans to acquire space in the city and will hold its first auction in December.
NEW YORK – LG this week agreed to reduce the height of its proposed U.S. headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., after in a compromise with local officials and conservationist groups. Read more
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. – The prestigious William and Elaine Werbell antique toy and bank collection will step into the auction spotlight on July 11 and 12. RSL Auction Company will offer the collection of pristine wind-up toys, mechanical and still banks at a live gallery auction with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.
LONDON (AFP) – A Nazi-looted painting that was hidden for decades smashed expectations at a rare sale in London on Wednesday as investigators work painstakingly to identify the origins of hundreds of other works from the same haul.
AMESBURY, Mass. – John McInnis Auctioneers announces the highly anticipated auction of William “Bill” Johnson’s personal collection on July 10-11. Available for purchase will be antiques, artifacts and treasures amassed over the last four decades. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.
YORK, Pa. – Superheroes aren’t always the product of fantasy. Sometimes they’re ordinary people who’ve gone on to achieve superhuman goals – like the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and baseball legend Martin Dihigo, the only man ever to be inducted in the Baseball Halls of Fame in the United States, Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. Backed by their rich and unique legacies, Dihigo and King unquestionably deserve the title of “superhero” and the right to stand alongside Superman in Hake’s Auction #215, which closes for bidding July 14-16.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Premiere Props will auction off more than 550 movie props and entertainment memorabilia – from Ben-Hur to Star Wars – at their Hollywood Extravaganza Auction on Saturday, June 27.
BOULDER, Colo. – Hundreds of elusive cultural treasures from ancient times await bidders in Artemis Gallery’s Early Summer Variety Auction on Tuesday, June 30th, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. Not only are all of the auction items unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and legal to purchase, many have been cataloged with extremely reasonable estimates, making them accessible to beginning collectors or dealers with an eye toward resale.