Guernsey’s to auction prestigious NJ Palisades real estate June 8

The architecturally unique 8,551-square-foot home built is located on beautifully landscaped 1.3-acre park-like grounds at the edge of the Palisades cliffs. Guernsey’s image

The architecturally unique 8,551-square-foot home built is located on beautifully landscaped 1.3-acre park-like grounds at the edge of the Palisades cliffs. Guernsey’s image

 

NEW YORK – Guernsey’s, long-known for producing innovative, eye-opening auctions, will be entering the world of prestigious real estate when it sells at auction on June 8 one of New Jersey’s most prestigious properties: 75 Bluff Road in Fort Lee.

Online-absentee and Internet live bidding will be available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Dolls, toys and trains from estates and collections ready for play at Stephenson’s May 27 auction

Lionel standard gauge 408E engine

Lionel standard gauge 408E engine

 

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – Many of America’s great railroads were founded or operated in the Keystone State during the glory days of trains – the Reading, Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania Railroad lines, to name but a few. A lesser-known and much smaller-scale Pennsylvania “railroad” is the toy train assemblage that was displayed in the Montgomery County (suburban Philadelphia) home of collector John Dieterly. On May 27, Dieterly’s collection will ride the rails to Stephenson’s auction house, where it will be featured in the company’s Spring Doll, Toy & Train Auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Diego Rivera painting sells privately for $15.7 million

Diego Rivera, 'Dance in Tehuantepec,' 1928. Image courtesy of Phillips

Diego Rivera, ‘Dance in Tehuantepec,’ 1928. Image courtesy of Phillips

 

NEW YORK (AP) – A Diego Rivera painting has sold privately for $15.7 million, setting a world record price for any Latin American work of art, Phillips auction house said Friday.

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Satsuma stands tall among ceramics at I.M. Chait sale May 22

Massive antique Satsuma vase, 24 1/4 inches high. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image

Massive antique Satsuma vase, 24 1/4 inches high. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image

 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers’ Asian and international fine arts auction Sunday, May 22, will feature a massive antique Japanese Satsuma earthenware vase aglow with gilt detailing. The 24 1/4-inch-tall vase, bearing a large gilt Satsuma mon and mark within a large signed cartouche, is estimated to sell for $5,000-$7,000.

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John McInnis staging expansive holiday auction May 28-30

Pair of 18th or 19th century Chinese carved jade table screens, titled ‘Figures Among Stream’ and ‘Mountainous Landscape,’ (est. $5,000-$10,000). John McInnis Auctioneers image

Pair of 18th or 19th century Chinese carved jade table screens, titled ‘Figures Among Stream’ and ‘Mountainous Landscape,’ (est. $5,000-$10,000). John McInnis Auctioneers image

 

AMESBURY, Mass. – John McInnis Auctioneers will conduct a three-session auction over the Memorial Day weekend featuring an immense array of items from prominent estates in the Boston area, including the Hoes family, direct descendants of President James Monroe.

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Centurion Auctions features Jefferson Davis capture map in May 28 sale

1865 map of Georgia detailing the pursuit and capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Centurion Auctions image

1865 map of Georgia detailing the pursuit and capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Centurion Auctions image

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Centurion Auctions will feature two historically significant lots in a Civil War Era Militaria & Firearm Auction on Saturday, May 28. The first is a recently discovered 1865 Jefferson Davis pursuit and capture map. The second is the saddle used by Gen. Benjamin D. Pritchard, whose 4th Michigan Cavalry captured the Confederate president near Irwinville, Ga., on May 10, 1865.

Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Malcolm Mason, auctioneer and appraiser at Centurion Auctions, writes that the Jefferson Davis pursuit and capture map (above) was found among a private rare Civil War book collection.

The linen map is partially printed and partially hand drawn, showing the position and movements of the troops pursuing Davis. This capture map was to accompany Gen. James H. Wilson’s Jan. 17, 1867 report to Congress, although the report notes the map as “Not Found.”

“This Jefferson Davis capture map is of great historical importance and a truly exciting find, having been missing the last 150 years. It is expected to generate substantial interest within the Civil War, rare book, map and document collecting communities,” writes Mason.

The map with related documents has a $15,000-$20,000 estimate.

The second lot of particular interest to Civil War collectors is a saddle and archive (below) of Gen. Benjamin D. Pritchard of the 4th Michigan Cavalry. In addition to the general’s saddle, the archive includes personal papers, ephemera, a copy of The Life and Times of B.D. Pritchard by James J. Green, period and reunion photos of Pritchard, 1899 and 1915 group reunion photos, and a framed CDV of Andrew Bee, captor of Davis.

 

Saddle and archive of Gen. Benjamin D. Pritchard. Centurion Auctions image

Saddle and archive of Gen. Benjamin D. Pritchard. Centurion Auctions image

 

The Gen. Pritchard saddle and archive lot has a $10,000-$20,000 estimate.

For details contact Centurion Auctions at 386-868-2889.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

59 sculptures from prewar Berlin found in Moscow museum

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Image by Ghirlandajo. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Image by Ghirlandajo. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

 

BERLIN (AP) – Nearly 60 sculptures that belonged to Berlin’s museums before World War II have been found at Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

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Nocturne radio to light up Morton Casa de Subastas sale May 26

Walter Dorwin Teague designed Nocturne radio, model 1186. Morton Casa de Subastas image

Walter Dorwin Teague designed Nocturne radio, model 1186. Morton Casa de Subastas image

 

MEXICO CITY – Once in a blue moon a beautiful Sparton Nocturne radio Model 1186 goes under the auction hammer. A fine example of this Art Deco icon by American industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague will be the highlight of a Morton Casa de Subastas auction on Thursday, May 26.

Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

The console set, produced by the Sparton Corp. in the 1930s, is distinctive for its midnight blue Tufflex mirrored glass and satin chrome steel exterior. Standing 46 inches high by 43 1/4 inches wide by 12 inches deep, it becomes the focal point of any setting.

Morton Casa de Subastas estimates the radio will sell for approximately $16,300 to $27,000. However, two Sparton Nocturne radios have sold at auction in the U.S. in the last two years for $32,000 and more than $120,000.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Stolen Munnings paintings, Audubons returned to Baruch home

One of the Sir Alfred Munnings paintings of Belle W. Baruch. Ivy Auctions image

One of the Sir Alfred Munnings paintings of Belle W. Baruch. Ivy Auctions image

 

LAURENS, S.C. – Eleven of 17 pieces of art stolen from Hobcaw Barony, owned by the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, have been recovered after being missing for 13 years.

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Barnum & Bailey bandwagon sells for $250,000 at Heritage auction

The Barnum & Bailey 'Two Hemispheres' circus wagon sold for $250,000. Heritage Auctions image

The Barnum & Bailey ‘Two Hemispheres’ circus wagon sold for $250,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS – Twenty-eight feet in length and weighing some 13,000 pounds, Barnum & Bailey’s “Two Hemispheres” Circus Wagon once required a team of 40 horses when it debuted in the grand parade welcoming the Greatest Show on Earth home from a triumphant five year world tour. On Saturday, May 14, it took a winning bid of $250,000 for the famed relic to find a new home after it crossed the block in Heritage Auctions’ spring Americana & Political Auction in Dallas.

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