1909 Joe Jackson baseball card knocks it out of the park, selling for $667K

1909 Joe Jackson rookie card. Image courtesy of SCP Auctions

1909 Joe Jackson E90-1 rookie baseball card. Image courtesy of SCP Auctions

 

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. – A pair of iconic pre-war baseball cards led the bidding in SCP Auctions’ 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction that closed for bidding on August 21. The top card, which sold for an astounding $667,189, is one of only two examples of the legendary 1909 E90-1 Joe Jackson American Caramel card graded NM-MT 8 by third-party authenticator PSA Cards with none graded higher.

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Tekserve collection 74% sold through LiveAuctioneers; fans bid farewell to NYC institution

Yesterday, New York City bid adieu to the iconic Tekserve store as Roland Auctions NY dispersed the institution’s extensive and eclectic inventory to bidders internationally. With a wide range of inventory, the auction total exceeded expectations and doubled estimates. From a melted Macintosh to neon Apple signs to a vast Macintosh Museum collection, the auction attracted a wide range of bidders in person and online through LiveAuctioneers. In fact, an astonishing 74% of the collectible electronics ended up selling via LiveAuctioneers’ global bidding platform.

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10 Best Vintage Lunch Boxes for Back to School

‘Tis the back-to-school season. And with that, we’re reminiscing on our favorite subject at school: lunch. One of the best parts of lunch? Showing off your lunch box.

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California Auctioneers to sell silent film star William S. Hart’s screen-used Colt revolver Aug. 28

Colt revolver and holster owned by silent film star William S. Hart, used in the movie 'Hell's Hinges.' est. $7,000-$10,000

Colt revolver and holster owned by silent film star William S. Hart, used in the 1916 Western titled ‘Hell’s Hinges.’ est. $7,000-$10,000

 

VENTURA, Calif. – On Sunday, August 28, California Auctioneers will sell silent-film legend William S. Hart’s screen-used Colt revolver. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Quinn’s appointed to auction Merton D. Simpson estate collection of African tribal art

Merton D. Simpson (1928-2013) with a prized African tribal art acquisition. Archival image provided by the Estate of Merton D. Simpson

Merton D. Simpson (1928-2013) with a prized African tribal art acquisition. Archival image provided by the Estate of Merton D. Simpson

 

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Quinn’s Auction Galleries has been chosen to auction the highly important African tribal art collection of renowned dealer, artist and collector Merton D. Simpson (African-American, 1928-2013). The estate collection will be offered in two major sales at Quinn’s northern Virginia gallery, the first to be held on October 1 and the second in late fall or early winter of this year. For both events, absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Artist Builds a Wall — Without a Penny From Mexico, Hemingway Home Gets Its Antlers Back, and More Fresh News

Image from the interior of the Floridita bar, in Havana, Cuba. Statue of Ernest Hemingway by Cuban artist José Villa Soberón. Photo: Frederic Schmalzbauer, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Statue of Ernest Hemingway by Cuban artist José Villa Soberón inside the Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba.
Photo: Frederic Schmalzbauer, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Elk antlers that gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson took from the Idaho home of his hero Ernest Hemingway have been returned, along with an explanation. [Read more from AP]
  • Building on a timely topic, artist Louis Hock created his work titled a wall so visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego could “experience a familiar space that is now visually and physically divided.” The exhibition runs through Sept. 27. [Read more from MCASD]
  • Coffee, tea or chocolate? Detroit Institute of Arts will be serving up all three in an upcoming exhibition titled Bitter|Sweet, which explores how the popularity of hot drinks from faraway lands led to the demand in Europe for new vessels, like coffee and tea pots, storage canisters, etc. [Read more from Detroit Institute of Arts]
  • Could you picture yourself behind the wheel of a World War II tank? Then make tracks to a museum in Normandy, France, which is closing its doors and selling off its entire collection. [Read more from France24]

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Aug. 28 Antiquarian & Historical Books Auction by Jasper52 boasts eclectic selection

Jasper52’s August 28th online-only rare books auction boasts an eclectic selection of fascinating books, autographs, and documents, from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Among the many subject areas to entice collectors at all levels are: American history, nautical history, World War II, literature, popular science, transportation, animal husbandry, art, and early printed books and autographs from England and the Continent.

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Set of 8 Tiffany windows could soar at Fontaine’s auction Sept. 10

 

One of the eight Tiffany windows. Fontaine's Auction Gallery image

One of the eight Tiffany windows. Fontaine’s Auction Gallery image

 

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – An exceptional set of eight multi-layered glass windows, executed by Tiffany Studios in New York, dated 1913 and depicting The Eight Beatitudes of Jesus is expected to realize $400,000-$600,000 at an antique estate auction slated for Saturday, Sept. 10, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery.

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Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace to celebrate 1976 reopening

Photo of Faneuil Hall and statue of patriot Samuel Adams. Image by Ingfbruno, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Photo of Faneuil Hall and statue of patriot Samuel Adams. Image by Ingfbruno, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

 

BOSTON (AP) – Faneuil Hall Marketplace will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its reopening by throwing it back to the 1970s with a disco dance party.

The popular marketplace in Boston reopened on Aug. 26, 1976, after extensive renovations.

The original market was opened in 1826 by Mayor Josiah Quincy. The retail marketplace is known for its cobblestone streets, restaurants, ethnic food stalls and street performers.

The reopening celebration will begin Friday and run through Sunday. Some food merchants plan to roll back their prices to what they were in 1976. Organizers also plan to have acrobats, jugglers and other performers to help ring in the anniversary.

The weekend will also include a car show at the marketplace, including a wide variety of antique cars.

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Baccarat, exceptional fine jewelry add sparkle to Capo’s Aug. 27 auction

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. – A selection of Baccarat decorative pieces and fine jewelry including pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels will take the spotlight at Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques on Saturday, August 27 during the company’s final auction of the summer season. The auction, which has a start time of 11 a.m. Eastern, also features a wide selection of fine art, along with contemporary and antique furniture, silver and decorative items. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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