Super-Rare Pokemon Hologram Card, Haunted Telephone, and More Fresh News

Pokemon Pikachu Illustrator promo hologram card, headed to auction next month at Heritage. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Pokemon Pikachu Illustrator promo hologram card, headed to auction next month at Heritage. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • $50,000 for a Pokemon card? It could happen. Next month Heritage will auction a mint-condition 1998 Pikachu Illustrator promo hologram card that’s one of only 39 made. [Read more from Twinfinite]
  • A Montana family says a telephone they bought at an antique shop is creeping them out. As soon as they brought it home, strange things started to happen. [Read more from the Billings Gazette]
  • Around 1,000 artifacts from Disneyland and Disney World are being auctioned by a California gallery. How about a “stretching” portrait painting from the Haunted Mansion, or a complete, original “It’s a Small World” Audio-Animatronic doll? [Read more from Art Daily]
  • An American couple has bequeathed 600 masterworks from the late 19th/early 20th centuries to the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. The collection is said to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. [Read more from the New York Times]

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Political memorabilia collector pushes all the right buttons

Collection of William McKinley political buttons. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Collection of William McKinley political buttons. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

 

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Every day is Election Day in Michael Meiring’s world. With bipartisan zeal, he has led a lifelong campaign to find the perfect candidates for his political endeavor.

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Nina K to unveil new paintings at Art San Diego, Nov. 3-6

Nina K, ‘Celestial Rain,’ oil on canvas, 44 x 72 inches. Image courtesy of the artist

Nina K, ‘Celestial Rain,’ oil on canvas, 44 x 72 inches. Image courtesy of the artist

 

SAN DIEGO – New works from Southern California-based abstract expressionist painter Nina K will be exhibited as part of the ART San Diego at Balboa Park Activity Center 2145 Park Blvd. in San Diego, Nov. 3-6. These all new pieces are from her ongoing Pixel series, which she debuted early this year.

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Buckskin war shirt expected to lead Allard Auctions’ Nov. 12-13 sale

Northern Plains all-buckskin quilled war shirt with beautiful wide quilled sleeve and body strips and traditional geometrics. Estimate: $20,000-$40,000. Allard Auctions Inc. image

Northern Plains all-buckskin quilled war shirt with beautiful wide quilled sleeve and body strips and traditional geometrics. Estimate: $20,000-$40,000. Allard Auctions Inc. image

 

MESA, Ariz. – A historic late 1800s Northern Plains quilled war shirt, an early 20th century fine weave Mission basket and a fully beaded Kiowa toy cradleboard from the early 1900s are three expected top lots at Big Fall Phoenix, an annual auction event held every autumn by Allard Auctions Inc., based in Saint Ignatius, Mont. This year’s auction is scheduled for Nov. 12-13. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Gallery Report: October 2016

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s report:

 

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Sapphire and diamond ring, $103,500, Cottone Auctions

A dazzling sapphire and diamond vintage ring in a gold and platinum setting sold for $103,500 at a fine art and antiques auction held Sept. 23-24 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a Tiffany Studios leaded glass Geranium lamp with signed shade illuminated the room for $52,325; a two-piece Japanese painting on silk, 76 inches by 51 inches, climbed to $33,500; and a pair of majolica plaques, done in the manner of Benozzo Gozzoli (Italian, 1421-1497), 18 inches by 13 inches, made $42,550. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.

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Hulk #1 in Auction of 2,000 Comics, Doorstop I.D.’d as Asian Treasure, and More Fresh News

(Left) All Star Comics #4, March/April 1941, featuring the first adventure for the Justice Society of America, NM, Larson pedigree; and (right) Incredible Hulk #1, with first appearance of Hulk. Each is estimated at $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Hake’s Americana

(Left) All Star Comics #4, March/April 1941, featuring the first adventure for the Justice Society of America, NM, Larson pedigree; and (right) Incredible Hulk #1, with first appearance of Hulk. Each is estimated at $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Hake’s Americana

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Finding early comic books in great condition isn’t easy, but Hake’s Americana has more than 2,000 in their Nov. 15-17 auction. They include Incredible Hulk #1 and a March/April 1942 issue of All Star Comics featuring the Justice Society of America’s first adventure. [Read more from Art Daily]
  • A dusty metal ornament that an elderly couple used as doorstop turned out to be an 18th-century Sino-Tibetan figure of the deity Mahakala. It recently sold at auction for $103,000. [Read more from the Daily Express]
  •  As we reported previously, the late Robin Williams was a passionate collector of vintage bicycles. Williams’ collection has sold at auction for $600,000, which will be donated to two charitable foundations he supported. [Read more from The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger has an impeccable eye for color and pattern, and his gift apparently extends to art, as well. Hilfiger has acquired some very valuable paintings over the years, including a Basquiat, Haring and Dubuffet that are now headed to auction. [Read more from USAArtNews.com]

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Soho Arts sale features Qing warrior robe Nov. 16

Yellow satin warrior robe, Qing. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Soho Arts Auction image

Yellow satin warrior robe, Qing. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Soho Arts Auction image

 

NEW YORK – Soho Arts Auction has sourced a wide range of Asian collectibles in embroidery, jade, porcelain, zisha, lacquer, stone and bamboo for their auction Nov. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Crescent City Auction presents interior designer’s estate Nov. 12-13

Newcomb College art pottery is a staple at many Crescent City estate auctions. This sale will be no exception. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

Newcomb College art pottery is a staple at many Crescent City estate auctions. This sale will be no exception. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

 

NEW ORLEANS – Gorgeous Newcomb College art pottery pieces, a fine collection of bronze mounted Sevres items, an American rococo mahogany full tester bed and an oil on board painting by Giuseppe Galli (Italian, 1866-1953) will all come up for bid Nov. 12 and 13 at Crescent City Auction Gallery. Absenbtee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Kaminski Auctions to sell LA gallerist Jacqueline Stuart’s estate Nov. 6

Alexander Calder, ‘Circle With Eyes,’ lithograph. Kaminski Auctions image

Alexander Calder, ‘Circle With Eyes,’ lithograph. Kaminski Auctions image

 

BEVERLY, Mass. – On Nov. 6, Kaminski Auctions will sell the estate of renowned Los Angeles gallerist, Jacqueline Stuart (1921-2016), wife of Los Angeles gallery impresario David Stuart of the seminal early 1960s Primus-Stuart Gallery, and later, David Stuart Galleries. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Roland Auctions NY pledges fresh and balanced sale Nov. 5

American sterling silver water pitcher. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Roland Auctions NY image

American sterling silver water pitcher. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Roland Auctions NY image

 

NEW YORK – Roland Auctions NY will hold its next monthly estates auction on Saturday, Nov. 5, commencing at 10 a.m. Eastern. This sale boasts over 700 fresh-to-market lots comprising luxury items from prestigious Manhattan estates, as well as locations in Southampton, N.Y., New Orleans, Toronto and Menton, France. Bidding is expected to be fast-paced and the gallery filled to capacity. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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