Roland to launch far-reaching Holiday Auction Dec. 3

1981 flown NASA space shuttle Columbia flag and flight patch.

1981 flown NASA space shuttle Columbia flag and flight patch. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Roland Auctions NY

 

NEW YORK – On Dec. 3, Roland Auctions NY will present its sixth annual Holiday Auction featuring several hundred lots of fine and decorative arts selected from choice estates throughout metropolitan New York City and the East Coast. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Dargate Auction Galleries rounding up Western art collection Nov. 27

Edward Aldrich oil titled ‘Watchers of the Forest.’ Dargate Auction Galleries image

Edward Aldrich oil titled ‘Watchers of the Forest.’ Estimate: $4,000-$8,000. Dargate Auction Galleries image

 

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. – World traveler Robert B. Fay Jr. from Pittsburgh, Pa., was a major collector of fine Western Art and bronzes. Part one of his fine art collection will be up for auction on Sunday, Nov. 27, at Dargate Auction Galleries with auctioneer Bill Antonacceo calling the sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Waverly Rare Books sale Dec. 1 ranges from Flash Gordon art to Tuskegee Airmen archive

Archive of letters, documents, photographs and ephemera pertaining to the Tuskeegee Airmen, from Charles E. Francis (1916-1993), author of ‘The Tuskegee Airmen: The Men Who Changed a Nation.’ Estimate: $600-$900. Waverly Rare Books image

Archive of letters, documents, photographs and ephemera pertaining to the Tuskeegee Airmen, from Charles E. Francis (1916-1993), author of ‘The Tuskegee Airmen: The Men Who Changed a Nation.’ Estimate: $600-$900. Waverly Rare Books image

 

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – More than 400 lots of fine and rare books, antique maps, autographs and historical Americana will be auctioned on Thursday, Dec. 1 at Waverly Rare Books in Falls Church, Va. The sale will start at 6 p.m. Eastern, and absentee Internet live bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Beauty of Japan shines through in Jasper52 woodblock prints auction Dec. 4

Kitigawa Utamaro, ‘Beauties by River before Cherry Blossoms,’ 1800, Oban design, 10 x 15.5 inches. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Jasper52 image

Kitigawa Utamaro, ‘Beauties by River before Cherry Blossoms,’ 1800, Oban design, 10 x 15.5 inches. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – The landscapes, traditions and customs of 19th and 20th century Japan are depicted in another Jasper52 auction of Japanese woodblock prints, which will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Items related to JFK assassination being auctioned

The .38-caliber Colt Police Positive double-action revolver used by late Dallas police officer Gerald Hill in the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald. Heritage Auctions image

The .38-caliber Colt Police Positive double-action revolver used by late Dallas police officer Gerald Hill in the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS (AP) – Items related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are being auctioned as the 53rd anniversary of the president’s assassination in Texas rolls around.

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Mathewson’s 1910 Championship Ring, Tintin Comic Art Brings $1.65M, and More Fresh News

1910 Christy Mathewson Highlanders vs. Giants NYC Inter-League “Manhattan Championship” player’s ring, exceptional documentation noting “Mathewson Wins Three in Series,” fresh to the hobby, reserve: $10,000

1910 Christy Mathewson Highlanders vs. Giants NYC Inter-League “Manhattan Championship” player’s ring, exceptional documentation noting “Mathewson Wins Three in Series,” fresh to the hobby, reserve: $10,000

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • The first superstar pitcher in baseball’s modern era was Christy Mathewson. On Dec. 7, a trio of unique Mathewson items from the 1910 Manhattan Championship, including his gold and diamond player’s ring, will be offered at auction for the first time in 106 years. [Read more from Grey Flannel Auctions]
  • Belgian cartoonist Herge’s original drawing from the popular Tintin adventure “Explorers on the Moon” has sold for a record €1.55M ($1.65M) in Paris. The artwork features Tintin, his dog Snowy, and Captain Haddock walking on the moon. [Read more from the Guardian]
  • Colonial Williamsburg is adding 65,000 square feet to its museums’ gallery space. Home to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, the Virginia institution plans to break ground in April 2017. [Read more from Colonial Williamsburg]
  • A new book titled American Saloons – Pre-Prohibition Photographs offers an insider’s view of drinking establishments of a century ago. Photos depict bar furnishings and fixtures; gambling and coin-op machines; patrons and their cars; and exterior advertising signs. [Read more from Auction Central News]

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Americana and outsider art united in Jasper52 auction Nov. 27

‘Barber Shop’ sign, Pennsylvania, 1880s, tin and wood, 16 x 32 inches. Estimate: $1,100-$1,300. Jasper52 image

‘Barber Shop’ sign, Pennsylvania, 1880s, tin and wood, 16 x 32 inches. Estimate: $1,100-$1,300. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – Hand-crafted works by artisans as well as self-taught artists comprise an Americana auction being presented by Jasper52 on Sunday, Nov. 27. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Detroit art exhibit explores influence of caffeinated drinks

Tea and coffee service, Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, Hyacinthe Régnier, Pierre Huard, 1842-1843, hard paste porcelain with polychrome enamel decoration and gilding. Detroit Institute of Arts

Tea and coffee service, Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, Hyacinthe Régnier, Pierre Huard, 1842-1843, hard paste porcelain with polychrome enamel decoration and gilding. Detroit Institute of Arts

 

DETROIT (AP) – A new museum exhibit in Detroit tells the story of how hot coffee, tea and chocolate beverages became popular in the 200 years or so following their introduction as commercial products in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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2 art exhibitions highlight beauty of White Mountains

‘Presidential Range,’ by Edward Hill (1843-1923), 1886. New Hampshire Historical Society, gift of The W. N. Banks Foundation

‘Presidential Range,’ by Edward Hill (1843-1923), 1886. New Hampshire Historical Society, gift of The W. N. Banks Foundation

 

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – If you want to see White Mountain art, now is the time to head to New Hampshire. Inspired by the state’s famous mountain range, the art dates back to the 18th century and includes landscape paintings by the likes of Benjamin Champney and Winslow Homer.

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$18M Pink Diamond, Della Robbia in DC Exhibition, and More Fresh News

Pear-shape, fancy vivid pink VS2-clarity diamond weighing 9.14 carats, sold by Christie’s Geneva on Nov. 15, 2016 for $18 million. Courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2016

Pear-shape, fancy vivid pink VS2-clarity diamond weighing 9.14 carats, sold by Christie’s Geneva on Nov. 15, 2016 for $18 million. Courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2016

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • An Asian investor has paid the equivalent of $18 million dollars for a rare vivid-pink diamond at Christie’s Geneva. The 9.14-carat jewel showed that the market for colored diamonds continues to intensify. [Read more from CNBC]
  • Following its debut in the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston, “Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence” will open at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, on February 5. It’s the first major American exhibition dedicated to works by three generations of the Della Robbia family and their competitors. [Read more from the National Gallery of Art]
  • David Hockney’s 10.5ft-wide landscape titled Woldgate Woods, 24, 25, 26 October, 2006 has sold in London for $11.7 million. The work has set a new auction record for the artist who once turned down the chance to paint a portrait of Queen Elizabeth because he was “too busy.” [Read more from BBC News]
  • Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor nearly 75 years ago, Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage living in the western states were sent to internment camps. The Noguchi Museum will launch an exhibition on January 18 titled “Self-interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center,” based on the experiences of renowned artist and designer Isamu Noguchi. [Read more from The Noguchi Museum]

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