Viking jewelry has vigorous presence in Jasper52 auction June 3

Viking warrior’s heart ring, A.D. 850-1000, gilt bronze, size 9 3/4. Estimate: $300-$400. Jasper52 image


NEW YORK – Collectors look for estate jewelry, those vintage treasures that have often been handed down from one generation of a family to another. But for jewelry truly steeped in history and heartiness, one need look no further than the online auction of Viking, Byzantine and medieval   jewelry that Jasper52 will hold on Saturday, June 3. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Sino-Tibetan bronzes highlight Kaminski Auctions doubleheader June 11

Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze Buddha. Kaminski Auctions image


BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions will hold its summer Asian Antiques and Estate Auction on Sunday, June 11. The two-session sale commences with Asian art and antiques in session one starting at 10 a.m. Eastern time followed by the estate portion of the sale in session two. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Sterling Associates to auction Hall of Fame sports writer Bill Madden’s archive June 13

Original watercolor created for the actual printed baseball card depicting Lucius Benjamin ‘Luke’ Appling from the 1935 Diamond Star baseball card set. Bill Madden Collection. Estimate: $50-$5,000. Sterling Associates image


CLOSTER, N.J. – In the field of sports journalism, few can rival Bill Madden’s record when it comes to chalking up career highlights. A UPI sportswriter for nine years, Madden joined the New York Daily News in 1978, first covering the New York Yankees beat, then launching his own religiously followed column. He is a distinguished member of the Baseball Writers Association of America, and for the last 12 years has served on the Historical Overview Committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that compiles the ballots for the Veterans Committee elections. Madden also authored several books about the Yankees, including the New York Times bestseller Steinbrenner – the Last Lion of Baseball and 2003’s Pride of October – What it was to be Young and Yankee, and is considered a top expert on the team’s history. But Madden’s crowning achievement was his own election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as winner of the 2010 J.G. Taylor Spink Award.

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Jasper52 prints auction June 3 ranges from classical to modern

Pablo Picasso, ‘Toros y Toreros,’ 1961, original lithograph, artist signed, 14.5in x 11.5in. Estimate: $400-$600. Jasper52 image


NEW YORK – Dozens of lithographs and prints on paper – from antique to modern – by world-class artists are available in a Jasper52 online auction that will take place on Saturday, June 3. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art presents dual Chihuly exhibit

Dal Chihuly, ‘Neodymium Reeds and Seal Pups,’ 2012. Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle


BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art presents the dual exhibition “Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest,” on view June 3 through Aug. 14.

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Stephenson’s presents doll, toy and train Auction June 11

NJ custom brass B&O class J-1 ‘Lady Baltimore’ 4-4-4 brass engine and tender, retains original box, est. $200-$40


SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – Located in suburban Philadelphia, family-owned Stephenson’s Auctioneers is a favorite source for collectors of all types of antiques, art and vintage collectibles. While the gallery is always a busy place during auction previews, it’s never more animated than when the occasion is a Stephenson’s doll, toy and train auction, like the one planned for Sunday, June 11. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

Andrew Wyeth, Herman Leonard exhibits open at Fenimore Art Museum

‘Master Bedroom,’ 1965 watercolor. Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth © 2017 Andrew Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY


COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – A pair of exhibits opening at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown highlight the work of American artist Andrew Wyeth and photographer Herman Leonard.

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Jet owned by Elvis Presley sells for $528,900

Elvis Presley’s’ Lockheed Jetstar. GWS Auctions Inc. image


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at a California online auction featuring celebrity memorabilia, GWS Auctions Inc. said. With the buyer’s premium added the sale price came to $528,900.

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Earliest Michael Jordan 1984 Olympics jersey leads Grey Flannel Summer Games Auction, June 21

1984 Michael Jordan USA Olympic men’s basketball game-used red jersey, only known photo-matched Jordan Olympic jersey and earliest fully documented career example, fresh to the hobby, opening bid $10,000


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Grey Flannel Auctions has announced details of its 2017 Summer Games Auction, which will open for bidding on June 2 and close on June 21. The fully illustrated catalog containing 800+ premium-quality lots is now available to view online at All major sports are represented in the impressive auction lineup, with an emphasis on provenance, authenticity and rarity throughout. Read more

Price of Apple 1 computer returns to normal level: $122,850

An original Apple-1 computer, consigned by the original buyer in California, was the top lot in Auction Team Breker’s Science & Technology sale May 20, selling for $122,850 (€110,000). Auction Team Breker image


COLOGNE, Germany – An original Apple 1 computer from 1976 sold for $122,850, falling short of its $190,000-$320,000 estimate, at Auction Team Breker’s vintage technology sale May 20.

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