French, British paintings headline Heritage Auctions’ European art sale May 24

Louis Marie de Schryver (French, 1862-1912) ‘Le marché aux fleurs de la Madeleine,’ 1891, oil on canvas, 211/2 x 25-3/4 inches (54.6 x 65.4 cm). Estimate: $250,000-$350,000. Heritage Auctions image


DALLAS – A rich variety of French paintings, a masterwork by one of Victorian Britain’s foremost female artists and a fresh-to-the-market cache of Old Masters from a Texas collection make up an impressive offering for Heritage Auctions’ Fine European Art Signature Auction on May 24. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Classical antiquities, ancient and ethnographic art in the spotlight at Artemis Gallery’s May 18 sale

Ancient Greek ‘Pseudo-Corinthian’ bronze helmet, circa 5th century BCE, published example, ex Christie’s South Kensington 2004 auction of Axel Guttman Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, Part II. Est. $25,000-$30,000. Artemis Gallery image


BOULDER, Colo. – On May 18, the Old World will reveal its fascinating treasures in Artemis Gallery’s 351-lot auction of important classical antiquities, ancient and ethnographic art. Each piece has been scrupulously authenticated and described in expert detail in the online catalog, so bidders can confidently choose from an unparalleled selection of legally acquired, fully guaranteed art and artifacts from history’s greatest civilizations. Many pieces previously resided in distinguished private or institutional collections.

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Bertoia’s features rare toys, banks, dolls, doorstops in June 2-3 sale

Hubley boxed cast-iron racer with electric lights, est. $4,000-$6,000. Bertoia Auctions image


VINELAND, N.J. – Over time, fine toys become historical objects as they pass from one prestigious collection to the next. That concept will be strikingly apparent at Bertoia Auctions’ June 2-3 Annual Spring Auction, which includes treasured toys from some of the greatest collections of all, including that of the late KB Toys co-founder Donald Kaufman. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Apple-1 still tops the list of most-wanted tech collectibles


NEW YORK – The allure of possessing No. 1 never grows old, whether it’s attaining the top ranking in college basketball or owning the first issue of Action Comics. Ask just about any collector of late-20th-century electronics and they’ll tell you the ultimate prize is a rare Apple-1, perhaps the most iconic of all devices to emerge during the personal computer revolution.

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Founding document of Major League Baseball scheduled for auction

SCP Auctions anticipates the newly discovered handwritten 1876 constitution of Major League Baseball will sell for a record price. SCP Auctions image


LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. – In the wake of its record-breaking $3.26 million sale last spring of the 1857 Laws of Base Ball documents, SCP Auctions has unveiled the recently discovered 1876 Founding Documents and Original Constitution of Major League Baseball, a hand-written, 74-page sports artifact, which will go up for auction May 24. Bidding will close June 10.

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