Buddy Holly fan’s auction to make some noise Dec. 9

Fully restored 1955 Pontiac Chieftain, which was The Crickets touring car. Estimate:
$60,000-$100,000. Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries image

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. – The LeRoy Morford Collection of Buddy Holly memorabilia will be sold at auction on Dec. 9 by Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Array of antiques, art bound for Jackson’s Auction Dec. 5-7

Chinese cinnabar carved three color lacquer ‘peach’ covered box, 18th/19th century, carved with a scene of Kwan Yin in a rockery garden. Estimate: $600-$900. Jackson’s Auction Image

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Jackson’s Auctions will sell more than 1,500 exceptional lots of Native American, Asian, European and American works Dec. 5, 6 and 7. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Artifacts from King Tut’s tomb set for international tour

Tuthankamen’s burial mask, on display in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Image by Bjorn Christian Torrissen. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Artifacts from King Tut’s tomb are going on tour next year to mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Egyptian pharaoh’s resting place.

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Corporate collection tops estimates at Rago art auction

David Novros (American, b. 1941), Untitled, 1971, oil on canvas (three panels); 120 1/2in. x 265 1/2in. (total). Price realized: $150,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago Arts and Auction Center’s November Fine Art Auctions brought in $3.1 million in sales Nov. 11. The highest price achieved by a single work went to Lot 243, an untitled work by David Novros, which sold for $150,000 against an estimate of $40,000-$60,000 – breaking the record for highest price ever achieved for a work by the artist at auction. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat: the myth endures

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Untitled (Scoreboard), oilstick on joined sheets of paper, 22 ¼ x 30 ¼ in. (56.5 x 76.8 cm.). Executed circa 1981-1982. Auctioned by Christie’s on Nov. 16, 2017 for $468,500. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd.

Streetwise teen runaway. Visionary graffiti artist. Heroin addict. Auction record holder.

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Silicon Valley collection to be sold at Michaan’s Dec. 8

Pair of French Egyptian revival stone sphinxes. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Michaan’s Auctions image

ALAMEDA, Calif. – When it comes to auction events, “something for everyone” is a claim often made but seldom realized. Important Curated California Collections presented at Michaan’s Auctions on Friday, Dec. 8, fits the description, with a qualifier: In this sale there is something for everyone with an eye for taste and quality. Offered are nearly 300 lots of remarkable property amassed by a longtime collector in Silicon Valley, who collaborated with top English and American galleries and designers for many years. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fresh finds surface in Millea Bros. auctions Dec. 7-9

Attributed to Huguette Clark (American, 1906-2011), ‘Portrait of a Woman’ in artist’s studio, oil on canvas, no signature observed, possibly the work of Clark’s favorite portrait painter Tadeusz Styka (Polish, 1889-1954), unframed, 34.5in. x 28in. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Millea Bros. image

BOONTON, N.J. – MilleaBros.com Auction’s bi-yearly three-day Select sale, on Dec. 7, 8 and 9, leads off with a recently discovered 1925 Paul Klee pencil drawing, art and antiques from the estate of recluse socialite Huguette Clark, a major contemporary Art collection and an intact early Jacques Grange interior commission. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rembrandt Peale portrait of VIP to be auctioned Dec. 7

This large Rembrandt Peale painting is included in the archive of the Stuart family of Baltimore. Alderfer Auction image

HATFIELD, Pa. – Alderfer Auction will offer Baltimore family archive with a Rembrandt Peale painting at its Fine & Decorative Arts Auction on Dec. 7. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Nearly 400 lots of fine jewelry going up for bid Dec. 5

This gorgeous antique renaissance-revival necklace featuring a natural red spinel is expected to bring $8,000-$12,000. John Moran Auctioneers image

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers’ two-session December fine jewelry auction promises to be an event overflowing with sparkle and with fun, wearable finds ranging in price from the low hundreds to five figures. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Original Woodstock poster starring in Jasper52 auction Dec. 5

Original Woodstock poster, signed, direct from artist, Arnold Skolnick, an original 1969 litho. Estimate: $2,775-$3,700. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Iconic concert posters of the psychedelic rock era have top billing in a Jasper52 online auction Dec. 5. Topping the legendary acts such as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Pink Floyd is an original Woodstock poster signed by its artist. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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