Legendary guitars to be auctioned at Guernsey’s Dec. 2

1963 White Fender Stratocaster that was owned and played by Jimi Hendrix in the 1960s, serial #L14985. Estimate: $400,000-$600,000. Guernsey’s image

NEW YORK – This holiday season, a few lucky fans will have the opportunity to own some of the most significant guitars in music history, along with unreleased tape recordings, lifetime vinyl records and other rare music memorabilia. Guernsey’s unprecedented auction event – featuring famous guitars from Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen (the bass he played on his very first album), Jerry Garcia, Johnny Winter, Steve Miller, Madonna (her first performance-used touring guitar) and countless others – will be held Dec. 2 at New York City’s Bohemian Hall. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Capping a year of good fortune with Chinese antiques Dec. 2-3

Carved white jade brush pot on carved hardwood stand. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Eden Fine Antiques Galleries image

MARIETTA, Ga. – Eden Fine Antiques Galleries will celebrate a successful year with a Winter 2017 Estates, Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Dec. 1-3. Days 2-3 will feature highly desirable Chinese antiques designed and created by artisans and craftsmen centuries ago. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Marvel superheroes reign at Bruneau & Co. comics auction

Marvel Comics ‘Amazing Fantasy issue #15’ (Aug. 1962), signed by Stan Lee. Price realized: $13,750. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image

CRANSTON, R.I. – A scarce copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Fantasy #15 from August 1962 – the first appearance of Spider-Man in a comic book and signed by the legendary artist-illustrator Stan Lee – sold for $13,750 at a Fall Toy, Comic & Comic Art Auction held Oct. 28 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Camera buffs look to rare Leica collection selling Nov. 26

Gold-plated Leica M6 Sambutan Jubli Perak, ordered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of accession to the throne of Sultan of Brunei, 1992, with Summilux-M 50mm f1.4 lens in gold plate. Estimate: HK $120,000-$180,000/US $15,370-$23,050. L&H Auction Co. image

HONG KONG – L&H Auction Co.’s Autumn Antique Auction on Nov. 26 features more than 80 lots of highly collectible Leica cameras, lenses and equipment, including many rare items. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Log cabin workshop offers experience in Colonial history

This classic American log cabin was the 19th-century home of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln, father and stepmother of Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, is located near Charleston, Ill. Image licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – One gentleman came all the way from California. Another from North Carolina. A few others call various places in Virginia home. But all eight of them came to Orange County — James Madison’s Montpelier, to be exact — to build a log cabin pretty much the way they were built in Madison’s day.

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Justice Department won’t release national monument documents

The Sixshooter Peaks in Bears Ears National Monument, San Juan County, Utah. U.S. Bureau of Land Management public domain image

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments don’t have to be provided to an Idaho environmental law firm because they’re protected communications, federal officials say.

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