Turner Auctions + Appraisals to sell driven collector’s jewelry Feb. 18

French bloodstone and 14K gold link bracelet. Gross weight approximately 58.4 grams. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will sell the Felicia Michalski collection of fine and costume jewelry at an online auction Sunday, Feb. 18. Composed of 140 lots acquired over six decades, the sale offers fine jewelry for women, including necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches, pendants and wristwatches. Most are crafted of gold, white gold, platinum or silver, with precious stones and embellishments such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, amethyst, opal, jade, turquoise, coral, cultured pearls, cameos and French bloodstone. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

The pyramids of Giza. Image by Ricardo Liberato, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Egypt says 4,400-year-old tomb discovered outside Cairo

The discovery of a 4,400-year-old tomb was made near the six pyramids of the Giza Necropolis. Image by Ricardo Liberato. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

CAIRO (AP) – Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country’s famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said Saturday, the latest discovery that authorities hope will help revive the country’s staggering tourism sector.

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Lichtenstein’s restored ‘Whaam!’ on display at Tate Liverpool

Roy Lichtenstein’s (1923–1997) ‘Whaam!’ 1963 now on display. Tate Liverpool image

LONDON – One of the most well-known works in the Tate collection, Roy Lichtenstein’s (1923-1997) Whaam! 1963, is on display at Tate Liverpool as the gallery marks the start of its 30th anniversary year.

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Prince white ‘Cloud’ guitar among items set for auction

Prince in concert, 1990, photo by jimieye from flicker.com. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

NEW YORK (AP) – Ruffled, sparkly rock star outfits worn by Prince and one of his famous white “Cloud” guitars are among memorabilia of the late superstar up for auction May 18 to kick off a two-day “Music Icons” sale, Julien’s Auctions announced Monday.

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Wienermobile to be turned into a museum piece

The 1952 Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

DEERFIELD, Wis. (AP) – The grain trucks, school buses, cranes, trailers and semi-tractors are the first priority at the Truckstar Collision Center near this village’s downtown. But between the repair of dents, dings and gashes on the commercial vehicles that are the wheelhouse of this 20-year-old business, the work is focused on one of the most recognizable vehicles to ever cruise the country’s highways, byways and Interstate system.

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Tate museum marks centenary of UK women’s right to vote

Annie Swynnerton’s portrait of pioneering British suffragist Millicent Fawcett. Tate Britain image

LONDON – Annie Swynnerton’s portrait of Millicent Fawcett goes is now on display at Tate Britain to coincide with the forthcoming centenary on Feb. 6 of the Representation of the People Act, which gave British women over 30 the right to vote.

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Detroit museum salutes 50th anniversary of Tigers’ triumph

“Hard Ball III,” 1993, Robert Moskowitz, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts

DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts celebrates the great American pastime of baseball in “Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA,” on view March 30-Sept. 16. The exhibition features artworks from the museum’s collection as well as rare baseball cards, memorabilia and collectibles from the Rochester, Michigan-based E. Powell Miller collection.

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Signed guitar leads Tom Petty collection to auction Feb. 6

Sunburst California electric guitar signed ‘Tom Petty, Austin City Limits.’  Estimate: $600-$700. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – A guitar autographed by Tom Petty is the lead item in a collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia devoted to the late frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry auction Feb. 10 to benefit veterans

18K white gold ruby and diamond floral pin featuring a ribbon and floral design, total diamond weight approximately 2.20 carats, rubies weighing approximately 1.65 carats, 1.5 in. in diameter. Estimate: $6,000-$7,000. Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry image

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry will host their second annual Valentines for Veterans Charity Auction on Saturday, Feb. 10. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Bonita Bay Veterans Council, a registered 501-C charity organization serving Lee and Collier County veterans. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Lladro: three brothers’ passion for porcelain

Large circa-2006 Lladro polychrome porcelain figural group, Queen of the Nile, designed by Juan Carlos Ferri Herrero, Valencia, Spain; sold for $16,000 at Heritage Auctions in February 2016. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – A century after Meissen, Sevres and Capodimonte revolutionized the European porcelain industry in the 18th century, three brothers from Spain went and did it again.

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