NEW YORK (AP) – A former employee of a New York City district attorney’s office has admitted to embezzling over $440,000 from the agency and spending it on personal purchases.
SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, May 3, PBA Galleries will offer Jack Schaefer’s Western classic Shane, the first edition, in a rare variant proof of the dust jacket. Also in the auction, will be over 500 lots of important and interesting literature from the 17th to 21st centuries, from early poetry, plays and picaresque novels to Avant Garde and counterculture writings of modern times. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
LONDON – Buckingham Palace has commissioned an exclusive range of collectibles to celebrate the birth of the new royal baby, the third child and second son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, born on Monday, April 23, 2018.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – RM Auctions returned to Florida the weekend of April 6-7 April for the company’s 16th annual Fort Lauderdale sale, where the auction house achieved $19.1 million in total sales and a strong 76 percent of all lots found new homes. The total included noteworthy items purchased by bidders using LiveAuctioneers online.
FRANKLIN, Mass. – For most people an antique china plate, cup or saucer that’s been chipped, cracked or broken might be trash. But to Mary-Ann Wood it’s treasure. Wood is the owner of a business called DinnerWear Jewelry that uses designs cut from these fractured unfortunates and turns them into unique costume jewelry pieces, mostly necklaces, earrings, lariats and brooches.
BUFORD, Ga. – Slotin Auction, whichg specializes in self-taught art, is also the premier auction house for bringing the strange, the unusual and the vanishing America to the block. Slotin’s April 28-29 sale is sure to pique the interest of any collector looking for exceptional examples by important artists as well as fantastic new discoveries. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) – A former volunteer at a small Missouri museum has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of Civil War and World War I artifacts.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif – A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 baseball card, graded Mint 9 on a scale of 1 to 10 by Professional Sports Authenticator, sold for a new Mantle card record of $2.88 million at auction on April 19. The auction, conducted by Heritage Auctions, had a total of 21 bids placed on the much-publicized Mantle lot.
SEATTLE (AP) – Marvel superheroes are gathering in Seattle. The Museum of Pop Culture, MoPOP, is opening an exhibit exploring eight decades of heroes created by Marvel Entertainment.