Martha Stewart props sale created media buzz for Kaminski Auctions

This 4-foot-long vintage painted wooden potting bench with shelf sold to a LiveAuctioneers bidder for $687.50. Provenance: Studio Props of Martha Stewart. Kaminski Auctions image

BEVERLY, Mass. – Fans of Martha Stewart flocked to the Martha Stewart Studio Props sale at Kaminski Auctions May 5-6. Many fans, new to the experience of buying at auction, enthusiastically bid on over 1,000 lots of Martha’s studio props. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Woody Auction to sell scarce cobalt blue RS Prussia May 26

Unmarked R.S. Prussia chocolate set with an 11¾-inch pot, cobalt blue with a stylized carnation décor and gold stencil highlights and six demitasse-size cups and saucers. Woody Auction image

DOUGLASS, Kan. – Part 1 of the lifetime collection of R.S. Prussia antique porcelain from the late John and Lavaun Headlee of Illinois – nearly all the pieces in the rare cobalt blue color – will be sold at public auction on Saturday, May 26, by Woody Auction starting at 9:30 a.m. Central Time. It will be an absolute auction, with no reserves. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Bakelite: colorful and cheery costume jewelry

A rare vintage cast-carved black and Butterscotch bangle Bakelite bracelet made $1,500 at a Jasper52 auction in May 2018. Photo courtesy of Jasper52 and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Originally developed in 1907 for use in the automotive and electrical industries by Leo Baekeland, a scientist working in Yonkers, N.Y., Bakelite was an early form of plastic that was not only a great insulator as it didn’t conduct electricity, but also it proved to be the perfect medium for costume jewelry.

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