LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago Auctions has announced the appointment of Sarah Ann Wilson as manager of its Trusts, Estates and Appraisals department.
BOSTON, – A 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series ring sold for $45,049 at RR Auction on June 21.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery’s June 16 and 17 sale was highlighted by exceptional offerings in Asian art and antiques with an impressive selection of Chinese huanghuali furniture drawing bidders and collectors from around the globe. Notable prices were also achieved on the important offerings in fine art, decorative arts and furnishings, and timepieces. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Items from the living estate of Elizabeth Nash, the former owner of a posh retail antique store in Alexandria, Virginia, will come up for bid on Saturday, July 7, at The Specialists of the South Inc’s auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
DALLAS – A previously unknown 1854-S Liberty Head Half Eagle – considered among the rarest of all U.S. coins – will be offered by Heritage Auctions after the firm was selected to bring the specimen to auction. Initially believed to be counterfeit, the gold coin is just the fourth specimen known to exist and will be the first to appear at auction since the 1982 sale of the Louis Eliasberg Collection.
LOS ANGELES – Han Solo’s BlasTech DL-44 blaster from the Star Wars trilogy film Return of the Jedi (Lucasfilm, 1983) sold for $550,000 at Julien’s Auctions’ Hollywood Legends auction on Saturday, June 23, in Las Vegas. The buyer was Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – More than 250,000 Jews served in the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Yet, their stories – and the stories of those who remained in the U.S. during the war – often remain untold.