Fine art meets history at Case’s July 14 auction

The auction features a collection of 19th-century American flags, including this 42-star cavalry guidon flag, circa 1890. Estimate: $3,200-3,400. Case Antiques Auction image

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Five centuries worth of art and the estate of a founding father’s descendant, including several lots of presidential and historical material, command the spotlight at the July 14 Case Antiques Auction. The event will take place at the company’s new, expanded gallery headquarters in Knoxville. The growing 12-year-old company also has offices in Nashville and Kingsport, Tennessee. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Music memorabilia in the spotlight at new Atlantic City Hard Rock

A rendering by Wakeshark of the Hard Rock Atlantic City casino and hotel as envisioned to look after its refurbishment. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Patrons streamed into two newly reopened Atlantic City casinos on Thursday as the struggling gambling resort reclaimed 6,000 of the 11,000 jobs it lost during a brutal stretch of casino shutdowns.

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Ancient Egyptian gilded coffin goes on display July 20 at The Met

Gilded Coffin of the Priest Nedjemankh (detail).Late Ptolemaic Period (150–50 B.C.). Cartonnage, gold, silver, resin, glass, wood. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, 2017 Benefit Fund, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, Leona Sobel Education and The Camille M. Lownds Funds, and 2016 Benefit Fund, 2017

NEW YORK – A highly ornamented ancient Egyptian coffin from the first century B.C. will be the spectacular centerpiece of the exhibition “Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin,” opening July 20 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The recently acquired work, which was inscribed for a high-ranking priest of the ram-headed god Heryshef of Herakleopolis, will be displayed with 70 other works, also from The Met collection.
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Helm Auction expects heated bidding for Native American art July 7

Oil on canvas figural landscape by the Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters-Walter Kurau (1869-1932), in a gold gilt frame, 62½ in. x 61½ in. Estimate: $50,000-$100,000. Helm Auction image

EL CAJON, Calif. – Helms Auction Inc.’s Tribal & Native American Summer Shindig planned for Saturday, July 7, is packed with over 460 lots of Navajo weavings and Pueblo pottery; pre-Columbian artifacts; prehistoric arrowheads and other stone tools; Oceanic, African and Chinese tribal artifacts; 20th-century Native American and Mexican jewelry items and more. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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American Flags: collecting symbols of freedom

A “For President, Abraham Lincoln” parade flag earned $34,004 in July 2017 at Hake’s Americana & Collectibles. Photo courtesy of Hake’s Americana & Collectibles and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — Most people picture the American Flag in its modern incarnation with 50 white stars on a blue background in the upper left corner surrounded by horizontal red and white bands but this was not always the case.

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