Music memorabilia keeps on rockin’

A Beatles signed ‘Please Please Me’ album brought $25,038 at RR Auction in July 2018. Photo courtesy of RR Auction and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Legendary music promoter Dick Clark once said, “Music is the soundtrack of your life.” Music has the power to key into significant moments of our lives, from concerts we attended to the songs playing on a first date or to console us after a breakup. Music has the power to inspire emotions and take us back to a precious memory. Perhaps it’s the emotional connection to a particular band or style of music that inspires collectors to seek out music memorabilia from a favorite singer or band.

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Viking jewelry in Aug. 1 auction comes ready to wear

Early Christian pilgrim’s ring, 7th-10th century, size 9, professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Estimate: $250-$300. Jasper 52 image

NEW YORK – Rings, amulets and pendants dating back to the 8th through the 15th centuries – many of them made and worn by Vikings – will be sold in a Jasper52 auction on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The symbolic meaning in their shapes often embodies the great strength of Viking warriors who bore them. Also offered will be jewelry items worn by ancient Romans as well as early Christians. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fine art, diamond rings topping Gray’s Auctioneers’ sale Aug. 8

Yellow gold and diamond ring, set with one diamond weighing about 2.96 carats and eight tapered baguette cut diamonds. Estimate: $18,000-$20,000). Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers image

CLEVELAND – A pair of dazzling, GIA-certified diamond rings and oil paintings by Charles Sprague Pearce (American/French, 1851-1914) and Balthazar Paul Ommeganck (Flemish, 1755-1826) are just a few of the expected top lots at Gray’s Auctioneers’ Sizzling Summer Auction scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 8. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Auctioneer: Rosa Parks house has buyer, working out details

Rosa Parks’s reassembled home, which originally stood in Detroit. Guernsey’s image

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The auctioneer selling the house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South amid death threats said after the auction on Thursday there are buyers interested, but it will take a few days to work out the details.

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Old West comes alive in Jasper52 auction Aug. 1

Merwin Hulbert .44-40 single-action revolver and an S.D. Meyres rig. Estimate: $5,000-$6,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Relics of the Old West conjure up the dreams and visions of America in the second half of the 19th century. A Jasper52 auction on Wednesday, Aug. 1, is loaded with artifacts used by ranchers, miners, lawmen, outlaws and Native Americans of that era. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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