A British favorite, Rowley’s plans Sept. 11-12 auction of outstanding art and antiques

An 18 ct white gold diamond set necklace Variously articulated, the largest stone approximately 0.5 carats, the clasp stamped 750. 44 cm long overall. Est. £7,000 – £9,000

NEWMARKET, UK – While the independent British company Rowley’s Antiques and Fine Art Auctioneers is headquartered in the historic cathedral city of Ely, four times a year they conduct well attended sales at the prestigious Tattersalls Sale Ring in Newmarket, Suffolk. Their next big event will be held Sept.  11-12, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Stephenson’s to auction fine estate antiques, gold & silver coins, Sept. 7


Sevres hand-painted porcelain ormolu mounted center bowl with courting scene, 12¾in. to tops of handles. Est. $1,000-$2,000

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – Stephenson’s Auctioneers, the Philadelphia and tri-state area’s preferred estate specialists, will host a Summer Antiques & Decorative Arts Auction on Friday, September 7. The event will take place at Stephenson’s gallery in Bucks County (suburban Philadelphia), with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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After death, financier’s preservation trust strives to keep dream alive

Robert William Roper House in Charleston, S.C. Photo taken in 1940 by C.O. Greene

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Wall Street financier Dick Jenrette had a passion for old homes, renovating some of the finest residential works of architecture from the Caribbean to New York’s Hudson River and receiving national recognition for his historic preservation.

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Antique telephones ring a bell with collectors

Bell and Watson prototype phone, accompanied by original 1881 patent paperwork and a tag with Watson’s hand-written name and the date August 2, 1881, sold for $40,000 at an Aug. 4 auction. Photo courtesy Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

NEW YORK – Have you seen the TV commercial where Alexander Graham Bell is at a play, sitting in the balcony and annoying everyone around him because he’s talking on the phone? The caller got a wrong number and Bell tells him, “No, no, my number is one. You must want two. Two I say!”

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Sept. 4 auction showcases luxe array of antique to modern jewelry

NEW YORK – Whether you’re looking for a classic diamond tennis bracelet, a head-turning emerald necklace or an antique heirloom, you’ll find it in Jasper52’s Antique to Modern Jewelry auction on Tuesday, September 4. Bid absentee now or live online on auction day exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Julien’s to auction property from estate of metal god Ronnie James Dio, Sept. 14-15

NEW YORK – Julien’s Auctions, the Los Angeles-based world–record-breaking auction house, will pay tribute to one of the most influential heavy metal heroes and forefathers of the head–banging music genre with “Property from the Estate of Ronnie James Dio,” a two-day auction taking place Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 live at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York and online at LiveAuctioneers.com.

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Heritage Auctions’ $40M numismatic event hits 3-year high

DALLAS – Bidders made numismatic history at Heritage Auctions’ American Numismatic Association events Aug. 14-19 as total sales surpassed $40 million – the auctioneers’ biggest ANA auction since 2015.

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The Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Image courtesy of the Guggenheim.

Guggenheim awarded Mellon foundation grant for art preservation

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Photo by Jean-Christophe BENOIST, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

NEW YORK – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has received a $750,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the public dissemination of new strategies essential to the long-term preservation, perpetuation, and display of variable, ephemeral, and fabrication-based artworks of the 1960s and 1970s. This vital scholarship was developed through the Guggenheim’s Panza Collection Initiative (PCI), a major three-phase study funded by the Mellon Foundation and launched in 2010 to develop groundbreaking research into the compelling questions surrounding the preservation of Minimal, Post-Minimal, and Conceptual art.

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Artists invited to enter Coffee Art Project benefiting clean water for Rwanda

Image courtesy of The Coffee Art Project

NEW YORK – Calling all artists! The Coffee Art Project will return to New York City for a fourth year this October. Registration is now open and will close this Friday, August 31, 2018. The final deadline for the submission of artwork is  September 28, 2018. Artists can now register here.

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The days the music died: A look at funerals of entertainment greats

Three hundred National Guardsmen were summoned to maintain crowd order at Graceland following Elvis Presley’s death. Photo of Presley’s gravesite at Graceland was taken by Daniel Schwen. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

NEW YORK (AP) – Elvis, Whitney, Prince, Biggie and, now, Aretha: The funerals and public memorials of music royalty have been as varied as the work they created, from small family affairs to days of tributes as huge in death as they lived their lives.

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