Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Phoenix home for sale for $12.9M

David and Gladys Wright House, Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Walt Lockley

PHOENIX (AP) – A Phoenix home that architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son and was spared from demolition is up for sale.

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Egypt says village found in Nile Delta predated pharaohs

CAIRO (AP) – Egypt said Sunday that archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs.

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Elvis and Priscilla’s auctioned mobile home returning to Mississippi

The mobile home where Elvis and Priscilla Presley vacationed on their Circle G Ranch. Image courtesy of GWS Auctions

LOS ANGELES – The two-bedroom Delta mobile home once owned and used by Elvis and Priscilla Presley is headed back to its roots in Mississippi, according to its new owner. GWS Auctions, one of the world’s premier film and music memorabilia auction houses, sold the mobile home from the Presleys’ “Circle G Ranch” in an August 25, 2018 auction for $67,650. The winning bidder, Max Wiggins of  Kemah, Texas, stated his plans to repatriate the mobile home where fans can enjoy it.

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Researchers hope some objects survived Brazil museum fire

The devastating museum blaze could be seen from far away. Photo by Felipe Milanez

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Researchers held out hope that a famed skull and other valuable objects might somehow be recovered from the ashes of a massive blaze that tore through Brazil’s National Museum after firefighters found bone fragments from the collection.

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An original pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in her lead role as Dorothy Gale in the film classic 'The Wizard of Oz,' displayed at the American History Museum, The Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of RadioFan at en.wikipedia.

Sting operation recovered Dorothy’s stolen ruby slippers

An original pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in her lead role as Dorothy Gale in the film classic 'The Wizard of Oz,' displayed at the American History Museum, The Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of RadioFan at en.wikipedia.

An original pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in her lead role as Dorothy Gale in the film classic ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ displayed at the American History Museum, The Smithsonian Institution. Note: This is not the same pair stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in 2005. Image courtesy of RadioFan at en.wikipedia.

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) – A pair of ruby slippers used in “The Wizard of Oz” and later stolen from a Minnesota museum were recovered in a sting operation after a man approached the shoes’ insurer and said he could help get them back, the FBI said Tuesday.

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PBA Galleries launches into fall with Fine Literature & Books auction, Sept. 9

Carrie: Steven King’s haunting first published book inscribed and signed by the author

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, September 9, PBA Galleries will kick off their fall auctions with a Fine Literature and Books in All Fields Sale. On offer will be over 600 lots of modern first editions, literary landmarks, poetry, science fiction, detective fiction, books in rare, early dust jackets, finely bound books and sets, illustrated and children’s books, early printed books, and much more. Bid absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

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Sparkling diamonds, mid-century furniture lead Sept. 12 N.J. estates auction

GIA-certified 14K white gold ring set with 11.17 carat diamond. The stone is color H with I 2 clarity. This important ring, which is estimated at $30,000-$50,000, will convey with its GIA report. Estate of Joyce Dankoff 

CLOSTER, N.J. – On Sept. 12, New Jersey’s leading estate specialists, Sterling Associates, will host a 537-lot auction of art, antiques, mid-century furniture, vintage fashion and jewelry, with absentee and live-online bidding through LiveAuctioneers. The event features the estate of businesswoman Joyce Dankoff plus property from other upscale New York and New Jersey estates.

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Paul Evans intuitively defined Modern aesthetic

A monumental Paul Evans cabinet sold for $23,040 at Palm Beach Modern Auctions in November 2017. Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Modern Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — Musician Lenny Kravitz, an ardent Paul Evans furniture collector, quipped in a recent documentary about the famed designer that Evans’ furniture is “stunningly beautiful, stunningly ugly, stunningly tacky, and stunningly sophisticated.”

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Investigation follows Sunday’s devastating museum fire in Rio

View of Sept. 2, 2018 fire at the National Museum of Brazil. Photo by Felipe Milanez

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Forensic investigators and researchers awaited access Tuesday to the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, gutted in a fire, to find out how the blaze began and what remains of the 20 million artifacts that made the museum one of the most important in Latin America.

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