Rare Walking Batman leads Milestone’s Oct. 13 Premier Toys Auction

Rare TN Japan battery-operated Walking Batman, 12 inches, new old store stock with pristine original Japanese-version box. Est. $10,000-$15,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – The color, action and irresistible charm of antique and vintage toys will be on full display during Milestone’s October 13 auction in suburban Cleveland. More than 700 lots ranging from coveted early 20th-century German clockwork characters to mid-century superheroes and flashy ’50s vehicles await collectors, who have the option of bidding live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Prized Asian antiques bound for Jasper52 auction Oct. 2

Iron helmet covered with black lacquer inlaid with mother of pearl, Meiji period (1868-1912). Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Jasper52 will present an online auction of premier Asian antiques on Tuesday, Oct. 2. This finely curated sale brings together ancient Chinese pottery, impressive bronze Buddhas and much more, creating a comprehensive representation of the Asian tradition. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Apple-1 computer built in 1970s auctioned for $375,000

1970s Apple-1 computer auctioned for $375,000. Image courtesy of RR Auction and LiveAuctioneers

BOSTON (AP) – A computer built in the 1970s that helped launch the personal computer age as well as a trillion-dollar company has sold for $375,000.

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Copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’ used at obscenity trial for sale

Image courtesy of Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries and LiveAuctioneers

LONDON (AP) – A paperback copy of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of the novel’s publisher is expected to sell at auction for up to 15,000 pounds ($20,000),auctioneerSotheby’s said Wednesday.

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Westminster Abbey gets Hockney-designed stained glass window

David Hockney with The Queen’s Window, Westminster Abbey, Photo: Alan Williams/Westminster Abbey

LONDON (AP) – A stained glass window by artist David Hockney, based on a design he sketched on an iPad, was unveiled Wednesday amid the marble and monuments of London’s ancient Westminster Abbey.

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Kensington Estate Auctions offers diverse collections Oct. 15

Maurice Sendak, ‘Hanging From The Tree Limbs,’ signed print. Kensington Estate Auctions image

CLINTONDALE, N.Y. – Kensington Estate Auctions will conduct a multi-estate fine art and antique online auction on Monday, Oct. 15. An array of items spanning decades and traversing continents will go up for bid. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
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‘JMW Turner: Watercolours from Tate’ opens in Buenos Aires

J. M. W. Turner, Venice: Looking Across the Lagoon at Sunset, 1840, watercolor on paper, 244 x 304mm, Tate

BUENOS AIRES – JMW Turner: Watercolours from Tate will be the first major Latin American exhibition of Turner’s work, and the first Tate exhibition to be shown in Argentina. It opens today, September 26, 2018, at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires.

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Luxurious Packards lead RM Auctions parade Oct. 11-12

1936 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria offered from the Lloyd Needham Collection. RM Auctions image

BLENHEIM, Ontario – RM Auctions will again present an exceptional array of American veteran, brass, classic and postwar automobiles during the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Eastern Division Fall Meet. RM Auctions’ 12th annual Hershey sale is set for Oct. 11-12 at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

Marilyn Monroe’s ’56 T-Bird to make auction debut at Julien’s, Nov. 17

Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird, to be auctioned Nov. 17, 2018 by Julien’s. Image courtesy of Julien’s Auctions

LOS ANGELES – A stunning Ford Thunderbird owned by Marilyn Monroe from 1955 to 1962 will be sold by Julien’s Auctions, the world-record-breaking auction house, as part of their annual blockbuster event ICONS & IDOLS: HOLLYWOOD to take place on November 17, 2018, live in Los Angeles and online through LiveAuctioneers.com. It is estimated that it will sell for $300,000-$500,000.
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Met exhibit: how Chippendale became a household name

Whitney family mahogany bombe slant-lid desk, Boston, 1765 -1770. Sold May 20, 2018 for $200,000 plus buyer’s premium. Image courtesy of CRN Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK (AP) – A small but elegant exhibit tucked amid the American period rooms on the second floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the little-known story behind Chippendale furniture, and how one young man’s bold idea to create a detailed manifesto about chairs and tables for the British elite transformed his name into an enduring style.

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