Moran Auctioneers to host modern art, design sales Nov. 13

Fong Chung-Ray (b. 1934 Chinese), ‘89-32,’ acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. John Moran Auctioneers image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s will present two Modern and Contemporary-focused sales on Nov. 13: a Prints & Multiples auction followed directly by a 20th Century Art & Design auction, which consists of 229 lots of fine art, furniture and decorative objects. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers to sell notable map collection Nov. 12

Rare John Melish (1771-1822) ‘Map of the United States,’ June 16, 1820, Philadelphia. Engraved folding map by J. Vallance and H.S. Tanner, overall 915 x 1490 mm. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image

CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will sell property from prominent St. Louis philanthropists Evelyn E. and Eric P. Newman. Items from their collection will be offered as a single-owner auction, the Fine Cartographic and Printed Americana Collection of Evelyn and Eric Newman on Monday, Nov. 12. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Martin guitars strike the right chord

An assortment of vintage Martin guitars for sale at the T. Kurosawa & Co. store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Photo ©Chris Gill

NEW YORK — If there is a gold standard for acoustic guitars, Martin owns it. C.F. Martin & Co., makers of Martin flat-top acoustic guitars and other instruments, opened its doors in New York City in 1833 before moving to Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in 1839. Musicians worldwide, from amateur players to professionals like Johnny Cash, the Beatles and Bob Dylan, have embraced Martins, especially its earlier models.

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Goodwill workers in NJ find original 1774 ‘rebel’ newspaper

This political cartoon (attributed to Benjamin Franklin) originally appeared during the French and Indian War, but was recycled to encourage the American colonies to join the Albany Plan for Union. From The Pennsylvania Gazette, May 9, 1754. Library of Congress image

BELLMAWR, N.J. (AP) – A quick eye by Goodwill workers in southern New Jersey turned up framed pages from an original 1774 Philadelphia newspaper with an iconic “Unite or Die” snake design on the masthead.

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Rago Auctions presents works from New Hope School artists Nov. 10

George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) ‘Winter Night’ (Artist’s Studio), framed, oil on canvas, signed, 36 x 40 inches. Estimate: $70,000-$100,000. Rago Auctions image

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J – On Saturday, Nov. 10, Rago Auctions will present works by notable New Hope School artists, locally consigned and never before offered for sale at auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fine art abounds at Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery sale Nov. 3

Original acrylic on canvas self-portrait by Romero Britto (Brazilian, b. 1963), titled ‘Brandon & I’ and depicting the artist and his son, Brandon. Estimate: $20,000-$25,000. Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery image

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – More than 400 lots of antiques, artwork, sculptures, porcelain, bronze, sterling silver, art glass, estate jewelry, Chinese works and decorative arts will all come up for bid at an auction scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, by Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery 1 p.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Syria reopens national museum closed 6 years by civil war

The gate of the Umayyad desert castle Qasr el-Heir al-Gharbi in the Damascus National Museum, Syria. Schumeru. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – Syrian officials, foreign archeologists and restoration specialists attended the reopening ceremony of the Syria’s National Museum in the heart of Damascus on Sunday, more than six years after the prominent institution was shut down and emptied as the country’s civil war encroached on the capital.

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