Tiffany pocket watch sells for $12,500 at Bruneau & Co.

Tiffany Swiss platinum repeater pocket watch. Price realized: $12,500. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image

CRANSTON, R.I. – A circa 1920 Tiffany & Co. platinum repeater pocket watch sold for $12,500 and a 2003 U.S. $25 Liberty Eagle gold coin climbed to a record $4,688 at an estate antiques and fine art auction held Nov. 24 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Diamond ring tops $103K at Miller & Miller auction

Easily the auction’s top lot was this stunning platinum diamond ring, with a massive 11-carat scissor-cut diamond boasting SI1 clarity and J color. It sold for $103,250 Canadian/U.S. $77,091. Miller & Miller Auctions image

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario – A platinum ring with 11-carat diamond center stone sold for $103,250, a circa 1960s Rodania Geometer men’s wristwatch in remarkable condition brought $25,960 and an actual World War II-era Omega ‘Weems’ Royal Air Force pilot’s watch soared to $8,260 at Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s jewelry & watches auction held Nov. 24. All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars and include the buyer’s premium. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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‘Devastated Lands’ exhibition opens Tuesday at World War I museum

Watercolor of graves of soldiers from Company B, 314th Engineers Regiment by Percy Vogt

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Western Front of World War I that the American forces saw when they arrived and until they returned home was comprised of scenes of environmental degradation on an unfathomable scale, obliterated villages with only rubble to mark their place, vast cemeteries and massive destruction.

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NRA settles lawsuit with ‘The Bean’ artist Anish Kapoor

Sir Anish Kapoor’s ‘The Cloud Gate’ copyrighted sculpture,   a k a ‘The Bean,’ in Millennium Park in Chicago. Fair use of low-resolution image, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 style license

CHICAGO (AP) _ The National Rifle Association will remove an image of Chicago’s famous bean-shaped sculpture from a video advertisement, ending a legal dispute that began after the artist sued for copyright infringement, according to statements from both sides.

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Quackarazzi: Mandarin duck holds NYC in its spell

Central Park’s newly famous Mandarin duck, known to some as Mandarin Patinkin. Image courtesy of

NEW YORK (AP) – It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the quackarazzi.

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Jewelry, fine art atop holiday fare at Showplace sale Dec. 16

Graff London platinum, diamonds and cultured South Sea pearls necklace, marked ‘GRAFF/4500.’ Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Showplace image

NEW YORK – On Sunday, Dec. 16, Showplace will auction 352 items of fine and decorative arts, furniture, lighting and more, beginning at noon Eastern time. The top lot is a Graff London platinum, diamond and cultured South Sea pearl necklace. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
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Overlooked in South Beach, Collins Park will soon spring to life

Iconic Ocean Drive in South Beach is home to many architecturally important Art Deco buildings, as well as new buildings designed with a compatible aesthetic. Photo by chensiyuan, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.

MIAMI BEACH (AP) – Just when it seemed every last corner of South Beach has been remade, built up and overrun, here comes Collins Park, an overlooked wedge of a historic neighborhood that could finally be the alternative SoBe many have hankered for.

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Elder Bushes are gone but family’s Maine retreat to stay alive

Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Photo by Zollernalb, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) – “Poppy” and “Bar” are gone, but the passing of George H. W. and Barbara Bush won’t mean an end to children’s laughter, splashing in the pool, barking dogs or clinking horseshoes at the family’s property on the Maine coast.

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Festive colors, top designers set off fine jewelry auction Dec. 18

Cartier 18K yellow gold, chrysophrase, coral and diamond ring, circa 1990s, 7¼. Estimate: $7,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – All the dazzling colors of the holiday season can be found in an outstanding jewelry auction presented through Jasper52 on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Choices range from an elegant Van Cleef & Arpels pearl and diamond brooch to a colorful Cartier chrysoprase, coral and diamond ring. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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