Large Tiffany Studios window graces Michaan’s auction Dec. 8

Tiffany Studios figural window, circa 1900. Estimate: $60,000-$80,000. Michaan’s image

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Tiffany Studios leaded glass window and Roland Petersen’s painting Tea for Two headline Michaan’s auction of fine art, jewelry and more on Saturday, Dec. 8. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Bush gets tributes at Kennedy Center Honors program

WASHINGTON (AP) – Last year’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was almost overshadowed by controversy surrounding the sitting president. This year’s event took place in the shadow of the death of a former commander-in-chief.

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All signs point to big day of buying at Morphy’s Dec. 12 Advertising Auction

Lawrence (Tiger Brand) Paint porcelain sign, double-sided, near-mint condition. Est. $2,500-$5,000

DENVER, Pa. – No matter what the product or service may be, it pays to advertise. Merchants and manufacturers of the modern era know the value of signage and messaging, although the concept itself began with the Ancient Egyptians, who painted primitive “ads” on papyrus. While there are no prehistoric examples in Morphy’s December 12 Advertising & General Store Auction, collectors are sure to respond enthusiastically to the eye-catching 800-lot selection chosen for the sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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‘Playboy’ devotees vie for Hugh Hefner items at Julien’s Auctions

Hugh Heffner’s personal copy of the first issue of ‘Playboy’ magazine sold for $31,250. Juliens Auction image

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions closed out its 2018 auction season with Property from the Collection of Hugh M. Hefner which took place Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Beverly Hills. Hundreds of collectors, fans and friends of the legendary Playboy founder bid live on the floor, online and on the phone for a chance to own a piece of the American icon who launched the groundbreaking men’s lifestyle magazine.

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Artemis Gallery to host Dec. 5-6 no-reserve auction of antiquities, ethnographic & Asian art

3rd-5th century Roman stone mosaic, 52 x 24 inches, depicts playful dolphin with many well detailed fish. Est. $40,000-$60,000

BOULDER, Colo. – It is obvious when a collection of any type has been amassed with passion and perseverance. That is the case with the extensive and exceptionally fine collection of antiquities, Asian and ethnographic artworks at the heart of Artemis Gallery’s December 5-6 auction. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gallery Report: Jean Puiforcat vases achieve $28,750 at Andrew Jones auction

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s Gallery Report (prices include the buyer’s premium unless stated otherwise):

 Jean Puiforcat vases, $28,750, Andrew Jones

A pair of French standard silver and ruby glass vases designed by Jean Puiforcat of Paris sold for $28,750 at a Design for the Home & Garden Auction held Nov. 18 by Andrew Jones Auctions in Los Angeles. Also, a pair of diamond, ruby and 18K gold ear clips by Van Cleef & Arpels brought $13,750; a Rolex Steve McQueen Explorer II stainless steel watch made $17,500; and an oil on canvas landscape by Albert Birerstadt (German/American, 1830-1901) hit $8,750.

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