Vintage advertising powers Miller & Miller Auctions April 6 sale

En-Ar-Co Motor Oil rack with two wire bottle carriers and 16 En-Ar-Co bottles. Estimate: CA$15,000-$18,000. Miller & Miller Auctions image

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario – A rare 1930s-era En-Ar-Co Motor Oil rack made for the Canadian market, a 1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur car with 100,000 original miles and a 1967 Triumph TR6R Trophy Sport 650 motorcycle in perfect running condition are a few expected top lots in Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd.’s upcoming Advertising & Nostalgia Auction on April 6. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Waverly Rare Books auction explores distant travels April 4

John Ross’s ‘A Voyage of Discovery’ (London, 1819), first-edition copy, Ross’s firsthand account of how he led an expedition to find the Northwest Passage, est. $800-$1,200. Quinn’s Auction Galleries image

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On April 4, the Waverly Rare Books division of Quinn’s Auction Galleries will present a 262-lot catalog auction of rare and important books, prints and maps on the subject of travel, exploration and the natural world. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Heritage Auctions’ debut in Asia Week New York tops $2.2M

Wu Changshuo (Chinese, 1844-1927), ‘Peony, Bottle Gourds, and Loquats, Dingzi,’ 1917, four works, ink and color on paper, sold for $399,000. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – Multiple bidders drove the price for Wu Changshuo’s Peony, Bottle Gourds, and Loquats, Dingzi, 1917, to $399,000 to claim top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction in New York. The final total for the sale, Heritage’s first as a participant in Asia Week New York, climbed to $2.24 million.

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Rare robot commands $86,100 at Morphy’s $1.9M Toy & Bank Auction


Masudaya ‘Machine Man’ tin-litho battery-operated robot from Gang of Five series. Near mint, one of the finest examples known, consigned by original owner. Sold for $86,100

DENVER, Pa. – An imposing lithographed-tin visitor from both the future and times past, a Masudaya Machine Man robot claimed the top position in Morphy Auctions’ March 13-14 toy auction, selling for $86,100. Big, boxy and 15 inches tall, the late 1950s/early 1960s Japanese production is one of few known examples of its type from the fabled “Gang of Five” robot series.

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Peabody Essex Museum adding 40,000 sq. ft. wing and galleries

Architectural rendering provided by Peabody Essex Museum

SALEM, Mass. – On September 28, 2019, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) will open a 40,000-square-foot wing designed by Ennead Architects, New York. The expansion and renovation—a component of the museum’s landmark $650M+ Connect Campaign—features new installations, a light-filled atrium, an entry and facilities for school and group tours, new linkages and traffic flow to existing galleries, and a 5,000-square-foot garden designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.

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