Waverly Rare Books to present Collectors Series Judaica auction May 2

First American edition copy of Chagall’s ‘Illustrations for the Bible’ (1956, Harcourt, Brace & Co., N.Y.), in a rare dustjacket and featuring 17 lithographs in color, est. $1,500-$2,500. Waverly Rare Books

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Waverly Rare Books, a division of Quinn’s Auction Galleries, will present a special Collectors Series Judaica auction on May 2 featuring historically important books, art, scrolls and artifacts. A prized selection of items comes from the estate of Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman (1919-2017), who had strong ties to the Washington, D.C., area. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hunt Slonem ‘Butterflies’ finest art specimen at Bruneau & Co. May 4

Neo-expressionist painting by Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), titled ‘Butterfly’s’ (2003), 30in. x 40in., done in Slonem’s unmistakable sgraffito technique. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Bruneau & Co. image

CRANSTON, R.I. – Just over 350 quality lots pulled from estates and collections across New England will highlight a Spring Fine Art & Antiques Auction planned for Saturday, May 4, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Wilkinsons to auction collection from period Suffolk home April 28

A sampling of furnishings from the Suffolk home. Wilkinsons Auctions image

DONCASTER, England – Wilkinsons Auctioneers will sell the Rintoul Collection on Sunday, April 28. The collection, which comes from a period house in Suffolk, ranges from court cupboards to a trio of stuffed toy foxes in riding clothes that were advertising figures. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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National Road Yard Sale retraces America’s route to the West

National Road Yard Sale shoppers search for valuable items and bargains along historic U.S. Route 40. Courtesy of Connersville (Ind.) News-Examiner

DUBLIN, Ind. – The National Road, the main route for settlers streaming to the West in the early 1800s, was the first federally funded major road in the United States. Just as the National Road promoted commerce in the 19th century, the National Road Yard Sale boosts entrepreneurial activity along the 824-mile route, now known as U.S. Route 40, from Baltimore to St. Louis. The 16th annual event celebrating this historic byway will be held May 29 to June 2.

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In Memoriam: Henry Wollman Bloch, 96, patron of the arts

Henry Wollman Bloch. Image courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Henry Wollman Bloch, 96, died April 23 in Kansas City. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in a news release stated the institution was honored to be among the many organizations and civic efforts that benefited from Mr. Bloch’s philanthropic leadership.

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Jasper52 serves up sterling silver, exquisite jewelry April 28

Cartier Panthere 18K yellow gold bracelet watch. Estimate: $54,000-$65,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Fine jewelry and decorative arts inspired by Miami Beach living will be the exclusive fare of an online auction conducted by Jasper52 on Sunday, April 28. From Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra and Cartier Panthere jewelry to the finest French silver, this special sale features only the best in jewelry, watches, decorative art and silver. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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National Free Comic Book Day is coming: May 4

Among the titles available on Free Comic Book Day is Marvel’s The Avengers. Image provided by Gemstone Comic Distributors

BALTIMORE – Saturday, May 4, over 2,200 comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world will give away over 5.2 million comic books free of charge on Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). The annual event is one of the most anticipated comic book celebrations of the year, as retailers prepare to welcome curious, first-time comic book readers and seasoned comic book fans into their stores for free comics and exciting events.

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Rufino Tamayo etching heads Moran’s benefit auction May 5

Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991 Mexican), ‘Personaje en Verde [Personage in Green].’ Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s is partnering with the Foundation for Appraisal Education to bring over 140 lots of fine items to auction on May 5. Proceeds will support the foundation’s mission to provide a scholarship to those looking to expand their knowledge in appraisal education. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Chinese treasures just the start of Kaminski’s April 27-28 sale

Chinese blue and white porcelain vase decorated with nine Imperial dragons, 21in. x 16in. Estimate $100,000-$150,000. Kaminski Auctions image

BEVERLY, Mass. – The April 27-28 sale at Kaminski Auctions kicks off with over 300 lots of Chinese treasures: porcelains, bronzes and an important third or fourth century Gandhara Buddha on Saturday morning, followed by a selection of furniture and furnishings from Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and other estates. Sunday will feature the estate of Christine Vining Smith, a longtime North Shore, Massachusetts, resident and respected dealer. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Antique cash registers: the original cha-ching!

This National Cash Register model earned $5,400 in June 2018 at RM Auctions / RM Sotheby’s. Photo courtesy of RM Auctions / RM Sotheby’s

NEW YORK – Wood and brass cash registers may have gone out of style as computerized models took over, but for years they were the gold … er, brass, standard when it came to managing a business’ cash flow and receipts. Early and ornate examples are still highly prized by today’s collectors.

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