Property of actor Peter Falk to star in Andrew Jones sales May 18-19

Late 19th century KPM porcelain plaque titled ‘The Flight into Egypt,’ 36½in. by 32½in. framed, from the estate of the late actor Peter Falk. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Andrew Jones Auctions image

LOS ANGELES – Andrew Jones Auctions’ Design for the Home and Garden Auction on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, will feature a selection of over 550 lots of market-fresh fine art, design, antiques and Asian works of art from several important collections and estates. Start times both days are 10:30 am Pacific time. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Thomas Webb vase tops $28K at Jeffrey S. Evans auction

Thomas Webb Chin Lung vase. Price realized: $28,080. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ Fine and Decorative Arts Auction April 26 and 27 was a highly successful event and produced robust prices in multiple categories. The two-day format consisted of 1,361 lots of high-quality material and generated record levels of participation for the firm, a solid indication of vigor in this segment of the marketplace. Bidding was intense throughout each day with over 5,000 registered bidders from over 60 countries participating in house and online. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fontaine’s Auction Gallery to offer statement pieces May 18

Duffner & Kimberly 26-in. Wisteria hanging lamp has wisteria flowers in striated blue and white panels with shaded green and amber leaves. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Fontaine’s Auction Gallery image

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – As temperatures warm up and spring blooms pop out, the action is also heating up at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. With spring being a perfect time for undertaking projects in and around the home, buyers can find plenty of decorating inspiration at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery at its sale on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Diego Rivera, Jim Dine artworks headline Millea Bros. sales May 16-18

Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957), drawing, 1925, Diego Rivera, ‘Las Banistas de Tehuantepec’ (The Bathers of Tehuantepec), charcoal and pastel on cardboard, signed ‘Diego Rivera’ upper left, dated and dedicated ‘Para Ana Diego 25,’ 19in. x 35in. (sheet), Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Millea Bros. image

BOONTON, N.J. — Millea Bros.’ Spring “Select” auction arrives May 16, 17 and 18, featuring five decades of modern and contemporary art from the estate of legendary gallerist Ileana Sonnabend; a spotlight on the arts of Mexico, ranging from 16th century Spanish Colonial objects to Mexican modern masters, including five works by Diego Rivera and a Pablo Picasso drawing from 1935 as well as over 1,200 lots of fine antiques and decorative arts. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rare Kennedy half dollar sells for record $108K at auction

This special mint set 1964 Kennedy half dollar sold for a world record $108,000 at an auction of rare U.S. coins April 25. Image courtesy Heritage Auctions,

DALLAS – A 1964 Kennedy half dollar sold for a world record $108,000, making it the most expensive coin of its type, at an auction of rare U.S. Coins held April 25 by Heritage Auctions. The rare example of the rather common piece of pocket change is one of about a dozen special issues struck in 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper for special coin sets issued by the U.S. Mint during the mid-1960s.

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Sterling silver shining sample of Curated Estates fare May 9

Five-piece piece sterling silver tea and coffee service with silver-plated tray. Curated Estates image

LINCOLN PARK, N.J. – Curated Estates Auctions will present a Coins, Silver & Spring Estate Treasures live auction on Thursday, May 9, at 3 p.m. Eastern time. The May auction is composed of lots from various New York and New Jersey estates. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Audubon pictured wild birds true to life

Chuck-Will’s Widow, Plate 52, J.J. Audubon (1785-1851). first edition double elephant folio aquatint engravings with original hand-color from ‘The Birds of America.’ London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 37½in. x 25¾in., realized $6,000 in 2015. Image courtesy of Arader Galleries and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Birds, to many, are like background music; always there yet barely heard. To enthusiasts, however, birds are a singular source of delight. Their aural or visual identification of black-capped chickadees (chick-a-dee-dee-dee) or American magpies (mag-mag-mag), for instance, may not just inspire recitals of their habits and habitats. It may even evoke spontaneous imitations of their calls.

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