Turner Auctions + Appraisals opens door to couture closet May 19

Gianni Versace gold-tone Medusa four-row necklace. Estimate: $300-$500. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Treasures from a Couture Closet on Sunday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time. Offering a selection of high-fashion goods from several collectors and estates, the sale features 135 lots, many from the world’s most celebrated designers. Highlights include coveted items from Chanel, Louis Vuitton luggage and accessories, a rare Gianni Versace four-row Medusa necklace, a selection of Hermes scarves and a gold Rolls-Royce keychain. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Neil Armstrong’s Purdue class ring to be sold at auction

Neil Armstrong’s Purdue class ring. Image courtesy Heritage Auctions, HA.com

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – When exactly Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon, received his class ring isn’t clear.

“But it was after his Apollo 11 mission,” said Michael Riley, director of space exploration for Heritage Auctions, a Dallas-based house in the midst of the second of three auctions featuring the personal effects of Purdue University’s most famous graduate.

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Holabird Western Americana rolling out huge sale May 16-20

Large-capacity, vintage 1947 Trommner scale formerly of the Philadelphia Mint. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Holabird Western Americana image

RENO, Nev. – Marbles will be just one of many collecting categories in a five-day Don’t Lose Your Marbles Auction planned for Thursday to Monday, May 16 through 20 by Holabird Western Americana Collections LLC. The sale overall will contain a staggering 4,134 lots. Start times each day are 8 a.m. Pacific. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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