Bidders compete via LiveAuctioneers for Gloria Vanderbilt art

Gloria Vanderbilt (American, 1924-2019), circa-1970 serigraph titled ‘Venus.’ Artist-signed and numbered 55/300. Sold via LiveAuctioneers for $3,000 + buyer’s premium. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers and Fine Estate, Inc.

NEW YORK – The late Gloria Vanderbilt’s boundless creativity encompassed painting, writing, and designing a vast array of goods from stylish tableware to wildly popular women’s jeans. However, many may not have known how artistically talented she was until last week when news reports worldwide chronicled various aspects of her remarkable life. Vanderbilt, heiress to a vast railroad and shipping fortune amassed during the 19th century, died on June 17 at age 95.

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Guernsey’s going down to the sea for maritime treasures July 19-20

James E. Buttersworth (1817-1894), ‘A Gaff Rigged Racing Cutter,’ circa 1893, oil on canvas, 12in. x 20in. Estimate: $50,000-$70,000. Guernsey’s image

NEW YORK – Guernsey’s will conduct a massive nautically themed auction focusing on great ocean liners, majestic sailing ships and other maritime-related treasures on July 19 and 20 at Newport, Rhode Island’s renowned International Yacht Restoration School. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Unique ‘East Coast Joys’ poster set to be sold at Onslows July 12

Tom Purvis (1888-1959), ‘East Cost Joys,’ travel by LNER, set of six posters, lithographs printed by Haycock Press 1931, each 102 x 63cm. Estimate: £20,00-25,000. Onslows image

STOURPAINE, UK – A set of six beach posters by Tom Purvis titled East Coat Joys is one of the many highlights in Onslows’ Summer Vintage posters auction taking place on Friday, July 12, at 2 p.m. UK time/9 a.m. Eastern. The 277-lot auction boasts a very good selection of original poster collections including World War I and II propaganda and a collection of London Electric Underground railways from the 1920. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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PBA Galleries delves into whodunnit literature June 27

Three wrapper-bound first editions of Raymond Chandler mysteries. PBA Galleries image

BERKELEY, Calif. – On Thursday, June 27, PBA Galleries will offer an auction of over 500 lots of fine literature with mystery and detective fiction. The first 121 lots in the auction comprise a selection of mystery and detective fiction, with a large section dedicated to the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring many first and scarce editions of titles from his iconic Sherlock Holmes series. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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