Rare Cy Young cabinet card on deck at July 17 auction

This cabinet card photo represents Cy Young’s rookie card. The right-handed pitcher is pictured in a Cleveland Spiders uniform of the 1890s. Grey Flannel Auctions image

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – One of only two known 1891 John H. Ryder Cy Young cabinet cards is a highlight of a major sports memorabilia auction being conducted by Gray Flannel Auctions. The sale will conclude July 17. The rare image of Cleveland’s Cy Young, the winningest pitcher in baseball history, was unearthed recently from an album that was found in a factory almost 65 years ago.

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Vintage U.S. flags waving in Americana auction July 10

U.S. Flag, 36 stars, 6in. x 5 in., muslin, circa 1865. Estimate: $1,000-$1,200. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Wave the flag for a patriotic salute to American ephemera, items that were intended to have a relatively short life span but remarkably have survived the ages. Jasper52 will conduct a Historical Americana Auction on Wednesday, July 10, that will reflect the historic events of the nation through these colorful objects. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Japanese collector returns ancient artifacts to Cambodia

An example of ancient Cambodian art (unrelated to the returned obects), this is a stone carving at Banteay Srei, an Angkorian temple consecrated in 967 AD. Photo by Vassil

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) – Millennium-old Cambodian artifacts displayed in a Japanese collector’s home for two decades have been returned to the Southeast Asian country’s National Museum.

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Auction of Trump-signed necktie to benefit St. Jude’s children’s hospital

Necktie designed by St. Jude children's hospital patients and signed by President Donald Trump, to be auctioned July 12, 2019, to benefit the hospital. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers
Necktie designed by St. Jude children’s hospital patients and signed by President Donald Trump, to be auctioned July 12, 2019, to benefit the hospital. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers

NEW ORLEANS – This colorful necktie was designed by patients at the world-renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Hand-signed by President Donald Trump, the tie is going to be auctioned on Friday, July 12 at the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Conference & Show, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. All proceeds will benefit the hospital.

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MAD magazine to leave newsstands; no, really!

Norman Mingo (1896-1980) original cover art for MAD magazine #121 (Sept. 1968) featuring Alfred E. Neuman being held aloft by the Beatles, Mia Farrow and the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The artwork sold for $57,241.80 at Hake’s March 17, 2017 auction. Image courtesy of Hake’s Auctions

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Long-running satirical publication MAD magazine will be leaving newsstands this fall. Really.

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Architectural salvage is a picker’s paradise

About 158 running feet of walnut paneling recently removed from the historic Public Ledger building in Philadelphia, made $30,000 + the buyer’s premium at Kamelot Auctions in May 2019. Photo courtesy of Kamelot Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Making what is old new again is one of the simple pleasures of recycling antiques and vintage goods. The act of taking things destined for landfills and giving them a new look or imbuing them with a new purpose is sometimes called upcycling. Decorating with architectural salvage is one of interior decorating’s most popular trends and has been going strong since the early 1980s. It is also something that many people can feel good about as going green and reusing items instead of buying new is good for the environment, keeping goods out of landfills and reducing demand for new items.

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