Boarding now for PBA Galleries’ Aug. 22 travel & cartography auction

Issue No. 8 of California’s first newspaper, the Californian, 1846

BERKELEY, Calif. – On Thursday, August 22, PBA Galleries will host an Americana, Travel, Cartography and Mexican War auction with material from the Warren Heckrotte Collection. More than 500 lots will be offered, ranging from a book signed by Apollo XI astronauts to color lithographs depicting the battles of the Mexican-American War. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Arlo Guthrie sings as Woodstock fans flock to concert site

Arlo Guthrie performing during the Guthrie Family Tour, Socorro, New Mexico, 2007. Photo by John Kloepper; copyright Shelka04, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) – Tie-dyed pilgrims and white-haired Woodstock festival veterans converged at the generation-defining site to celebrate its 50th anniversary, while Arlo Guthrie came back to sing — what else? — “The Times They Are a-Changin’.”

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Private investment group acquires Clars Auction Gallery

Richard G. Unruh, CEO & President of Clars Auction Gallery

OAKLAND, Calif. – On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, Clars Auction Gallery announced that is had been acquired by a private investment group. The investors, who will now serve as the board of directors of the firm, confirmed that Richard G. Unruh (who is also part of the investment group as well as on of the board of directors) will assume the role of CEO and President of Clars. For the past several years, Richard (Rick) Unruh served as Vice President and Director of Fine Arts for Clars, and has been pivotal in substantially increasing sales of the Fine Art department to national and global-level collectors, achieving numerous new world records and securing important estates, institutions and museums as clients.

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