Auction Team Breker to offer vintage high tech, Oct. 12

Sholes & Glidden Typewriter, 1873. Estimate: €8,000-€12,000/$9,100-$13,700. Auction Team Breker image

COLOGNE, Germany – Auction Team Breker will sell the legendary office antiques collection of Tom Russo on Saturday, Oct. 12. Russo’s passion for antique technology is grounded in his long-standing career as founder of the Delaware Office Equipment Co. (DOE Technologies) and a former president of the National Office Machine Dealers Association. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s last home going to auction

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Norman Lykes House was built in 1967, eight years after the architect’s death. Image courtesy

PHOENIX – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Circular Sun House, also known as the Norman Lykes House, is going to auction. It is the home the famous American architect worked on before he died in 1959.

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Miller & Miller Auctions sees bull market for ‘mantiques’

Rare early 1900s Canadian National Telegraphs stock ticker manufactured by the Stock Quotation Telegraph Co., price realized: CA$11,800/US$8,890. Miller & Miller Auctions image

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario – A rare antique printing telegraph invented by John Burry, made by the Stock Quotation Telegraph Co. of New York and used in the early 1900s by Canadian National Telegraphs sold for $11,800 at a “Mantiques” auction held Sept. 14 by Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Speedy conveyances head Bruneau & Co. auction Oct. 5

Show-quality 1994 Corvette Greenwood G350SC roadster with 76,000 original miles on the odometer (est. $15,000-$20,000). Bruneau & Co. image

CRANSTON, R.I. – An Estate Fine Art & Antiques Auction featuring 325 lots ranging from a show-quality 1994 Corvette Greenwood G350SC roadster to an oil on canvas seascape of a large sailing vessel in choppy waters by Richard K. Loud (Mass., b. 1942) will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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John Nieto painting tops Moran’s Art of American West sale

John Nieto (1936-2018, New Mexico) ‘Cosmic Aspirations,’ 1993, acrylic on canvas, price realized: $28,750, a new auction record. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s Art of the American West auction closed out the summer with over 350 lots of fine art, objets d’art and jewelry from the leading artists and craftsman of the American West. With a few new auction records, some sleeper hits and strong prices realized, this sale brought keen interest in key categories. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Milestone Oct. 5 Militaria Auction traverses Civil War through Gulf War

Left: Hilt of Civil War Confederate ID’d officer’s silver-hilted sword belonging to Captain C.P. Bowen of Company 3, 30th Georgia Infantry. Est. $10,000-$15,000. Right: Civil War mammoth-plate albumen print depicting the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment with their eagle mascot ‘Old Abe,’ 13½ x 19in (sight), frame not shown. Est. $3,000-$5,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Milestone Auctions’ sleek new suburban-Cleveland gallery has been reaping accolades ever since opening its doors on July 27. Owners Chris Sammet and Miles King will once again roll out the red carpet to the new venue on October 5 as they welcome bidders to their 849-lot Fall Premier Military & Tribal Auction. All forms of bidding will be available, including absentee and live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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20th century US authors featured at PBA Galleries Oct. 10

Jack London, ‘The Iron Heel,’ first edition, Macmillan, 1908, with dust jacket. PBA image

BERKELEY, Calif. – On Thursday, Oct. 10, PBA Galleries will offer an auction of fine literature. Over 500 lots of literature and poetry from the 20th century and earlier will be on the block. The sale features some truly rare and unique material relating to Charles Bukowski, a nice selection of Raymond Carver rarities, and a number of scarce and important works by Ernest Hemingway, Jack London, Thorne Smith, John Steinbeck, and other perennially collectible authors of the 20th century. Also on offer is a comprehensive section of the works of H.G. Wells with a number of inscribed and signed volumes. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Tribal complaints prompt national park to stop selling pipes

A Native American, Plains (unidentified) pipe bowl representing an owl, early 20th century. Catlinite or pipestone. Brooklyn Museum. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

PIPESTONE, Minn. (AP) – The Pipestone National Monument in southwestern Minnesota said it will stop selling pipes following decades of tribal complaints that the sales desecrate sacred grounds.

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Medieval masterpiece by Cimabue found in French house

The painting found in a house in France is likely a part of a larger diptych that Cimabue painted around 1280. Shown is ‘The Flagellation of Christ,’ believed to be a panel of that diptych, which is in the Frick Collection. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

PARIS (AP) – A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered in an elderly French woman’s kitchen is expected to sell for millions of euros at an upcoming auction. Read more

Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis design collective

Martine Bedin, Super lamp, Memphis, 1981. Image courtesy of Wright

NEW YORK – Memphis was a bright confetti bomb that blew up in the face of late-postwar design, but there were no serious casualties. During  (and long after) Memphis’ active lifespan of 1981-88, Artemide lighting kept selling out of its sober black Tizio task lamps. Self-conscious L.A. modernist dealers continued to scour the land for Eames lounge chairs and Noguchi surfboard tables. And postmodernism remained a composite-sketch of architectural traditions – irritably reframing the past.

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