Pax Romana Oct. 27 antiquities sale led by rare Greek Hoplite helmet

Greek Hoplite Chalcidian-type helmet with cheek guards, geometric embossing, circa 400 B.C., comes with scientific report written by Dr. Ivan Bonchev, Ph.D., University of Oxford. Estimate: £20,000-£50,000. Pax Romana image

LONDON – Pax Romana, Britain’s premier dealer and auctioneer of fully authenticated and certified antiquities, will host a Sunday, Oct. 27 auction of expertly curated ancient art, wearable jewelry, relics and weaponry. Featured items reflect the artistic and intellectual achievements of some of the world’s greatest civilizations, with a timeline that incorporates Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome as well as Near Eastern, Asian and Viking/Norse cultures. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available worldwide through LiveAuctioneers, and all auction items will convey with a professional certificate of authenticity signed by Pax Romana’s owner/director, Dr. Ivan Bonchev (Ph.D., University of Oxford).

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Oscar® statuette sells for $50K at auction of Robert Osborne collection

1936 Oscar® statuette awarded to art director Richard Day for his work on the 1935 film The Dark Angel, starring Fredric March and Merle Oberon. Provenance: The Robert Osborne Collection, then by family descent. Sold for $50,000

DAVENPORT, Wash. – An Oscar® statuette awarded in 1936 to acclaimed art director Richard Day led the lineup of Hollywood memorabilia sold by Grant Zahajko Auctions on October 10, capturing a winning bid of $50,000. The Oscar® was the most highly prized item in the personal collection of the late Robert Osborne, best known as the quietly authoritative host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

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Morphy Auctions to sell famed Hench firearms collection Oct. 30

Important and historical ‘Lion and Lamb’ Moravian flintlock rifle with bayonet, attributed to Andreas Albrecht. Circa 1760, .50 caliber, rifled. Displayed: Museum of American Revolution. Estimate $250,000-$500,000. Morphy Auctions image

DENVER, Pa. – On Wednesday, Oct. 30, Morphy Auctions will host a gallery auction devoted exclusively to antique firearms, accessories, militaria, swords and edged weapons amassed over 50+ years by Stephen D. and Marcy Hench. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Kurt Cobain’s sweater offered at Julien’s, Oct. 26

Kurt Cobain’s custom 1993 Fender Mustang guitar. Julien’s Auctions image

LOS ANGELES (AP) –  The olive-green cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged‘ performance and one of the late rocker’s custom guitars are headed to auction. Julien’s Auctions said Wednesday that the sweater and a custom Fender guitar made in 1993 that Cobain used during the band’s In Utero tour will be offered on October 26. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Vogt Galleries devotes Oct. 26 auction to Texas artists

Julian Onderdonk (1882-1922), ‘Landscape at Dusk,’ circa 1906, oil on board, 9¼in. x 12¼in., frame: 12¾in. x 15¾in. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Vogt Galleries image

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Vogt Galleries will conduct a Texas Art Auction on Saturday, Oct. 26. The auction presents 160 curated artworks created by esteemed artists from Texas or pieces that highlight Texas as a subject. The sale includes original paintings and pottery by over 70 preeminent artists, fresh-to-market from private collections and estates throughout Texas. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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