Gray’s Auctioneers holds ticket to vintage amusements Nov. 18

Coin-operated Play-the-Derby arcade machine, 1929, 10-cent play, manufactured by Chester-Pollard Amusement Co., Inc. (New York City), in a pine and glass case. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Gray’s image

CLEVELAND – On Monday, Nov. 18, a uniquely American collection of amusement park artifacts will come up for auction at Gray’s Auctioneers. The venerable Lake Erie amusement park Cedar Point has deaccessioned items from its museum collection to make way for a new collection that will debut next year, 2020, one of the many events which will mark the park’s 150th anniversary. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Vogt Galleries rounds up estate of Texas artist G. Harvey Nov. 16

G. Harvey (1933-2017), ‘Desert Landscape,’ 1962, oil on board, 36in x 48in. Provenance: Estate of G. Harvey. Vogt Galleries image

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Vogt Galleries will auction the estate of famed American artist G. Harvey on Saturday, Nov. 16. The auction will feature many of his paintings and sculptures as well as over 100 personal effects from the artist’s home and studio in Fredericksburg, Texas. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Morphy’s Extraordinary Firearms Auctions exceeds $10M

Historically significant, fully documented Dutch .79 smoothbore Type III flintlock musket and bayonet of Private John Simpson, who fired the first shot at the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. Accompanied by Simpson’s New Hampshire commission to second lieutenant, plus several copies of a 50-page book scrupulously detailing the history of the musket, Simpson family, Battle of Bunker Hill, and Simpson’s court martial. Unbroken line of family provenance since 1775. Sold for $492,000 against a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$300,000

DENVER, Pa. – On October 23rd, Morphy Auctions sold the widely acclaimed gun that fired the first shot at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill for $492,000. The company’s Extraordinary Firearms Auction held over two days, October 22-23, 2019, attracted worldwide media interest and grossed more than $10 million. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Rare Americana abounds at Jeffrey Evans auction Nov. 15-16

Important Pittsburgh cut-glass mantel ornament bearing George Washington sulphide. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will conduct their 37th Semiannual Americana and Fine Antiques Auction on Nov. 15 and 16. The two-day event features historic property from estates and collections in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Texas, Connecticut, Georgia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio, plus museum deaccessions, including material from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Olivia Newton-John ‘Grease’ costume tops $405K at Julien’s

Olivia Newton-John is pictured with her ‘Grease’ costume that sold for $405,700. Julien’s image

LOS ANGELES – Olivia Newton-John’s outfit from the final scene of the movie Grease has sold at auction for more than $400,000. Julien’s Auctions held its highly anticipated event Property from the Collection of Olivia Newton-John on Saturday, Nov. 2, in front of a packed audience of collectors, bidders and fans of the four-time Grammy award-winning singer and pop culture icon. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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WWI museum exhibition examines links to Vietnam War

The boonie hat was introduced to the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War when U.S. Army Green Berets began wearing them in the field, along with Australian and Army of the Republic of Vietnam units. National WWI Museum and Memorial image

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – More than 40 years after its conclusion, the Vietnam War remains one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. How did the conflict begin? Why did it begin? What are the connections between the war and its confounding cousin, World War I?

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Crescent City fall auction Nov. 16-17 offers Rolex watches

Two men’s Rolex watches being sold include a Datejust Oyster Perpetual (est. $5,000-$7,000) and a Datejust Oyster Perpetual Milgauss (est. $4,000-$8,000). Crescent City Auction image

NEW ORLEANS – A fossilized woolly mammoth tusk, a Steinway Model L ebonized baby grand player piano, a collection of 19th century Russian icons, a pair of superb men’s Rolex wristwatches and an oil painting by English artist Richard Hume Lancaster (1773-1853) are all part of Crescent City Auction Gallery’s next major auction. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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