Miller & Miller sale Dec. 7 highlights Canada Cycle & Motor Co.

1938 Canada Cycle & Motor Co. ‘Flyte’ bicycle, an expensive-for-its-time model that ceased production in 1940 (est. CA$1,500-$2,000. Miller & Miller Auctions image

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario – An advertising and historic objects auction featuring the collection of John McKenty, the Canadian historian and author whose collection tells the story of the rise and fall of the Canada Cycle & Motor Company of Canada, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, by Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Quinn’s to host Dec. 12 sale of Getz-McDonagh Dance Library

1920 two-volume set titled ‘Ruth St. Denis: Pioneer and Prophet,’ authored by Ted Shawn and signed by both Shawn and St. Denis, co-founders of the Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts in Los Angeles. Estimate $200-$300. Quinn’s Auction Galleries image

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On Thursday, Dec. 12, Quinn’s Auction Galleries will host a single-consignor auction of the Getz-McDonagh Dance Library, a 60-year privately held assemblage of historical literature, correspondence, ephemera and illustrations pertaining to classical dance. Originally known as the Getz Dance Library, in reference to its founder Leslie Getz (1945-2019), it is also known to many in the dance community internationally as the Getz-McDonagh Dance Library. Donald McDonagh is Leslie Getz’s steadfastly supportive husband, who shared his wife’s passion for dance and took an active partnership role in the library’s growth and maintenance until the day of his wife’s passing. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Maine art school receives $4M endowment to preserve campus

An aerial view of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts campus and buildings, which were designed by architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. Image courtesy of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

DEER ISLE, Maine (AP) – An arts school in Maine has received a $4 million grant, its largest donation to date. The Bangor Daily News reports the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle received its largest gift from the Windgate Foundation on Thursday.

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Battle Creek hands-on museum attracts pinball wizards

This vintage Wizard pinball machine by Bally sold for $1,100 + the buyer’s premium at Copake Auction in May 2018.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) – Terry Groves stood with his eyes fixed on the metal ball as it careened off bumpers and flippers, his face illuminated by the brightly-lit backglass. Classic arcade sounds reverberated from the machine.

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