CHICAGO – An online-only auction featuring nearly 600 lots of fountain pens, watches and clocks, numismatics, paperweights, rugs and textiles, ethnographic art, trains and toys, books and collectibles is slated for Thursday, Feb. 20, by Susanin’s Auctions, at 10 a.m. Central time. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
HATFIELD, Pa. – Alderfer Auction’s H. Brent Souder was inducted into the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame at the 72nd annual PAA Conference in Harrisburg on January 10. The honor was bestowed upon him by his longtime associate Vernon L. Martin.
BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s executive director, Irvin Lippman, announced two major philanthropic milestones at the museum’s 70th anniversary Gala on Jan. 25. The first announcement was the $1 million contribution by the Gala’s honorary chairs, Jody Harrison Grass and her husband Martin Grass, to benefit the museum’s education initiatives. Jody is the chair of the museum’s board of trustees.
WESTPORT, Conn. – Eager bidders gave a tip of the top hat to Abraham Lincoln in University Archives’ online auction held Jan. 16. Several historically significant lots pertaining to Honest Abe were offered in the sale, with two of them combining for $250,000. In all, 281 lots came up for bid in an auction that grossed nearly $900,000, including the buyer’s premium. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
RENO, Nev. – A four-day Objects of Our Affection auction brimming with over 2,500 lots of numismatics, mining collectibles, Americana, railroad memorabilia and more will be conducted Thursday through Monday, Feb. 14-17, by Holabird Western Americana Collections LLC. Start times are 8 a.m. Pacific time. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – HGU New York Hotel announces “The Red Party,” a month-long pop-up show featuring late fashion photographer Bert Stern’s limited-edition photographs of Marilyn Monroe. The exhibition runs from Feb. 4 to March 4.
NEW YORK – Richard Armstrong, director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, announced Thursday the appointment of Cyra Levenson to the position of Deputy Director and Gail Engelberg Director of Education and Public Engagement.
NEW YORK – A Jasper52 auction of couture fashion – gowns, dresses, boots and bags – will be conducted online on Tuesday, Feb. 4, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern time. Yves Saint Laurent, Bill Blass, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada and Hermes are a few of the fashion designers represented in this carefully curated auction. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers. Read more
NEW YORK – From statement necklaces to chunky cuff bangles, Southwestern turquoise jewelry has long been sought after for its turquoise, which can take on a variety of hues from pale robin’s egg blue to a vivid greenish-blue. Minerals present in the ground where a particular turquoise stone is found affect its coloration with copper creating a bluer turquoise and iron giving a greener hue.
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Saturday, Feb. 8 is the date set for Michaan’s next Gallery Auction. This is the time and place to discover one-of-a-kind fine collectibles, fine art and Asian art, exciting jewelry and rare furnishings. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.