Neue Auctions event May 30 to benefit local dealers

Dazzling Tiffany 14K white gold and diamond ring boasting a 1.2-carat diamond. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Neue Auctions image

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Neue Auctions has scheduled a Pandemic Relief Auction for Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, in an effort to support local antiques and fine arts dealers in and around the Cleveland area. The online auction will consist of many “old new-stock” antiques, decorative art, fine art and jewelry, all consigned by local northeast Ohio dealers. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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RR Auction to sell book signed by Washington May 21

George Washington signed book: ‘The Gleaner.’ RR Auction image

BOSTON – Dr. Lawrence E. Miller, an orthopedic surgeon and psychiatrist for more than 60 years, began collecting autographs in 1960 by writing to “the people that changed the world.” In his quest for confirmation of political perspectives and historical relevance, Dr. Miller sought out and personally met many U.S. presidents, foreign heads of state, and other famous dignitaries who gladly signed his books. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Rare 1930s ammo board tops Miller & Miller auction

Dominion Cartridge Co. ammunition board, produced in Canada in the 1930s, litho pasted to Masonite board, housed in a 37in x 26in frame. Price realized: CA$4,500. Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. image

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario – A rare Dominion Cartridge Company ammunition board, produced in Canada in the 1930s, sold for $4,500, and world-class collection antique sewing machines brought high prices in an online auction held May 9 by Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Viktor Schreckengost: prolific industrial designer

Viktor Schreckengost designed the massive Jazz Bowl while he was associated with Cowan Pottery in the early 1930s. This rare example sold at auction for $80,0000 + the buyer’s premium in 2012. Image courtesy: Rago Arts and Auction Center and

NEW YORK – If there was ever an influencer in antiques, it would be industrial designer Viktor Schreckengost. His reimagining of the midcentury toys, ceramics, furniture, glassware, dinnerware and even the basic lawnmower infused everyday products with an artistic flair.

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Lives Lost: Holocaust survivor reclaimed Nazi-looted artwork

Max Liebermann's 'Two Riders on the Beach.' Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
A similar Max Liebermann painting: 'Two Riders at the Seashore,' 1901. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Max Liebermann (1847-1935), ‘Two Riders on the Beach.’ Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) – With the Nazis murdering Jews and ransacking their property outside on the infamous nights of Kristallnacht in 1938, 13-year-old David Toren sat in the sunroom of his wealthy great-uncle in Germany admiring a favorite painting depicting two men on horseback on a beach.

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