Cream jug rises to top of Jeffrey S. Evans glass auction

Blown-molded GV-14 cream jug. Price realized: $7,605. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ spring auction of 18th and 19th glass and lighting was held on May 19-20. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the sale was conducted with remote bidding only. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

Company president and senior auctioneer Jeffrey S. Evans noted, “We offered five different ways to bid in this auction and competition was intense across all platforms. Prices overall were some of the strongest we have seen in many years. In some instances results were at or above pre-recession levels.”

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Millea Bros. to sell paintings, antiquities, tribal art June 4-5

Konstantin Somov, oil on canvas, unframed, 16 x 21in. Estimate: $70,000-$100,000. Millea Bros. image

BOONTON, N.J. – Millea Bros.’ Spring Select auction arrives June 4 and 5, featuring Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities deaccessioned from the Newark Museum; 19th century African and Oceanic art from the Wright Art Trust; Folk Art and Native American artifacts from a trustee of the American Folk Art Museum; an Abstract Expressionist painting by David Smith; and a lost Russian masterwork, not seen in public since its 1924 New York debut (above). Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Annual Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show postponed

Image courtesy of the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

BALTIMORE – Celebrating 40 years, the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, originally slated for late summer, has been rescheduled for November 12-15, 2020. Following the City of Baltimore’s executive order update to cancel public events through August 30th, arrangements were secured with the Baltimore Convention Center to move the Show later in the fall.

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University Archives to host Kennedy auction June 10

The American flag attributed and documented to have been flying over the right front bumper of the presidential limousine in the Dallas motorcade on Nov. 22, 1963. Estimate: $50,000-$60,000. University Archives image

WESTPORT, Conn. – An online-only auction dedicated entirely to Kennedy memorabilia, titled Collecting Camelot: John & Jackie Kennedy Family Auction, will be held Wednesday, June 10, by University Archives, at 10:30 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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The Hot Bid: Annie Oakley rifle sights set on $400K

A close-up view of the engraved Stevens Model 44 .25-20 single-shot rifle given to Annie Oakley. Image courtesy of Morphy Auctions

What you see: A Stevens model 44 .25-20 single-shot rifle, given to Annie Oakley. Morphy Auctions estimates it at $200,000 to $400,000.

The expert: Michael Salisbury, firearms expert at Morphy Auctions.

Who was Annie Oakley? In the 1880s, exhibition shooting was extremely popular, like football or baseball is today. A well-known traveling exhibition shooter, Frank Butler, came to a Cincinnati hotel owned by Jack Frost. Butler’s coming to town was a great event. At the time, Annie Oakley was known as Phoebe Ann Moses. She was providing game meat to the restaurants at Frost’s hotel, and everybody knew she was an incredible shot. Frost arranged a shooting event. Moses beat Butler by one shot, and a romance began. She married Butler in 1882.

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Paul Revere: beyond his midnight ride

Four-piece Tiffany & Co. sterling silver tea set, replica after original pattern by Paul Revere (1734-1818), includes a navette-shaped teapot with a wooden handle, fitted trivet, cream jug and covered sugar urn. All pieces are stamped on the underside. Sold for $2,400 + the buyer’s premium at an auction held May 16, 2014. Manor Auctions and LiveAuctioneers image

NEW YORK – Nearly every American must surely be familiar with the name Paul Revere, if only for his famous midnight ride in 1775, alerting the Colonial militia to approaching British forces prior to the battles of Lexington and Concord in the Revolutionary War. The ride was made even more famous in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1861 poem Paul Revere’s Ride, and the expression, “The British are coming! The British are coming!” – whether actually spoken – forever cemented Revere’s reputation as an almost mythical figure in the country’s epic battle for independence.

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