Warhol ‘Mick Jagger’ portfolio to star at Clars’ June 14

Andy Warhol ‘Mick Jagger’ complete portfolio set of 10 screen prints. Clars image

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery will present a complete portfolio of 10 screenprints by Andy Warhol of Mick Jagger at its June 14 auction. Printed in colors on Arches Aquarelle paper and published in 1975, the portfolio is estimated at $350,000-$450,000. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

Lyon & Turnbull foresees Harry Potter as best seller June 17

Rare first edition of ‘Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone,’ inscribed and signed by author J.K. Rowling. Lyon & Turnbull image

EDINBURGH, Scotland – One of the few first edition copies of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, inscribed and signed by J.K. Rowling will be sold by Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers in Edinburgh on June 17. The book is expected to sell for £80,000-£120,000 ($101,300-$151,900). Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Miller & Miller sale to serve up rare Kuntz Beer tray June 20

Kuntz tin lithographed beer tray featuring a St. Bernard dog graphic. Estimate CA$6,000-$7,000. Miller & Miller Auctions image

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario – A Kuntz tin lithographed beer tray featuring a St. Bernard dog graphic, a Canadian J.M. Fortier Cigar framed lithograph from the 1890s, and a Coca-Cola school policeman sign from the 1950s are just a few of the expected top lots in Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd.’s online-only auction on Saturday, June 20. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Luxury watch auction June 9 in time for Father’s Day

Omega, Museum Collection 1951 Cosmic, triple date, 2000-2010, automatic movement, 18K rose gold generic leather strap with orginal Omega buckle. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – A choice selection of more than three dozen men’s luxury watches are presented in a Jasper52 online auction that will be conducted on Tuesday, June 9. Bidders will discover fine watches by world-class manufacturers such as Omega, Rolex, Movado, Longines and Vacheron Constantin. Estimates range from $250 to $10,000. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Garden gates open to personal paradise

This Victorian garden fence with gate made $15,000 + the buyer’s premium in March 2015 at Guernsey’s. Photo courtesy of Guernsey’s and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Your garden is a place to nourish both body and soul and create a sanctuary space away from the busy cares of the world. As such, it deserves an entrance that makes a powerful opening impression and what better way to do that than with an impressive garden gate.

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Rare Hermès Birkin bag could fetch upward of $37K

The rare Hermès ‘Endless Road’ Birkin HAC handbag is expected to sell for upward of $37,000 on Monday. Fellows image

BIRMINGHAM, UK – An incredible Hermès Endless Road Birkin HAC handbag is set to sell for upwards of £30,000 ($37,800) at Fellows Auctioneers, in Birmingham, England. The beautifully crafted handbag is Lot 141 in Fellows’ Designer Collection auction, which is open for bidding and ends on Monday,  June 8. It has an estimate of £22,000-£28,000.

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Worldwide mounts massive militaria auction June 12-13

The 1944 Dodge WC-57 command car will come up for bid Saturday, June 13. Worldwide Auctioneers image

AUBURN, Ind. – Worldwide Auctioneers, responsible for the sale of some of the world’s finest collector vehicles, is gearing up for a historic auction of one the most extensive curated offerings of authentic World War II artifacts, warbirds, vehicles and militaria ever tendered in one place. Offered completely without reserve from the collections of the former National Military History Center and Hoosier Air Museum, it will sell alongside a selection of over 50 classic cars and an extensive assortment of fresh-to-market memorabilia at the Americana Festival Auction in Auburn, Indiana, on June 12-13. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Andrew Jones to sell prominent Beverly Hills estate June 16

Daum pâte de verre amber model of an elephant designed by Jean-François Leroy, incised ‘Daum France’ and ‘Leroy,’ 13in tall x 14in long. Estate: $1,500-$2,000. Andrew Jones Auctions image

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Andrew Jones Auctions will present the single-owner auction of property from the estate of June D. Winkler of Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage, California, and Acapulco, Mexico, on Tuesday, June 16, starting promptly at 11 a.m. Pacific time. The online-only auction comprises over 200 lots of art, art glass, luxury accessories and accents. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Chinese imperial vase tops $56K at Lyon & Turnbull

This 27cm Qianlong (1736-95) mark and period painted enamel lotus vase sold for £45,000 ($56,762). Lyon & Turnbull image

EDINBURGH, Scotland – A rare Chinese imperial vase found in a Scottish country house topped the Asian Art sale held “behind closed doors” by Lyon & Turnbull on May 13.

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Art lovers in Italy revel in light crowds at reopened museums

Uffizi Gallery visitors in 2014 observing Michelangelo painting “Tondo Doni.” Image by Petar Milošević. Image licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) – The Uffizi Galleries, the most-visited museum in Italy, is open after three months of COVID-19 lockdown, delighting art lovers who don’t have to jostle with throngs of tourists thanks to new social distancing rules.

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