Heritage Auctions announces new Dallas address

Heritage Auction’s new location features an 8,000-square-foot gallery showroom. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has moved its global headquarters into a new state-of-the-art, 160,000-square-foot facility and multipurpose campus, befitting its status as the largest auction house founded in America. As of June 1, Heritage Auctions’ global headquarters is now located at 2801 W. Airport Freeway, Dallas, TX 75261, which is adjacent to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and in its foreign trade zone.

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Revolutionary War relics and collector firearms tally $8.4M at Morphy’s

Fine and highly important silver-mounted and inlaid presentation pipe tomahawk signed ‘R. (Richard) Butler’ and inscribed to ‘Lt John Maclellan (sic.).’ Extensively exhibited, including at The Smithsonian and The Tower of London. Depicted on cover of ‘Indian Tomahawks & Frontiersman Belt Axes,’ and in several other respected reference books. Sold for $664,200

DENVER, Pa. – An international call to arms resulted in an $8.4 million total at Morphy’s May 27-29 auction, which teamed a “Founders & Patriots Arms & Militaria” session with a two-day lineup of “Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms.” Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Turner to auction maps, books, illustrations June 13

Late 17th/18th century hand-colored Venetian map, 11in x 15½in, 17in x 21in framed. Estimate $200 – $400. Turner Auctions image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Maps, Books & Illustrations on Saturday, June 13, featuring over 210 printed works from the 16th-20th centuries. Sourced primarily from two California collectors, the auction offers maps from the 16th-19th centuries, mostly from Europe, plus one from Monterey, California. A wide range of individual books and multiple-volume sets on diverse subjects includes antique, vintage or first-edition works in English, French and other languages. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Heath Ledger signed photo cracks $10K at RR Auction

The Heath Ledger signed and inscribed color photo sold for $10,236. RR Auction image

BOSTON – RR Auction sold a rare Heath Ledger signed photo sold for $10,236 on May 13. The color satin-finish photograph of Ledger in his Oscar-winning role as the Joker in the 2008 film The Dark Knight, is signed and inscribed, “To Daniel, Big smile! Heath.” The fully illustrated auction catalog with prices realized can be viewed on LiveAuctioneers.

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Frank Lloyd Wright home in Mid-Michigan for sale

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Goetsch-Winckler Home in Okemos, Mich., is on the market. Image courtesy of the listing site: www.thegoetschwincklerhouse.com

OKEMOS, Mich. (AP) – The Goetsch-Winckler Home, one of only four houses in the Lansing area designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is on the market.

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Magic posters: spell-binding advertising

A 1912 poster depicting Harry Houdini’s famous trick, the Water Torture Cell, attained $95,000 + the buyer’s premium in February 2017. Photo courtesy of Potter & Potter Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – An object tells a story but magic posters have myriad stories to tell. From picturing up-and-coming or celebrated magicians, these posters also tell a bit about society at the time they were made. Posters were created to be eye-catching and entice audiences to experience some of the mystery of magic by attending a performance. Vivid bold colors and language were largely employed while the occasional striking black and white posters also ably did the trick.

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Imperial porcelains highlight Freeman’s June 19 auction

A Chinese six-lobed blue and white porcelain small bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Freeman’s image

PHILADELPHIA — On Friday, June 19, Freeman’s will offer over 200 carefully selected lots in its Asian Arts auction.  Spanning centuries and countries, the sale is a compelling offering of furniture, porcelains, jades, textiles, sculpture and fine art from across the Far East, including a group of ancient Chinese bronzes from a private Main Line collection and a selection of mark and period Chinese porcelains of the Qing dynasty. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Moran’s ‘Jewelry: Made Modern’ to make a splash June 10

A Peter Macchiarini mixed-metal brooch. Estimate: $700-$900. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s Jewelry: Made Modern auction Wednesday, June 10, is filled with 161 lots of jewelry from the leading Modernist artisans of the mid-century. Consigned from the esteemed collection Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh, there are pieces poised to appeal to collectors. With all lots and condition reports online, browsing from the comfort of home has never been easier. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Crescent City assembles 700-lot auction for June 13-14

Early 20th century oil on canvas paintings by French artist Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927), titled ‘Coastal Landscape,’ 15in x 22¾in. Estimate: $20,000-$25,000. Crescent City Auction Gallery image

NEW ORLEANS – Beautiful oil on canvas paintings by French artists Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927) and Theodule Augustin Ribot (1823-1891), and a stunning platinum engagement ring with a 3.83-carat emerald-cut diamond, are just a few of the expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s auction, scheduled for June 13-14. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Audubon birds migrate to Arader Galleries sale June 13  

John James Audubon (1785 – 1851), ‘Snowy Owl,’ Plate 121, aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 38 5/8in x 25½in sheet. Estimate: $200,000-$250,000. Arader Galleries image

NEW YORK — Arader Galleries has announced its annual Summer Sale, featuring competitive prices on the gallery’s renowned collection of Audubon prints, original Retouté watercolors and rare views of New York. Online bidding will close on Saturday, June 13. Bidding will be available absentee and live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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