NEW HAMBURG, Ontario – A Fry visible “Mae West” gas pump made in America in the 1920s sold for $7,800, and a Kuntz tin lithographed beer tray made in Canada and featuring a St. Bernard dog graphic brought CA$7,500 (US$5,475) in an online-only Advertising, Toys & Historic Objects sale held June 20 by Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. Prices quoted are in Canadian dollars. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
PALM BEACH, Fla. – In 1980, the same year John Lennon was shot and killed outside his Dakota apartment building in New York City, he and his wife, Yoko Ono, bought a beautiful oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, for $725,000. After six months of ownership, and with plans to renovate, they returned to New York to record their now-classic LP Double Fantasy. Sadly, Lennon was never able to enjoy their oceanfront Florida estate again. He was shot and killed in the front of The Dakota, the Manhattan residential building where the couple owned an apartment, on December 8, 1980. After John’s death, Ono returned to Palm Beach to complete the renovations and sold it, in 1986. The home has recently been put on the market by its current owners for $47.5 million.
NEW YORK (AP) – Milton Glaser, the groundbreaking graphic designer who adorned Bob Dylan’s silhouette with psychedelic hair and summed up the feelings for his native New York with I (HEART) NY, died Friday, his 91st birthday.
ISHPEMING, Mich. (AP) – An Upper Peninsula town is honoring three notable residents, including a Michigan Supreme Court justice from the 1950s who wrote a book that was turned into a popular movie, Anatomy of a Murder.
NEW YORK – Affordable fine jewelry is offered in a no-reserve auction that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Wednesday, July 1. Each of the 127 lots will be sold to the highest bidder without reserve. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
– A .62-carat diamond ring, rated SI 1 clarity and H in color, in a 14K gold setting (above; est. $225-$275).
– A pair of 35-carat carnelian and sterling silver earrings (below; est. $125-$150).
– A 1-carat tourmaline and diamond ring, 2.3 grams, in a 14K gold setting (est. $650-$850).
– A pair of 4-carat sapphire and diamond earrings in 18K gold (est. $2,500-$4,200).
– A 0.20 diamond and 18K necklace (est. $550-$750).
The Jasper52 No Reserve Fine Jewelry auction will be held Wednesday, July, 1 at 7 p.m. Eastern time.
View top auction results on LiveAuctioneers here: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/pages/recent-auction-sales/
MUNICH, Germany – Karl & Faber’s summer auctions on Thursday, July 16, features top works of modern and contemporary art. The Munich art auction house will conduct two live auctions: Modern Art (from 11 a.m./5 a.m. Eastern), followed by Contemporary art (from 2 p.m./8 a.m. Eastern). Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
DALLAS – A Blue Dog, an Orange Drink, a Leprechaun and a Yoke-Winged Man helped push Heritage Auctions’ Modern & Contemporary Art event past the $2.6 million mark Thursday. Almost 680 bidders worldwide participated in the sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Swann Galleries has named Deborah Rogal as the new Director of the Photographs & Photobooks department, as longtime Swann Vice President and Photo Director Daile Kaplan steps down after 30 years with the house.
NEW YORK – “At a time when America was enamored with consumerism and mass industry, a painter named Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) moved to a small farm outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and began making sculptural wood furniture one piece at a time.” Those words come from the Wharton Esherick Museum, located in buildings that previously served as Wharton Esherick’s home and studio outside of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The museum opened in 1972, two years after his death. The property was officially declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993.