Hindman’s presents important Chicago book collections June 23

A fine set of ‘Ainsworth’s Historical Romances’ in a very fine exhibition binding by the Monastery Hill Bindery, circa 1904. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Hindman’s image

CHICAGO – Hindman’s books and manuscripts department will present their spring Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana auction in their Chicago saleroom on June 23. The sale will offer 294 lots of books, manuscripts, Americana, prints and maps representing a variety of collecting categories including: fine bindings, artists’ books, literature, medicine, travel and exploration, signed books, and natural history. View the fully illustrated catalog and bid on LiveAuctioneers.

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Primordial Nike track shoes sprinting to victory

Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman built this pair of waffle spike shoes for Oregon Ducks track star John Mays in the early 1970s. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s.

NEW YORK – Sotheby’s is conducting a special single-lot online auction of a pair of waffle spike shoes handmade in the early 1970s by Bill Bowerman, the co-founder of Nike and legendary University of Oregon track coach. The Nike Origins | Bowerman Built auction is open for bidding through June 26.

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Vogt Galleries devotes June 20 sale to luxe fashion, jewelry

Hermes Evelyne 1 shoulder bag GM in Rouge Courchevel calf leather with gold tone hardware. Estimate: $1,800-$2,200. Vogt Galleries image

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Vogt Galleries will sell a curated collection featuring over 350 lots of fabulous estate jewelry, designer handbags, fine Swiss watches and a large selection of gold and diamond jewelry on Saturday, June 20. The items are from San Antonio collectors and estates throughout Texas. The auction will begin at noon Central time. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Clars sets record for Warhol ‘Mick Jagger’ portfolio: $817K

Andy Warhol ‘Mick Jagger’ complete portfolio set of 10 screen prints. Sold for $817,000. Clars image

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery sold an Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Mick Jagger complete portfolio of 10 screen prints for a record-breaking $817,000 on Sunday. The top lot powered Clars to the most successful one-day online-only auction in the company’s history with just over $3 million in total sales. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Benefit Shop Foundation to celebrate its 200th auction June 24

This signed oil on canvas abstract scene by Marino Marini has provenance to the Paul David Grant Galleries, 20½ by 26½ inches. Estimate: $5,000-$10,000. Benefit Shop Foundation image

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. –  The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. will hit a milestone at its Red Carpet Auction on Wednesday, June 24, at 10 a.m. Eastern time, which is the 200th auction for the auction house that opened in 2016. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Moran’s auction posts strong prices for fine art, decor

Rafael Canogar (b. 1935, Spanish), ‘Libertad Encarcelada II,’ mixed media on canvas. Price realized: $13,750. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s 20th Century Art + Design auction on June 9 achieved strong prices for modern art and decor across a variety of genres and styles. Bidders competing to bring home an array of works from the century’s leading artists and designers were fully engaged online and on the phone throughout the remote sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fellows sponsors ‘Forensic Jewelry’ webinar June 24

Through a case study approach, Dr. Maria Maclennan’s talk will discuss some of her award-winning research into the area of Forensic Jewelry, investigating the ways in which jewelry can assist with human identification in investigations of death, crime and disaster. Alan Richardson photo, courtesy of ‘The Times’

BIRMINGHAM, UK – A webinar discussing research into Forensic Jewelry will be given by Maria Maclennan Ph.D. and hosted by Fellows Auctioneers via Zoom on Wednesday, June 24.

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Freeman’s sets records for Pennsylvania Impressionists

‘Spring at Point Pleasant on the Delaware River’ is the most expensive spring scene by Edward W. Redfield (American, 1869-1965) ever sold at Freeman’s. Sold for $483,000. Freeman’s image

PHILADELPHIA — With a sell-through rate of 95%, Freeman’s American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists auction featuring the Collection of Heidi Bingham Stott achieved over $2.8 million on June 14. The 74-lot auction surpassed its presale high estimate. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Man from U.N.C.L.E. spy games & toys

This Man From U.N.C.L.E. Secret Weapon set by Ideal earned $561 + the buyer’s premium in March 2017. Photo courtesy of Hake’s Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — At the height of the Cold War, spy shows were in vogue. One of the most notable was “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” which debuted on TV the fall of 1964. The spy thriller starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as secret agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, respectively, who worked together for the counterespionage firm U.N.C.L.E., the acronym for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.

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Rare French commode fetches $45K at Heritage Auctions

A large Jasperware plaque adorned the front of this rare 19th century French commode that sold for $45,000. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – A rare French commode sold for $45,000 to lead Heritage Auctions’ May 28 Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts Signature Auction to $1,342,485 in total sales. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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