Stainless steel cars to be auctioned Labor Day weekend

The stainless steel-bodied cars (from left) – a 1967 Lincoln Continental convertible, a 1936 Ford sedan and a 1960 Ford Thunderbird – will be sold as a single lot Labor Day Weekend. Image courtesy of Worldwide Auctioneers

NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa. (AP) – Stainless steel may be resistant to rust and the ravages of time, but the tangible history of Allegheny Ludlum may not be as resilient.

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Jasper52 online auction June 19 features ancient treasures

Bamiyan glazed terra-cotta bowl, circa 12th century A.D., 5 1/8in diameter. Estimate: $1100-$1,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Antiquities and ancient art from the Mediterranean, namely Egypt, the Near East and Europe, comprise a Jasper52 online auction that will be conducted Friday, June 19, at noon Eastern time. The selections consist of sculptures, amulets, figures, idols and jewelry reflecting the art and cultures of the ancient world. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Roadie’s rock ’n’ roll collection to debut at Turner auction June 27

A 1994 poster for Bill Graham’s Rolling Stones Trick or Treat concert at the Oakland Stadium, 18½in high x 28in. Estimate $100-$200. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Rock ‘n’ Roll Memorabilia from a Roadie on Saturday, June 27, featuring over 130 posters and memorabilia from a man who has worked with renowned musicians like the Grateful Dead for many years. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Swann sells Richmond Barthé sculpture for record $629K

Richmond Barthé, ‘Feral Benga,’ cast bronze with dark brown patina, modeled in 1935. Price realized: $629,000. Swann Galleries image

NEW YORK – Swann Galleries’ sale of African American Fine Art on June 4 was met with much fanfare, despite an online-only format due to social distancing guidelines in New York City. The sale was led with an artist record for Richmond Barthé, whose cast bronze sculpture Feral Benga sold to a collector for $629,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Pax Romana presents ancient weaponry, coins & jewelry, June 20-21

Rare two-part Greek bronze Chalcidian helmet, circa 500-300 BC, Classical to Alexander the Great period. High-crested crown and hinged cheek pieces. Perfect condition with beautiful patina. Estimate £15,000-£30,000

LONDON – On June 20-21, Pax Romana, the acclaimed London antiquities gallery and boutique auction house headed by Dr. Ivan Bonchev (PhD, University of Oxford), will present The King’s Sale. Traditionally a favorite with its international clientele, the blue-chip event with a royal theme is specifically focused on ancient objects that symbolize the wealth and power vested in reigning monarchs. Absentee and live online bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. All lots are offered with no reserve and will be sold to the highest bidder at or above the starting price.

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Lives of saints illustrated in online auction June 16

Greek icon depicting Saints Simon, Guriy and Aviv. The three were burned alive in the fourth century for spreading the gospel, 13.6in x 11.2in. Estimate: $700-$800. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Arising from Eastern Orthodoxy are icons that carry rich histories and intricate religious symbolism. Depicting gospel scenes and the lives of saints, these ornate paintings remain faithful to the stories of Christ, the Virgin Mary and countless more. Jasper52 will conduct an online auction of nearly 200 painted icons as well as dozens of crucifixes and other Christian figures on Tuesday, June 16. Bid absentee or live online through exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.  Continue reading

African masks: powerful art objects

An important Guro mask, Ivory Coast, sold for €75,000 ($66,501) + the buyer’s premium on June 6, 2017, at Austria Auction Co. Photo courtesy of Austria Auction Co. and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Tribal masks have been a living tradition in Africa for centuries, having deep social and cultural significance from fertility rituals to honoring the dead. Their striking appearance has captivated Western people since colonial Europeans started making treks to Africa in the 19th century.

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Coveted Americana featured in Jeffrey Evans sale, June 26-27

Fine labeled Ernest Vogt (Philadelphia) Civil War Regulation Infantry Regiment drum, 1864 contract. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will present 38th Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction on June 26-27. With nearly 1,200 lots of high-quality material, the sale is sure to generate excitement in the collecting community, providing a gauge for the current market across multiple categories. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Morphy’s presents ultimate collection of coin-op mechanical music machines June 20-21

Mills Novelty Co., bow-front Violano-Virtuoso, fully restored to perfection by Robert Loeffler. Perfectly tuned piano and violin. Comes with six rolls. Fewer than 20 of these machines are known. Estimate $100,000-$150,000

DENVER, Pa. – The exhilarating sounds of pipe organs, violins and a multitude of percussion instruments fill Morphy Auctions’ gallery in the countdown to a sensational Coin-Op & Antique Advertising sale slated for June 20-21. The main attraction is a private collection that Morphy Auctions founder and president Dan Morphy describes as “the best and most significant offering of mechanical and coin-operated music, vending and gambling machines ever to pass through our doors.” Additionally, the two-day event boasts an impressive lineup of antique advertising items whose quality and rarity are second to none. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Man sentenced for looting ancestral Puebloan artifacts

A view of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwest Colorado shows the ruins of a Hovenweep-style tower in the foreground, Great Pueblo period: A.D. 1100-1300. Image by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – A man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for taking items from an Ancestral Puebloan ceremonial site at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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