Heritage brings all-star lineup to sports cards auction July 30-31

1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 PSA Gem Mint 10. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – Perhaps it’s cliché to say of sports cards that they’re history – art and artifacts – that fits neatly into the palm of your hand. But that doesn’t make it any less true as you browse the nearly 2,200 lots available in Heritage Auctions’ Summer Sports Card Catalog event July 30-31. View the fully illustrated catalog and bid on LiveAuctioneers.

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Turner to sell lifelong San Francisco resident’s estate Aug. 8

Granville Redmond (1871-1935), ‘Poppies and Lupine,’ oil on canvas, 9in x 12in. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Turner image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present the Violet Taaffe Estate on Saturday, Aug. 8. Mrs. Taaffe, a long-time San Francisco resident, presided over a stately turn-of-the-century home that featured fine art, exquisite jewelry, Asian pieces and decorative items. This online auction offers over 270 lots, many with the provenance and pedigree of renowned artists and designers. The sale is augmented by a small number of items from another Bay Area estate. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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New reference documents history of Rookwood

Rookwood — The Rediscovery and Revival of an American Icon, by Bob Batchelor, will be available for purchase on September 15, 2020

BEVERLY, Mass. – Published to coincide with Rookwood Pottery’s 140th anniversary, a beautiful new reference book titled Rookwood — The Rediscovery and Revival of an American Icon, by Bob Batchelor, will be available for purchase on September 15 (Rockport Publishers / US $45/Ca). The fully illustrated volume tells the story of a great American art pottery company that was founded and run by women.

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Julien’s to auction Michael Jordan’s Bulls rookie jersey

Michael Jordan’s very first Chicago Bulls jersey. Julien’s image

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions will present Icons & Idols: Sports on Friday, Dec. 4. The marquee highlight of the event is the rookie NBA official Chicago Bulls game jersey presented to Michael Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and won the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award in each of those championships.

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WWI Museum commemorates centennial of 19th Amendment

Cartoonist Clifford Berryman portrays the rejection of the 19th Amendment as an April Fool’s joke played on the women’s suffrage movement. Image courtesy of the National WWI Museum & Memorial

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The National WWI Museum and Memorial commemorates the centennial of the 19th Amendment, prohibiting the denial of voting rights on account of gender, with a new exhibition dedicated to telling the story of the women’s suffrage movement.

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Stainless steel ‘e-gloo’ featured at Tel Aviv design event

Magenta Workshop’s ‘e-gloo’ at the Tel Aviv Craft and Design Biennale. Photo credit: Dor Kedmi

TEL AVIV, Israel – Upon entering the MUSA Museum, visitors are confronted with a life-size, highly polished, stainless-steel Igloo, reflecting its desert-like surroundings. This is the response of Ronen Bavly, founder of Magenta Workshop, to the theme of “First Person. Second Nature” set out by the Tel Aviv Craft and Design Biennale. Bavly juxtaposes the archetypical structure invented centuries ago as a means to survive the extreme weather in a new context, thus commenting on human interaction with nature.

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