Fresh items produce strong prices at Jeffrey Evans sale

George Henry Burgess view of San Francisco. Sold for $40,950. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ June 26 & 27 Premier Americana Auction was a highly successful event and produced robust prices in multiple categories. The two-day format consisted of 1,146 lots of high-quality material from across the country, much of which was fresh to the market, and, in a number of cases, had descended directly in the families of the original owners. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Worldwide to auction Mercedes-Benz cars, parts July 15

1994 Mercedes-Benz 500S Coupe,5.0-liter M119 V-8 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, sunroof. Worldwide Auctioneers image

AUBURN, Ind. – Worldwide Auctioneers has launched its latest online sale, imparting a significant business opportunity to Mercedes-Benz aficionados and shops everywhere. Offered entirely without reserve, the Marshall’s Silver Star Motors Mercedes-Benz Auction showcases a lifelong collection of over 100,000 expertly curated classic Mercedes-Benz OEM parts, and 20 project cars from the 1950s to 2000s, with the parts offered for sale as one complete lot. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Freeman’s mixes modern art, design in successful auction

‘Chan’ cabinet by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne. Sold for $43,750. Freeman’s image

PHILADELPHIA – Following its highly successful online Design and Modern & Contemporary Art auctions this spring, Freeman’s announces another stellar result. Its inaugural June 26 Art + Design auction achieved a 95% sell-through rate and totaled just shy of $500,000, comfortably surpassing its presale high estimate. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Discover the history of watch forgeries at Fellows webinar

The webinar will be conducted by Rebecca Struthers, the first person to be awarded a doctorate in the field of horology in the UK. Andy Pilsbury image, courtesy of Fellows

BIRMINGHAM, UK – Fellows Auctioneers is set to host another fascinating talk, this time about watch fakes and forgeries. Through the examination of surviving examples, watchmaker Rebecca Struthers will explore how the Swiss industry as we know it today emerged over 250 years ago out of the market for spuriously signed ‘English’ watches.

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National WWI Museum and Memorial receives $125K grant

John Singer Sargent’s World War I painting titled ‘Gassed.’ Image courtesy of World War I Museum

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National World War I Museum and Memorial announced a grant for $125,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize and transcribe letters, diaries and journals from soldiers and family members originated from World War I.

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