J. Garrett to auction T. Boone Pickens estate Sept. 12-15

Museum-quality marble and bronze depiction of Othello by Pietro Calvi (Italian, 1833-1885), 36in tall. Estimate: $60,000-$80,000. J. Garrett Auctioneers image

DALLAS – Outstanding items from the estate of the late Texas and Oklahoma oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens – plus exceptional pieces from the stately R.L. Thornton Chateau mansion just outside of Dallas and other prominent estates – will all be packed into a monster four-day Texas Billionaires auction Sept. 12-15 by J. Garrett Auctioneers. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Tribal treasures offered in Jasper52 online auction Sept. 9

Cameroon wooden statue of mother and child, 69 x 25 x 17cm. Estimate $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Nature photographer and author Klaus Paysan discovered his enthusiasm for the African continent during a journey lasting several years. On more than 100 other trips he worked as a photographer and tour guide, always with the aim of highlighting the human qualities of Africans in their traditional culture. His keen interest and participation in the lively African culture resulted in numerous contacts and close friendships. More than 100 lots of Payson’s African tribal art collection will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Pollock’s ‘Red Composition’ to highlight Christie’s auction

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), ‘Red Composition,’ 1946, signed ‘Jackson Pollock’ (lower right); signed again and dated ‘Pollock 46’ (on the reverse), oil on Masonite

NEW YORK – Christie’s will offer as a highlight of its newly announced Evening Sale of 20th and 21st Century Art on October 6. Estimated at $12 million-$18 million, Red Composition is an important early work by the celebrated American artist whose drip painting technique would come to revolutionize 20th century art.

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Presidents command One of a Kind Collectibles sale Sept. 10

1776 letter signed by Gen. George Washington requesting assistance moving wounded troops after the Battle of Long Island. Estimate: $15,000 -$20,000. One of a Kind Collectibles Auction image

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A signed letter from Gen. George Washington, a book signed by John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy, and a signed letter from Albert Einstein are expected top lots in an Internet-only auction ending Sept 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern time by One of a Kind Collectibles. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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American made: Mather workplace posters

This 1923 Mather & Company poster is certainly timely this holiday weekend: ‘All Who Work Seriously Celebrate Labor Day.’ Photo courtesy Heritage Auctions

NEW YORK – Because workplace communication today is primarily digital – with many employees working remotely – you would be hard-pressed to even find a bulletin board or communications posted on company walls. The Chicago firm of Mather & Company, however, carved out a niche for itself in the 1920s with motivational messaging for use in the workplace that focused on training employees to have a strong worth ethic and promote leadership and teamwork.

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