Ancient Resource presents Fall Exceptional Antiquities Sale, Oct. 3

Lovely Roman marble head of a woman from the Julio-Claudian Period (circa early 1st century BC), in the manner of the Empress Livia Drusilla (aka Julia Augusta). (est. $9,000-$12,000)

MONTROSE, Calif. – A lovely Roman marble head of a woman from the Julio-Claudian Period (circa early 1st Century BC), a fantastic Roman marble funerary stele (standing slab of stone with hieroglyphic carving or sculptured design) from the 2nd or 3rd century AD, and a beautiful circa 500-460 BC Greek black-figure lekythos (painted pottery vessel) are expected top lots in Ancient Resource Auctions’ online Fall Exceptional Antiquities Sale planned for Saturday, October 3. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Malta seeks return of shark tooth fossil gifted to Prince George

Tooth of a Carcharocles megalodon, a close relative of the Great White shark, that lived 23 to 3.6 million years ago during the Early Miocene to the Pliocene Epoch. It measures 5.4 inches long, 4.4 inches wide and was discovered in North Carolina. Photo by Tomleetaiwan

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) – Malta says it will seek to retrieve a shark tooth that was presented to Britain’s Prince George by veteran broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough, who found the fossil during a holiday on the Mediterranean island in the 1960s.

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Everard to auction super-exotic 1960s concept cars & sculptural art, Oct. 14

Concept car designer/fabricator John Bucci (Italian/American, 1935-2019) at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, where his 1962 fiberglass car ‘La Shabbla,’ thrilled millions of visitors at the Cavalcade of Cars exhibition. The car is entered in an online-only auction with bidding through Oct. 14. Estimate $50,000-$75,000. Archival photo from Estate of John Bucci.

SAVANNAH, Ga. – On October 14, Savannah’s Everard Auctions will go back to the future with an online-only boutique auction of wildly imaginative cars and sculptural art from the Estate of John Bucci. A visionary artist whose work was decades ahead of its time, Bucci crafted fiberglass fantasies that drew widespread media recognition and praise from the highest echelons of the custom-car world.

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Freeman’s new Ritual and Culture auction achieves 89% sell-through rate

[Incunabula] Leaf From the Gutenberg Bible, Gutenberg, Johann (printer) (German), (?-1468). Sold for $81,250. Freeman’s image
PHILADELPHIA —Freeman’s launched its fall 2020 auction season with a 240-lot Ritual and Culture sale that achieved an 89% sell-through rate. The final tally of $680,000 easily surpassed the pre-sale low estimate, and 95% of bidding took place online. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Sterling Associates’ Oct. 7 auction features timepieces, Asian & fine art

19th-century dore bronze figural centerpiece/planter with sculpted swan-head handles and high-relief figural motif around the body of the vessel. Estimate $4,000-$6,000

 NORWOOD, N.J. – Sterling Associates, Bergen County, New Jersey’s foremost estate specialists, will conduct this year’s edition of its popular Fall Collectors Estate Auction on Wednesday, October 7 through LiveAuctioneers. The sale’s featured collection consists of 100+ mantel clocks and 100+ American pocket watches from the estate of Phil Greco Jr., of New York.

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