Tire signs: ‘Where the rubber meets the road’

A rare Savage Tires ‘Heap big mileage’ die-cut tin flange sign, 36 by 22 inches, brought $32,000 + the buyer’s premium at Morphy Auctions in October 2015. Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – The petroliana antiques market offers a striking diversity, including oil cans, gas pumps and globes, road maps and more. Among the most desirable, however, are tire signs.

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Audubon’s ‘Birds’ flock to Arader auction Oct. 10

John James Audubon (1785-1851), ‘Great Blue Heron,’ Plate 211. Aquatint engraving with original hand color. London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. 38½ x 25½ sheet. Estimate: $250,000-$350,000. Arader Galleries image

NEW YORK – On Oct. 10, Arader Galleries will to host the finest sale in the business’s 40-year history, in which W. Graham Arader III presents the most important and seminal works of art collected over the course of his career. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Booming Nantucket home sales feed Osona’s Oct. 10 auction

An important Antonio Jacobsen oil on canvas, ‘America’s Cup Trials, 1871, Yacht Dauntless.’
Rafael Osona image

NANTUCKET Mass. – Nantucket real estate is booming. On an island that’s among the most expensive zip codes in the U.S., locals would call it a feeding frenzy. When a summer family trades up for a more spacious compound or historic Nantucket summer retreat, the art, trophy vehicles and custom-designed furnishings are largely left behind. Rafael Osona gets the call. With fresh material culled from fine estates and recently sold summer homes Osona’s Oct. 10 online auction reflects coastal family lifestyle and will be, in a word, loaded. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Americana Week at Soulis Auctions tops $1M; bidders embrace drive-up bidding

Folk art trade sign advertising ‘Jeweler & Optician.’ Originally displayed at the office of L.D. Cutler, an optician in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, who, according to the census, was 24 years old in 1920. Sold to an auction guest for $12,430

LONE JACK, Mo. – Some bid by phone, while others bid absentee, online through LiveAuctioneers, or in person in a country-style socially distanced tent setting. But in this period of COVID-19 watchfulness, Dirk Soulis added something new to accommodate safety-conscious bidders at his company’s Sept. 19 and 26 Americana Week in Missouri auction series: drive-up bidding.

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Saqqara Pyramid of Djoser in Egypt. Feb. 16, 2007 photo by Charlesjsharp, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

Step pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, Egypt. Photo by Charles J. Sharp, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s tourism and antiquities minster said on Saturday archaeologists have unearthed dozens of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo.

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Stair to offer furnishings from 5th Avenue apartment Oct. 8

The Gutfreunds’ elegant home was decorated by Henri Samuel, one of the preeminent designers of the 20th century who was known as the master of the French interior.

HUDSON, N.Y. – Stair will be offering selections from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Gutfreund’s iconic Fifth Avenue apartment on Thursday, Oct. 8. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Julien’s to sell property from Robert Evans estate

Helmut Newton (German/Australian, 1920-2004), silver gelatin print, inscribed on the print ‘Saddle II’ Hotel Lancaster, Paris, 1974/ For my Bobbie as ever, Helmut / The Last Tycoon!’ 31½ 50½in. Estimate: $80,000-$100,000. Julien’s image

LOS ANGELES – Property from the Estate of Robert Evans, an auction to be conducted by Julien’s on Oct. 24, celebrates the dazzling life and singular career of the legendary American film producer and studio executive Robert Evans. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Artemis Gallery to auction exceptional antiquities, Asian, ethnographic art, Oct. 8

Achaemenid (Persian Empire) 22K gold bracelets of zoomorphic form with inlaid turquoise and garnets, circa 550-330 BCE, total weight 91.7g. Estimate $40,000-$60,000

BOULDER, Colo. – Authenticity and provenance form the bedrock of Artemis Gallery’s auction business. In their beautifully illustrated catalogs, the company provides bidders with a virtual history lesson in each of its expertly written catalog descriptions. Scrupulously researched, each item is described in depth and tagged with a record of former ownership and previous appearances at auction, whenever such information is available. Provenance of this type is especially important to bidders who participate in Artemis Gallery’s premium-level “Exceptional Antiquities, Asian & Ethnographic” auctions, the next of which is slated for Thursday, October 8. In this series of upscale auctions, Artemis Gallery presents its finest selections from private and institutional collections, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 offers high style in Antique to Modern Fine Jewelry Auction, Oct. 7

Vintage 14K gold, sapphire and diamond earrings. Estimate $4,000-$5,000

NEW YORK – You may have heard the old line, “Say it with flowers.” It’s a classic way to express feelings for another person, for any number of different reasons or occasions. But if you really want to make an impression, “Say it with jewelry.” It’s easy to buy tasteful, high-quality jewelry, even if you’re not particularly knowledgeable about jewels or precious metals. You can leave it to the experts at Jasper52, who never fail in putting together auctions of fine jewelry that include the most sought-after designers, gems and design periods. All Jasper52 auctions are online-only events and run through LiveAuctioneers, exclusively.

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Kaminski to auction exquisite furnishings from Waldorf Astoria NY

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor Suite at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Image courtesy of Kaminski Auctions

NEW YORK – Kaminski Auctions is set to host one of the largest and most anticipated auctions of the year. With online bidding through LiveAuctioneers, Fine Furnishings of the Historic Waldorf Astoria New York is an extensive presentation of unique objects from one of the world’s truly legendary hotels. Proceeds from the auction will go to support St. Bartholomew’s Conservancy in its mission to help restore and preserve the exteriors and gardens of fellow neighborhood landmark St. Bartholomew’s Church and Community House, directly across the street from the Waldorf Astoria New York, a celebrated site of history and Byzantine-Romanesque architecture. The St. Bartholomew’s Church Site is a National Historic Landmark, a New York City Landmark, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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