Superheroes prevail in Jasper52 comic book auction Nov. 1

‘Avengers #15,’ VG-. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Action heroes and diabolical villains are featured in a Jasper52 comic book auction on auction Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 1. These no-reserve auctions consist of more than 400 vintage comic books. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Freeman’s to celebrate Tiffany’s ecclesiastical masterpiece Nov. 10

Tiffany Studios’ ‘Angels Representing Seven Churches’ Freeman’s image

PHILADELPHIA – Freeman’s will present a set of seven rediscovered church windows by Tiffany Studios in a dedicated auction on Nov. 10. The windows come to auction with a presale estimate of $150,000-$250,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Arader presents Currier & Ives views of America Nov. 7  

Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888) and James Merritt Ives (1824-1895) after F.F. Palmer, ‘Wooding Upon the Mississippi,’ lithograph with original hand color, New York: Currier & Ives, 1863, 21 3/8in x 30in sheet, 35 x 43½in framed. Gale Number: 7326. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Arader Galleries image

NEW YORK – Arader Galleries will conduct its largest-ever Currier & Ives sale, an online-only event exclusively composed of the gallery’s renowned collection. The sale will be a timed auction that will conclude on Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. Eastern time. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Lyon & Turnbull Nov. 2-3 auction hails British design icons Knox, Mackintosh  

Archibald Knox (1864-1933) for Liberty & Co., rare extra-size Tudric pewter clock, 25cm high. Estimate $26,000-$39,000

EDINBURGH, Scotland – Lyon & Turnbull’s highly anticipated Decorative Arts: Design Since 1860 auction on November 2-3 includes important works by both Archibald Knox (1864-1933) and Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). It is a live online auction with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

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Early San Francisco scenes offered by PBA Galleries Nov. 5

‘The Exposition City: San Francisco,’ 1912, containing a lithographed bird’s-eye view of the city, 28 x 42½in. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. PBA Galleries image

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will present an auction of Americana – Travel & Exploration, Space – World History – Cartography on Nov. 5. The catalog features over 400 lots composed of a broad array of material relating to the history, culture, progress and peoples of the Americas and the world beyond, with particular reference to California and the western portion of the United States. Included are printed books, manuscripts, photographs, maps and atlases, propaganda posters and ephemera. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

Houston exhibition to mark 50th anniversary of Rothko Chapel

David Novros, Untitled, 1973-75, Oil on canvas. Left wall: 120 × 188 in. (304.8 × 477.5 cm); Center wall: 120 × 216 in. (304.8 × 548.6 cm); Right wall: 120 × 177 3/4 in. (304.8 × 451.5 cm). Photographer: Hickey-Robertson, Houston. The Menil Collection, Houston, Partial gift of David Novros with funds provided by the Pinewood Foundation, 1989-01 DJ

HOUSTON – The Moody Center for the Arts’ spring program will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rothko Chapel by presenting a unique group exhibition and original programs in recognition of this important milestone in the history of Houston and the arts at Rice. The season will honor the legacy of John and Dominique de Menil by highlighting the influence the Rothko Chapel has had on both artists and the public since opening in 1971, with special acknowledgement of the exhibition Marden, Novros, Rothko: Painting in the Age of Actuality mounted at Rice University in 1975.
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Armor on front line of Hermann Historica sale Nov. 3

German suit of three-quarters armor. Estimate: €30,000-€60,000. Hermann Historica image

MUNICH, Germany – Hermann Historica’s Autumn Auction on Nov. 3 will offer a selection of rare and outstanding lots of antique arms and armor from all over the world. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Popular destination: Swann travel poster auction

Paul George Lawler, San Francisco – Hawaii Overnight / Via Pan Am – To the Orient, 1939. Sold for $21,250, a record for the artist. Swann Galleries image

NEW YORK – Swann Galleries’ Rare & Important Travel Poster auction on Oct. 15 totaled $634,341 while setting records for seven artists. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rare petroliana fired on all cylinders at Morphy’s $3M auction, Oct. 14-15

The top lot of the two-day auction was a rare and especially fine double-sided porcelain service station sign advertising Penn Trump Motor Oil. New/old stock with original metal hanging bracket. Sold for $52,275 against an estimate of $10,000-$20,000

DENVER, Pa. – Superior-quality gas and oil advertising signs, early gas pumps and globes; and other antique motoring memorabilia performed like Indy 500 champs on October 14-15 at Morphy Auctions’ gallery. The 1,162-lot Automobilia & Petroliana sale – a visual testament to America’s century-long obsession with motorcars – tallied $3 million, with many estimate-defying twists and turns along the way. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Heuer ‘Skipper’ sails to record £57,420 at Fellows

This rare Heuer ‘Skipper’ watch sold for £57,420 at Fellows. Fellows image

BIRMINGHAM, UK – A ‘one-of-twenty’ Heuer Skipper watch has sold for £57,420 ($74,831) at Fellows Auctioneers, breaking the house record for the most expensive Heuer to have sold at the company. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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