OCEAN, N.J. – Joshua Leland Evans, founder and chairman of the board of Lelands sports memorabilia auction house, passed away on December 27 after a lengthy illness. He was 59.
NEW YORK – Swann Galleries closed out 2020 with a marathon sale of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books on Thursday, December 17. “Ninety-two percent of the 405 lots hammered down, with about a third above estimate — participation numbers which exhibit a very interested, willing, and active market for this material,” said Swann Specialist Caleb Kiffer. LiveAuctioneers facilitated absentee and Internet live bidding for the sale.
MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers‘ December 15 Fine Jewelry & Timepieces auction was their biggest and brightest of the year, boasting high prices and bolstered by a roster of signed pieces and impressive gemstones. Vintage jewels from quality makers performed particularly well throughout the day, and Moran’s fielded strong bids both online and over the phone. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold a prominent place in the collective consciousness — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kobe, Maradona, Eddie Van Halen, Little Richard, Sean Connery, Alex Trebek, Christo — but pandemic restrictions often limited the public’s ability to mourn their loss in a year that saw more than a million people die from the coronavirus.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” died Wednesday of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said. She was 82.
NEW YORK – Do you have a taste for the superbly crafted jewelry of the Victorian era, including the designs of Tiffany & Co., and Cartier? Then you’ll love browsing through the 299 lots to be auctioned by Jasper52 on January 6. Their Exclusive Estate & Designer Jewelry Auction presents a glittering array of statement earrings and pendants, gold necklaces, and unique antique heirlooms from the most revered names of the last 125 years. Acquiring the piece you desire couldn’t be more convenient. Just sign up and bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – A highly select collection of 36 luxury designer watches will be offered by Jasper52 on Tuesday, January 5 in an evening event starting at 9 p.m. ET. Fine and unique timepieces from the world’s most coveted watch companies will be offered to bidders worldwide, with absentee and live online bidding available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) – A building fire destroyed old photos, magazine articles, and other memorabilia from the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association that were collected from the 97-year-old bike rally in New Hampshire.