Bertoia’s presents fine European & American toys, holiday antiques Nov. 18-19

VINELAND, N.J. – On November 18-19, family-owned Bertoia Auctions will conclude a record-setting year with the 2021 edition of every toy collector’s favorite event: their Annual Fall Sale, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers. Always a beautiful presentation, the Fall Sale is reserved for genuinely exceptional toys and holiday antiques sourced from many high-quality collections. In the past, the Fall Sale has been described by the media as “a rare opportunity to purchase from the top shelves of dozens of high-end collectors.”

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Fritz Scholder, ‘Indian with Blue Aura,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

Hindman to auction peerless Native American art collection Nov. 3

Fritz Scholder, ‘Indian with Blue Aura,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

Fritz Scholder, ‘Indian with Blue Aura,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

DENVER – Hindman Auctions will present the Marilyn Eber Collection of Native American Art, a dedicated single-owner auction, on November 3. Denver native Marilyn Eber was an art devotee and a passionate collector of historic and contemporary Native American Art. The offering includes several outstanding lots such as artwork by Fritz Scholder, Earl Biss, Kevin Redstar, Tony Da and Richard Zane Smith. Modern and historic beadwork, pre-historic to modern pueblo pottery and Native American jewelry will also be offered. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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‘Elihu Yale seated at table with the Second Duke of Devonshire and Lord James Cavendish,’ a circa 1708 group portrait. The work, which pictures the Yale University namesake and an enslaved child, was recently returned to public display at a campus museum following a period of technical analysis. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1926.

Painting of Yale namesake and enslaved child back on display

‘Elihu Yale seated at table with the Second Duke of Devonshire and Lord James Cavendish,’ a circa 1708 group portrait. The work, which pictures the Yale University namesake and an enslaved child, was recently returned to public display at a campus museum following a period of technical analysis. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1926.

Elihu Yale seated at table with the Second Duke of Devonshire and Lord James Cavendish, a circa-1708 group portrait. The work, which pictures the Yale University namesake and an enslaved child, was recently returned to public display at a campus museum following a period of technical analysis that included an attempt to identify the child. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1926.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – An early 18th-century painting depicting Yale University’s namesake with an enslaved Black child has been returned to public display at one of its museums even as art experts investigate its origins and campus discussions about the school’s ties to slavery continue.

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The world’s biggest triceratops skeleton, which earned the nickname Big John, sold in Paris on October 20 for $7.7 million. Image courtesy of Hotel Drouot

World’s biggest triceratops sells for $7.7M in Paris

The world’s biggest triceratops skeleton, which earned the nickname Big John, sold in Paris on October 20 for $7.7 million. Image courtesy of Hotel Drouot

The world’s biggest triceratops skeleton, which earned the nickname Big John, sold in Paris on October 20 for $7.7 million. Image courtesy of Hotel Drouot

PARIS (AP) – The world’s biggest triceratops skeleton, known as “Big John,” was sold for 6.6 million euros ($7.7 million) October 21 to a private collector at a Paris auction house.

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Bill Traylor, ‘Black Panther,’ est. $25,000-$35,000

Bill Traylor, Paul Revere works lead Doyle’s Nov. 2 auction

Bill Traylor, ‘Black Panther,’ est. $25,000-$35,000

Bill Traylor, ‘Black Panther,’ est. $25,000-$35,000

NEW YORK – Doyle will hold an auction of American Paintings & Prints on Tuesday, November 2 starting at 11 am Eastern time. Featured will be 19th and 20th century paintings, including fine examples of portraiture; Hudson River, Western and regional landscapes; and still lifes. The sale also offers Audubon, Currier & Ives and topographical prints. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gene Cernan's Apollo 17-flown cuff checklist, $744,993

Gene Cernan’s Apollo 17 cuff checklist realizes $744K at RR

Gene Cernan's Apollo 17-flown cuff checklist, $744,993

Gene Cernan’s Apollo 17-flown cuff checklist, $744,993

BOSTON – Gene Cernan’s Apollo 17 flown checklist used during his final moonwalk sold for $744,993 at RR Auction.

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Three large wooden royal statues are among 26 works that will soon be returned to what is now the Republic of Benin. The French Army looted them from West Africa in the 19th century. They will remain on display at the Musee du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac in Paris until the end of October. Public domain image taken in April 2013 by Shonagon and courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

129-year journey nears end as France returns Benin treasures

 Three large wooden royal statues are among 26 works that will soon be returned to what is now the Republic of Benin. The French Army looted them from West Africa in the 19th century. They will remain on display at the Musee du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac in Paris until the end of October. Public domain image taken in April 2013 by Shonagon and courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


Three large wooden royal statues are among 26 works that will soon be returned to what is now the Republic of Benin. The French Army looted them from West Africa in the 19th century. They will remain on display at the Musee du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac in Paris until the end of October. Public domain image taken in April 2013 by Shonagon and courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

PARIS (AP) – In a decision with potential ramifications across European museums, France is displaying 26 looted colonial-era artifacts for one last time before returning them home to Benin. The wooden anthropomorphic statues, royal thrones and sacred altars were pilfered by the French army in the 19th century from Western Africa.

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House of Odiot 17-piece Napoleon III liqueur serving set, est. $19,000-$23,000

Exquisite decorative arts abound in Nov. 3 online auction

House of Odiot 17-piece Napoleon III liqueur serving set, est. $19,000-$23,000

House of Odiot 17-piece Napoleon III liqueur serving set, est. $19,000-$23,000

NEW YORK – It’s astonishing what the right thing in the right place can do for the look and feel of an interior. Some pieces are functional and become beloved household objects and even heirlooms. Others might have been purpose-made for a specific task that was rendered obsolete generations ago. Still others, from the moment of their conception, had the sole job of looking beautiful and bringing joy. On Wednesday, November 3, starting at 7 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will hold an auction titled Exquisite Decorative Arts, containing 353 lots of objects, keepsakes, and perfect little touches that make a room sing. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Horror posters and collectibles deliver thrills and chills to fans

This one-sheet poster for the black and while 1954 film ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ sold for $20,000 in January 2021 at Van Eaton Galleries. Image courtesy of Van Eaton Galleries and LiveAuctioneers.


This one-sheet poster for the black and while 1954 film ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ sold for $20,000 in January 2021 at Van Eaton Galleries. Image courtesy of Van Eaton Galleries and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — The year 2021 marks several anniversaries for classic monsters and horror films. At Halloween — or anytime, really — it’s fun to explore movie posters and collectibles featuring the characters that have sent shivers up the spines of generations of movie-goers.

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J.C. Leyendecker, ‘Summer,’ est. $200,000-$300,000

Masters of American art dominate Heritage Nov. 5 sale

J.C. Leyendecker, ‘Summer,’ est. $200,000-$300,000

J.C. Leyendecker, ‘Summer,’ est. $200,000-$300,000

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 5 American Art Signature® Auction boasts myriad major works that make up the season’s most significant sale of American masters, ranging from Golden Age illustrators to Hudson River School landscape painters to the makers of beloved children’s stories to the leader of the progressive Ashcan School, Cincinnati-born Robert Henri, whose 1926 portrait Sarah Burke is one of his masterful love letters to Ireland. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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