PHILADELPHIA – Noted Philadelphia artist and fine art specialist Helene Ruth Stephenson has died at the age of 95. She passed away peacefully on June 16 at her home in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., surrounded by family.
BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will conduct a Platinum Auction of Elite Americana & Rare Maps on Thursday, June 30. The sale comprises a selection of 96 valuable examples of historical Americana, including much on Mexico, from printed books and manuscripts to cartography and striking pictorial views, with ephemeral material, broadsides, archives and photographs. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — Music boxes, the iPods of centuries past, come in a variety of shapes and styles, from large, upright coin-op examples that were designed for boardwalks, arcades and other public venues, to smaller, more delicate models ideal for boudoirs and other private spaces.
LOS ANGELES – On Wednesday, June 29, Andrew Jones Auctions will present, online, property from two different collections of Hollywood legends. At 10 am Pacific time, the auction house will offer property from the collection of film producer Dino De Laurentiis and his wife Martha, which ranges from Italian and European antiques and furnishings to fine art and decorative items. At 1 pm Pacific time, the private collection of the Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress, comedienne and musical performer Mitzi Gaynor will come up for bid, featuring fine art, antiques, books, silver, porcelain and glass, decorative arts and Louis Vuitton luggage. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – A Chanel Baroque gold, diamond and cultured pearl ring, a Chanel Comete 18K white gold and chalcedony ring, and a Chanel Premiere Chaine gold wristwatch will fight for top lot status at Jasper52’s Designer Jewelry, Watch, and Fashion Auction, which will be conducted on Sunday, July 3 at 7 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
CINCINNATI – Legendary Santa Fe, New Mexico dealer Forrest Fenn’s collection was met with energetic bidding in Hindman Auctions’ June 9 sale, achieving $876,313 and a robust 95 percent sell-through rate. Bidders were clearly excited by this distinguished collection, with beadwork and Plains material leading the offering.
SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present the Grace Garcia Estate, Part 2 sale on Sunday, June 26. It features an extensive array of religious items, fine and decorative arts and collectibles from the personal collection of the late Grace Garcia, who owned Gilroy Antiques in Gilroy, California for more than 30 years. The auction lineup also includes several lots from other collectors, chief among them paintings by William Russell Flint and Mauritz Frederik Hendrich de Haas, and groupings of character dolls and costume figures. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.