BLENHEIM, Ontario, Canada – RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to present the most fun, whimsical and oddball auction to come to its online-only sale platform yet: the Handle with Fun auction. Offered largely without reserve, the time-based auction will feature a diverse collection of rare and vintage collectibles and memorabilia, as well as a curated selection of delightfully quirky cars. The auction is now open for bidding. Lots will close in a staggered format beginning at 1o am Eastern time on May 12 and continuing on the following day. All lots described are offered without reserve. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.
CHICAGO – On May 20, Hindman will present its biannual Modern Design sale, which will feature iconic designers who played a crucial role in defining 20th century design. The auction will celebrate the work of renowned designers including Finn Juhl, Eileen Gray, Martin Szekely, Mira Nakashima, Warren Platner, and Paul Evans. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
LOS ANGELES – Van Eaton Galleries, the Sherman Oaks, California-based auction house specializing in Disney memorabilia and animation, will hold a Rediscovering Disneyland two-day auction May 22-23, beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time each day. The auction, which is also the first open public exhibition and auction for Van Eaton Galleries in more than a year, represents one of the most significant and comprehensive collections of early Disney theme park artifacts and Disney-related memorabilia ever assembled, with more than 1,200 items. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
BEACHWOOD, Ohio – An important and visually arresting dining table custom designed by Wendell Castle (American, 1932-2018), an untitled ink on paper artwork by Franz Josef Kline (American, 1910-1962), and a still life floral painting by the Vietnamese artist Le Pho (1907-2001) are just a few expected highlights in Neue Auctions May 15 Modernism auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Vikings get a bad rap. Of course, some of that is deserved; there’s no nice, polite way to raid a village. But the long-ago, long-vanished people who called themselves Vikings – the Scandinavians who reside in what is now Denmark, Sweden, and Norway – behaved in ways that might seem surprising. Archaeologists now believe Vikings bathed as often as once a week, in contrast to their southern European counterparts. It makes sense, then, that Vikings liked to adorn their bodies with alluring jewelry. Jasper52‘s Viking, Ancient, & Medieval Jewelry sale, which begins at 2 pm Eastern time on May 12, provides ample evidence of this last fact. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
DENVER, Pa. – On May 18, Morphy Auctions will present a 161-lot selection of highly important and historical arms and militaria. Specialty categories include early flintlock muskets, rifles and pistols; antique handguns, powder horns, sabers, medals, maps, portraits of distinguished military figures, and more. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
CHICAGO – On May 12, Hindman will present its spring Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana sale. The auction will showcase 368 lots of books, manuscripts, Americana, prints, and maps, including collections of Bibles, fine press books, and American prints, among them an extensive collection of Currier and Ives prints. Property from the Historic Sengen House in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York; the collection of Jack Belcher; a distinguished Midwestern collection, and LSC Communications, Inc. will be included in the sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers will hold its Studio Fine and Decorative Arts sale on two days, May 18-19, starting at noon Pacific time on each day. The 500-plus lots offered on May 18 include treasures by established makers such as Tiffany Studios, Galle, Lalique, and Royal Doulton. The May 19 lineup will feature more than 200 lots of fine art from Winslow Homer, Roger Kuntz, and Nell Walker Warner, among others. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will stage an auction of Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia on May 13. The catalog includes more than 340 lots that showcase the game of golf from its origins in Scotland to its current state across the fairways of the world. Included is signed correspondence from presidents of the United States, rules for caddies, ephemera, photographs signed by the greats of the game, and much more. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.