Andy Warhol art offered in Jasper52 prints auction May 27

‘Dollar Sign’ by Andy Warhol, 1981, unsigned drawing, paper size is 23.5in x 31.5in inches, stamped on the back ‘The Estate of Andy Warhol.’ Estimate: $25,025-$27,550. Jasper52 image


NEW YORK – Art prints and posters worthy of custom framing will be offered in a Jasper52 online only auction on Saturday, May 27. This sale has a magnificent collection – approximately 50 lots – of modern art done by world-class artists. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gianguan Auctions offers rare Asian masterworks June 10

Carved jade jar that has survived intact from the Han Dynasty (221-206 B.C.). Estimate $1 million. Gianguan Auctions image


NEW YORK – On June 10, Gianguan Auctions brings to the podium early Buddhist art and historic paintings together with outstanding artisanal works for daily life – Zisha teapots, Chinese seals, carved jades and early ceramics. These objects give collectors access the icons and subtle arts of the culture. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Palm Beach Modern sells Sam Francis painting for $603K at record-setting auction

Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994), Quiet Fruitfulness, 1987, acrylic on canvas, listed in 2011 catalogue raisonne, registered by Sam Francis Foundation, $603,250


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – May 6th was a stellar day for Palm Beach Modern Auctions’ (PBMA) co-owners Rico Baca and Wade Terwilliger. Not only did their 492-lot offering of blue-chip modern art, design and luxury goods set a house record for a one-day auction – $1.9 million – it also showcased an important Sam Francis painting that ended up being the most expensive item ever to cross the PBMA auction block. The vibrant canvas sold for a buoyant $603,250 (all prices quoted inclusive of 27% buyer’s premium). Absentee and Internet live bidding was conducted through

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Michaan’s to disperse collection of renowned LA antiquarian June 9

Rare pair of Joseph Nigg Vienna floral decorated porcelain plaques. Estimate: $7,000-$9,000. Michaan’s Auctions image


ALAMEDA, Calif. – The private collection of renowned Los Angeles antiquarian Rita Neuman will be offered in an exclusive auction at Michaan’s on Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern). Over 150 lots of Continental furniture, art and decorative objects will be offered. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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J. Greenstein & Co. auction June 13 to include Joan Rivers’ seder plate

Joan Rivers’ Spode seder plate. Estimate $3,500-$5,500. J. Greenstein & Co. image


CEDARHURST, N.Y. – J. Greenstein and Company, experts in antique Judaica, will hold an auction on June 13 that will include a portion of a $2 million collection of seder plates. The sale catalog includes items formerly owned by Joan Rivers and the passport issued to the founder of revisionist Zionism, Ze’ev Jabotinsky. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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PBA Galleries nets major collection of rare fishing books for June 1 auction

Title page of ‘The Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing’ by Dean Sage, Edinburgh, 1888. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. PBA Galleries image


SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, June 1, PBA Galleries will hold Part I of the Richard Beagle Collection of angling and sporting books. The auction will consist of over 300 lots of rare and important works on angling and fishing, plus scarce accounts of big game hunting and adventures in the wild, gathered over multiple decades. The collection includes numerous books containing original specimens of flies, rare limited editions, many signed and inscribed copies, and more, all in superb condition. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Ancient artifacts, Native American art comprise Helm Auction event June 3

Giant fluted ax, prehistoric item found in Wisconsin, granite, 14.5in long x 5in x 5in. Wisconsin. Estimate: $5,000-$10,000. Helm Auction Inc. image


EL CAJON, Calif. – Helm Auction Inc., one of the premier auction houses specializing in Native American relics, is having one of their largest sales to-date on June 3. Customers are able to bid on tribal and Native American items such as Navajo weavings, jewelry, pottery and baskets exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Arader Galleries auction June 3 offers grand views of natural history

Lot 105 – ‘Birds of Great Britain.’ John Gould (1804-1881). London: Taylor and Francis for the author, [1862]-1873, five volumes. (est. $45,000–$60,000). Arader Galleries image


NEW YORK – Arader Galleries will conduct an auction Saturday, June 3, that focuses on nature and natural history. The  273-lot auction will take place at 1016 Madison Ave. in Manhattan beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fritz Bultman paintings stand out in colorful Bruneau & Co. auction June 3

Oil painting by the American abstract expressionist Fritz Bultman (1919-1985), titled ‘Cape May II,’ one of five paintings by Bultman in the auction (est. $6,000-$9,000). Bruneau & Co. image


CRANSTON, R.I. – A Summer Antiques & Fine Art Auction featuring over 400 lots of original artwork, vintage lamps, American and European bronze sculptures, and a broad selection of fine art glass will be held Saturday, June 3, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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James Buchanan 1856 campaign flag posts world record at Heritage Auctions

The President James Buchanan 1856 campaign flag sold for a record-setting $275,000. Heritage Auctions image


DALLAS – A stunning 1856 campaign flag for President James Buchanan set a world record at Heritage Auctions on May 13 when it sold for $275,000. It shattered the previous record for a campaign flag sold at auction, set by Heritage in 2009. The flag was the centerpiece of a $1.9 million Americana & Political sale that focused on memorabilia from the nation’s Founding Fathers and other historic figures. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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