1956 Messerschmitt KR 200, estimated at $60,000-$70,000

RM Sotheby’s May 12-13 ‘Handle with Fun’ sale lives up to its name

1956 Messerschmitt KR 200, estimated at $60,000-$70,000

1956 Messerschmitt KR 200, estimated at $60,000-$70,000

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.

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Guy de Rougemont, Golden Clover coffee table, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Modern design stars will shine at Hindman, May 20

Guy de Rougemont, Golden Clover coffee table, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Guy de Rougemont, Golden Clover coffee table, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

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.

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Original Sleeping Beauty castle mosaic, estimated at $25,000-$30,000

Rediscover Disney at Van Eaton Galleries’ May 22-23 sale

Original Sleeping Beauty castle mosaic, estimated at $25,000-$30,000

Original Sleeping Beauty castle mosaic, estimated at $25,000-$30,000

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.

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Castle and Kline headline Neue’s May 15 Modernism auction

Still life floral painting by Le Pho, estimated at $6,000-$9,000

Still life floral painting by Le Pho, estimated at $6,000-$9,000

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.

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24K Viking gold coil ring, estimated at $400-$500

No swords required: fight for Viking treasures online, May 12

24K Viking gold coil ring, estimated at $400-$500

24K Viking gold coil ring, estimated at $400-$500

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.

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Bonhams to offer Robert & Nancy Nooter Collection of African Art, May 11

Songye/Lulua Stool, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Wood, kaolin highlights, height 13 1/8in (33.5cm). Estimate $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of Bonhams

NEW YORK – Fifty-nine works from The Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection of African Art will be offered at Bonhams’ sale of African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art on May 11, 2021. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Morphy’s to host May 18 auction of important early firearms and militaria

Important and historical Kentucky long rifle presented by Marquis de Lafayette to Tuscarora Iroquois Indian guide and friend Chief Tunis, who traveled with him during the American Revolution and led him on expeditions through 24 of the United States. Profusely engraved and decorated, inscribed ‘Presented to Chief Tunis by Lafayette at Kingston NY 1824.’ Unbroken chain of provenance traces ownership back to Chief Tunis and common-law wife Ruth Yaple. Estimate $200,000-$500,000

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.

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Currier & Ives prints, rare Bibles in Hindman May 12 auction

‘Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way,’ printed by Currier and Ives and estimated at $7,000-$10,000

‘Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way,’ printed by Currier and Ives and estimated at $7,000-$10,000

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.

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Pair of Royal Doulton Nasturtium vases, estimated at $500-$700

John Moran presents Lalique, Royal Doulton, American art, May 18-19

Pair of Royal Doulton Nasturtium vases, estimated at $500-$700

Pair of Royal Doulton Nasturtium vases, estimated at $500-$700

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.

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A color illustration from The Royal & Ancient Game of Golf, estimated at $2,000-$3,000

Fore! PBA Galleries’ May 13 sale tees up golf books, memorabilia

A color illustration from The Royal & Ancient Game of Golf, estimated at $2,000-$3,000

Color illustration from The Royal & Ancient Game of Golf, estimated at $2,000-$3,000

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.

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