Picasso plate draws attention to Michaan’s sale March 10

Joan Miro (Spanish 1893-1983), ‘L’Adorateur de Soleil, 1969,’ color etching, aquatint and carborundum. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Michaan’s Auctions image

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Fine art lithographs, etchings and prints are excellent choices for those just starting a collection and for collectors eager to acquire big names at accessible prices. Joan Miro, Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso are among the big names at Michaan’s in March. Some of their works, from the estate of Frances and Jean Lagomarsino, will be sold at the monthly Gallery Auction on Saturday, March 10, to benefit the University of San Francisco. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Always appropriate pearl jewelry offered in Jasper52 sale Feb. 27

Top quality Tahitian South Sea pearl necklace, 33 round pearls, 13-14 mm, of natural peacock colors, 18 in. long. Estimate: $5,500-$6,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Jackie Kennedy once said, “Pearls are, indeed always appropriate” – though she didn’t mean just for celebrities, queens and first ladies. Every woman deserves to wear pearls. Everyone will have the opportunity to acquire them at a Jasper52 online auction devoted to the queen of gems on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Cowan’s mounts auction of WPA, WWII artworks March 2

Claire Mahl (American, 1912-1988), ‘Dancer Resting,’ color lithograph, signed and titled, stamped New York City WPA Art Project, framed, 14 in. x 13.5 in. (sight). Estimate: $300-$500. Cowan’s Auctions image

CINCINNATI – Cowan’s will offer an extensive collection of WPA-era prints featuring the works of important artists of the period on Friday, March 2. Artists whose work will be sold include Dox Thrash, Raymond Steth, Minetta Good, Don Freeman, Jack Markow, Claire Mahl and Reginald Marsh. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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John Moran sale March 12 to help fund appraiser scholarships

Pastel on paper under glass artwork by Mary Silverwood (New Mexico, 1932-2011), titled ‘Cottonwoods.’ Estimate: $300-$500. John Moran Auctioneers images

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers will conduct an auction to benefit the Foundation for Appraisal Education on Monday, March 12, at noon Pacific time. All sales will benefit the Foundation’s efforts to fund scholarships and educational events dedicated to personal property appraising. Items to be auctioned include paintings, silver, jewelry and glass. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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American artists starring in Cowan’s auction March 10

Watercolor portrait by Henry Farny (American, 1847-1916). Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Cowan’s Auctions image

CINCINNATI – Exceptional pieces from some of the most recognizable American artists of the late 19th and early 20th century highlight Cowan’s Spring Fine and Decorative Arts Auction. The March 10 sale includes works by David Gilmour Blythe (1815-1936), Henry Farny (1847-1916) and Dixie Selden (1871-1936) as well as two collections of early American furniture from Colorado and Michigan, and an assortment of folk art and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Julien’s to sell blockbuster Hollywood movie property collection March 8

Original French Grande (style A) poster for ‘King Kong’ (1933). Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Julien’s Auctions image

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions will sell Hollywood movie property from the Osianama Archives on March 8. The Hollywood category of the Osianama Archives features an award-winning collection of important film memorabilia and artwork, which will be available at auction for the first time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Morphy Auctions packed to the hilt for weapons sale March 1-2

Historic French saber attributed to General Lafayette. Estimate: $20,000-$40,000. Morphy Auctions image

DENVER, Pa. – Morphy Auctions will conduct an important Firearms, Militaria and Sporting sale March 1-2. Many of the weapons in the auction have historic significance such as a French saber attributed to General Lafayette. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Distant lands within reach at Jasper52 map auction Feb. 21

Map of the Caribbean / West Indies, R. & S. Ottens, Amsterdam, circa 1730, 24.8 in. x 20.5 in. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Maps often provide more than a representation of an area on paper. The antique maps in a Jasper52 online auction Feb. 21 show landmarks, discoveries, shipping routes and political divisions – glimpses of the time when the cartographers sent their work to press. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Quinn’s pays tribute to Black History Month with Feb. 22 auction

Merton D. Simpson (African American, 1928-2013), untitled portrait of Rev. Jesse Jackson, est. $200-$400; and Diana Ross, est. $100-$200

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On Thursday, Feb. 22, Quinn’s Auction Galleries will pay tribute to Black History Month with a two-part auction that incorporates historical material, early photographs and memorabilia from its associated company, Waverly Rare Books. Bid absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

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PBA auction Feb. 22 fusion of rare books, psychedelic rock

Jefferson Airplane, Great Society at the Avalon Ballroom poster, July 22-23, 1966, by Mouse, Stanley and Alton Kelley (Family Dog), 19 1/8 in. x 14 3/16 in. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. PBA Galleries image

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, Feb. 22, PBA Galleries will host an auction of Fine Books – Science & Medicine, Art, Illustration & Children’s Literature with nearly 500 lots of rare, interesting, unusual and captivating material, ranging from charming illustrated children’s books to anatomy, with art, science, fine printing, occult, finely bound books, early religious tracts, medicine, astronomy, natural philosophy and history, including classic rock ‘n’ roll posters from San Francisco in the 1960s. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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