Portrait of Washington heads University Archives’ sale Oct. 31

Rare 1785 hand-colored mezzotint portrait engraving of George Washington. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. University Archives image

WESTPORT, Conn. – A rare, 1785 hand-colored portrait engraving of George Washington, printed for and sold by the London publisher Carington Bowles (British, 1724-1793), will be a featured lot in University Archives’ next online-only auction, slated for Wednesday, Oct. 31. The auction will begin at 10:30 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Taste-tempting vintage posters the toast of Jasper52 sale Oct. 24

Jose Belon original poster advertising St. Raphael quinquina, 78½ x 50¾ inches. Estimate: $2,500-$2,600. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Before the invention of the radio and television, businesses advertised their goods and services in print media. The most attractive means was posters—the bigger and brighter, all the better. Dozens of original 19th- and 20th-century posters are offered in a Jasper52 online auction that will be conducted Wednesday, Oct. 24. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers LiveAuctioneers.

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Rare artifacts to be auctioned Oct. 27 by T&T Archaeological Consulting

Monolithic ax, 9 3/8 inches, found in a tractor toolbox in Washington County, Virginia.
Formerly in the Thomas Beutell Collection. Estimate: $200,000-$250,000. Tony Putty Artifacts image

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. – The Steve Elwood Prehistoric Artifact Collection will be sold on Oct. 27 by T&T Archaeological Consulting. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rago Auctions to tap into Martin Cohen Collection. Oct. 21

George Washington Mark, ‘Greenfield Street by Moonlight, no. 18,’ oil on canvas,
signed ‘G.W. Mark, January 20th, 1848,’ 29 x 30 inches. Estimate: $12,000-$15,000. Rago Auctions image

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – On Oct. 19-21, Rago Auctions will host three auctions that showcase both important and historic works of art and design. Day Three is titled “Autobiography of a Hoarder: Part One of the Martin Cohen Collection.” Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jerry Seinfeld’s 911 GT3 RS 4.0 entered in RM Sotheby’s Porsche event Oct. 27

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, built in collaboration with Porsche exclusive for Jerry Seinfeld. RM Sotheby’s image

BLENHEIM, Ontario – RM Sotheby’s will conduct the Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction, an exclusive, single-marque auction to be held Oct. 27 at the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta. The sale shortly follows official U.S. 70th anniversary celebrations taking place as part of Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI and will feature more than 50 of the world’s most important and most sought-after collectible Porsche models, spanning the marque’s illustrious 70-year history as a sports car manufacturer. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Bertoia’s to launch holiday season with Nov. 9-11 antique toy auction

Kingsbury J.C. Penney delivery truck with original box, 14½ inches long, ex Donald Kaufman collection, est. $5,000-$10,000

VINELAND, N.J. – Many view the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as the starting point for the holiday shopping season, but antique toy collectors are known for their love of “early buying.” To them, the “most wonderful time of the year” begins when the Bertoia family opens its gallery doors to guests who’ve come for their always-festive Annual Fall Auction. This year’s edition, slated for November 9-11, features more than 1,400 high-quality lots across many dozens of categories. The uncataloged bonus session (Nov. 11) presents a wide range of excellent toys similar to the types offered year round in the popular Bertoia Basics auction series. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available all three days via LiveAuctioneers.

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Kaminski Auctions to sell art collection of former customer Oct. 27  

Jonas Lie (1880-1940), ‘View of Gloucester, Rocky Neck’, oil on canvas. Kaminski Auctions image

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions presents the fine art collection of William H. Trayes Jr. (1928-2018) in a special auction on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. Eastern time to be held at the North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, Massachusetts. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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French clock cast in lead role at Auctions at Showplace sale Oct. 21

Louis XVI gilt bronze mantel clock, Paris. Auctions at Showplace image

NEW YORK – Auctions at Showplace will conduct an auction of fine and decorative arts, furniture, lighting and more on Sunday, Oct. 21, beginning at noon Eastern time.  The top lot is expected to be a fine and large 19th-century Gustave Levy Paris Louis XV-manner gilt bronze mantel clock. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

Poetry tops reading list at PBA Galleries sale Oct. 18


Image of the Brooklyn Bridge contained in Hart Crane’s ‘The Bridge With Three Photographs by Walker Evans,’ one of only 50 signed and numbered copies. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. PBA Galleries image

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, Oct. 18, PBA Galleries will be host a Modern Literature & Poetry with Books in All Fields Sale. This auction will include over 550 lots of modern literature, poetry and other fine books, with science fiction, detective fiction, manuscript material, and signed and limited editions. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Former professor’s holiday antiques in auction spotlight, Oct. 24-25

Clockwork trade stimulator in which Santa removes a jumping jack from the toy sack, activates it, then puts it back inside the sack as moving children look on. Est. $4,000-$6,000

DENVER, Pa. – For decades, cherry-cheeked Santas and cackling witches stood compatibly alongside Easter bunnies and turkeys in the Dolph Gotelli holiday collection. Now the colorful parade of characters will cross the auction block together at Morphy’s, on October 24-25. The 818-lot single-owner sale selection showcases both antique and high-quality contemporary designer pieces, each one reflecting Gotelli’s discerning eye for color, form and whimsy. Bid absentee or live online via LiveAuctioneers.

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