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5 Auctions Not to Miss on New Year’s Day

Many auction houses consider their New Year’s Day sales to be their best and most exciting events of the entire year. It’s not unusual for auctioneers to set aside special pieces from collections and estates throughout the year just so they can showcase them in their Jan. 1 sales. Savvy collectors know this and eagerly […]

4 Most Popular Types of Political Memorabilia

2016’s contentious political campaigns and the candidates’ saturation TV ads will soon be history, but collectors will see to it that the memorabilia left behind lives to see another day. Presidential campaign mementos – the signs, banners, buttons, hats and other ephemera produced to publicize candidates and fire up voters – rank among the few […]

Celebrating Roy Lichtenstein – Pop Art Godfather

One of the most innovative and influential artists of the latter 20th century, Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) put the “Bif!,” “Bam!,” and “Pow!” into pop art. His larger-than-life paintings of people in melodramatic situations were inspired by comic strips and newspaper ads, and Lichtenstein made sure they were presented just that way – with a […]

5 things you didn’t know about Pablo Picasso’s early career

The art world celebrates the birthday of Pablo Picasso today, October 25. The Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker and ceramicist is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Exceptionally prolific throughout his life, Picasso (1881-1973) achieved universal renown and an immense fortune from his revolutionary artistic accomplishments. Forty-three years […]

Tekserve collection 74% sold through LiveAuctioneers; fans bid farewell to NYC institution

Yesterday, New York City bid adieu to the iconic Tekserve store as Roland Auctions NY dispersed the institution’s extensive and eclectic inventory to bidders internationally. With a wide range of inventory, the auction total exceeded expectations and doubled estimates. From a melted Macintosh to neon Apple signs to a vast Macintosh Museum collection, the auction attracted a wide range of […]

Aug. 28 Antiquarian & Historical Books Auction by Jasper52 boasts eclectic selection

Jasper52’s August 28th online-only rare books auction boasts an eclectic selection of fascinating books, autographs, and documents, from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Among the many subject areas to entice collectors at all levels are: American history, nautical history, World War II, literature, popular science, transportation, animal husbandry, art, and early printed books and […]

Tekserve Auction: Best Finds and Reactions

After almost 30 years on West 23rd Street, New York City’s beloved Tekserve is closing its retail store. And on Tuesday, August 23rd, Roland Auctions NY will disperse the Tekserve Collection with a nearly 500-lot auction. With such a cherished New York City landmark closing it’s doors, and with the unique memorabilia and collection that […]