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Spellbinding magician’s kit up for bid at Fellows

BIRMINGHAM, UK – A magic kit owned by an esteemed Birmingham magician is up for bid at Fellows. E. Ray Griffiths was president of the British Magical Society in 1947 and performed as “Fabian The Magician.” Fabian was widely renowned as a conjurer in the mid-20th century. His magic box of tricks features as Lot […]

Fully restored Mayflower II under sail in sea trials

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Cue the cameras: The Mayflower II is ready for its closeup and its journey home. The replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620 is preparing to embark from Connecticut after three years’ and $11.2 million worth of renovations – and several months of […]

Signed Pink Floyd album among hits at Neue Auctions July 25  

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Neue Auctions’ online-only Summer Art & Antiques Auction is coming up quickly – this Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The sale is packed with 300 lots of unique treasures. These include art, antiques, rock ’n’ roll-signed albums, vintage posters, decorative arts, Asian objects, furniture garden items, works on paper […]

Ancient Resource offers antiquities in day-long sale Aug. 1

MONTROSE, Calif. – A Roman marble head of a woman from the later fourth century A.D., and a massive circa third-first century B.C. Hellenistic bronze trident, and Graeco-Roman mummified cat dating from the second century B.C. to the second century A.D. are several highlight lots in Ancient Resource Auctions’ online-only Exceptional Summer Antiquities Discovery Sale […]

Mr. Clean: a brawny brand mascot

NEW YORK – Billed as “a man of few words but many muscles,” Mr. Clean has been one of America’s favorite advertising mascots (or brand character, if you prefer) for over 60 years now. He made his television debut in commercials in 1958, being played by actor House Peters Jr. before mostly becoming an animated […]

Cold War Russian cipher machine a hit at RR Auction

BOSTON – An original Cold War-era Russian M-125 cipher machine, codenamed “Fialka,” sold for $22,000 in RR Auction’s Science & Technology and Space Exploration online auction that closed July 16. View the fully illustrated catalog with prices realized on LiveAuctioneers.

‘Space Odyssey’ suit, helmet soar to $370,000 at Julien’s

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions had liftoff of its two-day blockbuster Hollywood and Space exploration memorabilia event on July 17-18 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills and live online at juliensauctions.com. The highlight was the sale of one of the most iconic spacesuits of all time from the Academy award-winning science fiction masterpiece, Stanley Kubrick’s […]

Newport Show 2020 going virtual July 24-30

NEWPORT, R.I. – The Newport Show is exploring the limits of virtual antique shows. Everyone is invited to join in a beautiful and entertaining online event with 26 of the world’s best antiques, art and exquisite object exhibitors. The show will go live on July 24 and run through July 30. While many events and […]

Benefit Shop sale focuses on Estelle Goodman artworks Aug. 5

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. will present its first-ever single-estate auction on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. Eastern time, featuring the estate of the late artist Estelle Goodman (1930-2007), who lived in an iconic building in Manhattan’s Central Park West for decades. The apartment containing her own art and artwork […]