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Presidents’ signatures, Bell’s telephone patent docs in spotlight at Quinn’s, Feb. 20

Patriotic needlework, possibly of silk thread, depicting American Flags outlined in silver thread and eagle with ‘E Pluribus Unum’ pennant. Possibly made for 1836 Presidential election. Framed size: 25¼ x 23¾ in. Estimate $800-$1,200

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – This year marks the 150th anniversary of Alexander Graham Bell’s most famous invention: the telephone. While scientific history is mired in controversy over who actually devised the first electronic speech-transmitting device, with a number of contenders in the fray, it was Bell who received the US patent for the telephone, on March 7, 1876. In recognition of Bell’s world-changing invention, Quinn’s has included several significant early documents and other ephemera pertaining to the telephone patent dispute in its February 20 Presidential Autograph and Americana Auction. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Auction Team Breker sets sights on April 23-24 vintage audio-video auction

Salon camera with Häring lens, 1864, $2,000-$2,700

Salon camera with Häring lens, 1864, $2,000-$2,700

COLOGNE, Germany – Auction Team Breker will host a two-day auction celebrating 200 years of audio-video technology beginning April 23 at 2 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more