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Gallery Report: October 2017

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s report:



Kingfisher feather headdress, $110,700, Skinner Inc.

A Kingfisher feather headdress and four hairpins, made in China in the 19th century, sold for $110,700 at an Asian Works of Art Auction held Sept. 15 by Skinner Inc. in Boston. The headdress included numerous phoenix birds, a reference to the Chinese empress. Also, a Chinese three-drawer hardwood altar coffer changed hands for $52,275; and a hanging scroll depicting a boat ferrying a crane, done in the manner of Shen Yun from the Ming dynasty, went for $49,200. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

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Vintage typewriter enthusiasts gathering for ‘type-out’

Author Larry McMurtry’s two Hermes 3000 typewriters, made in Switzerland by E. Paillard, circa 1963-1970. Heritage Auctions image


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Typewriter enthusiasts are gathering in Albuquerque for another public event to celebrate the classic writing machines.

Organizers have scheduled a “Type-Out” on Nov. 12 for curious fans who want to experiment with vintage typewriters in public.

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