Swatch of fabric from Hindenburg sells for more than $36K

Canvas recovered from the wreckage of the Hindenburg, the German airship that exploded on May 6, 1937, in New Jersey. The disaster claimed 36 lives. RR Auction image

BOSTON (AP) – A swatch of canvas recovered from the wreckage of the Hindenburg has sold for more than $36,000 at auction.

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Christie’s exhibit fuels public’s fascination with meteorites

Canyon Diablo iron, Coconino County, Arizona, 13½ x 8 x 7¼ in., 31.9kg. (70⅓ pounds). Christie’s image

NEW YORK — Meteorites are among the hottest collectible with demand outstripping the supply. Forty-four select examples are now on display at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center as part of Christie’s “Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites” sale. The auction ends this Wednesday, Feb. 14.

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Picasso’s late masterpiece to be highlight at Christie’s London

Pablo Picasso, ‘Mousquetaire et nu assis,’ oil and Ripolin on canvas. (1967, estimate: £12 million-£18 million). Christie’s image

London – Pablo Picasso’s Mousquetaire et nu assis (1967, estimate: £12 million-£18 million) will be a leading highlight of Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, in London on Feb. 27. The masterpiece is part of 20th Century at Christie’s, a series of sales that take place from Feb. 20 to March 7.

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Bonhams to offer famous speedboat at Paris auction Feb. 8

The 1934 Rafale V hydroplane (foreground) is the star attraction at Bonhams’ Grand Palais sale Feb. 8. Bonhams image

PARIS – On Thursday, Feb. 8, at the historic Beaux-Arts exhibition hall Le Grand Palais, Bonhams will auction the record-breaking 1934 Rafale V hydroplane race boat.

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Heritage Auctions reports record $438M in online sales for 2017

Jackie Robinson’s 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers jersey, sold by Heritage Auctions to an online bidder for $2,000,050. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Online sales at Heritage Auctions surged to an industry-leading $438,298,484 in 2017, marking the first time more than half of the firm’s total annual sales were transacted through the Internet. The total represents 53.7 percent of the firm’s $815 million in total sales.

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George Washington-signed volume hits $138K at auction

A 1789 book from the library of George Washington, with his signature and bookplate, from a collection once owned by U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall. Price realized: $138,000. Case Antiques Inc. image

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A book signed by George Washington that made its way from the Founding Father’s personal library to a now-deceased Tennessee man has sold for $138,000 at an auction.

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Merle Haggard’s tour bus taking auction route

Merl Haggard autographed photo. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers and Affiliated Auctions

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) – Want to hit the road like a country music icon? You’ll get a chance next month when Merle Haggard’s tour bus goes up for sale in Texas.

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Heritage Auctions’ Rare Books department announces 2017 results

Heritage Auctions set a world record for an unsigned Harry Potter book at public sale with this copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which sold for $81,250. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Sales of rare books and historical manuscripts at Heritage Auctions recorded the highest results in the category’s 12-year history with total 2017 sales reaching $3,762,722 million.

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James D. Julia Inc. becomes division of Morphy Auctions in merger deal

L to R: Dan Morphy and James D. Julia. Morphy Auctions image

DENVER, Pa. – Dan Morphy of Morphy Auctions has announced a merger with Maine auction house James D. Julia, Inc.. Julia’s will now operate as a division of Morphy Auctions. The teams from both auction houses will be blended.

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Heritage Auctions' headquarters are located on the 17th floor, 3500 Maple Avenue in Dallas. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

Heritage Auctions secures HERITAGE.com domain name

Heritage Auctions' headquarters are located on the 17th floor, 3500 Maple Avenue in Dallas. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

Heritage Auctions’ headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer and the third-largest auctioneer overall, has secured the Internet domain HERITAGE.com, giving clients a direct line to its easy bidding and consignment process and access to experts in 40 collecting categories.

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