Sotheby’s Q2 snapshot shows positive results

Sotheby’s headquarters at York Avenue and 71st Street in Manhattan. Photo by Jim Henderson.

NEW YORK (AP) – Sotheby’s (BID) on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $57.3 million.

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Robin and Marsha Williams items to be auctioned in New York

Robin and Marsha Williams with their children in San Francisco, 1995. © Marsha Garces Williams Collection, by Arthur Grace, courtesy Sotheby’s

NEW YORK – Sotheby’s will offer works from the collection of beloved entertainer Robin Williams and his wife of over 20 years, film producer and philanthropist Marsha Garces Williams, in a dedicated auction on Oct. 4.

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Auctioneer: Rosa Parks house has buyer, working out details

Rosa Parks’s reassembled home, which originally stood in Detroit. Guernsey’s image

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The auctioneer selling the house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South amid death threats said after the auction on Thursday there are buyers interested, but it will take a few days to work out the details.

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Heritage Auctions lands Neil Armstrong collection

An 8-by-10 color lithographed print of the first man to walk on the moon, signed: ‘Neil Armstrong,’ which Heritage Auctions sold in 2012. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers archive and Heritage Auctions

CINCINNATI (AP) – Admirers of Neil Armstrong and space exploration have a chance to own artifacts and mementos that belonged to the modest man who became a global hero by becoming the first human to walk on the moon.

The personal collection of Armstrong, who died in his native Ohio in 2012, will be offered for sale in a series of auctions handled by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, beginning Nov. 1-2 and continuing in May and November 2019.

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Cowan’s to stage unprecedented sale of historic firearms Sept. 12

Davey Crockett’s knife that was gifted to the Peale Museum by Crockett’s friend Charles Wilson Peale. Cowan’s Auctions image

CINCINNATI – Cowan’s Auctions is partnering with Peter Wainwright in the auction of his unrivaled collection on Sept. 12. This single-owner sale features unique and diverse examples spanning every stage of firearms development from early matchlocks to the closing days of World War II. A collection of this scope and quality is unlike any other offered in the United States in recent memory.

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Benefit auction to celebrate baseball great Cy Young

Cy Young portrait by Mark Lewis. Image courtesy Cy Young Festival Committee

NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio – The Cy Young Festival Committee will host its first auction on Aug. 25. The festival committee is partnering with artist Mark Lewis, a modern contemporary portrait artist who was born in Akron, Ohio and now resides in Glendora, California. A highlight of the auction is an original 30-by-40-inch portrait of Cy Young, baseball’s all-time winningest pitcher.

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Julien’s to auction stars’ fashions by Bob Mackie, Nov. 17

From left: a gown worn by Carol Burnett, Cher’s show-worn ensemble and Raquel Welch’s ‘I’m a Woman’ performance gown, all designed by Bob Mackie. Julien’s Auctions image

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions will celebrate the timeless glamour and inimitable style and genius of a legendary fashion and costume designer in “Property from the Collection of Bob Mackie,” the auction house’s fashion event of the season on Saturday, Nov. 17.

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Sitting Bull’s flintlock musket tops $162K

Sitting Bull’s Hudson’s Bay flintlock musket sold for $162,500 on June 9 in Dallas. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – A flintlock musket that once belonged to Sitting Bull and Sioux arrows from the Battle of Little Bighorn led Heritage Auctions’ George Armstrong Custer and the Plains Indian Wars Featuring the Glenwood J. Swanson Collection Legends of the West Auction on June 9. The total from the event was $1.6 million, which exceeded preauction expectations by more than 30 percent. Read more

Rosa Parks home to be offered at auction this summer

Rosa Parks House, Berlin, 2017. Copyright Fabia Mendoza, courtesy Guernsey’s

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South will be offered at auction after being turned into a work of art and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean twice.

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Norman Rockwell paintings to be featured in Sotheby’s sale

Norman Rockwell, ‘Blacksmith’s Boy – Heel and Toe,’ Estimate: $7 million-$10 million, Copyright SEPS licensed by Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved

NEW YORK – Sotheby’s annual spring auction of American art on May 23 will be led by 13 works by Norman Rockwell from all periods of the artist’s decades-long career, the sale consists of more than 120 lots that are together estimated at more than $40 million.

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