Archive for April, 2010

Toledo Masonic Center for Auction

Toledo Masonic Center for Auction

. April 22, 2010

The former Toledo Masonic Center on Heatherdowns Boulevard in Toledo will sell at auction Tuesday, June 1, along with 29 acres of surrounding land, according to Schrader Real Estate & Auction Company. “In keeping with nationwide trends, the Masonic lodges that used the facility had a net loss in membership over the past few decades […]

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Schwarzer Einser Stamp Rarity for Dorotheum Auction

Schwarzer Einser Stamp Rarity for Dorotheum Auction

. April 22, 2010

A small kreutzer coin, that was all a single stamp from the sheet coming up for auction at Vienna Dorotheum on 4th May 2010 once cost. The quarter sheet on offer consists of 45 stamps and is a real rarity. The stamp had its debut on 1. 11. 1849 as one of the very first […]

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Mark Twain Letters and Memoirs for Sotheby’s Auction

Mark Twain Letters and Memoirs for Sotheby’s Auction

. April 22, 2010

Some of Mark Twains letters and unpublished memoirs are to be sold on June 17 at Sotheby’s in New York, where they could fetch up to 1 million dollars, the auction house announced . The announcement came on the 100th anniversary of Twain’s death on April 21, 1910, after his storied lifetime as riverboat captain, […]

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Sotheby’s New York African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art Auction

Sotheby’s New York African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art Auction

. April 22, 2010

Sotheby’s New York spring sale of African, Oceanic and Pre Columbian Art will be held on 14 May 2010 and will offer collectors a selection of tribal arts from important American and international private collections. The auction comprises an especially rich offering of Oceanic works of art, many of which are icons of the field. […]

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Rare Screens Believed to be From Chinese Imperial Palaces for Auction at Bonhams

Rare Screens Believed to be From Chinese Imperial Palaces for Auction at Bonhams

. April 22, 2010

When the British Expeditionary Force of 1901 was sent to lift the siege of the British Legation in Beijing and quell the Boxer Rebellion it is known that they entered the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. As a result of this military initiative Chinese works of art including two monumental screens were brought to […]

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