Archive for April, 2012

Morphy’s to host first comic books auction on April 28

Morphy’s to host first comic books auction on April 28

. April 26, 2012

On April 28 Morphy Auctions will hold its first-ever single-day auction devoted entirely to comic books. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. The auction features a great grouping of early Planet Comics issues. Highlights are led by an issue #1 with a CGC grade of 9.0, […]

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Skinner, Inc. to Host Auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on May 12 in Boston

Skinner, Inc. to Host Auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on May 12 in Boston

. April 25, 2012

BOSTON, Mass. – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on May 12th in its Boston gallery. The truly eclectic sale features a large variety of affordable items alongside rare works of art. Rare Pictograph Drawing on Muslin by Chief Henry One Bull (Sitting Bull’s Nephew), Lakota, titled “Symbolic pictograph […]

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Paintings by Stockport born artist Alan Lowndes to be auctioned at Bonhams

Paintings by Stockport born artist Alan Lowndes to be auctioned at Bonhams

. April 25, 2012

Five stunning paintings by the celebrated artist, Alan Lowndes will be offered for sale by Bonhams in the 20th Century British and Irish Art sale, taking place on the 30th May in London. Lowndes was born in Heaton Norris a, suburb of Stockport in 1921. He was largely self- taught as an artist, but studied […]

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Photographic portrait of Charles Dickens’s wife, Catherine for auction at Bonhams

Photographic portrait of Charles Dickens’s wife, Catherine for auction at Bonhams

. April 25, 2012

A profile portrait of the wife of Charles Dickens, Catherine (1815-1879), by John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1810-1901), is to be sold at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, as part of the Photographs Sale on 17th May. The only daguerreotype portrait of Catherine known to exist, it has been estimated at £8,000 – 12,000. The portrait first came to […]

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Spectacular Alexandrite Joins Diamonds, Rubies, Gold Coins In Government Auction’s April 29 Sale

Spectacular Alexandrite Joins Diamonds, Rubies, Gold Coins In Government Auction’s April 29 Sale

. April 25, 2012

TEHACHAPI, Calif. – A 15.35-carat alexandrite with chameleon-like qualities is the glittering headliner in a 1,200-lot selection of fine jewelry, cars and art to be offered at Government Auction’s April 29 sale. The alexandrite’s size, alone, makes it a rare specimen, but it rises to superstar levels when it reveals its ability to change colors […]

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