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MID-CENTURY MODERN PIECES WILL TAKE CENTER STAGE ALONGSIDE FINE ART, POTTERY AND MORE AT JOHN McINNIS AUCTIONEERS’ FEB. 19th AUCTION

MID-CENTURY MODERN PIECES WILL TAKE CENTER STAGE ALONGSIDE FINE ART, POTTERY AND MORE AT JOHN McINNIS AUCTIONEERS’ FEB. 19th AUCTION

. February 4, 2017

The sale will be held in the company’s gallery, at 76 Main Street in Amesbury, Massachusetts. AMESBURY, Mass. – An auction largely dedicated to Mid-Century Modern pieces but also to include furniture and furnishings from the Art Deco period, fine paintings, pottery and decorative accessories – more than 500 lots in all – will be […]

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Under the Deep Blue Sea: Unearthing History with the ‘Nanking Cargo’

Under the Deep Blue Sea: Unearthing History with the ‘Nanking Cargo’

. February 4, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. – When the Geldermalsen ship crashed into a reef and sank in the South China Sea during its return journey to the Netherlands in January of 1752, it claimed the lives of eighty crew members who went down with the vessel’s precious cargo of tea, textiles, gold, silk, lacquer, and porcelain. As part […]

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ENGLISH AUTOMATON CLOCK FALLS JUST UNDER THE $1 MILLION MARK AT FONTAINE’S JANUARY 21st AUCTION, GAVELING FOR AN IMPRESSIVE $998,250

ENGLISH AUTOMATON CLOCK FALLS JUST UNDER THE $1 MILLION MARK AT FONTAINE’S JANUARY 21st AUCTION, GAVELING FOR AN IMPRESSIVE $998,250

. January 31, 2017

The auction was held in Fontaine’s gallery, at 1485 West Housatonic Ave., in Pittsfield, Mass. PITTSFIELD, Mass. – An exceedingly rare 18th century English-made pagoda form automaton musical clock, produced for the Chinese Qing Imperial Court, fell just shy of the $1 million mark when it sold for $998,250 (including buyer’s premium) at Fontaine’s Auction […]

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Signed collection of Mark Twain novels set for auction in Wolverhampton

Signed collection of Mark Twain novels set for auction in Wolverhampton

. January 25, 2017

A set of 16 books by the 19th Century American author Mark Twain is expected to excite book collectors when it comes up for sale at Wolverhampton auction house Cuttlestones next month. Originally part of the 22 volume ‘Author’s Edition de Luxe’, published 1899 – 1901 by Chatto & Windus, with a limited run of […]

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Midlands auction of Star Wars toys expected to bring collectors out in force…

Midlands auction of Star Wars toys expected to bring collectors out in force…

. January 25, 2017

The enduring appeal of the Star Wars movie franchise means that memorabilia relating to the films can command significant sums when it comes up for auction. Wolverhampton auction house Cuttlestones has first-hand experience of this, with Star Wars items regularly passing through its Specialist Collectors’ sales. Hot on the heels of the £2,500 sale of […]

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