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Fab Four sign in

19 September 2022

Heritage is holding a Beatles memorabilia sale in Dallas on September 24.

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Café society in Florida

19 September 2022

This oil on canvas by Edouard Leon Cortes (1882-1929) titled Café de la Paix will be included in a first 350-lot mixed-owner session at Helmuth Stone.

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Klee's Destruction and Hope

19 September 2022

This lithograph and watercolour from 1916 by Paul Klee (1879-1940) is offered in the sale of prints and multiples at Hindman in Chicago on September 29.

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Auction house Bellmans opens in Kensington's Cromwell Place

14 September 2022

News of Bellmans opening a London office in South Kensington is among the latest moves and hires across the world of art and antiques.

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Met museum hands back looted artefacts

12 September 2022

Twenty-seven looted artefacts seized from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art have been returned to Italy and Egypt as part of longrunning investigations by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit.

Beyond the wizard: Baum’s Oz makes a record

12 September 2022

Sold online for a record $20,000 (£16,340) at the former Butterfields, now Bonhams Los Angeles (27.5/26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) salerooms as part of the David Lloyd collection of modern literature was a 1909 first edition of Frank L Baum’s 'The Road to Oz'.

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Atomic bomber’s secret logbook made headlines

12 September 2022

Sold at $440,000 (£371,000), the most expensive lot in a three-day auction at Heritage (25% buyer’s premium) was a logbook kept on the B29 Superfortress bomber that dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.

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Reginald was not bewitched by magic claims

12 September 2022

Sold at Bonhams Skinner (27.5/26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) was a 1584 first edition of Reginald Scot’s 'The Discoverie of Witchcraft….'

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Rapoport collection part two on offer at Swann

12 September 2022

The October 13 sale of Early Printed Books at Swann Auction Galleries in New York will feature part two of the library of Ken Rapoport: English literature, tales of chivalry from the Renaissance, and more Shakespeare, Chaucer, Cervantes, Donne, and others.

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Harvard College makes print debut mention

12 September 2022

Freeman’s September 21 Books and Manuscripts auction, in Pennsylvania is led by an ‘extremely rare’ first edition of 'New Englands First Fruits' (estimate $20,000-30,000), a 1643 account of Puritan evangelisation in New England.

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American early rarities and a Shakepeare First Folio achieve seven-figure sums

12 September 2022

The principal portion of a two-part sale conducted by Sotheby’s New York included not one, but three lots that brought seven-figure bids.

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Bizarre goat rider and monkey combination

05 September 2022

Bertoia’s sale of the collection of Bill and Stevie Weart will be held over two days in Vineland, New Jersey, on September 8-9.

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Russian Futurist’s US view offered at Doyle

05 September 2022

Doyle in New York is holding a Fine Art auction on September 14 offering a selection of affordable paintings, prints and sculpture that spans the late 19th through the 20th centuries.

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English embroideries impress at US auction

05 September 2022

Massachusetts sale includes elaborate examples of early needlework from across the Atlantic

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‘Gang of Five’ robot takes $70,000 at Morphy Auctions

05 September 2022

A well-preserved and boxed version of the 1960s Japanese Masudaya Machine Man robot was the highest flyer in the Morphy Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) August 9-10 toys and collectables sale in Denver, Pennsylvania.

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Rediscovered painting by German Symbolist von Stuck emerges in Missouri

05 September 2022

A rediscovered painting by the German Symbolist and Munich Secessionist artist Franz von Stuck (1863-1928) is to be offered by Soulis Auctions in Lone Jack, (suburban Kansas City) Missouri, on September 23.

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Sherlock’s brother detected in Arthur Conan Doyle autograph manuscript

29 August 2022

Making its third appearance at auction in almost 60 years, the 34pp autograph manuscript of Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter’, a tale from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes collection of his stories that first appeared in The Strand magazine in 1893, has sold for $280,000 (£236,090) in Dallas.

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Christie’s auction of $1bn Paul Allen collection could be the largest in history

27 August 2022

An unprecedented collection of art belonging to the late Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, could break records as it goes under the hammer at Christie’s.

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Old World works of art come fresh to Massachusetts saleroom

22 August 2022

English and Continental ‘country house’ offerings are rare in the US but not gone forever

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Duplicate set: Plate from ‘Rutherford White House’ dinner service takes $1500

22 August 2022

During the administration of Rutherford Hayes, who served as the 19th President of the US from 1877-81, the White House commissioned a dinner service from the Haviland factory in Limoges.

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