Two Centuries-Old English Chambers, The so-called Schenley Rooms, will be Auctioned October 18 by Burchard Galleries

St. Petersburg, FL, USA, October 11, 2020 — A pair of handsome, centuries-old chambers that served for a time as executive dining rooms for Schenley Imports Company, the former New York City-based liquor company in the Empire State Building, and then later exhibited at the St. Petersburg Museum in Florida, will be part of a massive, 600-lot auction slated for October 18th by Burchard Galleries. The Sunday auction event, starting promptly at 12 o’clock noon, will be held live in the gallery (with social distancing and other protocols in place), at 2528 30th Avenue North, St. Petersburg. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will be accepted. Many photos can be viewed now, at www.burchardgalleries.com. “This is the best auction in the 35-year history of Burchard Galleries,” said Jeffrey Burchard, owner of Burchard Galleries. “We’re offering lifelong collections of important treasures, plus the contents of a Lake Hollingsworth mansion in Lakeland.” The catalog is jam-packed with Tiffany art glass and lamps, Steuben pieces and Russian sterling silver objets de vertu including Faberge. The list continues with important paintings, prints and sculptures by listed artists, to include Anthony Thieme (Dutch, 1888-1954) and Peter Max (German-American, […]

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Miller & Miller’s Online-Only Canadiana & Historic Objects Auction on Saturday, Oct 24, Features Two Superb Collections

New Hamburg, ON, Canada, October 9, 2020 — An online-only Canadiana & Historic Objects auction highlighted by the outstanding lifetime collections of Dick Withington and Brian Stead will be held on Saturday, October 24th, by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., based in New Hamburg. The 699-lot auction will begin at 9 am Eastern time. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. The auction is packed with Canadiana, clocks, art, pottery and stoneware, art pottery, furniture, folk art, decoys, historical objects, lamps, lighting, rugs and textiles. “This sale is the perfect storm,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions. “We’re unleashing the rare clocks of a renaissance man, Dick Withington, juxtaposed Brian Stead’s Canadiana furniture and pottery.” Regarding the Withington collection of scarce American and Canadian clocks, Miller said, “Dick Withington died in 1992, but the family retained his collection until now. In a pre-Internet world, collectors were astonished by what Dick found ‘the old way’. Today they’ll find no duplication.” American clocks from the Withington collection include a rare, circa 1825 H. Clark shelf clock featuring ivory escutcheons, upper and lower doors and dial marked “H. Clark, Plymouth, Ct.” (est. $2,500-$3,000); and a 20th century Trippensee Mfg. Co. […]

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Rare, Unusual Mosaic Tabletop Tile by Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Brings $36,900 at Neue Auctions

Beachwood, Ohio, USA, October 6, 2020 — A rare and unusual mosaic tabletop tile by Roy Lichtenstein climbed to $36,900, a circa 1910 Roycroft Ali Baba bench knocked down for $17,220 and a stunning 17th century English, Netherlands or Spanish School oil portrait of a Royal or Court Lady garnered $14,760 in an online-only Fine Art & Antiques auction held September 26th by Neue Auctions. The auction featured traditional art and antiques, silver, jewelry, decorations and furnishings, pulled from prominent local estates and collections. Downsizing households presented some great opportunities for both new and established collectors. Internet bidding was provided by Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. Phone and absentee bids were taken. The mosaic tile by Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) was executed by the artist in 1950 and was the sale’s top lot. Hand-set, unsigned and framed in walnut, the 14 ½ inch by 16 ¼ inch tile was not attached to a table base. It’s listed in Lichtenstein’s catalog raisonne and came out of a private collection in Cleveland, having been acquired by the consignor directly from the artist. The early 20th century Roycroft Ali Baba bench featured a plank seat retaining bark to the underside and was presented on […]

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Letter Written by Albert Einstein in 1943 Condemning Racism and Segregation in the U.S. is for Sale

New York City, NY, USA, October 05, 2020 — A letter handwritten in English in 1943 by Albert Einstein – in which he strongly condemns racism and segregation in the United States – is for sale through The Manhattan Rare Book Company at a fixed price of $85,000. The letter is especially relevant now, in today’s racially and politically charged climate, even though it was written nearly 80 years ago. Dated September 22nd, 1943 and handwritten on his embossed Mercer Street, Princeton (N.J.) stationery, the letter is addressed to Walter F. White, the influential African American Civil Rights leader who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (the NAACP) from 1929-1955. Einstein praises White for his work battling racism and prejudice. Writing in a neat cursive hand, Einstein begins, “Dear Mr. White, I have been quite impressed by the address you delivered some years ago at a meeting of the Princeton Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. I know how hard it is to awaken the conscience even of good-hearted and well-meaning people when deep rooted prejudices are in the way.” He concludes: “It is a great work indeed which you are […]

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Civil War-Era Military Amputation Kit Sells for $5,000 at Holabird’s Great American Pow-Wow Auction Held August 27-31

Reno, NV, USA, October 03, 2020 — A Civil War-era military amputation kit sold for $5,000, a pair of circa 1910-1920 railroad signal lamps brought $5,375 and a choice, attractive crystalline gold specimen weighing 5.45 troy ounces hit $5,625 at a Great American Pow-Wow Auction held August 27th-August 31st by Holabird Western Americana Collections, online and live in the Reno gallery. Native and general Americana took center stage at the huge, five-day auction, which Holabird Western Americana Collections president and owner Fred Holabird said contained “the best material we’ve offered in a hot August auction in many years.” He added, “The variety was outstanding, as was the quality of goods offered. There was truly something for everybody.” The military amputation kit was made around 1861 by G. Tiemann & Co. (N.Y.), which had been making surgical instruments since 1826. The kit contained an oval label adhered to the center of the protective felt cover of the saw department (with the address of 63 Chatham St., New York City), dating the piece prior to 1861. Most of the tools were punched “Tiemann”. One of the two railroad signal lamps was the four-color Adlake lamp, a prize for any collector, 15 inches […]

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12-Carat Diamond Ring Brings $143,750 in Andrew Jones’ First Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces Sale

Downtown Los Angeles, CA, USA, September 29, 2020 — A dazzling 12-carat emerald cut diamond (K VVS1) and platinum ring slipped onto a new finger for $143,750 in Andrew Jones Auctions’ inaugural Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces auction held September 16th. The online auction, a tidy affair with just over 100 lots, achieved a 96 percent sell-through and totaled more than $700,000. The quality merchandise was pulled from various private collections, highlighted by the collection of Mary and Lou Silver of Indian Wells, California. The Silver collection included the diamond and platinum ring, which was the sale’s expected top lot. A Tiffany & Co. 5.41-carat oval brilliant cut natural fancy yellow diamond ring, also from the Silver collection, hit $50,000. “This was a different type of sale for us – exclusively high-end jewelry and timepieces,” said Andrew Jones, president and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. “We got to explore new territory, meet new clients and achieve fantastic results while doing so. Internet bidding exceeded our expectations for a first-time event, as 2,500 people registered to bid across multiple platforms.” Following are additional highlights from the auction. Internet bidding was facilitated by AndrewJonesAuctions.com, Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and absentee bids were […]

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Artworks by Lichtenstein, Blanchard, Benton, Others are in Neue Auctions’ Sept. 26th Online Auction

Beachwood, OH, USA, September 29, 2020 — Fast on the heels of a highly successful 20th Century & Mid-Century Modern sale in August, Neue Auctions is back on the virtual block with a Fine Art & Antiques auction planned for Saturday, Sept. 26th, at 10 am Eastern time. The online-only auction features a wide selection of traditional art and antiques, silver, fine jewelry, decorations and furnishings. “The many fine items in this sale have been culled from prominent local estates and collections,” said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. “Downsizing households present opportunities for both new and established collectors.” Internet bidding will be provided by Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. For more information, please visit www.neueauctions.com. Maciejewski added, “There’s such a wide array of finds in this auction they can’t all be covered here, so get ready and go online for a fun day of incredible high-quality finds as we continue to recycle the things that matter. It all begins right away with lot 1, a fine example of a 17th century portrait of a royal figure or lady of the court, in exquisitely painted detail” (est. $2,000-$4,000). Lots 7-13 are a collection of 19th century portraits that include geniuses and characters. […]

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New Groundbreaking Book I Survived Suicide Released During National Suicide Month

New York, NY, Sep 28 — New Groundbreaking Book I Survived Suicide Released During National Suicide Month. The Book I SURVIVED SUICIDE is more than a book, it’s a Movement. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite promote suicide prevention awareness. The book release coincides with National Suicide Month and signifies that its release is timely and important to many lives around the globe! About Lady J: Lady J is an Author, Youth/Family Mentor, Speaker, Life Transformation & Business Coach, Media Personality, Serial Entrepreneur, and Community Servant Leader. She holds two degrees and several certifications. She is the definition of what it means to “bounce back” after multiple traumas and overcoming life’s hardships that seem impossible. She has overcome many traumas and challenges that include but are not limited to; domestic violence, rape, multiple suicide attempts, fatal brain aneurysm, and much more. Yes, she has overcome it all! Her education and life experiences have given her a powerful and unique set of tools to help others conquer the impossible. She is the founder of NO LIMITS MINISTRY INC., a published author of 3 additional books, and this book […]

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