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Lock of John Lennon’s hair a cut above at Heritage sale Feb. 20

The Beatles autographed photograph by Dezo Hoffmann of the band performing at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool on Dec. 7, 1963. Heritage Auctions image

The Beatles autographed photograph by Dezo Hoffmann of the band performing at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool on Dec. 7, 1963. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS – A substantial lock of John Lennon’s Beatles mop-top hair – cut of in preparation for his role as Private Gripweed in the 1966 film How I Won the War is expected to sell for $10,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Feb. 20 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction in Dallas. The extraordinary, 4-inch lock is offered amid 100 important examples of Beatles memorabilia, including what’s being called “likely the greatest signed Beatles photograph known to exist.”

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Western theme prevalent in John Moran auction Feb. 23

‘Good Company’ by Bill Anton (b. 1957) hails from the Estate of Phoebe Hearst Cooke, and is offered with a $15,000 to $20,000 estimate. John Moran Auctioneers image

‘Good Company’ by Bill Anton (b. 1957) hails from the Estate of https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/43733959_bill-anton-1957-chicago-il, and is offered with a $15,000 to $20,000 estimate. John Moran Auctioneers image

 

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers’ Feb. 23 decorative arts auction is shaping up to be a stunning, eclectic event, with Western decorative arts, paintings and bronzes to be offered alongside Native American art, Continental furnishings, examples of mid-century modern design, and an impressive selection of Arts & Crafts furnishings.

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From the collection of the John S. Meade Estate is  ‘Beach Scene’ by Eugène Boudin (French, 1824-1898), estimated at $60,000-$90,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

Museum-quality items top attractions at Clars sale Feb. 20-21

From the collection of the John S. Meade Estate is ‘Beach Scene’ by Eugène Boudin (French, 1824-1898), estimated at $60,000-$90,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

From the collection of the John S. Meade Estate is ‘Beach Scene’ by Eugène Boudin (French, 1824-1898), estimated at $60,000-$90,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

 

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery’s important Feb. 20-21 Fine Art, Decorative, Jewelry and Asian Art sale will offer historic and contemporary investment level-property from several major estates and collections. Among these are the John S. Meade Estate of Piedmont, Calif.; the Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art; the James Willis Gallery of San Francisco; and Trotter’s Antiques of Pacific Grove, Calif.

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Fine art, French furniture on tap at Lewis & Maese auction Feb. 17

 

Fine and rare French ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock, Tiffany & Co. New York. Lewis & Maese image

Fine and rare French ormolu and patinated bronze mantel clock, Tiffany & Co. New York. Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions  image

 

HOUSTON – Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions will conduct an estates auction on Feb. 17 commencing at 6:30 p.m. Central time. The 300-lot auction combines estates from San Marino, California, and Corpus Christi and Richmond, Texas.

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Converse auction offers finest of East and West, Feb. 19

Oil on board painting by Michael Dasburg (American, 1887-1979), 15 inches by 12 1/4 inches, estimated to bring $2,000-$5,000. Converse & Co. image

Oil on board painting by Michael Dasburg (American, 1887-1979), 15 inches by 12 1/4 inches, estimated to bring $2,000-$5,000. Converse & Co. image

 

MALVERN, Pa. – An oil on board painting of a vase with flowers by Michael Dasburg (American, 1887-1979), a miniature platinum and diamond Cartier pendant watch over 100 years old, and a Chinese spinach jade screen carved in bas relief of deer in the forest are a few of the expected top lots at Converse & Co.’s East Meets West antiques auction on Friday, Feb. 19.

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Buddy ‘L’ Tugboat, circa 1928, pressed steel, 28 inches long. Provenance: Jay Schoedinger collection. Est. $3,000-$4,000

Top-notch toys, banks, trains & doorstops offered March 12 at Bertoia’s

Five of the rare and beautiful figural cast-iron doorstops from the personal collection of Jeanne Bertoia, including (clockwise from rear left): Whistling Jim, Uncle Sam, Pelican, Football Player, and Halloween Girl

Five of the rare and beautiful figural cast-iron doorstops from the personal collection of Jeanne Bertoia, including (clockwise from rear left): Whistling Jim, Uncle Sam, Pelican, Football Player, and Halloween Girl

 

VINELAND, N.J. – In the world of antique toys, condition is king. With that in mind, Bertoia’s first auction of 2016 pays tribute to the most outstanding examples of toys from all subcategories, as well as pristine banks, trains and doorstops. The New Jersey company’s Saturday, March 12 Select Toys Auction will showcase exquisite pieces from many advanced collections, including that of respected Pennsylvania collector Bob Brady.

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I.M. Chait sale Feb. 21 features items gifted by Middle Eastern ruler

Lot 460 - Three large antique Omani transport pottery jars. The largest is 28 inches high. I.M. Chait image

Lot 460 – Three large antique Omani transport pottery jars. The largest is 28 inches high. I.M. Chait image

 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Antique Omani pottery and jewelry from the collection of Louisa Montague, a former tourism director, and gifted by Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qassimi, ruler of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, will be sold to the highest bidders at an I.M. Chait Gallery auction Feb. 21.

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