Julien’s to auction property from estate of Burt Reynolds, June 15-16

Cover of Julien’s catalog for the auction of property from the estate of Burt Reynolds. Image courtesy of Julien’s

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions, the world-record-breaking auction house, has announced its highly anticipated event Property from the Estate of Burt Reynolds to take place on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online through LiveAuctioneers. This special two-day event offers some of the most iconic and personal items of Hollywood legend, Burt Reynolds, the Emmy and Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated actor who was Hollywood’s top-grossing star in the late 70s-early 80s.

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Flawless 88-carat diamond sells for $13.8M in Hong Kong

The 88.22-carat, D color, flawless, type IIa, oval brilliant diamond. Sotheby’s image

HONG KONG – A spectacular 88.22-carat diamond sold at auction today for HK$108 million / US$13.8 million / £10.6 million at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.

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Heritage Auctions’ debut in Asia Week New York tops $2.2M

Wu Changshuo (Chinese, 1844-1927), ‘Peony, Bottle Gourds, and Loquats, Dingzi,’ 1917, four works, ink and color on paper, sold for $399,000. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – Multiple bidders drove the price for Wu Changshuo’s Peony, Bottle Gourds, and Loquats, Dingzi, 1917, to $399,000 to claim top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction in New York. The final total for the sale, Heritage’s first as a participant in Asia Week New York, climbed to $2.24 million.

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Christie’s to offer masterpieces from collection of S.I. Newhouse 

Paul Cézanne, ‘Bouilloire et fruits,’ 1888-1890, oil on canvas. Estimate: in the region of $40 million. Courtesy Christie’s

NEW YORK – This May, Christie’s will present 11 extraordinary works from the collection of S.I. Newhouse. The selection will be sold across Christie’s New York Evening Sales of Impressionist and Modern Art on May 13, and Postwar and Contemporary Art on May 15.

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Hindman expands team; Joan Wagner to lead Midwest region

Joan Wagner. Image courtesy of Hindman LLC

CHICAGO — Hindman LLC today announced an expansion to the auction house’s growing team, including the appointment of finance industry veteran Joan Wagner as Vice President for its Midwest region and two new additions to the fine art department. Joe Stanfield has been appointed Director of Fine Art and will be based in the Chicago headquarters. Monica Brown will join the Denver location as Senior Specialist for Prints and Multiples. This growth follows Hindman’s previously announced acquisition of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers (est.1982) and Cowan’s Auctions (est.1995), which together operate more salerooms than any other auction house in the country.
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Fontaine’s reschedules auction to March 23

This E. Howard & Co. No. 43 astronomical floor regulator is a star attraction at the auction, rescheduled to March 23. Fontaine’s Auction Gallery image

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Due to technical difficulties with their Internet service provider, Spectrum, Fontaine’s Auction Gallery has postponed its March 9 auction, rescheduling it to Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Sotheby’s marks 275th anniversary today

The landmark 1958 Jacob Goldschmidt sale at Sotheby’s London. Sotheby’s image

LONDON – Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) turns 275 today. The auction company’s first sale was held on March 11, 1744, in London at Exeter Exchange on The Strand – an auction of “several Hundred scarce and valuable Books in all branches of Polite Literature” that fetched a grand total of £826.

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Whitey Bulger letters fetch as much as $1,430 each at auction

A 2015 letter and accompanying holiday photo card featuring Whitey Bulger’s Alcatraz prison mugshot sold for $1,430. Image by Darin Roney, courtesy of Urban Culture Auctions/Palm Beach Modern Auctions

BOSTON (AP) – Letters written behind bars by notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger have sold for as much as $1,430 each at an auction in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Alderfer Auction expands Transition Team assisting those who relocate

Alderfer Auction’s Transition Team (L to R): Bradley Weidman, Joanna Childs, Bonnie Childs, Trudy Sutters, Wendy Gehret, Dan Angstadt, Lucy Brubaker and Kathy Yost

HATFIELD, Pa. – Alderfer Auction has announced the expansion of its Transition Team during a time of rapid growth and customer need. Their team of eight can play a vital role in developing a transition plan and timeline for those who are moving to a new residence, while utilizing its strengths in problem-solving, organizational skills and compassion.

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Sotheby’s expands, reimagines its New York galleries

Exterior sketch of Sotheby’s New York headquarters. OMA New York image

NEW YORK – Sotheby’s today announced that it will unveil a dramatic expansion and reimagining of its New York City galleries on May 3.

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