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Ocean Liner Memorabilia from the Titanic, the Andrea Doria and the SS Normandie Earn Top Lot Honors at Weiss Auction

Ocean liner memorabilia took top lot honors at Weiss Auctions’ June 22nd sale, as a letter handwritten aboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic on April 13, 1912 sold for $22,600, an original life ring from the SS Andrea Doria brought $8,050 and a glass clock presented to first class passengers on the maiden voyage of the SS Normandie in 1935 changed hands for $4,560.
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A SUPERB PATEK PHILIPPE MEN’S CHRONOGRAPH WATCH HEADLINES SALE

A men’s Patek Philippe platinum perpetual calendar chronograph watch, a large neoclassical bronze sundial sculpture by Anna Coleman Ladd (Am., 1878-1939), and an Expressionist rendition of the Pieta by modern artist Jurij Solovij (Am./Ukraine, 1921-2007) will all be part of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Fine Art & Jewelry Auction on Saturday, July 22nd.                      Read more

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The Historic Trotter-Byrd Antebellum Home and Contents Goes on the Auction Block

The contents of a fine 5,500-square-foot antebellum home in Quitman, Mississippi—the only one spared by General Sherman during the Civil War, went on the auction block on Saturday, June 24, 2017, on the grounds of the home at 419 East Franklin Street. Dating from 1852, the three large-bedroom, 1˝- bath home is on the National Register of Historic Places.     Read more

 

 

Items from Historic Mt. Hope Plantation Go to the Highest Bidder

A pair of 20th century Italian-style composition Blackamoor torchieres, a mid-19th-century French three-piece gilt and patinated bronze and white marble clock set, a large pair of French carved giltwood Corinthian columns, and an oil on canvas painting by Louisiana artist Robert M. Rucker were just a few of the items that came up for bid June 24th and 25th in New Orleans as part of Crescent City Auction Gallery’s June Estates Auction.                                              Read more

 



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