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Brazilian Pedro I Coronation Piece Leads 5,300+ Heritage Auctions CICF Offerings

An extraordinary Brazilian Pedro I gold Coronation 6,400 Reis of 1822R, just one of 64 minted, provides a historic and emotional anchor to the 5,300+-lot Heritage Auctions’ World & Ancient Coins CICF Signature® Auction, April 26-30, at the Cro…

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Sotheby’s to auction African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian art in New York on 11 May

Sotheby’s will present their annual sales of African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art on 11 May 2012 in New York.
Luluwa Helmet Mask, Democratic Republic Of The Congo. Height 12 inches. Est $1.5/2.5 million
The auctions will be dominated by works from…

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1792 Silver Center Cent for Heritage Auctions CSNS Event

One of the most historic coins struck by the early U.S. Mint, a 1792 Judd-1 Silver Center cent pattern, MS61 Brown PCGS, headlines the Heritage Auctions April 2012 Central States Signature® U.S. Coin Auction, April 18-20, with Platinum Night™ offeri…

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Rare Indian chess sets to be auctioned by Bonhams on May 1

An early Indian lacquered ivory figural chess set is one of the highlights of the Chess and Games sale taking place on the 1st May at Bonhams, Knightsbridge.
Made in Rajasthan circa 1850, the set is estimated to sell for £7,000 – 9,000 and represent…

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Scott of the Antarctic farewell letter for £163,250 at Bonhams

The first of the farewell letters written in the Antarctic by Captain Robert Scott as he realised that he and his team would not survive was sold at Bonhams Polar Sale in London on 30 March for £163,250. It had been estimated to make £100,000-150,000…

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Sotheby’s announce auction of Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons on 17 April in New York

Sotheby’s New York auction of Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons on 17 April 2012 will offer a strong selection of rare and magnificent objects, many of which are emerging from private collections where they have been hidden for decades.
Fab…

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Newly Discovered 1823 William Stone Printing Of The Declaration Of Independence for Sale At Heritage Auctions

A newly discovered 1823 printing of the Declaration of Independence, painstakingly engraved and printed by William Stone to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the founding of The United States, is expected to bring $250,000+ when it comes across the auc…

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First Edition Of Adam Smith’s 1776 ‘Wealth Of Nations’ Anchors The James And Deborah Boyd Collection In Heritage Auction

A rare and well-kept 1776 first edition of Adam Smith’s groundbreaking work of economics, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, described by Printing and the Mind of Man as “the first and greatest classic of modern econom…

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Sotheby’s Auctioneers names Ryoichi Hirano as International Senior Specialist for Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Sotheby’s has announced the appointment of Ryoichi Hirano, the former head of the art gallery Hirano Kotoken, as International Senior Specialist for Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art and Deputy Managing Director, Sotheby’s Japan. Mr. Hirano, the th…

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