23 Press Releases

Tag: American history

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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VII: Masterpieces of United States Coinage

    The Liberty head half eagle coin was the first US coin produced in San Francisco. With the California Gold Rush in full swing, the United States Government looked for ways to use the natural resource to spread wealth into the local and national economies. Much of the gold entered monetary…

    Majestic Superb Gem MCMVII High Relief Double Eagle
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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VI

    The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VI event, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries, brings to auction 230 pieces of historical paper currency from the United States. One of the highlighted lots is a $100 "Watermelon Note" from 1890. Collectors gave this note its nickname due to the fruit-like shape and…

    Friedberg 1217. 1922 $500 Gold Certificate. PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58.
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    CAC Approved Coinage US Coins Month-Long Online Auction

    The upcoming CAC-Approved US Coins event, offered by Heritage Auctions, brings nearly 200 coins to the auction block. One of the featured lots is a 1924-5C Buffalo nickel. This coin replaced the Liberty Head nickel in 1913 and was designed by sculptor James E. Fraser. The buffalo on the back…

    1894-O 25C MS64+ PCGS. CAC.
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    Rare Books Signature Auction

    The Rare Books Signature Auction, offered by Heritage Auctions, includes a selection of over 450 books, documents, and related pieces of decorative art. This sale features The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention (later known as The…

    Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall. History of the Indian Tribes of North America.
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    The Charles Pease Collection Special Currency Online Auction

    In 1816, President James Madison authorized the establishment of the Second Bank of the United States. At the time, private banks were printing too much money, causing high inflation rates and creating the need for another state-run bank. A $100 bill from the Second Bank of the United States is…

    Newark, NJ- Newark Banking Company $5 Feb. 1, 1861
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    The Mackinaw Collection US Coins Month-Long Online Auction

    In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt decided American coinage should be more decorative. He commissioned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the initiative, and the result was the Saint-Gaudens double eagle coin. A 1931 Saint-Gaudens double eagle is highlighted in the upcoming US Coins event, offered by Heritage Auctions. The twenty-dollar coin shows…

    The 1931 is among the scarcest and most sought-after issues in the Saint-Gaudens double eagle
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    Pub, Whiskey and Memorabilia Auction

    The Pub, Whiskey, and Memorabilia Auction, presented by Whitley's Auctioneers, examines life in the 19th and 20th centuries across the globe. Among the highlighted lots is film stock from World War II. While the film was not inspected by Whitley's before reaching auction, writing on the canister implies it may…

    LEICA M3 35MM RANGEFINDER, SERIAL 731040; 2 LENSES
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    The Scottsdale Auction

    The 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet Décapotable, available in the upcoming Scottsdale Auction presented by Bonhams, was originally shipped to France in pieces. As tensions grew between France and the Mussolini dictatorship in Italy, companies needed to find inventive ways to transport goods without steep taxation. These included bringing…

    1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet
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    Sunday Sports Collectibles Weekly Online

    In 1928, a chemist trying to make rubber accidentally produced the first consumer-ready bubblegum. Meanwhile, in baseball, Babe Ruth was becoming a household name. These seemingly independent events coincided to allow the Goudey Gum Company to capitalize on the new popularity of gum. It marketed the new product to children…

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Signed Basketball....
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    Property From The Estate Of Mrs. Nancy Sinatra

    Coming to auction are pieces from the estate of the late Nancy Sinatra, presented by Julien's Auctions. Lots from Mrs. Sinatra's marriage to Frank Sinatra and from her personal belongings following their divorce are included. Frank Sinatra held Nancy in high regard: “In Nancy, I found beauty, warmth, and understanding,"…

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. NANCY SINATRA Juliens Auctions
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    Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas

    "Yesterday, December 7, 1941–a date which will live in infamy," began President Franklin D. Roosevelt's  to Congress, "-the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” Roosevelt's statement, one day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, is regarded as…

    Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
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    20th Century Design

    The 20th Century Design auction, offered by Skinner, presents nearly 600 lots. These pieces range from New York hotel decorations to Art Deco tables once owned by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The Barbizon-Plaza Hotel in New York City was designed specifically for musicians and artists. The hard work paid…

    20th Century Design
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    TCM Presents ... 1939

    From The Wizard of Oz to Gone with the Wind, 1939 was a notable year in cinematic history. The upcoming TCM Presents...1939 auction, presented by Bonhams, offers film memorabilia related to that year’s productions. Some lots, such as a pair of gloves worn by Kermit Eller in his portrayal of…

    A Leslie Howard custom-bound final shooting script of Gone With the Wind, gifted to him by David O. Selznick
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    Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction

    Heritage Auctions' upcoming event brings to auction nearly 200 weapons, uniforms, and wartime photographs. Among the highlighted lots is a frock coat and hat worn by Corporal George Schmultz during the American Civil War. Schmultz fought for the Union in the 188th Regiment of the Pennslyvania Infantry. Heritage Auctions notes…

    Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction
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    Gentleman's Library Auction

    George Lucas was not happy with the original movie poster for Star Wars (1977) and commissioned the Hildebrandt brothers to make improvements.  “I asked [the agent] if they knew what it was about,” remembers Greg Hildebrandt, “and they said, ‘It’s some kind of science-fiction movie.” That poster, produced the year…

    WURLITZER JUKEBOX, MODEL 1050
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    Mars and Neptune Trust

    Nadeau’s Auction Gallery presents the first fundraising auction for Mars & Neptune Trust. The trust's purpose is to educate the public about the military and naval forces of 18th century North America. The auction's 182 lots are primarily antique weapons and both decorative and fine art from the 18th and…

    THE GOLD-MOUNTED, PRESENTATION WALKING STICK OF JOHN HANCOCK, C. 1755 44 ¼ in L overall, with a gold, embossed knob or head 3 1/8/AuctionDaily
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    Historic Autographs-Currency-Political-Americana-Militaria-Guns

    The Historic Autographs, Currency, and Gun auction, offered by Early American History Auctions, brings together documents from American figures such as President Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, as well as weaponry with historical significance.  The lot with the highest estimated value is a signed personal check from Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln…

    Early American History Auctions
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    Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Arts & Fine Rugs

    Many auctions have a clear theme that unites most of its lots. However, this is not always the case. As its name suggests, the Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Arts & Fine Rugs auction offered by Alex Cooper Auctioneers presents bidders with a diverse collection. This means potential bidders will need to…

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    The Forke Collection of Early Americana

    With time, everyday decorative items eventually become art objects. The Forke Collection of Early Americana, presented by Skinner, offers bidders decorative art, furniture, and collectibles from both England and America through the 17th and 18th Century. Something even as unassuming as a pocket globe can remind art collectors, how people…

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    Americana

    Americana is the comforting image of America at its best. Even though America is a relatively young country, Americana is nostalgia for the most iconic moments in its history, from its founding in the 18th century to images of baseball, Route 66, and apple pie from the 20th century. The…

    American Gilt-Copper Horse and Sulky Weathervane