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This auction confirms the popularity and value of candid photos of significant events. The Bloomsbury catalog descriptions included with each image in the post are good examples of professional descriptionsSee More for photographs.

Quoting from the article:

"An out-of-this-world collection of vintage NASA photos including the first "selfie" taken in space and a rare image of pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Moon will go under the hammer at Bloomsbury Auctions in London on February 26

The treasure trove of more than 600 images, including some of the most significant moments in lunar exploration, was put together over decades by a dedicated collector."

View more images and descriptions by scrolling through the photos and click on the link below to read more about the auction


Photos courtesy of Bloomsbury AuctionSee Less
02.26.2015 at 05:00 pmLike
A new tool for branded online bidding platforms comes to the US.

Here is a link to an article about Barnabys.com in the February issue of New England Antiques Journal as well as another release relating
See More to the same subject from PR Newswire. Take the time to read both pieces.

Quoting from the NEAJ article:

"Barnabys brings together all of the world's auction houses in one place, delivering users directly to the auction house and cutting out third party bidding platforms"

Ouch! Although the headline implies that it is only art related, the article specifically states that a wide variety of collecting categories can be accessed on the website. I wonder how long it will be before Ebay announces a partnership with Barnabys.com :)

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-art-auction-world-gets-smaller-as-barnebyscom-arrives-283060311.html - PR Newswire

https://www.antiquesjournal.com/flipbooks/neajfeb15/index.html - NEAJSee Less
The Art Auction World Gets Smaller as Barnebys.com Arrivesprnewswire.comSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, November 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 30 million individual searches since the launch...
02.25.2015 at 05:00 pmLike
A convoluted tale from the art world that touches on valuation, conservation, liability and inventory control principles.

Quoting from the artnetnews article:

"A New York State Supreme Court Judge denied
See More AXA Art Insurance Corporation's motion to dismiss a $2.5 million lawsuit brought against it by the Richard Avedon Foundation over a damaged triptych. The long-running dispute has been closely watched because of the difficult issues it has raised about accurately appraising works and assessing value, particularly where damage and conservation are concerned"

http://news.artnet.com/art-world/court-ruling-paves-way-for-25-million-claim-over-damaged-richard-avedon-triptych-262149See Less
Court Ruling Paves Way for $2.5 Million Claim Over Damaged Richard Avedon Triptych - artnet Newsnews.artnet.comA legal dispute between Richard Avedon's Foundation and the insurance giant AXA over the damage to an iconic photograph gets increasingly heated.
02.25.2015 at 11:36 amLike
Heritage Auctions' "Platinum Night" event featuring sports memorabilia brought in over $7,000,000.00 in New York on Saturday evening.

Featured items included the boxing gloves belonging to Muhammad Ali
See More and Sonny Liston from their 1965 fight, a rare autographed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson, a West Point sweater that once belonged to Vince Lombardi recently purchased at a Goodwill Store for fifty-eight cents, the bat that Babe Ruth used to hit his record fifty-ninth home run in 1921 as well as a sports enthusiast's laundry list of rare and unique items

Click on the photos to view some of the highlights of the auction and follow the links below to read more about the event.



Photos courtesy of Heritage AuctionsSee Less
02.23.2015 at 04:00 pmLike
Saturday Night Special: "Question" The Moody Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmOZFAYeurY Question

Your Wildest Dream

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All That Is Real Is You

Nights In White Satin

Tuesday Afternoon

The Story In Your Eyes

Never Comes The Day

All songs written by Justin Hayward

Editor's Note: Justin Hayward penned some of the Moody Blues most memorable original songs. Besides introducing symphonic arrangements to popular rock, The Moody Blues presented numbers with poetic lyrics and imagery that defied the simplistic verse and chorus format employed by many of their contemporariesSee Less
Moody Blues - Question - Royal Albert Hallyoutube.comMoody Blues - Question Moody Blues - Question Moody Blues - Question Moody Blues - Question Why do we never get an answer When were knocking at the door? Wit...
02.21.2015 at 05:00 pmLike