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Renoir Art for Sale, Then Sold

Renoir Art for Sale, Then Sold

In our December 2012 auction, we were proud to offer French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s original pen and ink drawing with ink wash of a young girl with a hat, entitled ”Fillette”. The drawing, created circa 1882, is signed with the initial, ”R”. It sold for an incredible $65,959.20.

The impressionist movement sought to depict light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), to emphasiz…

Wilbur’s First Portrayal

When adults read books, their imaginations conjure imagery of characters therein. But for children, characters best come to life when rendered with illustrations to help guide their formidable minds.

It was Alice in Wonderland, after all, who found illustration-less books, as a child, preposterous, when she said,

“What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?”

In our December auction, we are auctioning an original illustration and first depiction of E.B. White’s most…

Mary Astor in Her Own Words

Actresses in the Golden Era of Hollywood lived a distinctly different life than actresses of today, whose lives fill gossip rags each week, their privacy utterly, and sometimes willingly, up for grabs. But it didn’t used to be that way, especially for young starlets who, under the contract of the top studios, had their personal life guarded to the nth degree.

Mary Astor, the legendary actress who starred in over 100 movies over 45 years, in legendary films like John Hurston’s “The Maltes…

Babe Ruth Memorabilia Focus — His Bat

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Baseball aficionados of course associate Babe Ruth with his epic power swing that forever rattled stadiums in the 20th century with his record-breaking 714 home runs and slugging % of .690.

But look a little closer at what made the HOFer’s swing so powerful, and you’ll find that the size and weight of his bat becam…

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Theodor Geisel, known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss, used to doodle in notebooks during his English literature lectures while at Oxford University in England. A girl sitting next to him, Helen Palmer, his future wife, took notice,

“Ted’s notebooks were always filled with these fabulous animals,” she said in an interview. “So I set to work diverting him; here was a man who could draw such pictures; he should be earning a living doing that.”

Soon thereafter, he dropped out of…

Godfather Memorabilia Sells for $26,798 at NateDSanders.com Auction House

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Think of the most memorable line in cinema history, and Don Vito Corleone’s “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse,” quickly becomes top contender.

Though the American Film Institute ranks “Gone With the Wind’s” “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,” as the number one memorable line in film history, Don Vito…

Mercury 7 + The New 9 = The New Frontier in Space Exploration

Amidst the symbolic great Space Race of the 20th century, the U.S. ramped up its NASA missions, recruiting some of the country’s smartest minds to successfully explore outer space before the Soviet Union outdid them.

Enter Mercury Seven, NASA’s prize pickings of men chosen in 1959 to go to outer space, becoming instant heroes, cowboys, adventurers compared to history’s great explorers — and like Magellan and Columbus — these men truly found new…

Still Reeling From The Shot Heard Round the World

Larry Jansen became stuff of legend when he helped the Giants defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers as the winning pitcher during that epic 3 October 1951 pennant run National League championship game — that became famous for the “Shot Heard Round the World” moment that sent the Giants into the World Series.

As Bobby Thomson hit a three-run homer off Ralph Branca, the Giants came back from a near loss, defeating the team 5-4.

http://youtu.be/lrI7dVj90zs

Jansen recalled the excitement in t…

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

From 1950 – 2000, people worldwide followed the beloved motley crew of Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” gang as they made their way to print each week in the whimsically funny comic strip that ran 17,897 strips in total throughout his incredible career.

via Schulzmuseum

It’s said Schulz woke up to a jelly donut each morning, working on his famous four-panel strips with an idea sometimes burgeoned in minutes, and would draw up his revered illustrations in less than three hours, finishing…

One Iconic Photo, One Prolific Man

Wartime photographs, though often troubling in their imagery, help to illuminate to the public the sentiments felt during battle.

Few photos are as widely recognized as the “Raising The Flag on Iwo Jima”, that image of the six American soldiers who lifted the American flag onto Mount Suribach that 23 February 1945 day, symbolizing the relief of victory over Japan and the beginning of the end of WWII.

via Associated Press

Rene Gagnon was one of the six soldiers who became an icon…

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