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Elaine De Kooning John F. Kennedy (Detail) 1963 Oil on canvas National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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LAST CALL: Sinfully Pretty, Possibly Unique 1934 Nudist Film Poster at Heritage: Children of the Sun

What you see: A movie poster for the 1934 nudist film Children of the Sun, which Heritage Auctions estimates at $400 to $800.

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UPDATE: Heritage Sells Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove Typewriters for $37,500

Update: Heritage Auctions sold the pair of typewriters that Larry McMurtry used to write Lonesome Dove for $37,500 on March 8.

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Popeye the Sailor Man was Originally Popeye the Coast Guardsman

Blake Stilwell writes: This may seem like blasphemy to some, but Popeye started his professional career as a civilian mariner and then Coast Guardsman. The famous sailor did join the Navy, but as of 1937, Popeye was firmly in the Coast Guard. 262 more words


Heritage Auctions Says Christie's-Owned Collectrium Stole Millions of Their Listings

Heritage Auctions has filed suit alleging the digital art collection management service Collectrium stole listings with so-called “spider” software, according to a report from Artnet News… 193 more words


Dallas-Based Auction House Faces Off Against Christie's In Tech Lawsuit

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NEW YORK (AP) — Auction giant Christie’s is accused in a lawsuit of using a computer program to scrape research, images and price information from a rival’s website and then reselling that data as part of its own subscription database. 99 more words


Tap Shoes Among Shirley Temple Items Sold In Auction

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DALLAS (AP) – Two pairs of tap shoes belonging to the child movie star Shirley Temple have sold at auction for $20,000. 107 more words