Local auction 

Sotheby’s will hold an auction in Singapore for the first time in 15 years as the art industry seeks to cultivate a new Asian clientele

Sotheby’s plans to hold a live auction in Singapore for the first time in 15 years as part of a series of new moves in Asia. The efforts are designed to capitalize on the meteoric growth of local collections and to diversify its business beyond Hong Kong and mainland China as the region becomes increasingly fragmented. Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary Art Sale in Singapore will take place on August 28 at the Regent Hotel following a preview exhibition from August 25-27. The size and total value of the sale is…

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Auction items 


Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick announced that this week’s unclaimed property auction raised $254,519 for account holders. A press release said it was the highest total in the program’s history, breaking the previous record set in 2011 by more than $6,000. The auction was held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Independence on July 18-19. Thousands of items were up for auction, including old coins and change, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and a variety of other items. The highest bid was $7,000 for lot 1598, a Rolex watch. The next unclaimed…

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Steve Jobs’ signature is up for auction in a Powersharing auction

On November 30, 1988, members of the Boston Computer Society filled that city’s Symphony Hall to capacity. They were there to see Steve Jobs demonstrate the NeXT Cube, the remarkable computer from the startup he founded after being ousted from Apple three years earlier. I was lucky enough to be in the Jobs audience – and even my 34-year-old memories of the evening are electrifying. Charles Mann was also in the house that night. He was recording the Jobs show for distribution as part of the Powersharing series, a series…

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