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Stoneware Churn with Civil War Soldiers Marches to $402,500

by Karl Pass | July 19th, 2014

The Zipps of Crocker Farm, a Maryland-based auction company specializing in American stoneware and redware, sold a unique five-gallon stoneware churn decorated with four marching Civil War soldiers for $402,500 on July 19. The buyer was New York City collector Jerry Lauren bidding by phone. The underbidder was also a collector(Read More)

"The Rookie" Bats $22,565,000

by Lita Solis-Cohen | May 22nd, 2014

Norman Rockwell’s The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room), oil on canvas, 41" x 39", painted in 1957, sold for $22,565,000 (est. $20,000,000/30,000,000) to a phone bidder. Reportedly the consignor had turned down an offer of $30,000,000 (or more), preferring the risk of auction. Rockwell painted it for the March 2, (Read More)