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DENVER, Pa. – Some of the finest handmade and machine-made vintage marbles ever to be offered at auction will be available to bidders on May 26 at Morphy’s gallery in Lancaster County, Pa. “They are miniature works of art,” said Morphy’s CEO, Dan Morphy, referring to the contents of the 783-lot specialty sale. Internet live […]
ATHENS, Greece (AP and ACNI) – Greece’s Culture Minister says he has rejected an offer from the British Museum to return a section of The Parthenon Marbles on a three-month loan. Antonis Samaras says the deal would have meant renouncing any Greek claim to the 2,500-year-old sculptures, which have been in London for nearly two […]
DENVER, Pa. – Morphy’s spring toy auction, which took in $3.1 million, made headlines worldwide with its phenomenal single-owner collection of factory-boxed Star Wars figures and a sports card selection that included an $873,300 Topps baseball wax-pack brick. No other event in Morphy’s 20-year history could top that one for the amount of social media […]
ROME (AP) – The Vatican and Greece finalized a deal March 7 for the return of three sculpture fragments from the Parthenon that have been in the collection of the Vatican Museums for two centuries, the latest case of a Western museum bowing to demands for restitution.