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2011-06-21 08:37:00

ORANGE, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand European furniture, Sevres porcelain, a Steinway baby grand piano - all are expected to attract serious bidders to Don Presley's auction gallery on June 25-26. But watch the mood lighten when two circa-1953 American pop-culture icons are presented at the podium - Charles Rolland Douglass's "LaffBox" and the "Jayo Laugher" invented by I Love Lucy's legendary creator/producer Jess Oppenheimer. Each of the trailblazing sound devices is a...

2011-05-03 08:37:00

ORANGE, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There probably isn't a stretch of highway between Beverly Hills and Newport Beach that auctioneer Don Presley doesn't know. That's his turf, and when the owners of gated estates in those upscale communities part with their art and antiques, it's often Presley's number they call on speed dial. True to form, the Orange County auctioneer has amassed an outstanding array of primarily European, Asian and American art and antiques for his May 7-8...

2010-12-28 08:43:00

ORANGE, Calif., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A tuxedo shirt tailor-made for Frank Sinatra and purchased for $5 at a Newport Beach yard sale last year will sell to the highest bidder at a California auction on Jan. 1. It is unclear how the shirt, created by Beverly Hills men's clothier Nat Wise, came into the possession of the person conducting the yard sale, but what is indisputable is that the garment is authentic. "The shirt was purchased at the yard sale by a gentleman named Rick...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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