Lincoln-signed photo among collectibles at Levine auction

A photograph signed by Abraham Lincoln and Bat Masterson’s 1882 Colt revolver are among hundreds of rare collectibles that will hit the auction block during two diverse auctions at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal, 10345 N. Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale.

Abe Lincoln signed photo

The auctions are planned for Thursday, July 30 and Sunday, Aug. 2.

The “Summer Catalog Auction” begins 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 30 and features a signed 19th century carte-de-viste photograph of Abraham Lincoln, several original pastel pieces by famed artist Diego Rivera (1886-1957), a “Still Life” oil painting by French artist Bernard Buffet (1928-1999), four bronze sculptures by the late Dave McGary (1958-2013), an autographed Barbara Streisand music score, Asian furniture, historic books, fine jewelry and much more.

The public can preview items 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 and again starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 30 before the auction begins.

Levine also will open its doors on Sunday, Aug. 2 for a special engagement,“The Estate of the Late Ted Hansen”auction at 1 p.m.

The auction features dozens of firearms, Bat Masterson’s 1882 Colt single action Army revolver with documentation from Colt, an 1861 Remington Old Army Revolver (44 Caliber), a large glass-eyed duck decoy collection, vintage hunting items, knife collection, 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle, classic 1970 Triumph car and more.

Doors open at 11 a.m. and the public can preview items 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 29-31 and again 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 1.

Adding to the excitement is a special visit from Curtis Dowling and Andy Smith, the British international fake and forgeries experts and co-stars of CNBC’s reality show,Treasure Detectives.

Mr. Dowling and Mr. Smith will present “Forgers’ Secrets Revealed: Watch Experts Create a Fake Painting” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29. Admission is free, but reservations are requested by July 28.

Complimentary appetizers and cocktails will be served, and guests who correctly identify items on display during a fun contest as fake or real will win a prize.

Auctions are subject to a 15 percent Buyers Premium (20 percent for Internet and phone bidders). Live online bidding can be accessed through or through

For information, visit or call 480-496-2212.  

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