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Category: Books, Manuscripts & Archives

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    US Auction #2

    The upcoming US Auction #2 will include a selection of rare books and manuscripts, offered by Antiquarian Auctions. One of the featured works from popular culture is a copy of Gremlins by Roald Dahl in association with Walt Disney Productions. This lot was once owned by Dwight D. Eisenhower and…

    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes by Several Hands.
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    Worlds Beyond: Fine Books and Manuscripts

    Items included in the upcoming Fine Books and Manuscripts auction, offered by Christie’s, range from medieval illustrations and classics of Russian and German literature to early maps and atlases. Among the items up for auction is David Roberts’ copy of what many consider to be his greatest work, titled The…

    Anonymous French artist
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    A self-portrait by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry to be offered at auction

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Self-portrait as The Little Prince hanged, on the Earth planet; in the background, a couple entwined on a bench, on a planet called Fox MGM » Ink and watercolor on paper | 27 x 21 cm | circa 1942/43. Estimate: €60,000-80,000. PARIS.- Among its Books and Manuscripts auction…

    A self-portrait by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry to be offered at auction
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    Hilman Walker Collection of World War I & II Posters

    The USS Mahan (DLG-11) spent over 30 years in various deployments during the Vietnam War and other conflicts. A Farragut-class guided missile destroyer, the Mahan was named in honor of Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, a renowned naval officer, author, and historian. The ship was scrapped in 2004 but was…

    Hilman Walker Collection of World War I & II Posters
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    Online-only auction dedicated entirely to Kennedy memorabilia is slated for Wednesday, June 10th, by University Archives

    Collecting Camelot: John & Jackie Kennedy Family Auction will be hosted on several platforms, including the firm's revamped website, www.universityarchives.com. The American flag attributed and documented to have been flying over the right front bumper of the presidential limousine in the Dallas motorcade on Nov. 22, 1963 (est. $50,000-$60,000). An…

    Online-only auction dedicated entirely to Kennedy memorabilia is slated for Wednesday, June 10th, by University Archives
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    American Indian & Western May Sale with Luxury Jewelry

    The North American Auction Company is offering jewelry, fine art, collectibles, and more in the upcoming American Indian & Western May Sale. Included among the jewelry lots is a new 13.48-carat diamond and 14-karat white gold tennis bracelet that comes complete with paperwork. At a total length of seven inches,…

    Robert Wesley Amick (1879-1969) Roundup Oil LARGE
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    Swann Ushers in a New Era of Live Online Sales with Printed & Manuscript African Americana

    Sale brings $744k and 13 auction records PRINTED & MANUSCRIPT AFRICAN AMERICANASale 2534; May 7, 2020Sale total: $744,112Estimates for sale as a whole: $455,900-$672,900We offered 399 lots; 360 sold (90% sell-through rate by lot)All prices include Buyer’s Premium. New York—Swann Galleries’ Thursday, May 7 sale of Printed & Manuscript African…

    Swann Ushers in a New Era of Live Online Sales with Printed & Manuscript African. Americana
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    The Magovsky Collection of Children's Books

    The upcoming Magovsky Collection of Children’s Books sale, offered by Freeman’s, will include first and rare editions of many award-winning books from the last century. One of the recent critically acclaimed items of the collection is Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de Peña (illustrated by Robinson Christian). This…

    [Robinson, Christian] Peña, Matt de la
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    Founders & Patriots

    The upcoming Founders & Patriots auction, presented by Morphy Auctions, offers a variety of arms, militaria, documents, and other items from the era of the American Revolutionary War as well as the War of 1812. Included in the sale is a historic silver-mounted tomahawk. The piece was presented as part…

    HISTORY OF DEWEES PENNSYLVANIA LINE DRUMMER BOY AND PENNSYLVANIA IN THE REVOLUTION
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    Asian Art & Antiques - Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Snuff Bottles

    Chinese artist Zhang Daqian is best known for his splashed-ink landscapes and lotus paintings. Zhang’s works were influenced by individualistic masters such as Shitao and Bada Shanren. The upcoming Asian Art & Antiques - Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Snuff Bottles sale, presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery, highlights two paintings by Zhang.…

    Lotus Painting by Zhang Daqian Given to Qiangli
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    Churchill in Charge | 80th Anniversary

    Winston Churchill became the Prime Minister of Great Britain on May 10, 1940, soon after Germany invaded France. On the 80th anniversary of this occasion, Sotheby’s, in partnership with Chardwell Booksellers, presents Churchill in Charge, an auction of rare books, manuscripts, and photographs from Churchill’s life and career. Included in…

    Winston S. Churchill - Thoughts and Adventures. London- Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1932
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    Fine and Decorative Art

    The upcoming Fine and Decorative Art sale, presented by Revere Auctions, will include a selection of collectibles and jewelry alongside the art pieces. Featured among the jewelry items is a Cartier ring with a 1.7-carat yellow diamond. It is flanked by two white diamonds and set in a yellow gold…

    Cartier Natural Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring
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    Michaan's May auction delivers glamorous art, estate jewels and rare books of the Old West

    Chinese Longquan Kinuta 'Bamboo Neck' vase. Estimate: $1,500 - 2,000. ALAMEDA, CA.- No matter where you are during this unforgettable season, Spring 2020, the fabulous finds at Michaan’s Auctions are within reach! Feed your soul with beautiful things from around the world. The May 15 Gallery Auction, offered for online and absentee bidding…

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    English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations Online

    The upcoming Sotheby’s auction of English Literature, History, Children’s Books, and Illustrations will present nearly 100 items. Available in the sale is a copy of the script for the movie The Third Man (1949), signed by actor, director, and writer Orson Welles. His signature appears beside his famous “Cuckoo Clock”…

    DICKENS - Oliver Twist, 1840, signed by Cruickshank
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    Ketterer Kunst announces auction of rarebooks, manuscripts, autographs

    Thomas Robert Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population, London, J. Johnson 1798. Estimate: € 60,000. HAMBURG.- At the moment the exponential curve is on the tip of everyone‘s tongue. However, Thomas Robert Malthus explained this important principle in his acclaimed essay on the growth of population as early as…

    Ketterer Kunst announces auction of rarebooks, manuscripts, autographs
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    Auction of Books and Documents of a Mexican Library

    The upcoming Auction of Books and Documents of a Mexican Library, offered by Morton Subastas, will present primarily books, as well as photographs, illustrations, medals, and more. Of the rare and antique books up for bid is the first illustrated Spanish edition of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel…

    Secretary of Foreign Relations. Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle. First Class Band. Gilded silver. Pcs- 2. in box
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    Important Edison patent archive will be auctioned online, May 14th

    Important collection of 37 original British patent letters pertaining to Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb and the birth of incandescent lighting, dating from 1878 to 1884 (MB: $10,000). CORAL GABLES, FLA.- An important collection of 37 original British patent letters pertaining to Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb…

    Important Edison patent archive will be auctioned online, May 14th
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    Patrick Nagel Leads Heritage Illustration Art Auction Above $1.5 Million

    Sale boasts near-perfect sell-through rates Patrick_Nagel_Untitled_1982_Heritage_Auctions.jpg DALLAS, Texas (May 2, 2020) – A flurry of competitive bidding drove Patrick Nagel’s Untitled, 1982 to $112,500 to lead Heritage Auctions’ Illustration Art Auction April 24 in Dallas, Texas. The sale, which boasted sell-through rates of 98.3% by value and 97.6% by lots sold, amassed $1,540,986 in total…

    Patrick Nagel Leads Heritage Illustration Art Auction Above $1.5 Million
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    Online Sales Surge to $41 Million in One Week at Heritage Auctions Amid Pandemic Concerns

    Thousands of bidders flock to world's leading online auction house to buy rare coins, illustration and modern & contemporary art Source: Hiscox Online Art Trade Report 2019 DALLAS, Texas (May 1, 2020) – More than 16,000 online bidders proved a global pandemic could not stop the action at 23 auction sessions…

    Online Sales Surge to $41 Million in One Week at Heritage Auctions Amid Pandemic Concerns
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    Wodehouse Collection of William Toplis

    The Wodehouse Collection of William Toplis, offered by Freeman’s, is made up exclusively of items owned by or related to the British writer P.G. Wodehouse. Perhaps best known as the creator of the fictional gentleman Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, Wodehouse was one of the most widely read humorists…

    The P.G. Wodehouse Collection of William Toplis