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Category: Historical & Political Memorabilia

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    The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana Comes to Cowan’s Auction Block

    Camilius S. Fly’s photo of an unidentified Buffalo Soldier is up for bid in Cowan’s Auctions’ upcoming The Road West sale, featuring the Steve Turner Collection of African Americana. Fly served as the principal photographer of Tombstone, Arizona beginning when he moved there in 1879. He took well-known photographs of…

    C.S. Fly Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882
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    1819 Copy of Declaration of Independence Leads Heritage’s $1.1 Million-plus Americana Auction

    Clyde Barrow’s tackle box, FDR wheelchair among treasures to soar past estimates Declaration of Independence: John Binns Version Published in 1819. DALLAS, Texas (September 18, 2020) – A copy of the Declaration of Independence that was published by The Democratic Press publisher John Binns and a daguerreotype of one of the partners whose…

    1819 Copy of Declaration of Independence Leads Heritages $1.1 Million-plus Americana Auction
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    August 2020 Premier

    Though there is a variety of sports memorabilia offered in the August 2020 Premier sale, presented by Hunt Auctions, the event is anchored by baseball items. Among the featured lots is a poster, issued in 1889, advertising the premium “Baseball Album” illustrations from Old Judge and Dogs Head cigarettes. The…

    1911 T3 Turkey Red Frank Baker (Checklist back)
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    Swann Galleries Presents Second Annual Auction of LGBTQ+ History and Culture

    August Auction to Benefit NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project Following the success of their inaugural Pride Sale in June of 2019, Swann Galleries will offer the upcoming LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture, & History auction on August 13th, 2020. Nearly 300 lots will be presented, including key pieces from Robert Mapplethorpe,…

    Swann Galleries Presents Second Annual Auction of LGBTQ+ History and Culture3
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    Advertising, toys and historic objects, many of them Canadian in origin, are sold in Miller & Miller's June 20 auction

    A Fry visible “Mae West” gas pump from the 1920s and a Canadian Kuntz tin lithographed beer tray featuring a St. Bernard dog graphic were two top sellers. Fry visible “Mae West” gas pump made in the US in the 1920s, 9 feet tall, stamped “Guaranteed Liquid Measure Co., Pittsburgh,…

    Advertising, toys and historic objects, many of them Canadian in origin, are sold in Miller & Miller's June 20 auction
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    African American Art In the Spotlight at Case’s July 11-12 Auction

    Sculptures and paintings by William Edmondson, Beauford Delaney, and Augusta Savage, along with two important African American quilts, headline the Summer Case Antiques Auction, set for July 11-12 at the company’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. The auction also offers a dazzling array of high-end estate jewelry and timepieces, American furniture and…

    African American Art In the Spotlight at Case’s July 11-12 Auction
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    American Historical Ephemera & Photography, Including African Americana

    Cowan’s presents the American Historical Ephemera and Photography Auction, which includes 55 lots highlighting the African American experience. Over 175 pieces from the Civil War era and 60 items from early life in the American West will be offered as well. One of the featured lots is an archive of…

    Miscellaneous Officers, Enlisted Men, and Civilians, Lot of 24 CDVs, Incl. St. Louis Image Featuring Two Officers Posed Together
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    Toys, Advertising & Historic Objects

    Kuntz Park Brewery, formerly known as Spring Brewery, was founded in 1844 by David Kuntz and his son, Louis Kuntz. A pioneer brewer, the elder Kuntz helped establish Waterloo as a center for quality beer making. By 1910, the company became Ontario's second-largest brewery. The upcoming Toys, Advertising, & Historic…

    Marx Tin Litho Campus Car Toys
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    Icons & Idols: Music Icons

    Just months before his death, Kurt Cobain appeared on the now-famous MTV Unplugged performance of 1993. Cobain performed eight original Nirvana songs and six additional covers before a live audience. The show was alternately called his greatest work and “his last self-portrait.” Appearing in the upcoming Icons & Idols sale,…

    ELVIS PRESLEY SCREENPRINT BY STEVE KAUFMAN
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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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    Coin-Op & Advertising

    Violano-Virtuoso is a coin-operated and self-playing violin and key-less piano, made by Mills Novelty Company. In the upcoming Coin-Op and Advertising Auction, Morphy Auctions displays an example of a bow-front Violano-Virtuoso. This instrument was fully repaired by Robert Loeffler and is made of oak with tiger striping on its cabinet.…

    RED AND ORANGE PENNY CATCH HEAD.
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    Ernest Trova was a sculptor and Pop artist who rose to fame during the 1960s for his series of sculptures, prints, and paintings titled Falling Man. A self-taught artist, Trova worked as a window dresser in his early years. Inspired by the works of artists such as Jean Dubuffet and…

    (2 Pc) Licio Zanetti Murano Glass Birds
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    Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver – Online Only

    Originating in the Iranian city of Kashan during the 17th century, Kashan rugs are often considered the legacy of Persian weaving’s “Golden Age.” Created using the asymmetric Farsi knot, Kashan rugs are known for their deep blue, red, and cream colors. Hindman presents several Kashan rugs in the upcoming Fine Furniture,…

    Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver – Online Only
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    The Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection: Part II

    The second session of the Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection event, offered by Doyle, presents a Chanel Chevron Flap Bag as one of the leading lots. French fashion designer Coco Chanel worked to create innovative accessory designs during the early 20th century. While her company began producing bags in 1910, the…

    The Mollie Brewster Broussard Collection- Part II
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    Early Spring Estates & Collections Auction

    Pablo Picasso, a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and ceramics artist, was an influential figure in 20th-century art. Picasso was among the pioneers of Cubism, in which he broke apart his subjects and reassembled them in an abstracted form. One of Picasso’s portraits of his wife Jacqueline is highlighted in the upcoming…

    ROBERT THIEN, ORCHID II STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPH
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    Antique Toy Collection Auction

    This March, the Antique Toy Collection Auction will be presented by Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions. As suggested by the name, the sale will include a collection of antique toys, including a Steiff store display automaton. This automaton depicts animals such as a monkey, rabbit, and 14 other creatures.…

    UNCLE BOB'S MAGIC CIRCUS TRAIN CAR
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    Auction of Books and Documents Pertaining to the Wars of Intervention in Mexico

    The upcoming Auction of Books and Documents Pertaining to the Wars of Intervention in Mexico will be offered by Morton Subastas. One example of the books on offer is The War Between the United States and Mexico: Illustrated, Embracing Pictorial Drawings of All the Principal Conflicts, by Carl Nebel. Though…

    Raousset-Boulbon, Gaston Raoulx - Lachapelle, Alfred de. L'Expédition de la Sonore. Paris, 1859. Sheet and folded map
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    Asian, European & American Decorative Arts & Rugs

    Gray’s Auctioneers will offer the upcoming Asian, European & American Decorative Arts & Rugs auction, which includes almost 300 lots. In this sale, a KPM porcelain plaque, a Chinese hall bench, and a Japanese table can be found. Other lots of interest include a red Persian Turkoman wool rug, an…

    A Chinese Glass and Porcelain Flowering Tree
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    Civil War, Shaving Mugs, Advertising, Clocks, Coin-Op, Etc

    This February, Weiss Auctions will offer items ranging from toys to antique guns in the upcoming Civil War, Shaving Mugs, Advertising, Clocks, and Coin-Op auction. One of the highlighted lots represents the French Louis XVI style of clocks from 1880. With a cupid pointing its arrow at the hour and…

    Occupational Shaving Mug,
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    Quarterly Fine & Decorative Arts Catalog

    One of the most influential British artists of the 20th century, David Hockney has explored traditional artistic genres through mediums as diverse as printmaking, photography, painting, and iPad drawing. An example of his work is available in the upcoming Quarterly Fine & Decorative Arts sale, presented by Bunch Auctions. The available…

    DAVID HOCKNEY (BRITISH, B. 1937), EARLY LANDSCAPE