51 Press Releases

Tag: Americana

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    Amos Doolittle Prints to Star in Christie’s Upcoming Americana Sale

    Amos Doolittle’s 1775 prints will be crossing the auction block this month during Christie’s Important Americana sale. Doolittle visited Lexington and Concord shortly after a conflict took place between the colonial militia and the British troops. He then interviewed several eyewitnesses to create a series depicting the moments of April…

    Charles Peale Polk (1767-1822)
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    Baseball - Sports - Historical

    Babe Ruth made his second-to-last public appearance at Yale University in June of 1948, a couple of months before dying of cancer. The police officer guarding him that night was a man named Salvatore Adinolfi. During the event, the Hall of Famer looked over to Adinolfi and asked if he…

    19h Century Flag Drum w-Drum Sticks
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    Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana

    Hindman’s upcoming auction of Books and Manuscripts, including Americana, is sourced in part from the collection of Rhoda H. Clark, a businesswoman and book collector. Clark helmed the Monastary Hill book bindery after four generations. Available items from her collection include examples of Monastery Hill bindings, such as the complete…

    [ARTIST'S BOOK]. DALI, Salvador (1904-1989). Paternoster. Milan- Rizzoli Editore, 1966
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    In the upcoming Americana event, Pook & Pook brings to auction over 450 fine and decorative art pieces, as well as furniture. A work by Hudson River School painter Sanford Robinson Gifford, titled Indian Summer on the Hudson River, is available. Gifford's family moved to Hudson, New York when he…

    Chester County, Pennsylvania silk on linen sample
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    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts Including Americana

    Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” during a difficult period in the War of 1812. While watching the British attack Baltimore, Key felt inspired by the resiliency of the city and composed his song within days of the American victory. The Baltimore Patriot was the first…

    First printed treatise on the pulse
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    May Exceptional Estates Auction

    Dino Rosin and his family moved to an island in the Venetian Lagoon known for its glass-making when he was still an infant. By the age of 12, Rosin had left school and joined the local trade, becoming highly regarded for the coloration of his glasswork. Highlighted in the May…

    Rare 1948 Baseball Chesterfield Cigarette Poster
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    Americana Online

    Skinner will feature several lots of Staffordshire transferware by Enoch Wood & Sons in the upcoming Americana Online auction. To rekindle England's trade relationship with the United States following the War of 1812, Enoch Wood started producing a new type of transferware. He called the new style “Staffordshire historical transferware”…

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    Online Only Decorative Arts

    The Online Only Decorative Arts auction, presented by Pook & Pook, features pieces ranging from armoires to ethnographic art. Among the key lots is a Pennsylvania hard pine schrank. Popular in the 18th century, schranks were a type of armoire that typically held clothing and bedroom linens. One of their…

    Large chalkware stag
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    Americana: Furniture, Decorative Art & Folk Art

    In the upcoming two-day sale, Cowan’s Auctions will feature an 1835 oil portrait of a young boy, identified as Jonathan Southwick. The child is dressed in a bright red outfit with gold buttons and white frill. In his hands is a hoop toy. This painting includes a small detail of…

    An American Schoolgirl Watercolor Cityscape, 19th Century
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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VII: Masterpieces of United States Coinage

    The Liberty head half eagle coin was the first US coin produced in San Francisco. With the California Gold Rush in full swing, the United States Government looked for ways to use the natural resource to spread wealth into the local and national economies. Much of the gold entered monetary…

    Majestic Superb Gem MCMVII High Relief Double Eagle
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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VI

    The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VI event, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries, brings to auction 230 pieces of historical paper currency from the United States. One of the highlighted lots is a $100 "Watermelon Note" from 1890. Collectors gave this note its nickname due to the fruit-like shape and…

    Friedberg 1217. 1922 $500 Gold Certificate. PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58.
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    Rare Books Signature Auction

    The Rare Books Signature Auction, offered by Heritage Auctions, includes a selection of over 450 books, documents, and related pieces of decorative art. This sale features The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention (later known as The…

    Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall. History of the Indian Tribes of North America.
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    February 29 Vintage Photography Catalog Auction

    The Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in late 1919. In New York, Ruth became one of the most well-known baseball players in history. A news photograph of Ruth and his first wife from an article announcing his move to New York is available in…

    1934 Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig & Joe McCarthy Original News
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    Winter Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction

    1937 is considered Lou Gehrig's final hall-of-fame-level year. He batted .351 with 37 home runs. The following year, his energy would be sapped by a condition then unknown to him, but later diagnosed as ALS. A Lou Gehrig game-worn jersey from that last full-strength season is available in the upcoming…

    1992 Toronto Blue Jays World Series Championship Large Format Trophy from The Devon White Collection
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    Charles Ridgway was one of the only journalists to write a positive review of Disneyland's opening day in July of 1955. The park ran out of food and most of the rides broke down. But Ridgway came early enough to try the food and stayed late enough for the rides…

    Disneyland Enchanted Tiki Room Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers.
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    The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer, Part III

    The third part of the Collection of Victor Niederhoffer, presented in the upcoming Freeman’s auction, features books and letters of historical significance. One of the highlights of the sale is a four-volume first edition of The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, edited by his second wife and fellow writer…

    The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    The 1952 Topps & 1953 Topps PSA Set Registry Auction

    Mickey Mantle’s 1952 Topps card introduces him as the successor to Joe DiMaggio. During his playing career, Mantle managed to meet those high expectations, earning a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame and a statue in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park. Like the player himself, Mantle’s 1952 Topps card grew…

    1953 Topps Mickey Mantle (SP) #82 PSA NM 7
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    Americana and Other Related Wares

    Furniture and both fine and decorative art are available in the upcoming Americana and Other Related Wares auction, presented by Stair. Several furniture pieces from the collection of Gloria and Richard Manney are particularly highlighted. Highlighted in this sale is a Chippendale bookcase. It is made of several different kinds…

    Fine and Rare Small Federal Carved Mahogany Sofa
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    Pub, Whiskey and Memorabilia Auction

    The Pub, Whiskey, and Memorabilia Auction, presented by Whitley's Auctioneers, examines life in the 19th and 20th centuries across the globe. Among the highlighted lots is film stock from World War II. While the film was not inspected by Whitley's before reaching auction, writing on the canister implies it may…

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    The Scottsdale Auction

    The 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet Décapotable, available in the upcoming Scottsdale Auction presented by Bonhams, was originally shipped to France in pieces. As tensions grew between France and the Mussolini dictatorship in Italy, companies needed to find inventive ways to transport goods without steep taxation. These included bringing…

    1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet