21 Press Releases

Tag: Autographs

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    April Auction of Collections & Ephemera

    Originally from Wisconsin, Edward Sheriff Curtis eventually settled in Seattle. Around 1895, Curtis began to photograph Native Americans in the Northwest. The trips fueled his interest in Native culture and Curtis began documenting as many North American tribes as he could. One photograph from a trip to a Navajo settlement near…

    Edward Sheriff Curtis (American 1868-1952)
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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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    Books, Maps & Manuscripts

    Though best known as one of America’s greatest inventors, it should also be noted that Thomas Alva Edison was also one of America’s savviest businessmen. Both of Edison’s professions are on display in the upcoming Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction, offered by Freeman’s. There are many Edison-related items in the…

    Children's & Illustrated] [Sendak, Maurice], Group of Six Titles Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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    Winter Magic Auction

    The Winter Magic Auction, offered by Potter & Potter Auctions, is anchored by antique magic and allied arts books from the collection of Giovanni Pasqua (stage name “Roxy”). One available book is Le Livre Magique (1863), which is an example of a magician’s “blow book.” The contents of the book…

    Bosco, B. Il Nouvo Bosco, ossia il Diavolo color di Rosa.
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    Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

    The Rare Books, Autographs and Maps auction offered by Doyle will present items from the estates of Sylvia Miles and Florence and David Edelstein. Pieces from the Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection will also be available. Leading this auction is a bronze replica of the Winston Churchill monument…

    [CHICAGO FIRE] the Burning of Chicago
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    An Extra Large Antique Auction, Day - 1

    There is little to classify day two of An Extra Large Antique Auction offered by Dirk Soülis Auctions beyond diverse, with more than 550 lots of vintage and historic items from a large array of categorizations. Groupings with the most items of the day include art glass, art pottery, canes,…

    A RARE FIGURAL IRON PIG KEY WIND MECHANICAL DESK BELL
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    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    Those qualities that make a book or manuscript “rare” can vary widely. It might be the first edition, it could have an interesting past, or it could bear an inscription from a celebrated author. In the upcoming Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts auction presented by Christie’s, all of those possibilities…

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana/Auctiondaily
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    Historical Manuscripts Featuring the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection

    In the upcoming Historical Manuscripts sale presented by Heritage Auctions, Bret J. Formichi’s American ephemera collection is on display. This significant body of literature, letters, cartes de visite calling cards, and Civil War memorabilia is quite extensive. One standout lot is a set of two miniature portraits of Frances Clalin…

    Historical Manuscripts Featuring the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection
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    Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Dodge Family Autograph Collection, Natural History, Travel and Americana

    The infamous outlaw and bank robber of the Old West, Jesse James, wrote a heated letter in 1875 to defend his integrity. A founding member of the notorious James-Younger gang, he refused to allow his name to be slandered as a petty horse thief. His spirited dissent and autographed letter…

    Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Dodge Family Autograph Collection, Natural History, Travel and Americana
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    Estate of John and Elaine Steinbeck Manuscripts Signature Internet Auction

    A pivotal figure of the 20th century literary scene, John Steinbeck was best known for his wry, unromantic portrayal of the Great Depression. In the upcoming Signature Internet Auction presented by Heritage, 36 items from John and Elaine Steinbeck’s estate will cross the auction block. Numerous drafts, typescripts, and letters…

    ohn Steinbeck Signed Copy of Speech Accepting the Nobel Prize in Literature Stockholm/AuctionDaily
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    Historical Manuscripts Featuring the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection

    In the upcoming Historical Manuscripts sale presented by Heritage Auctions, Bret J. Formichi’s American ephemera collection is on display. This significant body of literature, letters, cartes de visite calling cards, and Civil War memorabilia is quite extensive. One standout lot is a set of two miniature portraits of Frances Clalin…

    Christopher "Kit" Carson Carte de Visite Signed/Auctiondaily
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    Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles

    The Fall Sports Memorabilia Auction, offered by Heritage Online, is a sale of collectibles from nearly every major sport. In total, this two-day sale contains over 1,200 lots. For instance, baseball and signature collectors might admire the variety of autographed baseballs for sale. One of the most valuable is a…

    1978 Lloyd Waner Single Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA Auto Mint 9
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    Fine Books and Manuscripts

    In this auction of Fine Books and Manuscripts, Swann Auction Galleries offers a dizzying number of high-value books, manuscripts, and signatures by and about well-known figures. Just a fraction of the famous names appearing here should be enough to pique the interest of any collector: Aaron Burr, Robert E. Lee,…

    PHILLIPS, TOM. The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Inferno/Auctiondaily
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    Humanity / Inhumanity

    The Humanity / Inhumanity Auction, offered by Guernsey’s, is a small collection of items that links the holocaust with the civil rights movement. Among the remarkable items for sale is the “Voices of Independence,” a historic collection of documents that outline the future of the new Independent State of Israel as…

    Guernsey’s
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    The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer part II

    Part II of The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer Auction, offered by Freeman’s Auction, is anchored by a variety of books and rare letters from the like of Charles Darwin, Ernest Hemmingway, and John Locke. Of the many valuable lots is a framed letter by Thomas Jefferson “To the inhabitants of…

    Freeman’s Auction
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    Books, Maps & Manuscripts

    Freeman’s Auction presents Books, Maps & Manuscripts.  This auction offers reading material and visuals for history enthusiasts and book lovers alike. Featured in the auction are four sheets of paper joined together to form a 1775 map of the sixth state of the United States, Virginia. Included in this map…

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    Summer Magic Auction

    The Summer Magic Auction by Potter & Potter Auctions is a delightfully diverse collection of magic ephemera, antiques, and other collectible items. For magicians and their acts, there is a three-color window card produced for Houdini’s final tour, among the many posters and promotional materials. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-born,…

    Lot_of_Over_100_Magic_Booklets_and_Lecture_Notes
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    Autograph Auction Part 4

    The final day of the Autograph Auction Part 4 by Alderfer Auction wraps up with autographs from movie stars, professional athletes, businesspersons, and famous authors.  Within the last 173 lots, you will find an autographed photo of astronaut Neil Armstrong. Sports lovers will also enjoy a copy of the one-page…

    Entertainment Autograph Grouping
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    Rock N Roll, Hollywood, Fine Art & Estate Material

    With 150 lots dedicated to Rock N Roll & Hollywood, some of the biggest names will be featured in Weiss’ Rock N Roll, Hollywood, Fine Art & Estate Material Auction. Exciting lots include a 1970 two-piece, navy-blue track suit, owned and worn by John Lennon. Also signed by John Lennon…

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    Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction

    A Tupac Shakur ID with a color photo signed by the hip-hop star above the “Inmate Signature” line is one of the more unusual and heavily followed items in the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction from Heritage Auctions. The starting bid for Tupac Shakur’s 1995 prison ID is $15000.…