13 Press Releases

Tag: Ephemera

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    Printed & Manuscript African Americana

    Born into slavery, Dora Stephens worked for years under Alexander H. Stephens, a Georgia politician who became the vice president of the Confederate States of America. Despite A.H. Stephens’ ardent support for institutional slavery, he maintained warm and friendly relationships with his slaves. Writing in a March 1882 letter to…

    (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Paxson, Charles
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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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    Firearms, Militaria & Sporting

    The Firearms, Militaria & Sporting auction, offered by Pook & Pook, Inc., is a sale of antique firearms, swords, military hats, ephemera, and modern weapons. Among the firearms available in this collection is a Japanese Parker by Winchester, which is a contemporary double barrel, 12 gauge shotgun with a walnut…

    French model 1777 Maubeuge flintlock pistol
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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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    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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    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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    Fine Books & Manuscripts

    From vintage tomes to illustration art, the upcoming Fine Books & Manuscripts sale presented by Potter & Potter Auctions includes a wide variety of printed works. Over 600 items are on offer, including books, posters, photographs, paintings, and more. The leading lot is noted equally for its physical characteristics and…

    Fine Books & Manuscripts
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    The David and Janice Frent Collection Presidential & Political Americana, Part VI Signature Auction Session-2

    As the next installment of the David and Janice Frent Collection comes to auction, there is certainly cause for great excitement. Heritage Auctions will bring two days of political and Americana memorabilia across the auction block, covering over 800 total items. The Frents’ collection is one of incomparable size and…

    Heritage Auctions
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    Turkish Manuscript, Hunt & Fish, Catholic

    With a catalog filled with numerous distinct, rare, and decorative books, the upcoming Turkish Manuscript, Hunt & Fish, Catholic auction presented by National Book Auctions is an opportunity to view and enjoy literature’s best curiosities. The outstanding and titular lot is a 17th century French manuscript chronicling the Ottoman wars…

    National Book Auctions
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    The Mary Wells Advertising & Americana Auction

    The Mary Wells Advertising & Americana Auction, offered by Leland Little, is anchored by some tobacco advertisements from a variety of producers. One lot garnering a lot of early interest consists of two lithographs advertising Bull Durham brand tobacco. The largest, perhaps more desirable of the two, is from a…

    Duke Tobacco Poster Double Sided Folding Screen/AuctionDaily
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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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    Maine & Beyond Day - 1

    Amid various auctions occurring around the globe, a three-day auction, the Marine & Beyond offered by Thomaston Place Auction is definitely amongst the ones to watch out for. The first day of the auction makes its mark for presenting its unique curation of folk art, fine art and country furniture.…

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    Online Only Books, Ephemera & Historical Prints

    The printed word is one of the pivotal tools of humanity, an invention that has never ceased to describe, catalog, entertain, and record. To analyze history is to analyze the literature and ephemera that was left behind. Pook & Pook, Inc. makes its first foray into the realm of printed…

    Pook & Pook, Inc.