5 Press Releases

Tag: Frederick Douglass

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leads sale of African Americana at Swann

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an early draft of the Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963. Estimate $15,000 to $25,000. New York—Printed & Manuscript African Americana is on offer at Swann Galleries Thursday, March 25. The sale will feature an exceptional offering of material with highlights from important figures and historical…

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leads sale of African Americana at Swann1
  • Auction Result, Press Release

    Swann Sets Auction Record for Frederick Douglass Autograph at $112K

    Frederick Douglass, Autograph Letter Signed, to Sallie Holley recruiting her for the Frederick Douglass Paper, 1851. Sold for $112,500, a record for an ALS by Douglass. FINE BOOKS & AUTOGRAPHS Sale 2559; February 25, 2021 Sale total: $522,632 Estimates for sale as a whole: $304,400–$456,550 We offered 269 lots; 243…

    Swann Sets Auction Record for Frederick Douglass Autograph at $112K-1
  • Auction Industry

    Artists of Black History Month: Jacob Lawrence

    Black River Auction Offers Two Signed Screenprints from American Painter One of the first nationally-recognized Black American painters, Jacob Lawrence completed his first significant painting series at 21 years old. Social realism was always the bedrock of Lawrence’s work. Throughout the 20th century, he returned to the vivid imagery of…

    Artists of Black History Month Jacob Lawrence1
  • Auction Industry

    Cowan's to present first dedicated various owner African Americana sale

    Sixth plate daguerreotype of Joseph Jenkins Roberts, the first and seventh president of Liberia. N.p., ca 1840s. Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000. CINCINNATI, OH.-Cowan’s, a Hindman company, will present its first dedicated various owner African Americana sale on February 18. The sale will feature a diverse selection of books, manuscripts, newspapers,…

    Cowans to present first dedicated various owner African Americana sale
  • Auction Industry

    The Exceptional Steve Turner Collection of African Americana Sells for 182% of Pre-Sale Estimate at Cowan’s Auctions

    One of the final studio portraits of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass’ walking stick, and a stunning landscape by California’s first African-American city view artist were among the highlights. CHICAGO – Part one of a planned two-part sale of one of the best private collections of African Americana to come to…

    The Exceptional Steve Turner Collection of African Americana Sells for 182% of Pre-Sale Estimate at Cowan’s Auctions CHICAGO, Illinois