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Tag: Swann Auction Galleries

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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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    Rare & Important Travel Posters

    Whether they are defined by their historical relevance or commercial value, vintage travel posters take an artistic look at travel and vacation destinations. Swann Auction Galleries’ upcoming Rare & Important Travel Posters auction will include almost 200 of these posters. One designed by Hubert Herkomer advertises the Normandie, a luxury…

    HUBERT HERKOMER (1881-?) "NORMANDIE" / THE WORLD'S MOST PERFECT SHIP / FRENCH LINE. 1939.
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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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    African-American Fine Art

    In Swann Auction Galleries’ upcoming African American Fine Art auction, some of the greatest African American artists of the 20th century will take center stage. A pulsing and varied celebration of black culture, this sale is packed with examples of folk art, fine art, and everything in between.  Henry Ossawa…

    African-American Fine Art
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    Vintage Posters

    The Vintage Poster auction, offered by Swann Auction Galleries, consists of a large variety of classic posters, many of which will be highly recognizable even to the non-collector. One of the most well-known and easily identifiable of the sale is James Montgomery Flagg’s “I Want You for U.S. Army” poster…