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March 16 -
June 12, 2015
Representing Modern Japan: The Luber Collection of Art Books
Gilbert and Shirley Luber collected and sold traditional and contemporary Japanese prints at the Gilbert Luber Gallery in Philadelphia from 1980-2000. The Luber Collection is a multi-lingual selection of over 1,300 volumes on Japanese art, art history, and culture from the premodern period to the 1990s. A strength of this collection is its emphasis on 20th-century Japanese printing and other art forms.

Representing Modern Japan focuses on books about contemporary Japanese printing and introduces various styles of hanga, or woodblock prints, spanning the 20th century. The exhibit will also reflect the variety and breadth of the Luber Gallery's collecting and sales of 20th-century artists' prints. Visitors will encounter a range of individuals and techniques, as well as the Lubers' personal connections to those artists in the latter half of the 20th century. The Luber Collection of Art Books was presented to Penn Libraries in 2012.

Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
Wed 10am - 8pm

Free and open to the public
(please show photo ID at entrance)

Goldstein Family Gallery
Kislak Center for Special Collections
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street
Philiadelphia, PA
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
May 27 -
June 07, 2015
Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers
Fine Books & Manuscripts Online

Bidding now open

Bid online through
June 7, 2015
4pm

Preview Times:
June 3, 2PM – 5PM
June 4, 10AM – 5PM
June 5, 10AM – 7PM

Skinner, Inc
63 Park Plaza
Boston, MA
Auctions New England
June 04, 2015
Swann Auction Galleries
American Art
Sale 2386

1:30pm

Preview Dates
Sat, May 30 12-5
Mon, Jun 1 10-6
Tue, Jun 2 10-6
Wed, Jun 3 10-6
Thu, Jun 410-12

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
June 04, 2015
Sotheyby's - London
The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part IV

Part IV of the Library of an English Bibliophile features a fantastic selection of children’s books and illustrated works from the mid-19th century onwards. Nearly all the major authors and artists in this much loved collecting category are well-represented, from a charming autograph pictorial alphabet by Edward Lear (c.1857) to the first edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997). As with previous sales in the series, the books are notable for their exceptional condition, often combined with distinguished provenance.

10:30am

Exhibition Time:
SAT, 30 MAY 15 | 12pm - 5pm
SUN, 31 MAY 15 | 12pm - 5pm
MON, 01 JUN 15 | 9am - 4:30pm
TUE, 02 JUN 15 | 9am - 4:30pm
WED, 03 JUN 15 | 9am - 4:30pm

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
June 06 -
07, 2015
Bay Area Book Festival
Indoor / Outdoor FREE Festival

The Bay Area Book Festival will fill downtown Berkeley, California all weekend June 6-7, 2015 with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book.

Events throughout each day:
Saturday 10am until 7pm
Sunday 10am until 6pm

Free to the public

In Downtown Berkeley's Arts District
Berkeley, CA
Festival West
June 06 -
07, 2015
London Map Fair
The largest Antique Map Fair in Europe, established 1980.
We exhibit at the historic London venue of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS).
This event brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as hundreds of visiting dealers, collectors, curators and map aficionados from all parts of the world. A very large selection of Original Antique Maps will be available for sale, ranging in age from the 15th C. to the 20th C., covering all parts of the world and priced to suit all pockets: from £10 to £100,000.

Sat 12pm - 7pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

Free admission

London Map Fair Lectures
Mapseller and fair co-organiser Tim Bryars and the British Library’s curator of antiquarian mapping Tom Harper will explore some of the maps and themes of their book, A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps.

Saturday June 6th, at 14.30 in the RGS Ondaatje Theatre

Talks by Ashley Baynton-Williams throughout the weekend on map collecting for beginners.

Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Other Events International
June 07, 2015
Granite State Book, Paper, & Ephemera Fair
Two Great Shows under One Roof, including Granite State Antiques Festival

10:00am - 4:00pm

Everett Arena
15 Loudon Road (exit 14 off I93)
Concord, NH
Book Fairs New England
June 09, 2015
Christie's - London
FINE PRINTED BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS
Sale #10414

10am & 2pm

Viewing Times:
Jun 5, 9am - 5pm
Jun 6, 11am - 5pm
Jun 7, 11am - 5pm
Jun 8, 9am - 7:30pm

Christie's - London
85 Old Brompton Road
London, South Kensington, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
June 10, 2015
Swann Auction Galleries
Art, Press & Illustrated Books
Sale 2387

1:30pm

Preview Dates
Sat, Jun 6 12-5
Mon, Jun 8 10-6
Tue, Jun 9 10-6
Wed, Jun 1010-12

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
June 10, 2015
Christie's - London
MODERN LITERATURE: THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF ANTHONY HOBSON
Sale #11606

10am & 2pm

Viewing Times:
Jun 5, 9am - 5pm
Jun 6, 11am - 5pm
Jun 7, 11am - 5pm
Jun 8, 9am - 7:30pm
Jun 9, 9am - 5pm

Christie's - London
85 Old Brompton Road
London, South Kensington
Auctions International
June 11, 2015
Profiles in History
Historical Auction

Profiles in History’s Historical Auction features an extensive compilation of historical artifacts, a collection of rare documents, personal letters, photographs, manuscripts and ephemera from some of the world’s key history changing icons including: John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, James Monroe, Thomas Stonewall Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, William T. Sherman and many other significant World figures.

11:00am

Profiles in History
26662 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA
Auctions West
June 11, 2015
Gallery at Knotty Pine
MAIN EPHEMERA, ADVERTISING, COLLECTIBLES, TOYS & BOOKS

ANTIQUE & ESTATE BOOKS @ 4:30pm
Categories include - rock and roll, psychedelics, beat & hippies, Bibles, science & technology, NE/NY, childrens/juvenile, miniature books, travel & places, ESP/Occult/Witchcraft, military, Americana, Easton Press & more.

EPHEMERA, ADVERTISING, TOYS & COLLECTIBLES @ 6:00pm
Categories include - photography inc. dags, tintypes, C.D.V.'s, cabinet photos, albums, studio photographs - Jacques Lowe photo of Kennedy family, Helen Keller, periodicals inc. fan magazines, advertising inc. labels, product packaging, signs & posters, Coca Cola syrup keg, merchandise catalogs, premiums & tins, toys inc. tin litho, cast iron & sheet metal trucks, glass & chalkware, collection cast iron still banks, pinup girl calendars & blotters, movie posters inc. Psycho, Sound of Music, Guys & Dolls & others, newspapers, 1st day covers, postcards, 1884 Yale album, movie star autographs, clipped signatures of Civil War Generals, W.C. Bryant letter, correspondence inc. British Mandate postcards, Reed & Barber 1849 map of U.S. etc., Franklin County Atlas, W.W. II ephemera, Lash's Orangeade dispenser, dolls inc. bisque & china heads, composition & paper dolls, candy containers, signed sports balls & photos, Stevensgraph, 1960's paper dress, juvenile puzzles, Pilgrim mannequins & much more.

Previews: day of sale 2 - 6pm, or by appointment

Gallery at Knotty Pine
787 Rte. 10, PO Box 96
W. Swanzey, NH
Auctions New England
June 11 -
October 25, 2015
Paper Trail: Documenting Rites of Passage in German-speaking America
Highly decorative certificates documented the births, baptisms, and marriages of German-speaking people in America. Called fraktur, these hand-drawn and colored documents offer a visually appealing record of 19th-century individuals.

10am – 7pm

ADMISSION:
$12.99 Adults
$6.49 Children 6 - 12
Free Children under 6

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
Folk Art Museum
326 West Francis Street
Williamsburg, VA
Auctions South
June 12, 2015
Christie's - New York
Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts, including Americana

AND

The Charles E. Sigety Collection

Two wide-ranging sales cover more than 1,000 years of manuscripts and printed materials, from the Magna Carta to the age of the superhero.

FINE PRINTED BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING AMERICANA
Sale 3750

10am

Viewing Times
New York, Rockefeller Center
Jun 6, 10am - 5pm
Jun 7, 1pm - 5pm
Jun 8, 10am - 5pm
Jun 9, 10am - 5pm
Jun 10, 10am - 5pm
Jun 11, 10am - 5pm


THE CHARLES E. SIGETY COLLECTION
Sale 11610

2pm

Viewing Times
New York, Rockefeller Center
Jun 6, 10am - 5pm
Jun 7, 1pm - 5pm
Jun 8, 10am - 5pm
Jun 9, 10am - 5pm
Jun 10, 10am - 5pm
Jun 11, 10am - 5pm

Christie's - New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
June 15, 2015
Dance for Life: The California Legacy of Isadora Duncan. An Illustrated Talk by Margaretta K. Mitchell
Dance for Life, Margaretta K. Mitchell’s stunning portfolio of photogravures and original text, tells the story of the Temple of Wings in Berkeley, California and the legacy of the dance of Isadora Duncan that was practiced there for three generations. In this illustrated talk Mitchell will share images from the portfolio as she describes the process of making it and the history that inspired it.

5 - 7pm

Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
Other Events West
June 16, 2015
Stockholms Auktionsverk
Rare Books, Maps & Manuscripts

Viewing
12 June, 10am – 6pm
13 – 14 June, 10am – 4pm
15 June, 10am – 6pm

Stockholms Auktionsverk
Nybrogatan 32
Stockholm, SWEDEN
Auctions International
June 16, 2015
Christie's - London
IMPORTANT BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE LIBRARY OF JEAN A. BONNA
Sale #10456

2pm

Viewing Times
London, King Street
Jun 12, 9am - 5pm
Jun 13, 11am - 5pm
Jun 14, 12pm - 5pm
Jun 15, 9am - 8pm

Christie's - London
8 King Street
St. James's
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
June 17, 2015
Swann Auction Galleries
19th & 20th Century Literature
Sale 2388

1:30pm

Preview Dates
Sat, Jun 13 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Jun 15 10am - 6pm
Tue, Jun 16 10am - 6pm
Wed, Jun 17 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
June 18 -
28, 2015
Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair
Now in its 43rd year, Olympia is the UK's largest and most established art and antiques fair, and enjoys a longstanding reputation as one of the go-to social and cultural events of the Summer season.

The 2015 edition will run at the later date of 18 - 28 June 2015, coinciding with a host of important cultural events in London. This significant date change consolidates the capital’s influential position as the hub of the global art world during late June and will open up the fair to a greater number of visitors, both from the UK and abroad.

Whether you're looking for jaw-dropping vintage Tiffany jewellery, unique Art Deco furniture, rare enamel lighters, tribal art, vintage maps, scientific objects or works by Damien Hirst, Olympia's eclectic mix of 170 of the world's leading specialist dealers truly does offer something for everyone, with prices ranging from £100 - £1 million.

Taking place in the stunning setting of the Olympia National in the heart of London, the fair will stage a tailored events programme featuring high-profile speakers from some of the world’s most prestigious arts and heritage organisations. A stylish preview evening, champagne bar, late night openings and bespoke dining will consolidate the fair’s status as an unmissable cultural and social event in the international calendar.

Olympia National
Olympia London
Hammersmith Road
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Art/Antiques Fairs International
June 18, 2015
Inspired by O’Keeffe: Composition and Color Workshop
Learn about Georgia O’Keeffe’s art and life from Anna Koster, who served as O’Keeffe’s weekend companion in 1976. Art lessons will focus on composition and color. We’ll start with an exercise that influenced O’Keeffe, given to her by her teacher Arthur Wesley Dow. Try another exercise prescribed by O’Keeffe herself. Take home your own art inspired by O’Keeffe’s favorite subjects, art, and artistic philosophy, but reflecting your aesthetic and spirit. The workshop is open to participants of all skill levels, from those with no previous art experience to accomplished artists. Since her time with O’Keeffe, Koster has enjoyed a life and career focused on art, and earned an MFA in Fine Arts from San Jose State University.

9am – 4:30pm

Cost: $95; Members, $85. Box lunch and art materials provided.

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EXHIBITION: Georgia O’Keeffe: Line, Color, Composition
May 8 - Sep 13, 2015

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
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Museum Education Annex
123 Grant Avenue
Sante Fe, NM
Other Events Southwest
June 18, 2015
PBA Galleries
Travel & Exploration - Hunting, Sporting & Natural History - Cartography
Sale #562

Over 300 lots of rare accounts of travels around the globe, entertaining narratives of hunting big game and small, and maps of the Americas and the world, with an emphasis on California, with a number of wall maps.

PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
June 19, 2015
Sotheby's - New York
Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana

Our 19 June sale of Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana will feature incunabula from the Jewish Theological Seminary, including a complete Book of Esther from the Gutenberg Bible, 1455. Americana includes a very fine contemporary broadside of the Declaration of Independence, a rare first book printing of the Declaration and a very desirable copy of Williams’s Bloudy Tenent, 1644, the first copy to appear on the market since 1984. Other highlights are Edwin Booth’s copy of Shakespeare’s Second Folio, 1632, and a collection of 5 original gouaches by Bemelmans for his Madeleine series.

10:00am

PREVIEW TIMES:
Sat, Jun 13th 10am - 5pm
Sun, Jun 14th 1pm - 5pm
Mon, Jun 15th 10am - 5pm
Tue, Jun 16th 10am - 5pm
Wed, Jun 17th 10am - 5pm
Thu, Jun 18th 10am - 5pm

Sotheby's - New York
1334 York Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
June 19, 2015
Heritage Auctions
Fine European Art
Sale #5217

10am

FULL PREVIEW:
June 17 - 19, 2015

RECEPTION PREVIEW:
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Heritage Auctions
Design District Annex
1518 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
June 19 -
21, 2015
Heritage Auctions
Fine & Decorative Arts Including Estates
Sale #5218

12pm

FULL PREVIEW:
June 17-20, 2015

RECEPTION PREVIEW:
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Heritage Auctions
Design District Annex
1518 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
June 20, 2015
Roosevelt Reading Festival
1 Day, 16 Authors - 2015 Roosevelt Reading Festival

The FDR Presidential Library will present the 12th Annual Roosevelt Reading Festival on Saturday, June 20, 2015. In concurrent sessions throughout the day, 14 authors of recently published works that draw upon the Roosevelt Library archives will present author talks followed by book signings.

Copies of all of the authors' books will be available for sale in the New Deal Store located in the Wallace Center.

9:45am, begins with coffee & refreshments

Free & open to the public

KEYNOTE ADDRESS 4pm
Lucinda Franks, author of Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me

Henry A. Wallace Center
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY
Other Events Mid-Atlantic
June 21 -
August 30, 2015
Leonardo da Vinci, the Codex Leicester, and the Creative Mind
Engineer, inventor, scientist, artist: Leonardo da Vinci was an exemplar of the innovative mind who used his vast intellect, powers of observation, and boundless curiosity to explore the world around him. This exhibition presents one of Leonardo’s original notebooks, the most vital tool in his creative process, and explores how his interdisciplinary, renaissance thinking is shared by some of today’s most visionary artists, engineers, and designers.

The Codex Leicester is on loan from Bill Gates.

Mon Closed
Tue 10am – 5pm
Wed 10am – 5pm
Thu 10am – 9pm
Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 5pm

Ticketed exhibition

Target Galleries
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
Educational Programs Midwest
June 21, 2015
12th Annual Printing Arts Fair
Celebrate the 205th Birthday of George Phineas Gordon, inventor of the one person job press.

Lots of fun for kids & adults !

From the light touch of the ink kissing paper to seeing your name spelled out in molten lead on a Linotype slug and craftsmen producing art prints, the 12th Annual Printing Arts Fair will be back on June 21, Father’s Day !

Dad will love the clang of the working printing presses, Mom will marvel at art prints being made and the kids can get ink on their fingers when they set their name in wood type then print it. Everybody will be amazed as hot molten lead is turned into lines of type and kids (of all ages) can print their own Father’s Day card.

Demonstrations of litho and intaglio printing, stone carving, and letterpress printing are on tap, as is a lot more. Collectors will find rare letterpress accessories while associated vendors will exhibit their specialty wares. A raffle of printing related memorabilia, art and offerings from local business will be held.

Need to add metal type and that odd do-dad to your print shop? The Summer Type and All things Letterpress sale will be held in conjunction with the fair.

10am - 4pm

$8 for adults
$5 for children, students & seniors.
No charge for members.

Museum of Printing
(Mass. Avenue on the Town Common)
800 Massachusetts Avenue
Andover, MA
Art/Antiques Fairs New England
June 22, 2015
Murder Most Foul: Printed Sources on Homicide in Early America. An Illustrated Talk by Kevin Graffagnino
This presentation of murder books, pamphlets, serials, prints, photographs, and ephemera illustrates the ways our ancestors dealt with murder as vehicle for moral instruction, basis for social attitudes and legal policy, and source of guilty-pleasure titillation. Kevin Graffagnino is the director of the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan.

5 - 7pm

Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
Other Events West
June 24, 2015
Bonhams
BOOKS

Bonhams - London
LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE
Montpelier Street
Knightsbridge
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
June 24, 2015
Lyon & Turnbull
The Waterloo Bicentenary
Sale 439A

Fine Furniture auction includes selected contents from Dollerie House, Perthshire, and from a Scottish Borders Country House.

6pm

Viewing times:
Sunday 21 June 12 noon - 4pm
Monday 22 June 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 23 June 10am - 5pm
Morning of the sale from 9am

Lyon & Turnbull
33 Broughton Place
Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
June 25, 2015
PBA Galleries
Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London, Part One
Sale #563

More than 450 lots of fine literature including Part I of the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London. Among the highlights of the collection are first editions of his major works, some in the rare original dust jackets, many inscribed to friends, family, and associates; a number of letters from Jack London, to his wife Charmian and others; manuscripts, rare ephemeral items, and much more. The second section of the auction includes fine literature from the 18th through 20th centuries, with first editions from John Barth, Charles Bukowski, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, William Everson, F, Scott Fitzgerald, Ian Fleming, Zane Grey, Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, Joyce Carol Oates, John Steinbeck, Laurence Sterne, Mark Twain, E.B. White, Oscar Wilde, and many, many more.

11am

PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
June 25, 2015
Kestenbaum & Company
Singular Collection of
Early Printed Hebrew Books,
Biblical & Rabbinic Manuscripts
Sale #65

Although by lot count this particular auction will be smaller in size than the norm, a great deal of time was spent on researching and preparing for sale the 130 initial lots of this auction that stem from a single source that we shall refer to as a most Singular Collection. Specialist consultant Rabbi Dovid Kamenetsky was brought from Jerusalem to New York to assist in preparing this exceptional catalogue.

The Singular Collection is divided into two sections. The first fifty-six lots represent outstanding Hebrew manuscripts pertaining to Rabbinics, Kabbalah, Liturgy, Talmud, etc. Almost one-third of these medieval and pre-modern Hebraic manuscripts are unpublished.

The second section of the Singular Collection features just under seventy lots of stellar Early Hebrew Printed Books.

After the initial 130 lots, the remainder of the sale, offered from various consignors, includes other books and manuscripts, as well as graphic art and ceremonial objects.

Prominently consigned to the Graphic Art section of the auction is material that stems from the Rowe Bookplate Museum, Greenwich, Conn. Also included in this section is an eclectic collection of posters relating to World War II, the Holocaust and early State of Israel.

Fine examples within the section of Ceremonial Objects include a Hester Bateman Georgian silver Torah Pointer, London 1778, estimate $5,000-7,000 (Lot 207) and a medal of Dona Gracia Mendes Nasi, “the first unequivocal Jewish medal with a Hebrew Legend,” Ferrara, 1558, at a pre-sale estimate of $2,000-3,000 (Lot 211).

3pm

EXHIBITON:
Sun, June 21st - Wed, June 24th

Kestenbaum & Company
242 West 30th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
June 27 -
28, 2015
Potter & Potter Auctions
Gambling Memorabilia & Rare Playing Cards

Potter & Potter is pleased to feature an assortment of rare and unusual playing cards, gambling memorabilia, books about gambling and cheating, and associated objects in its June 2015 sale.

The auction will feature the collection of the late Ronald Wohl, who amassed an astonishing assortment gambling devices, prints, books, holdouts, and virtually anything else related to the subject.

In addition, a choice selection of rare playing cards of both European and American origins - including a lovely selection of early transformation decks - will round out the auction.

10:00am, June 27th, with a second day tentatively scheduled for Sunday, June 28

Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the sale. Previews take place in the gallery in the days preceding the auction, from 10am - 5pm, CST.

Chicago Gallery
Potter & Potter Auctions
3759 N. Ravenswood, Suite 121
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
June 29 -
30, 2015
Profiles in History
Morris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part I

Amassed for over 53 years, The Morris Everett, Jr. collection features lots from over 196,000+ vintage movie lobby cards, posters and other memorabilia. Morris Everett, Jr. The Auction Part I will be the first in a series of auctions to take place over a period of several years through Profiles in History.

“I am thrilled that now, all, collectors will have the opportunity to participate in these sales and be able to acquire items that fit within their particular collecting interests.” – Morris Everett, Jr.

11am

Monday, Day 1, Lots 1-706
Tuesday, Day 2, Lots 707-1406

Profiles in History
26662 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA
Auctions West
June 30 -
July 01, 2015
Guernsey's - Online Auction
The Col. McCrahon Collection
World War I Posters

10am

Public Preview:
Online only

Often described as "the Great War," World War I is vividly remembered by a vast number of extraordinarily graphic posters published during the years of that historic international conflict. Serving first as a war-time ambulance driver for the French, and then becoming a Colonel in the U.S. Army, Edward McCrahon devoted his post-war years to amassing one of the most comprehensive collections of WWI Posters known to exist.

New York City-based auction house Guernsey’s will be conducting an unreserved auction of quite possibly the finest collection of patriotic posters relating to World War I. Roughly half of the approximately 2,000 posters are from the United States, with the balance reflecting the many different nations involved in the Great War. The auction will be held on LiveAuctioneers.com.

Brooklyn-born Edward H. McCrahon was so passionate in his defense of the Allied nations that he joined the French Army two years prior to the United States entering the war. Once the U.S. became involved, McCrahon returned home, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and rose to the rank of Colonel. However, it was during his stint in France when he first became riveted by the compelling graphics of war poster art.

At the conclusion of the war, McCrahon devoted his energies towards assembling what is ultimately recognized as the most extensive collection of war posters known to exist. By the mid-1930s – after 16 years of collecting – the McCrahon Collection was widely exhibited and acknowledged in countless print articles, and even in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, as the very finest collection of its type.

The Colonel McCrahon Collection reflects true international flavor of the war, as numerous countries and their respective languages were used to inform and motivate the civilian public during this time of great crisis. (Of note are the many foreign language posters printed here in the United States that functioned as outreach to the large clusters of immigrants in cities such as New York.) Although all are patriotic at their roots, this Collection features posters that cover fundraising, food rationing, enlistment, women’s war efforts, and animal aid. Many of the posters collected by Col. McCrahon are the only known copies to exist today.

Never having left the McCrahon family, the Collection has been consigned to Guernsey’s by the Colonel’s grandchildren. The sale will take place over two days with approximately 700 lots each day (some of the lots containing multiple posters).

Guernsey's
65 East 93rd Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic