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December 14, 2019 Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills

Animation Art
Sale #7216

Bidding Begins Approx. November 25th

Full Preview:
December 12th - 14th

Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor

Beverly Hills, CA

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September 19, 2019 PBA Galleries

Cartography - Americana - Exploration - Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte and Margaret Gee Collection (with additions)
Sale #683

11am

Over 200 select lots with important cartographic material from the collection of the late Warren Heckrotte and his longtime companion Maggie Gee, plus rare Americana, Californiana, and accounts of travels through the world. Included are many scarce maps of Europe and Asia as well as the world as a whole; maps of the Americas, a number featuring California as an island; local maps of California counties, cities and towns; prints and engravings of maritime and ethnographic interest; and more. The large selection of atlases includes several rare atlases of the Russian Empire, groundbreaking “physical” atlases from the 19th century, amusing geographic puzzles and games, and much
more.

Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

PREVIEWS:
each Tue & Wed before every sale as well as to our live auctions normally beginning at 11:00am every other Thu

PBA Galleries
605 Addison Street

Berkeley, CA

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December 6, 2019 - December 7, 2019 Northampton Book & Book Arts Fair

A Celebration of the Book: Used & Antiquarian Books, Artist Books, Ephemera, Fine Letterpress Printing, Book Binding, & Papermaking

Fri 5pm - 8pm
Sal 10am - 4pm

Northhampton Community Arts Trust
33 Hawley Street

Berkeley, CA

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October 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019 2019 Los Angeles Printers Fair

FEATURED ARTIST: JESSICA SPRING of Springtide Press in Tacoma, WA

Since her beginnings in the famed Printers Row in Chicago in the 1980’s, Jessica has established a national reputation as an innovative creative force in letterpress printing. Using vintage metal and wood type with antique borders and images, and printed on presses over 100 years old, Jessica’s portfolio is full of color and energy. Ranging from artist’s books, broadsides and ephemera, Jessica’s work can be found in collections and institutions around the country. Most recently she invented Daredevil Furniture to help other printers set type in circles, curves, and angles. She also collaboratives with illustrator Chandler O’Leary on the Dead Feminist broadside series and is co-author of  “THE DEAD FEMINISTS: Historic Heroines in Living Color”. This limited-edition letterpress broadside series and book features quotes by 28 historical feminists, tied to current political and social issues, each printed from hand-drawn letters and type.

Jessica Spring will be exhibiting her broadsides and books during the LA Printers Fair as well as giving an Artist’s Lecture for the public on Saturday evening, October 19th.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: INSIDE HOLLYWOOD: THE EARL HAYS PRESS COLLECTION

Featuring the newly-acquired rare type and printing blocks from Earl Hays Press in Sunland, the leading producer of “fakes” and “inserts” for Hollywood film and television shows for 100 years. Everything from the old newspapers seen in every Western movie or in The Godfather movies, to Astronaut Jack Nicolson on a fake Time Magazine cover, even the printing plates used to make the police decals on Beverly Hills 90210; all of these are the creative work of the iconic Hollywood printing shop known as Earl Hays Press. Over the years, the Printing Museum has worked with Earl Hays Press renting the actual working antique presses used in the films while EHP created the inserts. Now this historic visual archive of Earl Hays Press, synonymous with Hollywood and Los Angeles, will be housed and on view for the public at the Museum.

Activities running throughout the day:
SHOPPING
LETTERPRESS SWAP MEET
GENERAL GALLERY TOURS and TYPE CASTING
HANDS-ON-PRINTING
THE 50’s PRINTING SHOP
PAPER MAKING

10am - 4pm

Admission $10
Kids 12 & under $5

The International Printing Museum
315 W. Torrance Blvd.

Carson, CA

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Book Fairs West
October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019 Rare Books LAX

Southern California's new antiquarian book, fine print, photography, map, and ephemera fair !

We have 75 exhibitors from all over the world taking part, representing some of the finest firms selling rare books, and specialist in fine print, photography, ephemera and maps.

The Proud Bird
11022 Aviation Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA

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