Event Calendar

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January 26, 2020 Sotheby's - New York

Important Americana

Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the Important Americana sale on 26 January. The preview exhibition will be on view from 16–25 January.


Thu, Jan 16th 2pm - 5pm
Fri, Jan 17th 10am - 5pm
Sat, Jan 18th 10am - 5pm
Sun, Jan 19th 1pm - 5pm
Mon, Jan 20th 10am - 5pm
Tue, Jan 21st 10am - 5pm
Wed, Jan 22nd 10am - 5pm
Thu, Jan 23rd 10am - 5pm
Fri, Jan 24th 10am - 5pm
Sat, Jan 25th 10am - 5pm

Sotheby's - New York
1334 York Avenue

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
January 27, 2020 Sotheby's - New York

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana
Sale N10301

In what is now a tradition, Books and Manuscripts will be joining our colleagues across other departments in celebrating Americana Week. Our sale is rich in significant and intriguing materials, both printed and manuscript. The auction features an outstanding selection of historical letters and documents from Joseph Rubinfine American Historical Autographs, including an extensive group of letters by George Washington and other material related to the American Revolution. A number of scarce handbills, broadsides, pamphlets, and ephemera (including a couple of examples of early American erotica) come from the private collection of Bailey Bishop. Among many other varied highlights are a scarce New York handbill reporting early news of the Boston Tea Party; a very fine copy of McKenney and Hall’s History of the Indian Tribes of North America; Alonso de Molina’s Aqui comiença un vocabulario en la lengua Castellana y Mexicana, the first edition of the first dictionary and indeed one of the earliest books to be printed in the Americas; a collection of some 1,900 British Parliamentary Acts, including many dealing with the British American Colonies; and two Black Ship Scrolls with provenance from the family of Commodore Matthew Perry.


Sotheby's - New York
1334 York Avenue

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
January 30, 2020 Swann Auction Galleries

African-American Art from the Johnson Publishing Company
Sale 2528

Artworks from the Offices of Ebony and Jet Magazines


Preview Dates:
Sat, Jan 25th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Jan 27th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Jan 28th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Jan 29th 10am - 6pm
Thu, Jan 30th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
January 31, 2020 - February 1, 2020 San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair

Featuring: Antiquarian & Rare Books on All Subjects, First Editions, Maps & Exploration, Posters, Childrens Books, Illustrations & Art, Antique & Modern Prints, Vintage Photographs, Gastronomy, Autographs, Postcards, Ephemera, Manuscrips & Typography, Modern Literature, California & The West, Scince Fiction, Artist's Books

Fri 10am - 7pm
Sat 10am - 5pm

Admission $12

South San Francisco Conference Center
255 S. Airport Blvd.

South San Francisco, CA

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Book Fairs West
February 1, 2020 - February 15, 2020 Lifecycles Collections and Collecting

In this three-part lecture series, Collections Advisor Spencer W Stuart will introduce the range of life-cycles that a private collection can follow.

This series focuses on collections of fine art, antiquarian books, vintage photography and rare print materials. Spencer will present a variety of collection case studies, tracking their origins and development, and concluding with their redistribution. An opportunity for questions and discussion will follow.

This series takes place February 1, 8 and 15, 2020.


Free admission

West Vancouver Art Museum
680 17th Street

West Vancouver, BC CANADA

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Lecture International