Auctions | October 7, 2020 US Sale #4: Photographs, Albums, and Archives

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“Die Europa im Shanghai 1928” a sheet mounted with six photographs recording the visit of the “Europa 2506” a Junkers W33L monoplane, during an ‘around the world’ attempt by Baron von Huenefeld and K.G. Lindner, 1928. Estimate: $150-200

Connecticut — in the US, Sale #4: Photographs, Albums and Archives, featuring the Gaeta-Gouey Collection. Preview: on now. The auction runs from Thursday 8th October until Thursday 15th, ending at 2.30pm EST.

Included in the Gaeta-Gouey collection are a fresh-to-the-market selection of photographs amassed over the past twenty-five years by Danny Gaeta of John Bale Books and Denis Gouey of And Books Too. Included are images from the mid-19th century to the present day. This selection offers proof that a collector's soul is to be found within every great dealer. Relatively modest estimates do not mean mediocre photography when the decision to add to the collection has been made by individuals with the ability to recognize quality wherever it may lurk!

The sale, of over 220 lots, includes:

Lot 4. A photobook with original letter from the photographer: Artist’s Model by John EVERARD. London:1958. Cloth, dust-jacket. Sixth impression: a nice copy.[With:] A 1p. typed letter to ‘Dear Tony’ [Esther Anthony] signed, dated ‘22nd January, 1947’.

Lot 62 a Daguerreotype of a painting of a painter painting a painting.

Lot 91 an important archive: the work of Spencer Lionel ADAMS, featuring glass slides prepared for him by T. ENAMI of Japan.

Lots 156 & 157. Cole WESTON. [Two C-print photographs], signed and dated 1980, and 1994 respectively.

Lot 158 MAILLER & MAYEROWITZ. An inscribed photobook from the author (photographer) to the dedicatee. & An original large format C-print from Mayerowitz. (2).

Lot 175 Amedee VIGNOLA Le Document Photographique, Serie II. Prias: 1906. 13 original mounted photographs of female nudes ith their original envelope

Lot 186 The Railroad Camera Club. [A selection of photographs from the 1930s and 1940s of Locomotives], approximately 320 photos and RPPCs.

Lots 216-221. An important selection of the work of Robert F. SHEEHAN (1922-1969) presented in six separate lots, offering some perspective on this important photographer.

In addition, worth a closer look: [China] rare photos documenting Baron von Huenefeld’s 1928 flight; [Folk Art] Cigar Store Indian cabinet card; Generous lots of vernacular images (cabinet cards, CDVs, tintypes, etc); Cyanotypes; important Waterbury, Ct., photo collection; Bicycles, golf, baseball images; signed celebrity photos (Boris Karloff, Bob Hope, Count Basie, etc); letters and large photo of Rosalind Russell; numerous albums; numerous Daguerreotypes and other cased photos; WWII photo lots (including David Duncan); Yale – Skull and Bones cabinet card; early publication on French Embroidery.