Sotheby's

Lots of action in the auction rooms this week, with a number of sales focused on photographs:

Yesterday Doyle New York held an online sale of

Bristol, UK — The physical copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence used by the judge in the landmark obscenity trial of 1960 has been acquired by the University of Bristol.

The annotated Penguin Books edition of the novel will be housed in the Library as part of the Penguin Archive, held by the University’s Special Collections. 

A very busy auction week coming up:

On Tuesday, September 24, Sotheby's London sells Charles Dickens: The Lawrence Drizen Collection. In a prefatory note to the catalogue, Drizen notes that he's been collecting Dickens material for more than 55 years, and has now "reached

Charles Dickens was no teetotaler, as this 1870 manuscript record of his spirits cellar makes clear. In fact, he clearly enjoyed sherry, brandy, rum, and whisky, all of which he accounted for in his slim “Gad’s Hill Cellar Casks” notebook, which

New York – On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, Sotheby’s auction dedicated to Space Exploration totaled $5.5 million in New York, surpassing its high estimate by $1 million and with an exceptional 93% of all lots sold. The sale featured a wide variety of material from the Mercury, Gemini

Even the rare book world is abuzz with lunar madness this week. Earlier today, Christie’s offered the Apollo 11 Timeline Book, a three-ring-bound manual flown aboard the LM Eagle and

Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist of the band Metallica, has become well known in collector circles in recent years. In 2017, The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts, put a selection of his classic horror and sci-fi posters on exhibit. Then, last year, a 1933

New York – Sotheby’s is honored to offer property directly from the personal collection of Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin this month in New York, as a highlight of our auction dedicated to Space Exploration on 20 July 2019 – the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

The 11 items consigned by Buzz Aldrin are led by a selection of pages from the Flown Apollo 11

A brief overview of this week's auction offerings:

Sotheby's London will sell Important Manuscripts, Continental Books and Music, in 231 lots on Tuesday, June 11. Rating the top estimate by a fair margin is a calligraphic 

A pretty busy auction run this week; here are a few things I'm keeping an eye on:

On Tuesday, June 4, Illustration Art at Swann Galleries, in 205 lots. Estimated at $25,000–35,000 are a Frederic Remington