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Boston — With over 1,100 lots up for bidding, RR Auction's June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is set to be a record-breaker.

Top lots include first edition books signed by F. Scott Fitzgerald, letters by George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, contracts signed by Mickey Mantle and Lou Gehrig, and a wide variety of entertainment autographs including Marylin Monroe, Walt Disney, and

Call it a happy coincidence, but a first English edition of P.G. Wodehouse’s 1931 novel, Big Money, in its rare first issue dust jacket just might make top lot at auction on May 7. Estimated at $3,000-5,000, the book is one of nearly two hundred lots from

Chicago, IL — Potter & Potter Auctions' Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale event, streamed live from the auction gallery and conducted entirely online and through telephone bidding, was a dramatic success, exceeding its high estimate by almost 20%. After the hammer fell silent, 61 lots realized $750-1,999; 27 lots made $2,000-4,999; and 7 lots broke

Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce its upcoming Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale to be held on Saturday, April 18th starting at 10am, CDT. Given the current public health situation, this sale will be streamed live from Potter & Potter's gallery and held on www.potterauctions.com. Bids can be placed on the company's website

London — Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare bookseller, is pleased to launch its’ new Children’s Catalogue, containing an incredible selection of over 200 items of children's literature and original art, dating from 1750 to the 21st century. Every item is either a first edition in remarkably good condition, or bears a particular association

New York – On April 21, a rare selection of books written by the influential author Virginia Woolf (1882 – 1941) will be offered as part of the Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana sale, during Classics Week. Woolf is recognized as

Philadelphia — On Wednesday, March 25th, Freeman’s will hold a single-owner auction, The Martin Magovsky Collection of Children’s Books, at its new 1600 West Girard Avenue location. The 156-lot sale will showcase children’s books from the 20th and 21st centuries, including more than 100 Caldecott and Newbery Award and

As Rare Book Week draws near, I find myself scrolling through booksellers’ preview catalogues and lists for the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, which opens on Thursday, March 5, and runs through Sunday, March 8. From the looks of it, an amazing selection awaits collectors.

New York—Swann Galleries saw a successful sale of Fine Books & Manuscripts on Thursday, February 20 with literature and autographs bringing strong numbers.

Jane Austen led the sale with competitive bidding driving prices well above

London — Peter Harrington, one of the world’s largest rare booksellers, is attending the California Antiquarian Book Fair, with a selection of rare books and unique objects each of which has a fascinating history. This year the California Book Fair is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in