A busy week coming up in the auction rooms: here's what I'm keeping an eye on:
Dallas, TX – An exceedingly rare parade lantern from Abraham Lincoln’s presidential election campaign is being offered in Heritage Auctions’ auction of the David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential and Political Americana, Part V June 22-23 in Dallas.
New York – This June 12th, Christie’s Books & Manuscripts department will be presenting two live sales: The Birth of Modern Business: Luca Pacioli’s Summa de Arithmetica (estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000), a stand-alone sale of the original how-to guide for business and a various owner sale of Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts Including Americana. The latter includes over 200 objects ranging from early printed books to 20th-century manuscripts.
Westport, CT – Collectors of early American history, science and technology and Civil War memorabilia will want to mark their calendars for Wednesday, May 15th, when those popular categories and many others will be featured in University Archives’ next online-only auction, starting at 10:30 am Eastern time. In all, close to 300 quality lots will come up for bid.
A trio of sales to kick off the new month:
ITHACA, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their next auction catalog.
YORK, Pa. - Whether it comes from the world of politics, entertainment or sports, if an object or memento has added meaningfully to the pop-culture landscape at any point in America’s rich history, it’s a natural fit for one of Hake’s Americana & Collectibles’ online and absentee auctions. The Pennsylvania-based company’s current auction (#214), which closes over March 17-19, showcases nearly 2,800 items organized to close in chronological order.
DALLAS—Two historical Americana auctions held Nov. 8 at Heritage Auctions brought a combined $703,328 Nov. 8 in Dallas as collectors sought fresh-to-market-finds with impeccable provenance. An 1833 rice paper print of The Declaration of Independence from William J.
Philadelphia, PA—Freeman’s Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction brought an impressive $580,000, with 90% of the 712 lots sold on October 16. U.S. historical documents, rare first editions, and autograph materials representing notable persons, were of interest to buyers.