gold rush

The second in the series of PBA Galleries’ auctions of the Heckrotte library, Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part II - California & the Way Thither, on December 3, 2015, featured books and maps on the California Gold Rush, and on the surveying and mapping of the western portions of the present United StatesThe 235-lot auction


San Francisco—Bonhams is pleased to announce it will hold

On Friday of this week, Christie's NY will hold an auction filled with countless rarities--it is impossible to pull a few highlights and do it any justice. For that, you can read the press release. Instead, my attention was drawn to two lots of manuscript
Catalogue Review: Voyager Press

On October 21, 2010, PBA Galleries, Auctioneers, Rare Books & Manuscripts conducted a 450 lot auction of Americana, the Collection of Alex Schwed which included a large collection of Clipper Ship Sailing Cards, California Pictorial Lettersheets, Gold Rush and California ephemera and Hawaiiana. Schwed, a California collector, has in recent years devoted his energy to his important Indian