Freeman's Auction

On Tuesday, September 17, Bonhams New York holds The Air and Space Sale, in 156 lots. Expected to lead the way is a rare vintage test model of the Sputnik-1 satellite, at $400,000–600,000. A significant collection of more than 1,300

Here are the sales I'll be watching this week:

On Wednesday, Dominic Winter Auctioneers sells Printed Books, Maps & Documents, in 410 lots. The top-estimated lot is a copy of the 1527 Giunta edition of the 

Another busy week coming up:

Today at ALDE in Paris, Livres Anciens et du XIXe Siècle, in 442 lots. Some impressive bindings at somewhat modest estimates to keep an eye on in this one, as well as a 1483 Latin Bible printed at Lyon (€4,000–5,000); an illustrated edition of the 

Philadelphia, PA (March 9, 2016) Samuel M. “Beau” Freeman, II today announced that agreements have been signed that will transfer the controlling interest in Freeman’s, the country’s oldest auction house, to the current management team of Hanna Dougher, Chief Operating Officer; Alasdair Nichol, Vice Chairman; and Paul Roberts, President. The Freeman family will maintain a minority interest in

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 U.S. historical documents, rare first editions, and autograph materials representing notable persons, were of interest to buyers.

One of the highlights from the

By David Bloom—General Robert E. Lee’s order of surrender to the Army of Northern Virginia was written and issued on April 10, 1865, the day after his meeting at Wilmer McLean’s house in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, with General Ulysses S. Grant. It was where the terms of surrender had been agreed upon to effectively end the American Civil War. In this brief and eloquent

Philadelphia, PA—March 18, 2014—Freeman’s April 10 auction of Rare Books & Manuscripts features an outstanding collection of autographs from the collection of Moe Septee, founder of the Philly Pops Orchestra. Janice Joplin, Rudolph Nureyev, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Maria Callas, Jacqueline du Pré, George Balanchine are just a few of the rock n’ roll

December 2, 2012 (Philadelphia, Pa) - Discovery and exploration are prevalent themes of Hudson River school artists and of today's auction, Fine American & European Paintings & Sculpture, at Freeman's. The top lot, Asher B. Durand's (1796-1886) ethereal painting simply titled "Landscape" (illustrated above), generated significant interest since its publication in Freeman's catalogue and
(Philadelphia, Pa) — September 12, 2012 — Among the exquisite treasures on the block next week at Freeman's Auction are  the last experimental work in the career of Thomas Alva Edison, America's quintessential inventor—a scientific journal, penned and illustrated in his own hand; and among the most fascinating of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's manuscripts—his Final Farewell to Sherlock Holmes.