Swann Auction Galleries is holding it’s first-ever Web-only sale of vintage and antique ephemera Jan. 10- Feb. 1. Although Swann was one of the first print and poster galleries to embrace incorporating online bidding into it’s vast schedule of sales, this auction is different in that it affords a great opportunity for new collectors to become immersed in both Hollywood memorabilia and ephemera collecting. Most of the lots have a $50 to $100 opening bid on some, frankly, really fun collectibles.
The sale is mostly from a private collection of signed or inscribed photographs and Playbills dating from 1907 to 1950. Tucked inside the sale are programs featuring Boris Karloff (very hot) to Mary Martin and Jimmy Stewart. The Playbill is the little program you receive at most every Broadway show. Long seen as a gateway collectible, signed Playbills can fetch several hundred dollars if they feature a desirable combination of star autographs.
Featured in the image above, clockwise, is
Fritz Kreisler. Inscribed Photograph, 1919 – Lot 186
Harvey. Inscribed by Jimmy Stewart, 1947 – Lot 302
Mikhail Mordkin. Photograph Signed. Nd – Lot 230
Othello. Signed by Paul Robeson, 1943 – Lot 252
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