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Victor Hugo letter to Adèle Foucher

Massive Victor Hugo memorabilia collection highlights his literature and family

For the 210th anniversary of Victor Hugo’s birth, Christie’s recently announced the sale of The Hugo Collection April 4, 2012. An important group of nearly 500 books, paintings, drawings, engravings, photographs, furniture and other personal objects, the collection constitutes a remarkable testimony of the lives of Victor Hugo and his descendants.

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Sexy vintage art from Femme Fatales magazine up for bids

A collection art and artifacts from the mid-20th century’s obsession with B-movies are some of the most unusual items Old Town Auctions has ever brought to auction. Its Nov. 18-20, 2011 sale features 200-250 lots from the collection of Bill George, the original editor of Femme Fatales magazine whose now-closed private museum in Baltimore...

Skinner, Inc., is presenting an original draft manuscript petition of the XIIIth Amendment to the United States Constitution—the amendment abolishing slavery in the United States during its Nov. 13, 2011 fine book auction.

Signed manuscript proposing a Constitutional end to slavery may bring $300K in Nov. 13 antique book sale

Skinner, Inc., is presenting an original draft manuscript petition of the XIIIth Amendment to the United States Constitution—the amendment abolishing slavery in the United States during its Nov. 13, 2011 fine book auction. BOSTON, Mass.  – A group of Presidential material, including several Lincoln and Washington documents as well a signed manuscript petition proposing...