A Committee of Vigilance of San Francisco certificate from 1856 and three 'witching balls', which are examples of Americana, will come to auction Dec. 17-18.
A truly one-of-a-kind chair owned and used by the prolific author J.K. Rowling, is coming to auction April 6, as part of Heritage Auctions’ Rare Books auction.
Garden City will once again host the Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair on Long Island April 6-7, when it returns to its original show spot, after a brief relocation.
Even Scrooge might have eked out a curmudgeonly smile on December 6, 2012, at Waverly Rare Books, as the hammer fell on a collection of 30 leather-bound books comprising the “Works of Charles Dickens.”
Swann is offering the only complete version of Edward S. Curtis’s "The North American Indian" in its Oct. 4, 2012 sale. It could bring more than $1 million. Consignor John King said the set "deserves to be shared with collectors who can appreciate its scarcity, artistry and the recording of a great peoples.”
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.
Litchfield County Auctions recorded strong sales Nov. 30, 2011 among lots of men’s wrist watches, estate jewelry items and several rare books. The auction preview opened with a tag sale. The tag sales feature antiques and collectibles offered at discounts ranging from 20 to 60 percent off.
A rare edition of Ernest Hemingway’s first book, Three Stories & Ten Poems, brought $68,500 on Feb. 8, 2012 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $736,000 rare books auction. The exceedingly ccarce first edition of the Boy Scout bible: Scouting for Boys, by Lieut.-General R. S. S. Baden Powell realized: $10,000.
For 24 years, the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print and Paper Fair has drawn bibliophiles together to refine their collections. The fair was Feb. 4-5, 2012. The report from Fair exhibitors was positive. Rosemarie Rustico of San Francisco’s W C Antiques described the first day as “killer busy.” The second day was a bit...
An original Disney 1939 poster for Children's Book Week brought a hammer price of $799.50 (including buyer's premium) during National Book Auctions' Jan. 29, 2012 sale. A 1965 first printing of Cormac McCarthy's "The Orchard Keeper" fetched a hammer price of $3,240.