An attic discovery of the rare 1845 first edition of Poe’s Tales in paper wrappers surpassed all expectations to sell for $315,000 in a Skinner, Inc. sale.
An important piece of American history will be offered when a rare copy of The Federalist comes up for bids in a rare books auction March 6.
You never know what you'll find when people open the doors to their homes for an antiques appraisal. In this feature article, Antique Trader contributor Dr. Anthony J. Cavo shares the story of unexpected finds, including an 1863 blueprint of a Civil War fort, during an assessment.
This coming June 16-17 more than 50 dealers and thousands of shoppers are expected to descend on Portland, Ore. for the 11th Annual Rose City Book & Paper Fair.
The wonderful and often whimsical world of children's books entrance youth today, just as in the 19th century. In addition to those who enjoy them purely for the tales and adventures, children's literature is a fascinating collecting interest. In this 7 Essentials column, some essential tips and information about children's books and collecting them are featured.
Not only did Anne Frank own a copy of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" that is coming to auction May 5 through Swann Galleries, but she signed it.
Discovered buried in a $10 box of sheet music purchased at an estate sale decades ago, an early map of Texas was auctioned for $10,000 recently in Dallas.
At a recent sale presented by RR Auctions, the archives of late author Mario Puzo, who brought the story of the 'Godfather' to the public, was sold.
The 1865 diploma received by Richard T. Greener, the first African-American man to graduate from Harvard College, is headlining the Aug. 6 sale at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.
A photograph of Princess Elizabeth, circa 1942, took top lot, with a final bid of $8,791 during a June 5 autographs auction offered by Fraser’s Autographs and Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
As filming of the movie 'The Hobbit' wraps, a first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 masterpiece novel is heading to auction April 11 in London.
The bird is the word, at least for part of the Feb. 10 Fine Books & Manuscript auction at Bonhams' Los Angeles location, as several lots of antique and vintage ornithological titles are pegged to realize upwards of $15,000.
Writings by Orson Wells, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Queen Elizabeth I, J.R.R. Tolkien are headlining a Rare Manuscript, Document and Autograph auction going on now through Feb. 12 at RR Auction.
I love attending estate auctions. You never know what you will find. So many times, you don’t know you will like or want something until you see it. The latest auction I went to, I took it a step further and didn’t realize I wanted something until after I bought it!