Rare Book Monthly

Articles - November - 2015 Issue

At Dirk Soulis: The Harry Ruskin Sale


A compelling auction

On November 24th Dirk Soulis of 529 W. Lone Jack, Lone Jack, Missouri will complete a three week on online auction of antiquarian books, cased Limited Editions and Folio Society volumes, a large collection of Taschen art, erotica, and photography, early 20th C. pencil signed American prints, late 20th C. signed posters by R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Gary Larson and their contemporaries, and underground comics and art. 

In the blurred line between printed books and printed images this sale comes down on the side of printed images and provides opportunities for younger collectors to build their collections.

The timing of the sale is complicated.  The best collectable material around the world is up for bid in November.   Prices in these sales will run from a few hundred to more than a million dollars.  In this sale $10 to $50 dollars will buy you quite a lot.

In any event, be it as bystander, voyeur or bidder this is a sale well-worth exploring.


Contact information 

Dirk Soulis Auctions
P. O. Box 17
Lone Jack, Missouri 64070

Here's a link to the sale: Click for Sale

The Website:  www.dirksoulisauctions.com

Email:  dirksoulis@gmail.com

Rare Book Monthly

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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.

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