• <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 47. Roosevelt, Theodore. Photograph inscribed to Morris J. Hirsch. May 7th 1918. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 178. Whitman, Walt. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York: [Printed for the author], 1955. First edition in the first issue binding. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 38. Mather, Cotton. <i>Magnalia Christi Americana; or, the Ecclesiastical History of New-England.</i> London: Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, 1702. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 55. Taylor, Zachary. Autograph letter signed as President-Elect. Baton Rouge: January 15, 1849. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 203. Picasso, Pablo. <i>Verve</i> Vol. V, Nos. 19-20. Paris: Editions Verve, 1948. Inscribed on the title page by Picasso. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 211. Domergue, Jean-Gabriel. L'Ete a Monte Carlo. Lithographed poster, Lucien Serre & Cie, Paris, circa 1937. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 105. Manuscript Illumination attr. to Neri da Rimini. Large excised initial "N" from a choirbook, extensively historiated. [Likely Rimini: first quarter of the 14th century]. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 40. McKenney, Thomas L. and Hall, James. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs.</i> Philadelphia: Rice, Rutter & Co., 1870. $3,00
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 222. Searle, Ronald. [Pets--a dog, cats and a parrot-- surrounded by books, and inspecting a globe, perhaps planning global domination]. Original drawing, 17 3/8 x 13 1/2 inches. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 98. Faden, William; Scull, Nicholas and George Heap. A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia, Survey'd by N. Scull and G. Heap. London: William Faden, 12 March 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Autograph Letter Signed ("B. Franklin"), to Benjamin Vaughan asserting the primacy of American independence in negotiating the Treaty of Paris, Passy, July 11, 1782. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Autograph Letter Signed ("B. Franklin") to David Hartley addressing Hartley's final issues with the recently completed ratification of the Treaty of Paris, Passy, June 2, 1784. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> MASON & DIXON. A hand-colored contemporary manuscript map titled in cartouche, "A Map of that Part of AMERICA where a degree of LATITUDE was measured for the ROYAL SOCIETY, by Chas Mason & Jer: Dixon," c.1768. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("WB Yeats"), a fair copy of "When Helen Lived" for John Preece headed ("For John Preece"), framed. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> "LINCOLN SEATED." KECK, CHARLES, sculptor. 1875-1951. Patinated bronze, 1950. Louise Taper Collection. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S FINAL HOURS. BURNS, J., painter. <i>Death-Bed of Abraham Lincoln.</i> Oil on canvas, 1866. Collection of Louise Taper. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> FILSON, CHARLES PATTERSON, painter. 1860-1937. <i>Portrait of Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War.</i> $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> A MATZOS BOX PRESENTED BY THE MANISHEVITZ BROTHERS TO WARREN G. HARDING. Louise Taper Collection. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> LEWIS CARROLL. Original albumen print photograph, approximately 6 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches, Chelsea, London, October 7, 1863, of the Rossetti Family at home, one of only three known examples of the full image. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> CHRISTINA ROSSETTI. <i>Verses ... Dedicated to Her Mother.</i> Privately printed, 1847. First edition of her first book, printed at her grandfather's press, THE ROSSETTI FAMILY COPY. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> CHRISTINA ROSSETTI. Original drawing of snowdrops in purple pencil, sent by CGR to Lucy Rossetti, inscribed "I doubt whether you will make out my copy from nature," 1887. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 15:</b> DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI, et al. The Germ: <i>Thoughts towards Nature in Poetry, Literature and Art.</i> Fine copy in a Doves binding by Cobden Sanderson. $12,000 to $18,000.
  • <i>Der Sturm.</i> 1922. Sold October 2021 for € 13,000.
    Diophantus Alexandrinus, <i>Arithmeticorum libri sex.</i> 1670. Sold October 2021 for € 18,000.
    <i>Cozzani Ettore e altri, l’Eroica. Tutto il pubblicato.</i> Sold October 2021 for € 11,000.
    Newton Isaac, <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> 1714. Sold October 2021 for € 7,500.
    Manetti Saverio, <i>Storia naturale degli uccelli.</i> 1767-1776. Sold April 2021 for € 26,000.
  • <center><br>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26,</i> hand-colored aquatint, 1828. $80,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Francisco Henrique Carls, <i>Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabaldes,</i> 53 plates, Recife, circa 1873. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Capt. Thomas Davies, group of five engraved topographical scenes of North American waterfalls, London, 1768. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><br>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> William R. Morley, <i>Morley’s Map of New Mexico,</i> New Mexico, 1873. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Paul Hariot, <i>Le Livre d’Or des Roses,</i> Paris, 1903. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> D. Miguel Geli, album of finely hand-drawn studies for nineteenth-century Spanish forts and military bunkers, circa 1830. $1,200 to $1,800.

Rare Book Monthly

Articles - November - 2020 Issue

Everything Old is New Again. Marvin Getman Finds a Strong Market for Virtual Book Fairs. Others Also Offer the Online Fair Experience.

0d9c0d08-35f9-46db-815d-22e92091cd77

Marvin Getman is finding a profitable new audience with virtual book fairs.

I worked very hard to be first,” said Marvin Getman, 70, the longtime Boston based businessman whose company Book & Paper Fairs has hosted book fairs for 40 year. Traditional events were hit hard by the pandemic which shut live events around the world, but Getman moved quickly to fill the void by offering virtual shows. These are online sales venues for book dealers to find buyers for better books and ephemera. By all accounts these events have been well received and financially successful.

 

In March, when the state of emergency edict shut him down, he’d never thought much about going on line, but, he said, “this looked like the right time. It was really a quick switch. I a wrote synopsis in two days.” His search to find someone to help develop the platform led him to the South African firm Antiquarian Auctions headed by Paul and Tony Mills. By the end of the month they’d joined forces and on June 2rd he was back in business hosting online events renamed Getman’s Virtual Book and Paper Fairs.

 

Since then he’s presented or licensed eight events drawing an expanding crowd of exhibitors. The platform rapidly gained a strong following in the mid and upper tiers of American (and to a lesser extent international) bookselling. Getman said his existing database, which started with 12,000 emails for buyers and sellers, has grown to over 20,000 and is one reason he could move quickly to fill the void.

 

The “virtual experience,” he said, “provides an important connection to the market and an opportunity to showcase certain items. When you do it online there’s a chance for the seller to curate materials that are unique or special.”

 

That is to say, the emphasis is on a limited selection nicely presented. Participants are allowed 12 to 15 items, with fees for a virtual “booth” ranging from $75 to $225. There is no commission charged and the seller and buyer communicate with each other directly. The fairs are typically multi-day events with specific opening and closing times. Once an item is sold the selling price is removed from public view. As an additional incentive, and to drive closing day traffic, vendors may add an additional three items to their virtual booth.

 

Response has been strong, in fact so strong that some dealers are now finding they are sold out of attractive stock in the $300 to $3,000 range; and for a few - who have done multiple shows in quick succession, “fair fatigue” has set in.

 

But there’s no denying that the change has brought new energy to an old game.

 

Getman, who was nudged to the side when the Amazons and eBays of the world brought hordes of new sellers into bookselling, now finds he’s in demand. He finds it an exciting time to be in business. His virtual events have helped stimulate the segment of the market populated by serious and somewhat upmarket buyers and sellers, that until now lacked a consistent attractive internet venue and strong focused promotion.

 

We’re seeing lots of eBay defectors,” he said. “It’s ironic, eBay put my collectibles shows out of business twenty years ago, now I’m picking up the people who are leaving that site.”

 

Dealers participating in recent virtual fairs not only found the virtual platform accessible and easy to use, but some also found it surprisingly profitable. One bookseller (who asked to remain anonymous) participated in multiple events. The fees were “about $500 and the net around $11,000 after all discounts and other expenses were deducted.”

 

Not everyone reported such lucrative results, but reviews were uniformly good. Dealers reported the most action came in the first half hour immediately after opening with some receiving multiple offers. Comments were also favorable about adding new stock on the final day.

 

Vendors said sales were divided among collectors, institutions and transactions with other dealers. Most who spoke with RBH found that there were also follow-on sales during the show as well as sales that came in after the conclusion of the event. Participants also cited the value of advertising, finding new customers and reconnecting with old ones as important benefits.

 

So far Getman’s most successful event has been the Brooklyn Book Fair in September which featured 226 dealers and did nearly a million dollars worth of business. “I didn’t realize how popular the name ‘Brooklyn’ was,” he said. Brooklyn attracted dealers from all over the world who posted an estimated 3,100 items. On the fourth day of the four-day event another 500 items were offered.

 

During the first three days of the fair sales amounted to $850,000. On the fourth day, when the additional items were put up, sales increased by another to $100,000.



As for big ticket items, “At this event we finally broke the six figure price barrier,” he said, mentioning one important scientific book in that lofty price range selling within a half hour of opening.

 

Brooklyn,” he continued,“had the largest attendance to date with 12,500 unique visitors.” He also noted “an increase in the number of items priced over $1,000 which are selling.” An added draw were the various book related panels and discussion. Though the number of viewers was small by internet standards, they were bigger online than they had when the events were live. All of the videos are still available for viewing on his Youtube channel.



His report on his October event was more modest. There were about 175 dealer booths. Sales were almost $275,000 with about 500 items sold at an average price a little over $500. “I cannot compare it to the special September Brooklyn fair, which broke all records.”



Later in October Jen Johnson of Johnson’s Rare Books and Archives in Los Angeles presented the LA Book Fair, a multi-day virtual event that ran from Thursday through Sunday. Johnson used Getman’s platform under a licensing agreement.



Johnson, also an experienced fair presenter, had hoped to offer a live show, but she was quick to adopt the virtual format. Her show fair dubbed RarebooksLA.com drew a broad mix of exhibitors.

 

She reported total of 115 participating dealers. We had 6,600 unique visitors to the fair, with $247,082 worth of books sold and another $40,650 items placed on reserve. “The visitor level was triple the amount we see at in-person fairs, but that’s not surprising given that virtual fairs remove barriers such as travel and time. We were very pleased with the turnout for the Rare Books LA Virtual Fair and for all of our panels and discussions. They were a great way for our book community to safely be together until we can all be together again in person.”

 

Like Getman she also saw the value of augmenting the online merchandise with virtual programming and leaving that programming up on the Rare Books Los Angeles Facebook page after the fair ended.

 

While Getman did not go into detail on how his licensing agreement works, he mentioned that he currently has six licensees and more signing up. These are organizations or companies who rent his platform for their use or fair. “There is a negotiated fee structure,” he said, describing the ventures as “risk free, no money up front,” and paid on “a percentage basis, which makes it easy for both sides to make money.” He also mentioned that not all of the licensees have been book fairs.

 

Though everyone who spoke with RBH mentioned that there are other virtual venues including ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America), IOBA (Independent Online Booksellers Association), CABS (Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar-Minnesota), and various international platforms, Getman observed that he does not feel he is in competition with the others. Currently his vendor mix is about half ABAA members.



Nor does he appear to fear saturation: “Saturation? I don't think the live ones got saturated. Time will tell.”



On the staffing side, so far it’s just him and the South Africians, though he did add a data analyst. As for making a profit: “I’m getting my investment back and I don’t miss the stress of running a live show.”



Even when covid ends,” he said, “I don't think virtual is going away.“



Best selling merchandise in his view are “the unique and esoteric.” He noted that “ephemera” as much - or more than books, found a ready market. I see dealers carrying more ephemera,” and that, in his opinion, is “a smart approach to keeping the individual booths, “unique, high value and paper oriented.”



He characterised the successful vendor as,”one who is willing to operate in the “experimental mode;” and advised those who are planning to participate to “put the freshest items out, items that haven’t been shown on other sites. Pick your best at a variety of price points.”



Try it out,” he urged, “ it’s not a very big risk-taking venture.”



Presently his calendar of upcoming events only lists one more show this year, billed as a Bibliophilic Holiday Gift Fair” in December. The schedule for next year has yet to be announced.



---------------

Here are comments from five booksellers who participated in recent Getman virtual events:



Chris Volk - Bookfever.com (IOBA), Ione, CA.

The virtual event definitely ups the price points,” said Chris Volk, “we’re running out of good stock.” Volk, a long time internet dealer, was very positive. She called the virtual experience “great advertising and a good value.” She said Bookfever.com got a hefty return on the amount invested. She also praised Getman for his contribution to the CABS fair, describing him as a person who “listens to comments, even small ones.”



Her sales were “to collectors, a lot of dealer-to-dealer selling, and a very few library and institutional orders.” As for virtual platforms besides Getman, she mentioned Amsterdam, CABS, IOBA, and ABAA (At most those events anyone from the public can buy, but the sellers have to be members of a group or organization).



What sold for her were: “Dealers buying for a deal, high end and unique items, not your everyday books. The top action came in the first ten minutes, some with multiple offers. It was crazy.”



She noted that those who think that recent prices realized are heady, “haven’t really looked around. At the Amsterdam fair prices seemed to start at E10,000 and they went up from there. Truly expensive books.”



Elizabeth Svendsen - Walkabout Books (ABAA), Curtis, WA

Svendsen said she had participated in four fairs noting that her sales were almost entirely things that aren’t books, such as ephemera, pamphlets, photo albums, scrapbooks. Commenting on the slower sales at Getman’s October event she said, “I thought the material offered was very good. It may just be a case of buyers running out of energy to browse so many virtual fairs. Also, in my experience October is also usually just a slow month for online book sales.” An ABAA member, she plans to do the ABAA’s virtual Boston Fair in November where she will be allowed to display up to 50 items and restock up to ten. She termed the virtual shows “a valued source of income. (They are) reliable, easy to do and produced new customers.” Like others she did quite a few sales to other dealers, and presently has a bit of “fair fatigue.”



Ten Pound Island Book Co., Gloucester, MA, specialists in Nautical Books

It’s been fun doing these virtual book fairs,” commented Ten Pound Island Books in a recent blog. “They bring the promise of big sales numbers, new customers, and an abundance of fresh material that ‘real’ book fairs deliver, with little of the physical labor, less cost, and much less anxiety. But by now their limitations have become obvious.

 

I don’t know about you, but when I’m tending my virtual booth, answering questions or filling a photo request, packing and shipping the occasional sale, selecting and cataloging stock for the next VBF (virtual book fair), not to mention attempting to shop the fair myself, I can’t do much else. I recently realized, to my shock and shame, that I hadn’t issued a catalog since August.”

 

John F. Kuenzig, Bookseller (ABAA) important books in Science, Technology and Engineering, Topsfield, MA

 

We've exhibited at nine virtual fairs and shopped three more,” wrote Kuenzig in an email. “On average we're selling 10%-15% of each booth.

 

Marvin Getman's design is the design to beat - intuitive, easy to navigate, fast.

 

Advantages: fast to shop and easy to "load in" once you have the cataloging done. Far greater exposure to customers than local or regional fairs. Cashflow.

 

Disadvantages: Too expensive for long term. Too few items exposed. The economics leads to "high spot" culture which isn't sustainable for most mid-level dealers. Since the goal is all new material each time, (the result is) fair fatigue for some of us, and taking a break necessary for those who don't have a lot of backstock (too many fairs, too close together).

 

Predictions: Will fill a useful role for many dealers looking to efficiently sell to the next tier. Many lower end dealers will drop out as it becomes obvious that economics don't work for their material. (Virtual fairs are a) good supplement to in-person fairs when they come back. Competition and lots of people jumping on the VBF platform bandwagon will create viability issues as dealers have to choose where to go. He suspects that, “Dealers who have the ability will migrate to their own catalogs as their customer base solidifies.”

 

His sales were “evenly split among dealer, retail, and institutional. I've picked up a half dozen new clients over nine VBFs, some "back" to the fold having not heard from them in some time.”



Steven A. Showfer, Showfer Books, CABS, Novi, MI

I tried one of the fairs and did quite well. It may have been beginner’s luck, but I sold five items in the first 10 minutes of the fair, all to other dealers and nothing else the entire weekend. I think I did OK, because my items were both scarce and well priced to allow dealers to make a profit.”

 

Showfer said there were other copies of African American cookbooks he sold, “but they were priced substantially higher. I picked them up for a very reasonable price so I still made a good profit.”

 

I sold a 1st Edition 1st state copy of Ernest Hemingway Farewell to Arms for over $1,000 that was clearly underpriced. I received six inquiries. In the end I still made a profit so it’s OK, but the buyer got a steal. There was a second copy in someone else’s booth for many times my price. It was in worse condition and did not sell.”

 

https://getmansvirtual.com

getmansvirtual@gmail.com

(781) 862-4039 Messages taken (Boston)

 

Reach Susan Halas, Rare Book Hub writer at wailukusue@gmail.com


Posted On: 2020-11-01 23:15
User Name: bookandpaperfairs

Thank you Bruce and Susan for the thourough and fair feature about my new business. There is only one thing I would like to clarify. I have been producing book fairs for about 13 years, though I have been in business producing public consumer events.since 1979, 41 years. Thanks again for your great service to the bookseller community.


Rare Book Monthly

  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors' Sale<br>December 7th & 8th, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Ortelius (Abraham). <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum,</i> folio, Antwerp, 1570, First Edition (2nd Issue), 53 double-page maps, contemporary hand colouring. €40,000 to €60,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> An original engraved facsimile copy of the Declaration of Independence of 4 July 1776, issued by order of Congress on 4 July 1823 in a limited edition of 200 copies on fine parchment. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> Shakespeare & Co., Rue de l’Odeon, Paris 1922. No. 559 of 1000 Copies of the First Edn.,, one of 750 Copies on handmade paper. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors' Sale<br>December 7th & 8th, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Malton (James) [1761-1803]. A fine quality set of twenty-five hand coloured aquatint Views of Dublin, as published for <i>A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin</i>. €6,000 to €7,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> 'Bloody Sunday.' An original Admission Ticket to Croke Park, Great Challenge Match (Football), Tipperary v. Dublin, Sunday, November 21,1920. Pink card, 3 ins x 4 ¼ ins. €4,000 to €5,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Haveth Childers Everywhere - Fragment from Work in Progress,</i> Paris & N.Y., 1930, First Edn., Signed and Limited No. 50 (100) Copies. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors' Sale<br>December 7th & 8th, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Edward Lyons, Irish (1726-1801). Genealogy: <i>The FitzGerald's Arms of Carton House, Kildare,</i> pen and ink and watercolour on laid paper. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Yeats (William Butler). <i>Poems.</i> Cuala Press, D. 1935, stiff blue paper covers, unlettered as issued, coloured initials and ornaments hand-drawn by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats. One of 300 copies. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> A fine and important collection of Ulster Wit. Belfast Political Scrapbook, 19th century. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors' Sale<br>December 7th & 8th, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Rare Views of the Giant's Causeway. Coloured Prints: Drury (Susanna) [1698-1770]. A rare pair of original Engraved Prints. €1,200 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> [Johnson (Rev. Samuel)]. <i>Julian the Apsostate Being a Short Account of his Life, together with a Comparison of Popery and Paganism,</i> L., 1682, First Edn. €800 to €1,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Dec. 7-8:</b> Aringhi (Pauli). <i>Roma Subterranea Novissima,</i> 2 vols. lg. folio Rome (Typis Vitalis Mascardi) 1651. €350 to €750.
  • <b><center>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction<br>December 9th</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> SITTING BULL SIGNED PHOTO (The Finest in Existence).
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> The Beatles Signed Photo Card and the Make-Up Sponge Used During the Historic February 1964 Ed Sullivan Performance.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Extremely Rare John Wesley Hardin Signature from a Texas Cattle Brand Book, early 1870s.
    <b><center>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction<br>December 9th</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Albert Einstein "refugee intellectuals of the Hitler persecution.”
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> LYNDON B. JOHNSON Personally Owned & Worn STETSON HAT.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Sigmund Freud Typed Letter Signed in English "I am still on the road to health, but I have not arrived."
    <b><center>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction<br>December 9th</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Nixon’s All Time Baseball All Star Team and the Reporter that helped change the 1972 Presidential Election!
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Incredible signed ''Atomic Energy for Military Purposes'' -by Enrico Fermi & Robert Oppenheimer and- Also Signed by Four Other Manhattan Project Scientists Who Developed the First Atomic Bomb.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Samuel Adams, Signer of Declaration Of Independence, Signed Military Appointment.
    <b><center>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction<br>December 9th</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Orville Wright & Glenn Martin Signed Photograph.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Thomas Jefferson, a Magnificent Large Signature.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Dec. 9:</b> Robert E. Lee ALS, “Suffering people of the South … blessing of God.”
  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Valuable Books and Manuscripts<br>December 15</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Valuable Books and Manuscripts<br>December 15</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Valuable Books and Manuscripts<br>December 15</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Valuable Books and Manuscripts<br>December 15</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Valuable Books and Manuscripts<br>December 15</b>
  • <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of hours of Jean Boutin]. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, use of Rome, in Latin and French. France, early 15th century. From €50,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of Hours]. Pontifical illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin. Southern France, late 15th century. From €40,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of Hours]. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin and French. France, late 15th century. From €40,000.
    <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of Hours]. Officium B. Mariae Virginis. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, use of Rome, in Latin and Italian. 1482. From €40,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Book of Hours]. Manuscript on parchment, in French. Amiens, 14th century. From €10,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. 9 handwritten lines signed by Luisa Miller, with a dedication 'to Monsieur Felix Le Couppey, Paris 24 Jan. 1852'. From €8,000.
    <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> French Renaissance binding, produced in Lyon or Paris in the second half of the 16th century. Rhetoricorum secundus tomus in Gryphius' edition of 1548. From €800.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Printing and the Mind of Man]. Gesner, Conrad. <i>Vogelbuch Darinn die art, natur und eigenschafft aller vöglen.</i> Zurigo, Froschauer, 1581, 1583, 1585, 1589. From €10,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Dalmatia]. Berlinghieri, Francesco. Tabula quinta de Europa. Florence, Niccolò di Lorenzo della Magna, [before September 1482]. From €8,000.
    <b><center>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>December 16, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> Giampiccoli, Giuliano. Jacobo Comiti Duratio […] Tabulas a Marco Ricci Auctore, Julianus Giampiccoli incidit. Venezia, Teodoro Viero, 1775. €30,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Piazzetta]. Pitteri, Marco. Studj di pittura gia dissegnati da Giambatista Piazzetta ed ora con l'intaglio di Marco Pitteri. Venezia, Giovanni Battista Albrizzi, 1760. From €4,000.
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, Dec. 16:</b> [Printing and the Mind of Man]. Palladio, Andrea. <i>I quattro libri dell'architettura.</i> Venezia, Domenico de' Franceschi, 1570. From €14,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Live Auction<br>December 11, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> De Wit’s composite atlas with magnificent full original color. $125,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Gardner's photographic sketch book of the Civil War. $200,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Waugh Oil Painting, 70 Degrees North; The Polar Bear. $400,000 to $600,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Live Auction<br>December 11, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Audubon aquatint, Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. $75,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Blaeu terrestrial table globe, 1602. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Audubon aquautint, Ruby-Throated Humming Bird. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Live Auction<br>December 11, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Bessa original watercolor of a bouquet of flowers. $75,000 to $125,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> John Gould's only work devoted to American birds. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Wyld & Malby pair of terrestrial & celestial globes, 1833. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Live Auction<br>December 11, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Leutze map of the world oil painting. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Caula, the finest 18th century drawing of Lison. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 11:</b> Scolari / Blaeu map of Germania, 1650. $15,000 to $22,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Zang Tumb Tuuum:<br>la révolution futuriste<br>Online Auction<br>30 November – 7 December</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 18:</b> The "Official Edition" of the United States Constitution and the First Printing of the Final Text of the Constitution, 1787. $15,000,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. I Paroliberi Futuristi. 1914-1915. 8 p. Unique corrected proofs, for an anthology that remained unpublished. €40,000 to €60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Studenti in Lettere. Università. 1915. Seminal work, featured in 3 historical futurist exhibitions. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Chiaro di luna. Circa 1915. Collage and gouache on paper. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. Manicure. Faire les ongles à l'Italie. Circa 1915. A fantastic parody of an advertising poster. €20,000 to €30,000.

Article Search

Archived Articles

Ask Questions