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COLLECTING INSIGHTS – Registration Open for Summer 2024 Sessions

Collecting is both an art and science!

COLLECTING INSIGHTS

https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/collecting-insights-summer-2024-3305979?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=creatorshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=odclsxcollection&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

 

Starting in June 2024, experienced Collections Advisor and author of Contemporary Issues in Rare Book & Manuscript Collecting, Spencer W Stuart will facilitate monthly, three-part webinars for Collectors at three major points:

 

*All sessions start at 4PM [GMT] / 11AM [ET] / 8AM [PT]

 

• EMERGING (1 – 5 years): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/890492255307?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

07/10 – What is collecting?

08/07 – Implementing a strategy

09/11 – Cataloguing & collection care

 

• EXPANDING (5 – 20 years): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/890507942227?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

07/17 – Defining scope & scale

08/15 – On auctions & trade

09/18 – New collecting focuses

 

• LEGACY (20 years +): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/890516397517?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

07/24 – Planning a collection’s future

08/21 – Where & how to sell

09/25 – Placing a collection in an Institution

 

• GROUP REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/890562826387?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

* An institutional subscription and will grant access to all three programs (9 sessions) above for Society or Faculty members as well as five (5) copies of Contemporary Issues.

 

Through these hour-long sessions, participants will examine case studies relevant to acquiring as well as deaccessioning one’s collection.

 

After this three-part program, no matter where one is in their collecting, participants will emerge with a holistic approach that better positions them for the transformations underway in the Collecting ecosystem.

 

All registrants will receive a copy of Contemporary Issues In Rare Book & Manuscript Collecting: https://spencerwstuart.myshopify.com/products/contemporary-issues-in-rare-book-manuscript-collection-a-handbook-for-collectors-and-the-trade

 

ENDORSEMENTS FROM WINTER ’24 Attendees:

 

“Collecting Insights has been invaluable to me at this stage of my collecting.  Spencer provides an unbiased and studied overview of options for the management of my collection which would not be feasible for me to get on my own.  The recommendations for preparing for the eventual disposition have been very helpful. I have benefited from his alerting me to resources available for me to utilize on my own as well.”

Craig V. Showalter

Private Collector

COLLECTING INSIGHTS: Legacy

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/890516397517?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Each session of Collecting Insights has been invaluable for me as an "expanding collector." Not only have I learned more about various aspects of the rare book trade, such as auctions and changing trends within the industry, but I have also been inspired to do so much more with my collection, like setting up a website. Ideas like these will surely come in handy as my collection grows and I look towards its future. I'm so grateful to have had the chance to learn from Spencer in these sessions.”

Stacy Shirk

Private Collector

COLLECTING INSIGHTS: Expanding

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/890507942227?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

If you have any further questions regarding course content or appropriate webinar registration, please contact Spencer directly at either 604 363 1012 or spencerwstuart@gmail.com

Rare Book Monthly

  • Bonhams, July 15-25: THE AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION OF ISRAEL WITKOWER. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: GEORGE WASHINGTON SIGNED DISCHARGE. June 9, 1783. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: "Shhhhh!" A DAVID SHANNON ILLUSTRATION FROM DAVID GETS IN TROUBLE. $2,500 - $3,500
    Bonhams, July 15-25: PICASSO, PABLO. Le Carmen des Carmen. Paris, 1964. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: RARE AUTOGRAPH OF AMERICAN NAVAL HERO CAPTAIN JAMES MUGFORD. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: KARA WALKER SILHOUETTES FOR TONI MORRISON'S FIVE POEMS. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: FIRST APPEARANCE OF PINOCCHIO IN ENGLISH. COLLODI, CARLO.New York, 1892. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: BONAPARTE, JOSEPHINE. Autograph Note (unsigned) in French. $1,000 - $1,500
    Bonhams, July 15-25: FROST ON MATTHEW ARNOLD.Autograph Letter Signed to Adams, July 27, 1934. $800 - $1,200
    Bonhams, July 15-25: ELIAS BOUDINOT'S COPY OF BARLOW'S COLUMBIAN EPIC. $800 - $1,200
    Bonhams, July 15-25: A SIGNED HART CRANE BROOKLYN BRIDGE POSTCARD TO EDWARD DAHLBERG. $600 - $800
    Bonhams, July 15-25: A STOCK CERTIFICATE SIGNED BY THE "QUEEN OF WALL STREET," HETTY GREEN. $700 - $900
  • Fonsie Mealy’s
    Summer Rare Book
    & Collectors’ Sale
    July 30-31, 2024
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: U.S. / European Shipping Archive 1800-1814. The Widow Bermingham & Sons Collection. €7,000 to €10,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Bunreacht na hÉireann. Constitution of Ireland. An important copy of the First Printing of De Valera’s new Constitution, approved in 1938. Signed by the Constitution Cabinet. €7,000 to €9,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: A Rare Complete Run of the Cuala Press Broadsides. €7,000 to €9,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s
    Summer Rare Book
    & Collectors’ Sale
    July 30-31, 2024
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Grose (Francis). The Antiquities of Ireland, 2vols. folio London (for S. Hooper) 1791. Magnificent Hand-Coloured Copy - Only 25 Copies. €3,000 to €5,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Cantillon (Richard). Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en General, Traduit de l'Anglois, Sm. 8vo London (Fletcher Gyles) 1756. €3,000 to €4,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Gregory, (Lady Augusta). Spreading the News: The Rising of the Moon: The Poorhouse (with Douglas Hyde). Being Vol. IX of the Abbey Theatre Series. €3,000 to €4,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s
    Summer Rare Book
    & Collectors’ Sale
    July 30-31, 2024
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Lavery (Lady Hazel). A moving series of three A.L.S. and a Telegram to Gen. Eoin O'Duffy, July-August 1927, expressing her grief at the death of Kevin O'Higgins. €3,000 to €4,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Dampier (Wm.) Nouveau Voyage Autour du Monde, ou l'on descrit en particulier l'Isthme de l'Amerique…, 2 vols. in one, Amsterdam, 1698. €800 to €1,200.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Howell (James). Instructions for Forreine Travel Shewing by what Cours, and in what Compasse of Time…, London, 1642. €800 to €1,200.
    Fonsie Mealy’s
    Summer Rare Book
    & Collectors’ Sale
    July 30-31, 2024
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 8vo, L. (Bloomsbury) 1999, First Edn., First Printing of Deluxe Collectors Edn. Signed. €800 to €1,200.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: James (Wm.) A Full and Correct Account of the Military Occurrences of The Late War Between Great Britain and The United States of America. 2 vols. Lond. 1818. €650 to €900.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: The Laws of the United States, Published by Authority, 3 vols. Philadelphia (Richard Folwell) 1796. €600 to €800.
  • Sotheby’s, July 11: Galileo, Document annotated and signed by Galileo, dated Padua, 1595. £500,000 to £700,000.

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