Source : Trafford Books

Source Title Trafford Books
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Trafford Books is the trading name of George Wewiora who commenced selling paper collectables by auction in 1980 with his former partner, the late Harry Wood of Stockport. They established Acorn Philatelic Auctions as a specialist firm handling Stamps, Postal History and Picture Postcards. Harry Wood retired from the business in 1989, following which George gradually incorporated Cigarette and Trade Cards, Antiquarian and later books, Maps, Prints, Ephemera and Autographs into the sales.

Following the sale of the trading name Acorn Philatelic Auctions in September 2005, George rebranded his auctions as Trafford Books and refocused the auctions to place greater emphasis on Books, Postcards, Photographs and Autographs. Currently Postage Stamps take up approximately 20% of the total number of lots offered.

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Total Records in AED 8031
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    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
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    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.
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