Circus, Sideshow & Oddities
Several fine collections make up this year’s auction, including one of our largest offerings to date of vintage circus sideshow banners and posters, as well as show memorabilia, photographs and snapshots of circuses and carnivals, books and autographs, and an array of bizarre and unusual objects.
Among the highlights is our first offering of rare circus & sideshow photographs from the remarkable collection of Gary Bart, one of the most significant collections of its kind in private hands.
Disneyana / Pop Culture
This two-day auction promises nearly 1,000 lots of Disneyana and pop culture memorabilia. The first day will focus solely on Disney memorabilia, ranging from park attraction posters to cast member uniforms and costumes, maps, collectibles, and artwork.
The second day will feature pop culture memorabilia of all descriptions, from sports, music, and movie memorabilia to comic books, cards, and vintage toys. Highlights include Frank Sinatra's own music stand, signed guitars, and handwritten Grateful Dead lyric sheets.
Fine Books & Manuscripts
Our summer book sale with feature high spots in a range of categories. The auction will commence with a choice selection of early exploration titles including polar, atlases, and Americana. A wide array of modern firsts and important antiquarian books including a first edition of Moby Dick and a presentation copy from Charles Darwin are among the features of the literature session, and the sale will conclude with a selection of artist books and fine press titles, spotlighting entries for the “Caxton Club’s Reimagining ‘Chicago by the Book.’” works by some of the foremost book artists and binders of today, as part of the Club’s upcoming symposium to raise awareness for the arts.