Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition: The Collection of Chet Ross
We are pleased to announce the sale of Chet Ross's Japanese Antarctic Expedition collection. Ross authored the first and only bibliography about the expedition, discovering over 50 publications related to Shirase and the JAE which now for the first time are coming across the auction block. Since the publication, several new items have been located including Shirase's personal military textbooks. This catalogue will act as a revised bibliography with new entries and insights previously unknown to the public. The second half of the sale will include general exploration, travel and the polar regions. Included is the USS Bear auxiliary wheel which was made famous as being part of the Greely Relief Expedition and later serving Admiral Richard E. Byrd on his second expedition to the Antarctic.
The Ricky Jay Collection Part II
Unusual relics were the hallmark of Ricky Jay's storied collection. This second auction from his archives features an astonishing array of the fantastic, the funny, and the flabbergasting. From posters featuring frog-swallowing vaudevillains to caches of rare correspondence; from the first published treatise on ventriloquism to magic props manipulated by a Scottish greengrocer, this sale offers a range of curiosities many of which have never before come to market.
Click below to order a limited-edition deluxe hardbound auction catalog for $55.
Our fall auction of vintage posters will cover a waterfront of categories, from vintage travel and advertising lithographs, to entertainment, propaganda, and modern design.