Ephemera, Americana & Historical Memorabilia
We are pleased to announce our March 2024 Ephemera auction, featuring the collection of Mark Rucker. Photographs, trade cards, souvenir advertising fans, baseball memorabilia, and a kaleidoscopic range of printed paper ephemera of all kinds will cross the auction block.
Entertainment, Toys, & Collectibles
This eclectic sale will include Hollywood memorabilia featuring silent film posters and material related to comedian Harry Langdon; an extensive collection of science-fiction and horror lobby cards; vintage toys and pop culture memorabilia from the 20th century; and other collectibles including autographs, sports memorabilia, trading cards, comics, and more. There will be no printed catalog for this auction.
Houdiniana and Magic Memorabilia
Our April sale of magicana features rarities from the life and career of the greatest magician to ever tread the boards: Harry Houdini. Posters and playbills will be offered along with books and autographs of great rarity - including several unique items. Complementing the Houdiniana will be a strong selection of automatons, magic memorabilia, books, and tricks including John Gaughan's Orange Tree, two Alan Wakeling-made conjurers, and a strong selection of vintage lithographs and periodicals.
How History Unfolds on Paper: Choice Selections from the Eric C. Caren Collection, Part IX
This ninth sale from Eric Caren's archives offers a bird's eye view of history from a printed, manuscript, and photographic perspective. The sale's highlight is George Washington’s appointment as General and Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, signed by Charles Thomson, Secretary of the Continental Congress, seen at right ($150,000 - $250,000). Other featured lots include works owned and signed by America's founding fathers, rare broadsides, iconic photographs, and papers regarding pop culture, social movements, and political ideologies.