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.
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Our fall auction of vintage posters will cover a waterfront of categories, from vintage travel and advertising lithographs, to entertainment, propaganda, and modern design.
Lewis Carroll and Alice: The Collection of Stephen and Nancy Farber
For nearly four decades, the Farbers have been "mad as a hatter" when it came to collecting everything related to Alice in Wonderland. One of their main focuses was on the hundreds of various illustrators that, since 1865, have been producing their own renditions of the characters and scenes from this popular children's book. They also had a deep fascination for the many translations that were done including collecting one of the most important which just so happened to be the "original Alice's copy" of Vladimir Nabokov's Russian translation of Alice. Other highspots of this sale include a presentation copy of Alice from Carroll to the British illustrator Richard Doyle, another presentation copy of Alice but this time from John Tenniel with one of his famous pencil sketches, a massive 6-foot prototype celestial globe from one of London's leading globe makers that features all of the Alice characters, and many other rarities including toys, posters, art and more.
Contemporary, Outsider, Folk, and Fine Art Auction
We are excited to present our upcoming ART auction featuring Contemporary, Outsider, Folk, and Fine Art within all time periods and categories. Contemporary: Paul Jenkins, Lucio Fontana, Joan Miro. Chicago: John Kearney, Zani Jacobsen, Lee Godie, Leroy Neiman. Outsider: Mr. Imagination, Mose Tolliver, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Purvis Young. Folk: Trade signs, shooting gallery targets, gaming wheels, quilts and always more: Photography, Prints and the Eccentric! We are still accepting consignments for this auction, but hurry - the deadline to submit your ART is October 6, 2023.