Fine Books & Manuscripts, including The Ronald K. Siegel Collection
Our summer book sale will feature the important collection of drug literature from the esteemed psychopharmacologist, Ronald K. Siegel. Works include the first books written on cannabis and coca in English, Alice B. Tokals' Cookbook with a holograph inscription of her famous "hashish fudge", a plethora of opium paraphernalia and much more. Other categories include fine literature such as the triple-decker first issue of Dickens' Great Expectations.
Summer Magic Auction
Our summer sale will be an extravaganza of vintage and modern magic apparatus, featuring further selections from the collections of Jim Deloach and William Trotter. Rarities from the shops of P&L, Abbott's, Collector's Workshop, Thayer, Okito, and others will cross the block. A strong offering of books, posters, and ephemera from magicians of yesteryear - including selections from the library of Ken Klosterman's Salon de Magie - will round out the sale.
Outsider, Folk and Fine Art
Our June auction of Outsider, Folk and Fine Art will feature a rare canvas work by Chicago street artist Lee Godie, integrating a color photobooth photograph and glove, both attached with safety pins. Works by Finster, Sudduth, Tolliver, Willis, and many other outsider stars will cross the block, along with sideshow banners, carousel animals, American folk art, quilts and eccentric anonymous paintings and sculptures. The Fine Art session will feature an important work by William Sylvester Carter. This stunning surreal portrait of artist and collector William McBride Jr. from 1947 is pictured here. Other artists featured include Agam, Appel, Calder, Fitzpatrick, Hunt, Max, Nilsson, Shapiro, and Wirsum. Contact specialist Aron Packer to submit your quality consignment for this exciting sale. The deadline for submission is May 5th, 2023.
Circus, Sideshow & Oddities
Our annual sale of the unusual, the amazing, and the bizarre is set to feature a wide range of amazing antique objects, from classic vintage lithographs (and the maquettes used to design them), to remarkable cabinet cards and photographs, sideshow banners, and fairground art, including carousel animals and horses. Unusual taxidermied items will also cross the block. But wait! There is still time to consign to what has proven to be a market-leading event in this always incredible category. Contact us today to discuss your quality consignments. The deadline to submit is May 1, 2023.
Firsts: The Library of Robin and Kathryn Smiley
We are pleased to announce the sale of Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine's co-Publishers and Editors, Robin and Kathryn Smiley's collection of modern firsts of literature, mystery & detective fiction, and western literature; with a special emphasis on Books into Film, featuring items from Robin's long-running column on literature translated into film. Firsts is an esteemed periodical in its field for more than 30 years, providing an invaluable resource for all book collectors and enthusiasts.