Doyle New York’s Tuesday, November 7th auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps, online and in the firm’s Manhattan gallery, will offer material ranging from early illuminated manuscripts to modern literary first editions. Original illustration art for books and magazines is also included in the sale, as well as early maps of all regions. Autographs will include letters and documents by major American, English and European figures in literature and the sciences, as well as historically important documents, including presidential letters and material relating to the Founding Fathers. The sale will begin at 10 am Eastern.

Lots expected to attract keen bidder interest will include a fully functioning Enigma 1 machine, used by the German Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe during World War II to encode orders and instructions; an American color-plate rarity of the 1845 New York edition of George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio; an important fashion archive spanning 1960-1963 regarding Jacqueline Kennedy and her favorite fashion designer Oleg Cassini; an early letter from George Washington to his brother-in-law Burwell Bassett dated Aug. 9, 1759; and British surveyor John Montressor’s A Plan of the City of New-York map from 1767. For more info, click here.

 

 

 

Jackie Robinson, Billy Pierce and Ralph Branca will step up to the plate at Hunt’s Nov. 11 auction

Baseball fans will go nuts for the items in Hunt Auctions’ 14th annual live auction event at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory on Saturday, November 11th, in Louisville, Ky. The catalog is also available for viewing and bidding online. Headlining the auction are collections from former Chicago White Sox lefty pitcher Billy Pierce and Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, and items pertaining to Jackie Robinson – to include a Jackie Robinson professional model bat, circa 1952-1953 (est. $50,000-$100,000); and a baseball glove given by Robinson to a friend of his son, Jackie Jr. (est. $150,000-$300,000).

The Billy Pierce collection will feature his 1945 Detroit Tigers warm-up jacket, his 1959 Chicago White Sox World Series uniform, his 1962 San Francisco Giants World Series uniform, a Babe Ruth and Mel Ott autographed baseball and over 100 autographed baseballs. The Ralph Branca collection will include his NL Championship and World Series rings from 1955, 1974, 1977 and 1978 and his 1949 All-Star Game professional model baseball bat. Also in the sale are a Babe Ruth bat with weighted end (circa 1934), a Ted Williams autographed bat (circa 1954-1955), and a Roberto Clemente 1963 Pittsburgh Pirates jersey. To find out more, click here.

 

 

E-Tiquities - an online venue for expanding the appreciation of stunning ancient artworks

Phoenix Ancient Art, with a gallery in New York City, now brings ancient elegance to the 21st century with e-Tiquities, an online venue for expanding the appreciation and availability of ancient artworks. E-Tiquities offers stunning works of art, representing 7,000 years of human creativity, from the Neolithic Period of the 6th millennium B.C. through the 14th century A.D., all for purchase online. People are encouraged to browse the website – www.e-Tiquities.com – and discover the beauty from millennia past. All antiquities for sale originated from the cultures that thrived in and around the Mediterranean basin.

For those who are new to the world of buying and collecting antiquities, e-Tiquities gives visitors to its online gallery the opportunity to learn about a given piece’s history before a purchase is made. The firm provides complete transparency and the assurance that everyone will receive the information available. All e-Tiquities items are guaranteed for authenticity and provenance, as well as evaluated for their aesthetic beauty and historical significance. The mission of Phoenix Ancient Art when launching e-Tiquities was to bring collectors into a world of artistic appreciation by way of an online forum. Click here to find out more.