Category Archives: Americana

Record Prices Among Strong Results at May 31st Americana Auction

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On May 31st, PBA Galleries offered a significant selection of rarities in their Americana with Manuscript Material – Travel & Exploration – Cartography Sale. A rare First Edition of The Federalist, the highlight of the auction, justifiably considered the most … Continue reading

1st Complete Edition of the Federalist Papers in Book Form On May 31st

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Title: The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787 Author: [Hamilton, Alexander; John Jay; & James Madison] Place: New-York Publisher: Printed and Sold by J. … Continue reading

Joseph Smith and MLK Rarities in March 22nd Sale

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PBA Galleries will offer The Voice of Truth by Mormon founder Joseph Smith and two early letters written by civil rights leader Martin Luther King on Thursday, March 22nd. In addition, the Americana, Travel & Exploration, World History and Cartography … Continue reading

Archive from President John Tyler’s Family

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PBA Galleries is pleased to offer the Tyler-Goodwyn Family Archive, an archive of President John Tyler descendants containing approximately 265 letters, documents, writings, and other items, including manuscripts, typed material, partially printed forms, and more, plus silver cups and spoons, … Continue reading

Rare Wells Fargo Wanted Poster Leads Strong Americana Auction

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PBA Galleries continued their strong start in 2018 with their January 25th Americana – Travel & Exploration – World History – Cartography sale. The auction offered five hundred lots of rare and significant items of historical, cultural, and visual interest, … Continue reading

Striking Map of Java Highlights Americana Sale

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On Thursday, January 25th, PBA Galleries will offer five hundred lots of rare and significant items of historical, cultural, and visual interest, including books, manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera, with a particularly strong gathering of cartographic material. Ranging from the western … Continue reading

Clipper Ship Sailing Cards, Peter Parley and Propaganda

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On Thursday, August 10th, PBA Galleries will host an Americana – Travel & Exploration – World History – Cartography sale of over 450 lots of historical materials relating to the Americas and the world at large, including books, manuscripts, ephemera, … Continue reading

1st American Color Plate Book Featured in Art & Illustration – Children’s Literature Sale July 13th

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The first outstanding American color plate book is featured in PBA Galleries’ July 13th Art, Illustration, and Fine Children’s Literature auction. Also in the sale are over 350 lots of captivating illustrative and decorative materials, rare graphics, literature for children … Continue reading

Mining the Gold Rush – Archive of Letters Highlight June 29th Sale

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Over 600 lots of rare, unusual, and valuable material, including books, manuscripts, maps, directories, photographs, graphic items, ephemera, and more will be offered by PBA Galleries in their Americana, Travel & Exploration, World History, and Cartography auction on Thursday, June … Continue reading

Eric Sloane’s “Early Bird” Takes Flight on June 29th

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On June 29, 2017, PBA Galleries will offer Early Bird, an original oil painting on wood panel by the American landscape painter Eric Sloane. Although, PBA occasionally has auctions of fine art, including illustration art, the painting will be on … Continue reading

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