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PBA Auction Highlights: Art & Illustration – Prints & Graphics – Illustrated Books – Miscellanea

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April 5, 2019 – PBA Galleries saw enthusiastic and spirited bidding in their April 4th 2019 auction of Art & Illustration – Prints & Graphics – Illustrated Books – Miscellanea. The auction celebrated the centennial of the Bauhaus art school … Continue reading

Ancient Sculptures from Gandhara

Posted on by Taikera Conyers

On Thursday, November 15th, PBA Galleries  will host a Fine & Rare Books with three important ancient sculptures from Gandhara. Up for auction will be over 200 lots of rare and significant material, ranging from second century sculptures from the … Continue reading

Hart Crane’s “The Bridge. A Poem” along with other Modern Literature and Poetry

Posted on by Taikera Conyers

On Thursday, October 18th, PBA Galleries will be hosting a Modern Literature & Poetry with Books in All Fields Sale. This auction will include over 550 lots of modern literature, poetry, and other fine books, with science fiction, detective fiction, … Continue reading

All Things Golf from Books to Memorabilia

Posted on by Taikera Conyers

On Thursday, October 11th, PBA Galleries will be hosting a Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia Sale. This auction will include more than 225 lots of golfing history in literature and artifacts. Included are many volumes once in the library of … Continue reading

Correspondence Between Saints Highlights Sept 20th Sale

Posted on by Sharon Gee

On Thursday, September 20th, PBA Galleries will offer Rare Books and Manuscripts from the Library of James “Ted” Watkins. Included in the sale are over 300 lots of rare, interesting, and significant material from six centuries, spanning the gamut of … Continue reading

James “Ted” Watkins

Posted on by Sharon Gee

Ted was born in Portland, Oregon to Jim and Helen Watkins in 1957. Ted attended Christ the King Catholic School and La Salle High School where he excelled academically, athletically and spiritually. He briefly attended Mount Angel Seminary and later … Continue reading

Impressive Results at Debut Pen Sale

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PBA Galleries seized leadership of the Fine Writing Instruments auction market in its successful debut Fine Pens sale on July 19th in San Francisco. The 361 lot auction attracted participants from all over the globe, and over 90% of the … Continue reading

Spring Miscellany Offered May 17th

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On Thursday, May 17, 2018, PBA Galleries will offer A Spring Miscellany of books in all fields, from literature, Americana, and children’s books to fine examples of illustration and press books, books about books, early printing, fine bindings, concert posters … Continue reading

George Fox – Ski Racer, Auctioneer, Raconteur, Yodeler

Posted on by Sharon Gee

It is with great sadness that PBA Galleries announces that George King Fox, Auctioneer Emeritus of PBA Galleries, passed away on Sunday, October 29 2017. As Head Auctioneer, George was the beloved face of PBA. With his bow tie, sharp … Continue reading

First Account of Decoding Hieroglyphs in July 27th Auction

Posted on by Sharon Gee

A first edition of Jean-François Champollion’s seminal work on deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs highlights PBA Galleries’ Fine Literature & Fine Books sale on July 27th, 2017. This copy of Lettre… relative à l’alphabet des hiéroglyphiqes phonétiques… in the original wrappers, includes … Continue reading

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