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Art & Illustration – Fine Books on July 25th

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On Thursday, July 25th, PBA Galleries will offer an auction of over 450 lots of prints, graphics, original artwork, and other visual materials; illustrated books; artist’s books; children’s books; art reference; plate books, and more, from the 17th to 21st … Continue reading

Fine Pens & Watches on June 20th

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On Thursday, June 20th, PBA Galleries will offer an auction of almost 350 lots of rare and unusual fine writing instruments. The lots include both modern and vintage pens, including exceptional examples from Montblanc, Montegrappa, OMAS, Namiki, Parker, Pelikan and … Continue reading

Fine Books & Manuscripts – Food and Drink on May 30th

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On May 30, 2019, PBA Galleries will offer an auction of Fine Books & Manuscripts – Food and Drink. Significantly, the auction is the first to be held in PBA Galleries’ new location at 605 Addison Street in Berkeley. On … Continue reading

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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