Why Sell With PBA?

Partnering with PBA Galleries to sell your rare books, manuscripts, autographs, maps and photographs at auction provides a fair marketplace through which to achieve the best return. We share your enthusiasm for your collection or individual books, and our staff of experienced cataloguers will accurately and thoroughly describe your items for a discerning audience of buyers. Our photography department provides high resolution images for our catalogues to attract bids from prospective customers around the world.

PBA offers competitive commission rates, quick consignor payments and excellent personalized service. We are one of the few auction houses in the United States specializing in rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, ephemera, and related items. Though based in San Francisco our market is global, and we employ personalized target marketing as well as extensive use of the Internet to reach out to prospective buyers around the world. This is in addition to printed catalogs and traditional print media marketing.