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Section I: Presidents of the United States, Lots 1-46

Section II: History, including Americana, Lots 47-152

Section III: Military & the American Civil War, Lots 153-176

Section IV: Literature, Art & Humanities, Lots 177-265

Section V: Science, Medicine, Technology & Space, Lots 266-299

Section VI: Entertainment and the Performing Arts, Lots 300-360

Section VII: Ephemera & Vintage Paper, Lots 361-369

Section VIII: Photographs, Lots 370-388

Section IX: Books & Lots sold without reserve - following Lot 388


Over 400 lots of rare, valuable, curious and captivating material, ranging from medieval illuminated manuscripts to men who walked on the moon, with numerous U.S. Presidential autographs; rare documents on China’s First Opium War; Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and other Civil Rights pioneers; Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jack London and other American authors; Show Business personalities from Frank Sinatra to Walt Disney; Scientists, inventors and captains of industry including Albert Einstein, Thomas Alva Edison and Alexander Graham Bell; and much more.



PBA Dynamic Bidding

When you place an absentee bid online, PBA's Dynamic Bidding will calculate your absentee bid against competing absentee bids and determine the current high bid amount.  So, for example, if you place an absentee bid of $200 on an item with a minimum bid of $100, you will be notified that you are the high bidder and the bid is at $100.  If a second bidder then places a bid of $150, your bid will be incremented up to $160.   The under bidder will also be notified by email that their bid was outbid with a link to the item to enter a higher bid if desired. The current high bid will be the starting bid when the lot comes up in the live auction itself. In addition to providing full transparency, Dynamic Bidding will allow you to make more informed decisions.

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Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS.  For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained directly from the lot details page for each item or by contacting William Taylor prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.

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