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Section I: Charles Bukowski, Lots 1-72

Section II: Photographs from The Estate of Michael Montfort, Lots 73-85

Section III: Fine Literature, Lots 86-363

Section IV: Catalogued books and lots sold without reserve, Lots 364-372

Section V: Unlisted shelf lots sold without reserve - following Lot 372


Over 400 lots featuring works by Charles Bukowski from the estate of photographer Michael Montfort, including Montfort’s own copies of their several collaborative publications. Many of the books are inscribed by Bukowski to Montfort, including trade editions, limited editions, foreign language editions and more. Also offered is a large archive of photographs by Montfort including jazz and rock musicians, movie stars, scenes of social unrest in the 1960s, travels in Africa, South America, and more. The Fine Literature section includes works by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Truman Capote, Raymond Chandler, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dashiell Hammett, Robinson Jeffers, Jack London, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and much, 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  by contacting William Taylor prior to the auction.


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


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