Description
Rare Americana
including California & the West
 
 
Section I: Americana – Books, Maps, Manuscripts, Photographs, Ephemera, Lots 1-418
 
Section II: Lots sold without reserve, following Lot 418
 
 
Over 450 lots of important and varied materials on the Americas, covering the discovery,  history, culture, society, cartography, and more. Included are books, maps, manuscript material, photographs, ephemera, and much that is unusual and esoteric. There is much material on California and Mexico, before, during, and after the Gold Rush, and the eastern U.S. as well, with the lands in-between.
 
 
Previews:
 
Monday, April 29th, 1 - 5pm
Tuesday, April 30th, 9am - 5pm
Wednesday, May 1st, 9am - 5pm
Thursday, May 2nd, 9 - 11am
 
 
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.
 

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 Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.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 minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.

 

Terms and conditions

CONTRACTS

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

BUYER'S PREMIUM

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

ONLINE BIDDING

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

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