Sponsored by the Manuscript Society.
February 24 @ 8:00 AM – March 3 @ 10:00 PM
Manuscript, Autograph, Dealer Catalog Auction
February 24 – March 3, 2022
Over 2000 manuscript, rare book, autograph, and dealer catalogs will go up for auction beginning February 24, 2022 and run through March 3, 2022. Manuscript Society member David McGuire of the McGuire Group, LLC will host the auction. Proceeds benefit the work of the Manuscript Society.
To participate, go to The McGuire Group site, www.themcguiregroupllc.com, register, and you will receive an email when the Manuscript Society Auction goes live. You will be able to peruse the catalog of all auction items.
As every collector knows, catalogs provide a wealth of information about historic documents including provenance, monetary values and much more. Some catalogs, such as those issued by the venerable Walter Benjamin and his daughter Mary, included short articles and news that provided keen insight to the world of manuscript which are still beneficial to today’s collector.
Catalogs that will be offered include
the earliest ones (1887-1888) issued by Walter Benjamin
those issued by Mary Benjamin;
an impressive run of Charles Hamilton catalogs;
The Flying Quill: Autographs at Goodspeed’s and The Month at Goodspeed’s;
Stan V. Henkels catalogs including one from 1893 describing Revolutionary War items and relics of General George Washington;
a large quantity of Rendell catalogs;
over 30 catalogs issued by the late Joseph Rubinfine;
several catalogs by the Jenkins Company;
catalogs from small-to medium-size dealers, such as Robert Batchelder, Emily Driscoll, Lone Star Autographs, Paul Richards, Seaport Autographs; and others.
To download a pdf of the items being offered Click Here.
The catalogs will be offered in manageable sized lots with descriptions to be provided in the auction catalog on the McGuire website www.themcguiregroupllc.com when the auction is live. For those of you in the greater Washington DC area winning lots can be picked up at McGuire’s in Falls Church Virginia. For those who are not, items will be mailed to you at the lowest possible postal shipping charges.
For further information on the Manuscript Society Auction contact: Robert Hopper at firstname.lastname@example.org
This should be fun and beneficial for the Manuscript Society. This auction is the first of two
Auctions planned…. So stay tuned for the next one!