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On Auctions, presented by Spencer Stuart

May 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm PDT

Sponsored by The Book Club of Washington

Online Sunday, May 1, 2 pm PDT

Visit our website: www.bookclubofwashington.org

Register for the event here: https://www.bookclubofwashington.org/events-1/sold-on-auctions-by-spencer-w-stuart

Collections Advisor Spencer Stuart will discuss his ongoing analysis of the “Lockdown Auction Landscape” and the structural impact it is having on rare book and print markets. In light of these changes, he will explore what one should consider in participating in the Auction event as a consignor and buyer.

Taking a multi-perspective approach, Spencer will examine the specific interests of those involved, following the auction process step-by-step and illustrating the dynamics of each decision.

Through his presentation and the ensuing conversation, ON AUCTIONS will offer a practical and holistic view of the “Auction World”.

Go to Spencer’s page http://spencerwstuart.ca/aio/ where you will find links to his articles pertaining to changes in the auction industry.


About Spencer W. Stuart

Spencer W. Stuart provides advisory services to private collectors as well as institutions aiding in the design and execution of collection development, inventories, catalogues and collection appraisals as well as deaccession strategies.


Spencer Stuart holds a master’s degree in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute in London, England (recipient of the Director’s Award). Upon graduation he took a position with Bonhams Auctioneers where he worked closely with the North American Rare Books and Manuscripts department in Toronto and New York.

Spencer is an alumnus of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminars and completed course work through the Rare Book School (University of Virginia).

In concert with his advising, Spencer is an active writer and lecturer on histories of the printed word for a variety of publications including The Book Collector, Manuscripts, and Amphora as well as occasionally with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio: http://spencerwstuart.ca/media/