Featuring a remarkable collection of rare documents, manuscripts, and other treasured items tracing African-American history, the Civil Rights movement, and African American music. Gregory Reed is a Detroit-based lawyer who represented Rosa Parks for many years, consequently ending up in possession of a number of documents relating to the civil rights movement.
A powerful, comprehensive auction, focusing on African-American history, culture, and the Civil Rights movement. Hundreds of motion picture posters featuring African-American stars and addressing African-American issues, as well as rare broadsides, window cards, and ephemera. Items feature names including Paul Robeson, Sammy Davis Jr., Eartha Kitt, Dorothy Dandridge, and Sidney Poitier. So culturally important that a section of it is now in the collection of the Smithsonian.
Original signed contract between Joe Jackson and Steeltown Records, November 21, 1967. This contract signed The Jackson Five to their first professional label. William Adams, of Steeltown Records, has signed on both the President and the Secretary lines. Joseph Jackson has signed the artist line. Document has been stamped and signed by a notary public.
This 1963 Cheetah, created to bring glory to American racing, will be sold by Guernsey’s in NYC at an unprecedented one-lot auction. Owned by the same gentleman since 1965, the General Motors collaboration was the fourth of the twenty three Cheetahs believed built and is the only known unrestored, completely original surviving example. Featured in a 1981 twelve-page Automobile Quarterly article, this car set a Daytona track record in 1964 at 215 mph.
For over a century, New York City’s Chelsea Hotel has been home to some of the most legendary, accomplished, and fascinating individuals of their time. Bob Dylan, Jackson Pollock, Janis Joplin, Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix, Jack Kerouac – all of these people, and more, were residents, guests & habitués of the Chelsea. The Hotel’s bohemian environment led to wild parties as well as inspiration for such iconic figures.
Following our recent extraordinary sale of Jerry Garcia's "Wolf" that fetched nearly $4 million for the Southern Poverty Law Center, Guernsey's is now in the preparatory stages for a major Guitar Auction featuring rare and exceptional acoustic and electric guitars.To discuss the possible inclusion of fine instruments from your collection, please contact us at your soonest convenience.
Orange County Choppers, the most famous maker of extraordinary, one of a kind motorcycles - “choppers” has just revealed a spectacular Texas Strong bike that will be sold at auction on October 12 in Houston. Proceeds going to support the Peace of Mind Foundation and those whose mental health has been severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Several wonderful collections from the families of close aides to both John F. Kennedy and the First Lady to be sold in the fall of this, the one hundred year since the late President's birth.
Wolf as one of Jerry Garcia’s earliest and most recognizable instrument to be auctioned in support of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
An important assemblage of extremely rare, museum-quality gems at auction. Emeralds from Colombia's Muzo mine featured including Muzo emeralds recovered from the wreck of the Atocha.
Widely recognized for photographically capturing the great Muhammad Ali like no other, the legendary sports photographer to sell his own work along with his riveting collection of printed images by other Legendary 20th Century Photographers
The event is taking place from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. on November 7th at the Wyndam New Yorker. This event is free, open to the public and will feature a dramatic exhibition of fine art featuring war heroes, patriots and icons throughout history
Stunning, architecturally-unique home built c. 1947. Beautifully landscaped 1.3-acre park-like grounds at the edge of the Palisades cliffs. High-profile former owners include a previous owner of the New York Yankees, comedian Buddy Hackett and mob boss Albert Anastasia, Jr. Currently owned by Arthur Imperatore, the widely respected owner of NY waterway ferry system.
Few individuals have had a greater influence on the twentieth century popular culture than Duke Ellington. His remarkable musical legacy combined with an unfailing sense of style have accorded him iconic status. And although such evergreen hits as Take the A Train, It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) and Satin Doll resonate from coast to coast, that he was our nation's Jazz Ambassador endeared the Duke to a global audience.
The event will feature magnificent Acoustic instruments (Martin, Gibson, Washburn, Larson Bros. and other fine names) along with classic D'Angelico, Gretsch, Epiphone transitional models plus many of the most exceptional Electric guitars ever to cross the auction block. Included in the sale is a wonderful private collection of Electric guitars formerly owned and played by such iconic figures as Eric Clapton, Ace Frehley, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
The Mui Collection is believed to be the largest collection of original tattoo art by what many consider to be the world's most accomplished tattoo artists. For over fifteen years Mui traveled the globe, seeking out the top tattoo masters of every style. His collection consists of more than one thousand original works on canvas, board and paper by such noteworthy artists as Japan's Horiyoshi III, Swiss artist Filip Leu, American Traditional tattoo icon Bob Roberts, among many others.
Without question, the most successful treasure hunter of all time was Mel Fisher whose remarkable and dedicated efforts lead to the discovery of many noteworthy undersea wrecks including the legendary Spanish Galleon, the Atocha. His work, well documented in print and film, lead to landmark decisions by the United States Supreme Court.
Often described as"the Great War," World War I is vividly remembered by a vast number of extraordinarily graphic posters published during the years of that historic international conflict. Serving first as a war-time ambulance driver for the French, and then becoming a Colonel in the U.S. Army, Col. McCrahon devoted his post-war years to amassing one of the most comprehensive collections of WWI Posters known to exist.
Seymour Stein, founder of Sire Records, member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and manager of such pop-cultural icons as Madonna, the Talking Heads and the Ramones, has also, for the last fifty years, been the inveterate collector. The auction will feature Stein’s collections of original art, rare advertising, ceramics and a wide assortment of other forms of collectibles.
A two-day auction offering dramatic antique architectural artifacts assembled over four decades by Urban Archaeology and its owner, Gil Shapiro. Among the hundreds of important items to be offered are the fabled gates from NYC’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral and elegant figures that once graced the Place de Concorde in Paris.
The highlights of this auction are two legendary guitars - the original prototype of the revolutionary Les Paul Gibson guitar, the instrument that made Rock and Roll possible and often spoken of as “the holy grail,” and Chet Atkin’s prototype Gretsch guitar.