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Photography, important autographs, books and ephemera will feature at Kaminski Auctions sale, followed by a DéCoR sale that features a wide selection of fine and decorative art to furnish your home. 

The photography and book section includes a collection of daguerreotypes depicting both outdoor scenes and portraiture.  A highlight of the collection is a half plate daguerreotype of a Newport, Rhode Island fire station inscribed “Protection Firehouse Ladder #5” valued at $6,000-$8,000.

Modern photographers represented in the sale include Barbara Morgan, Maggie Taylor, and James Van Der Zee. Also included is a sizable collection of autographs including those of, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams and the rare autograph of Abraham Lincoln from 1860 with a portrait valued at $3,000-$5,000.

The top valued entry in the sale is the unedited police report of the assassination of JFK. This includes personal reports by eyewitnesses, a statement by Jack Ruby, a handwritten document by Oswald, and FBI reports. All documents appear to be direct legible copies from the complete report, on two 1 3/8″ microfilm rolls. This lot is from a Texas estate and valued at $10,000-$20,000.

The DéCoR portion of the auction will present impressive collections from local estates. From one residence come important pieces of antique Canadiana, including a rare “V-Box.  The estate collections include a large selection of decorative furnishings, fine mirrors, and other beautiful items for the home.  Kaminski’s DéCoR auctions are committed to providing you with a wonderful selection of decorator furnishings at very affordable prices. 



Date: November 9th

Preview: November 6th – 8th, 10am – 5pm, Day of sale beginning at 8AM

Location: Kaminski Auction Gallery, 117 Elliott Street, RT. 62, Beverly