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