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Bonhams & Butterfields – SoMa Estate Auction

January 20th, 2010 by

SoMa Estate Auction – Interior Resolutions

Sunday January 24, 2010 

San Francisco



Bonhams & Butterfields – Furniture and Decorative Arts from the Burton-Ching Collection Part III

January 20th, 2010 by

Sunday January 31, 2010

San Francisco



From the hand of ‘The Grey Ghost’: Recently Discovered Col. John S. Mosby Civil War speech at Heritage Auctions Los Angeles

January 19th, 2010 by

heritage mosbyFeb. 12 Historical Manuscripts Auction presents handwritten letter from Civil War Colonel disbanding his legendary Rangers

LOS ANGELES – An emotional and pointed farewell given by controversial Civil War Colonel John S. Mosby, believed to be one of only two contemporary copies known to be written by him, will be auctioned off as part of Heritage Auctions Los Angeles Signature® Historical Manuscripts & Autographs Auction, Feb. 12. It is estimated at $70,000-$90,000.

The Virginia-born and bred Mosby, known as “The Grey Ghost” for his lightning quick partisan-style tactics against Union forces,  addresses his Partisan Rangers at the close of the Civil War after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Rather than subject his troops to the undue hardships they would face if they continued to fight, Mosby disbands the 43rd Virginia Cavalry, also known as “Mosby’s Rangers”:

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Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers – Saint Louis

January 19th, 2010 by

Jackson Rooms Auction – January 20 & 21, 2010 9:30am  Preview January 19th 9:00am

Featuring American, Continental, English, and Asian furniture

Edged Weapons & Militaria Auction – January 22, 2010 9:30am Preview January 19th, 20th, 21st 9:00am

Featuring an amazing collection of short swords and other worlwide blades from the 17th to the 20th century


Bonhams & Butterfields -Contemporary Art from the Heller Ehrman LLP Collection – February 8, 2010 San Francisco

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iGavel – Emerging Artists Auction – Now Through February 4th, 2010

January 18th, 2010 by

Presented by Daniel Cooney Fine Art & iGavel

Includes emerging artists Lyndsy Welgos, Keiko Narahashi, Eric McNatt, Bob O’Conner, Brea Souders, and Michelle Blade

Photography, Painting, and Sculpture




Bonhams & Butterfields – Fine African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art

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Weschler’s Auction – February 6, 2010 – European & American Furniture and Decorations

January 18th, 2010 by


Einstein Trove At Heritage Auctions Beverly Hills Offers Insight Into The Great Genius

January 14th, 2010 by

einstein 1921 photograph signed to ‘a great awakener of the Jewish spirit’; 1934 ‘Weltbild‘ inscribed to longtime friend and mentor Max Talmey, Feb. 11-12 at Heritage Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES — A trio of intriguing lots related to the father of modern physics, Albert Einstein, from three distinct and important periods of his life, will provide a fascinating survey of one of the great geniuses of all-time when they come up for public auction as part of Heritage Galleries Beverly Hills’ Feb. 11-12 Rare Books and Historical Manuscripts & Autographs Auctions.

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Cowan’s Auctioneers & Appraisers – American History Absentee and Live Auction

January 14th, 2010 by

January 21, 2010 12:00 pm est

300+ lots representing the people, places, and events of America’s past, including the Civil War and Western Americana.