Old Americana Auction
Whether the term conjures up an image of country, jazz or folk music, old Americana auction is a wide-ranging category of antiques, collectibles and vintage items related to United States history, culture, heritage or geography. The auction industry uses it to describe art, furniture and decorative arts that can be a bit out of the ordinary.
For many, this kind of old can be a fun way to spend an afternoon or an evening with family and friends. It can also be a way to acquire unique and valuable one-of-a-kind objects for your home.
Auctioneering is an exciting and rewarding career. It provides a great opportunity to meet new people and build long-lasting relationships. If you are interested in a career in auctioneering please feel free to email us for more information.
Americana Auctioneers: Bringing History to Life on the Auction Block
The Printed and Manuscript Americana department under the direction of Director Rick Stattler specializes in books, manuscripts, broadsides, pamphlets, ephemera and historical prints. Its sales include Revolutionary Americana, Mormonism, Colonial Latin America, Western Americana and single-owner collections of Americana.
At Sotheby’s January Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana sale, a first edition of John James Audubon’s (1785-1851) “White-Headed Eagle” sold for $756,000, a world auction record price for the artist and a new world auction record for an oil painting by the artist. Another highlight was a 1608 book by John Smith on his exploration of the Americas, which reached nearly $500,000 with bidding from an online and phone bidder who department head Erik Gronning categorized as “an important private collector.”