Auction House Details

Australian Book Auctions

Auction House Name Australian Book Auctions
Site URL http://www.australianbookauctions.com
About Us Australian Book Auctions, founded in 1999, is Australia's only specialist auction house for rare books, manuscripts, and historical and literary properties.Since its foundation, Australian Book Auctions has conducted a regular series of general sales. In addition, Australian Book Auctions has conducted sales of important private collections, including the collections of Dr. Eric Stock, Ian F. McLaren AO, Dr H.N.B. Wettenhall AO, John Roxburgh, Syd Trigellis-Smith AO, K.F. Plomley, Dr. Ben Haneman, Sir Robert Southey, A. and R. Bradfield, and Dr. J.M. Harrison. Australian Book Auctions has also been entrusted with the sale of duplicates from the famous Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts (State Library of Tasmania), as well as other major institutional collections.Australian Book Auctions has also handled the sale of highly important literary and historical properties, including an archive of original manuscripts by multiple Booker-Prize winner Mr. Peter Carey, the prosecution Brief for the Trial of Edward "Ned" Kelly, and the family archive of the noted detective novelist, Arthur Upfield.
Who do I contact if I have questions? Jonathan Wantrup (Director) Barbara Hince (Director) Gavin de Lacy (General Manager)
City Armadale,
Country Australia
Zipcode 3143
Contact Number 61 3 9822 4522
Buyer's Fee Please note that a Buyer's premium of 19.8% (inclusive of Goods and Services Tax) of the hammer price on each lot is payable by the Buyer.
Consigner's Fee 16.5%

AUCTION LIST


  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, <i>Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States,</i> pamphlet, 1862. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens & the persons who served him, 1866-1907. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Autograph book with inscriptions by orators Moses Roper & Peter Williams, 1821-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Archive of letters, postcards, and greeting cards sent by Romare Bearden, 1949-87. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>E. Simms Campbell, <i>A Night-Club Map of Harlem,</i> in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Early German-American anti-slavery broadside, <i>Sclaven-Handel,</i> Philadelphia, 1794. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br><i>The Black Panther: Black Community News Service,</i> 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, <i>I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike,</i> silver print, 1968. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>March For Freedom Now!,</i> poster for the 1960 Republican Convention. $4,000 to $6,000.