Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Schnecksville, PA, United States
DoneThu, Dec 17, 2015 3:00 PM GMT
Fine & Rare Afro Americana Collection
THURSDAY DECEMBER 17TH, 2015 AT 10AM DOORS OPEN AUCTION DAY AT 9AM EARLY PREVIEWS INCLUDE SUNDAY DECEMBER 13TH FROM 12-4, MONDAY DECEMBER 14TH FROM 4PM-7PM, TUESDAY DECEMBER 15TH 9AM-2PM AND WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 16TH 12NOON-4PM 4644 RT. 309, SCHNECKSVILLE, PA. 18078 This Collection represents more than a quarter of a decade of discerning collecting, spanning African-American history from the Revolutionary War through the 20th century. Each and every piece contains African-American content. In addition to the historical significance of the entire Collection, the condition of virtually all the pieces leans to the fine and very fine. The Collection is wide-ranging and focuses on the historical place of the African-American in American society. While the Collection depicts the more somber moments in American history, including slavery and prejudice, this Collection also celebrates and features the many ?Firsts? achieved by African-Americans, e.g., the first elected to office, the first aviator, the first tennis player, the first baseball player, the first umpire, etc. Some of these ?Firsts? are well-known and heralded in our history, others are quiet achievers. Categories of this Collection include: Military ? Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI and WWII; Slavery; Western Cowboys & Soldiers (The Buffalo Soldiers); Political; Social; Stereotypical Advertising and Caricatures; Sports including the Negro Baseball League and 1954 signed Brooklyn Dodgers baseball, musical and other miscellaneous. The Collection spans these categories, featuring and tracking history through fine and rare hand-written documents ? important by content and/or by a famous person in our history. One example is a 1932 hand-written letter by George Washington Carver, former slave turned into the great botanist and agricultural innovator, on Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (founded by Booker T. Washington) letterhead, to one of his bright students, ?My very own precious boy, Mr. Davis.?