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Articles - June - 2016 Issue

Old World Auctions Presents: 100 Years in the Map Business

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Select items from Old World Auctions' upcoming sale Across the Pond

This month, Old World Auctions, the online-only auction house specializing in cartography, is hosting a special sale involving three dealers who combine for over 100 years in the map business. Luke Vavra of Cartographic Arts is retiring, and much of his remaining stock is being consigned in the sale. Jonathan Potter, of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Steve Luck, of Tooley Adams & Co. are also providing material. I originally planned to write about the sale myself, but when I asked Eliane Dotson, co-owner of Old World Auctions with her husband Jon, about the sale, it turned out she had already prepared a great background piece on all three men consigning. Here is their story in her words, Good Things Come in Threes.

The June sale, dubbed Across the Pond, will take place June 15-22, 2016, online. Registration for the upcoming auction is open here.

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  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Edward Hopper & His Contemporaries:<br>Making a Modern American Art<br>June 30, 2022
    <b>Swann June 30:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>The Railroad,</i> etching, 1922. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann June 30:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>Sheet of Studies with Men in Hats and a Saloon Keeper,</i> pen, ink & pencil, circa 1900-05. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann June 30:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>Night Shadows,</i> etching, 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Edward Hopper & His Contemporaries:<br>Making a Modern American Art<br>June 30, 2022
    <b>Swann June 30:</b> John Marin, <i>Woolworth Building, No. 2,</i> etching & drypoint, 1913. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann June 30:</b> Charles Demuth, <i>Tulips,</i> watercolor & pencil, 1924. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann June 30:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>Under Control,</i> gouache, ink & wash, circa 1907-10. $30,000 to $50,000.

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