Swann: Busy in 2018

- by Bruce E. McKinney


Swann: A Serious Player

Swann Auction Galleries, twice a year, sends to its mailing list The Trumpet, it’s announcement of upcoming sales.  The recent issue, Volume 32, Number 2, provides a clear picture of a firm in mid-stride, long important in the book, manuscript, map and ephemera fields, now releasing a robust schedule of events that will appeal to buyers across the spectrum.


Here’s the schedule.  It’s quite strong:


Icons & Images:  Photographs & Photobooks on February 15th


Vintage Posters:  Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection on March 1st


Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books on March 8th


19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings on March 13th


Autographs on March 22nd


Printed & Manuscript African Americana on March 29th


African-American Fine Art on April 5th


Printed & Manuscript Americana on April 12th


The Knowing Eye:  Photographs & Photobooks on April 19th


Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics on April 26th


Graphic Design on May 3rd


Old Master Through Modern Prints on May 8th


19th & 20th Century Literature on May 15th


Contemporary Art on May 22nd


Illustration Art on June 5th


Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books on June 7th


American Art on June 14th


Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III on June 21st


Vintage Posters on August 1st


Their website is:  www.swanngalleries.com


It’s an important site to follow.