Rare Book Monthly

Articles - December - 2018 Issue

Early Rare Book and Antique Shopping in Bedford, NH on December 8th


Browse in New Hampshire on December 8th

Flamingo Eventz stays busy organizing fairs in the northeast of the United States.  For this Christmas season they are hosting a “quickie”  4 hour event on December 8th in Bedford, NH at Noah’s Event Venue, 379 South River Road.  The hours are a brisk 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  This is one of six once-a-month events they are hosting there.  Think of what they are doing as an anti-Amazon opportunity.  Everything there, including many of the exhibitors, will be old and many of things they’ll offer – even older.  In other words, they are survivors and what they’ll be offering:  survivals.  For many people such material has an appealing story if not the original packaging.


Many couples attend such fairs and invariably one of the two is an enthusiast and the other a pragmatic.  “I just love this” to which the rejoinder is inevitably “but where will you put it?”  If you attend prepare your stories and justifications in advance.


Experienced antiquers attend such fairs because bargains lurk among the jumble.


If you are in New Hampshire on December 8th you’ll have the opportunity to put some non-standard things under the tree.


Admissions is $5.00.  John Bruno, a star of Market Warriors, will be offering appraisals between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm at $5.00 per item.


If you have questions you can contact Flamingo Events at info@flamingoeventz.com

Rare Book Monthly

  • <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.

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