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Auction Report
Auction Date
05/05/2022 - 05/05/2022
Page Size: 535 items in 22 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Pigman, Bean S.

Grand Jury arraignment of Maryland slave Solomon, with other slaves, murdered his master

Frederick County, Maryland[December 1815]USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,375.00
2Shelton, Armistead

Letter regarding a dispute between enslaved people in Virginia, 1819.

[Pittsylvania, Virginia]1819USD 500.00 - 800.00USD 937.50
3Lukens, Joseph

Letter from Pennsylvania trader visiting New Orleans, sees Sunday Congo Dances with its pre-Jazz Negro music

Williamsburg, OhioJuly 19, 1820USD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 750.00
4Grundy, Felix and James Rucks

Original manuscript statement of legal argument on the issue of Negro slave identity

Nashville, Tennesseeca. 1824-1825USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 3,750.00
5Green, Rev. Ashbel

Ornate Engraved Presbyterian Missionary Document

PhiladelphiaAugust 1837USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 281.25
6Axtell, Rev. Henry

Capture of Black Seminole insurgents, near the end of the War in Florida; Autograph Letter Signed

St. Augustine, FloridaAug. 23, 1841USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 1,250.00
7McFarland, Joseph

Letter to George Washington descendant from his Mt. Vernon overseer

Arcola, Loudon County, VirginiaNovember 18, 1845USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 250.00
8Headrick, Jacob

Autograph Document Signed Announcing Auction of an eight-year-old slave girl

[Fayette, Missouri]May 20, 1846USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 562.50
9Stroud, George

A Sketch of the Laws Relating to Slavery in the Several States of the United States of America. With Some Alterations and Considerable Additions.

Philadelphia1856USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 237.50
10[Wall, Eliza?]

Letter mentioning a benefit Fair held by “the colored people”

November 20, 1856USD 400.00 - 600.00Not Sold
11Pass, Thomas Y.

Letter regarding care of enslaved children in Virginia, 1857.

[Pittsylvania, Virginia]1857USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 468.75
12Lynn, Robert F. and Robert V.

Promissory note regarding temporary service of enslaved woman in Virginia, 1861.

[Pittsylvania, Virginia]1861USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 212.50
13Womack, Chas A.

Sharecropping agreement, Pittsylvania County

Pittsylvania County, Virginia1871USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 187.50
14Grubbs, R.W. (Richard Williamson), Jr.

South Carolina farmer’s semi-literate letter, complaining of “negro government”, “social equality” in courts and schools, and gun-wielding, lackadaisical ex-slaves

[Honea Path?], Anderson County, South CarolinaMarch 24, 1873USD 500.00 - 800.00USD 468.75
15Stevens, Ezra L.

Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs letter about progress in civilizing the American Indians

Washington, DCAugust 6, 1884USD 500.00 - 800.00Not Sold

Year Book of the Northern California Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

[Oakland, CA][1917]USD 500.00 - 800.00Not Sold
17Newsome, Effie Lee

Gladiola Garden

Washington, D.C.1944USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 531.25
18Leskes, Theodore and Sol Rabkin, counsel

In the Supreme Court of the United States October Term, 1952. No. 8. Brief on Behalf of American Civil Liberties Union...as Amici Curiae. Oliver Brown...vs. Board of Education of Topeka...

New York1952USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 1,000.00

NOTICE! STOP Help Save the Youth of America: DON'T BUY NEGRO RECORDS

New Orleans1965USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 500.00

Photograph of the cast of Mo' Better Blues

1990USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 187.50
21Walker, Kara Elizabeth

Freedom, a Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times.

[Santa Monica]1997USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 3,125.00

Family album from Fairhope, Alabama in the 1920s

[Fairhope, Alabama][c. 1920s]USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 812.50
23La Roche, Frank

En Route to the Klondike: Chilkoot Pass and Skaguay Trail

Seattle, WA[1897]USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 406.25
24Aldrin, Buzz

Magnificent Desolation: Images from the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission with the Words of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Reno, NV2009USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 250.00
25Hauser, Thomas with the Cooperation of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times

New York1991USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 937.50
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