ESA Benefit Auction Draws Global Bidders
The competition will be fierce during the Society's
Benefit Auction early Saturday evening, March 19th.
And those are only four of more than 100 lots that will be sold
during the Society's Benefit Auction. Swann Galleries' Gary Garland
returns again this year to auction items donated by Society members
and friends with proceeds going to expand Society programs. The auction
hall at the Hyatt Regency Hotel will be filled, but you don't have
to be present to be the successful bidder. Those present will also
be bidding against absentee mail and table bidders. And there's a
new twist this year as the entire catalog will remain online for absentee
Internet bidding until March 1. You can visit the online catalog and
bid by e-mail at www.ephemerasociety.org.
There's a rare 1817 engraved color map depicting
parts of Canada, Nova Scotia and the United States.
There are turn-of-the-century ink blotters
for patent medicines that today would spark lawsuits even
if the patient lived.
There is an 1814 lithographed, embossed and
There's an "Awful Itch" broadside that offers
instant relief ghastly afflictions.
Keep in mind that some items will be sold
by silent bidding conducted during the auction previews on Friday
night, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon.