Sold at auction for $247,500
October 30th, 2004

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July 19th

612 Washington Ave
Kingston, NY 12401


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This will be an eclectic multi estate auction, not to miss! We will be lotting right up to sale time, so please keep checking back here and our website. Highlighting the sale will be the estate of Betty Ballantine, founder of Bantam & Ballantine Books, as well as other Publishing Companies. They were instrumental in bringing the paperback book to the United States, and legends in the Editing & Publishing fields. We will be selling their entire archives, as well as personal belongings from their Bearsville, N.Y. home. Many paperback & hardback books, from every genre you can think of. Many signed books, ORIGINAL COVER ILLUSTRATION ART, including (9) yes I said (9) original BRIAN FROUD illustrations, ephemera, posters, photography, and good smalls. Also their many awards, lifetime achievement awards and related will be sold. A must see, and allow yourself plenty of preview time.

An important POSTCARD COLLECTION from the ANTHONY "TONY" BASILE estate in Albany, N.Y. will be sold. Approx. 40,000 postcards, inclduding approx. 20,000 REAL PHOTO POSTCARDS, many rare cards, from every category. this is a must for any postcard collector or dealer. Mind blowing!!!!

Also in the sale a nice selection of furniture, ( good Mission), fine art from American & European Artists, decorative accessories, Inuit collection from the Ballantine Family, glassware, pottery, lighting, clocks, ephemera, photography, cameras, architectural elements, (10) cast iron street lights from a Brooklyn, N.Y. estate, art glass, and so much more...A SALE NOT TO MISS!