SVP/Executive Director, Books, Autographs & Photographs / Coins, Bank Notes & Postage Stamps / Estate & Appraisal Services | Books & Autographs Photographs Coins, Bank Notes & Postage Stamps

Peter Costanzo joined Doyle as a Director in the Rare Books Department in 2010. Born into an auction family, Mr. Costanzo has been surrounded by auctions his entire life. While at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, he completed his Art History thesis on the Civil War photography of Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner. Mr. Costanzo continued his education at Sothebys Institute in New York, earning a Masters Degree in American Fine and Decorative Arts, and he wrote his dissertation on the Civil War paintings of American artist Eastman Johnson. Joining Bloomsbury Auctions in 2007, he rose through the ranks from Junior Cataloguer to Specialist and conducted thirty sales as Principal Auctioneer. A rare book specialist with a focus on Americana, Mr. Costanzo seeks quality consignments in that field, along with literature, manuscripts, original illustration art, private press and fine bindings. Additionally, he participates in fundraising auction events and lectures frequently on Americana and Rare Book Collecting.

Current & Upcoming Auctions

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Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 10am EST |
New York
Exhibition dates:  Dec 08 Dec 09 Dec 10 Dec 11
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Featured Story

Manhattan, 1776

Peter Costanzo examines Bernard Ratzer's rare 1776 map of New York City and other highlights from the Estate of Dr. Leo Hershkowitz.

Painting the Changing Frontier

Peter Costanzo discusses a group of rare 19th century folios with illustrations of Native Americans after works by James Otto Lewis, George Catlin and Karl Bodmer.

Thoreau and James

Peter Costanzo reviews summer exhibitions devoted to American authors Henry David Thoreau and Henry James at The Morgan Library & Museum.

Declaration of Independence

Peter Costanzo further examines and interprets the lasting significance of a 1783 letter from George Washington and his “translation into a private citizen.”

Aileen Mehle: Suzy Says

Peter Costanzo reports on the cognoscenti, glitterati and other celebrities that appear in the correspondence of the famed society columnist.

James Joyce

Specialist Peter Costanzo discusses the early works of James Joyce, whose tumultuous publishing history has provided a gratifying assortment of rare editions for collectors.

Meet the Mets!

The spirit of Nelson Doubleday, Jr. and the New York Mets is brought to life by remembering the most famous night in Mets history