Successful Auction of The Collection of Jay I. Kislak Sold to Benefit the Kislak Family Foundation: Part II on September 15, 2022
Featuring Rare Books and Maps Relating to the History of Florida and Mesoamerica, Fine Bindings, Literature, Exploration & Voyages, Autographs and Ephemera
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle was honored to auction The Collection of Jay I. Kislak sold to benefit the Kislak Family Foundation: Part II on September 15, 2022. Comprising rare books on the history of Florida and Mesoamerica, fine bindings, literature, exploration & voyages, autographs, maps and ephemera the auction followed the highly successful first offering from the Collection in June 2022.
With competitive bidding, the September 15 sale totaled a highly successful $300,170, far surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $113,550-177,730, with an impressive 93% sold by lot and 100% sold by value.
Highlighting the sale was "We Remember:" The Important Tribute Albums Presented to Lawrence R. Kelly, an American Casualty of the Liberation. Created for American soldier Lawrence Kelly, the fascinating albums achieved a stunning $28,350, many times their $4,000-6,000 estimate. The pair of albums, assembled in 1945 in Sainte-Cloud, France, just west of Paris, comprises approximately 710 leaves of original artwork, vintage photographs, prints, letters and over one thousand signatures of grateful citizens. They are finely bound in red, white, and blue morocco inlaid with American flags and held in slipcases decorated with gold stars. Read an essay profiling the albums by Specialist Peter Costanzo
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