specialist

Peter
Costanzo

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.

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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.

Current & Upcoming Auctions

Upcoming Auction

Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 10am EST |
New York
Exhibition dates:  Nov 04 Nov 05 Nov 06
2017-11-07 10:00:00 2017-11-07 18:00:00 America/New_York Rare Books, Autographs and Maps Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted. Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle info@doyle.com