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.

Current & Upcoming Auctions

Current Online-Only Auction

Travel & Sport in Africa from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Soft close begins Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 11am EDT
Exhibition dates:  Jun 14 Jun 17
2019-06-18 11:00:00 2019-06-18 19:00:00 America/New_York Travel and Sport in Africa from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson Online Bidding Closes on June 18 at 11am EDT. 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. Online Only Doyle info@doyle.com

Current Auction

The Estate of Oleg Cassini

Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 10am EDT |
New York
Exhibition dates:  Jun 22 Jun 23 Jun 24

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2019-06-27 10:00:00 2019-06-27 18:00:00 America/New_York The Estate of Oleg Cassini On-Site Exhibition in Oyster Bay Cove / Auction at Doyle in NYC. 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

Doyle Auction
Upcoming Auction

Angling & Miscellaneous Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 11am EDT |
New York
Exhibition details forthcoming.
2019-07-23 11:00:00 2019-07-23 19:00:00 America/New_York Angling and Miscellaneous Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson . 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

Featured Story


Pioneer Naratives

Pioneer Narratives

Peter Costanzo profiles some of the fascinating pioneer material in the current online auction of Americana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson.
Colonial New York

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.
Thoreau & James

Thoreau and James

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

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.
Mets National League Championship Ring

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