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Free Appraisal show Sponsored By Swann Galleries and Wyatt Houston Day

Tonight @7:30 Join The Gist of Freedom as we announce a Free Appraisal show Sponsored by Wyatt Houston of Swann Galleries!  

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SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES Consignments Invited!

 

Faith Ringgold, Maya’s Quilt of Life, acrylic on canvas and painted, dyed pieced fabrics, 1989. Sold September 15, 2015 for $461,000, an auction record for the artist.

 

"We are currently accepting quality consignments for our Spring 2016 auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana.

• Manuscripts  • Books • Historical Prints  • Maps • Photographs  • Posters The deadline for submissions is October 31.

Please direct inquiries to: Wyatt Houston Day | Specialist, African Americana | 212 254 4710 ext. 300 | wyatthday@swanngalleries.com

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Brian P., of Newport, Rhode Island, came to the ANTIQUE ROADSHOW with records of his great-grandfather, Charles Edward Minor. The collection, was valued by appraiser Gary Piattoni at between $2,500 and $3,500,  he was a decorated African American seaman a mere 20 years after the abolition of slavery.

 

After retiring from the Navy at 52, Minor had the wherewithal to buy a four-bedroom home in Newport and to invest in the stock market. Again, Minor was ahead of his time. Says Brian, "Some of the stocks didn't pan out, but he was buying stocks a hundred at a time during the Great Depression. Black man or white man, that's something." True, yet it is all the more remarkable for a black man in a society that would be segregated by law for another 30 years. 

 

 

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