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Swann Auction Galleries

104 East 25th Street

New York , New York

USA   10010

Telephone : 212.254.4710

Fax : 212 979 1017

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  • History & Reputation

    Swann Auction Galleries was founded in 1941, specializing in rare and antique books. Since then, the auction house has developed a reputation as the largest specialist auction gallery of rare and antique works on paper, hosting approximately 40 sales per year of books, photographs, prints, posters, autographs, and more. Swann is a platinum house offering live auctions on and has hosted hundreds of past auctions on the site.

    In 2014, Swann made news for selling a jacket tagged by Jean-Michel Basquiat for $9,100. The auction gallery also sold downtown Buffalo department store Kleinhans window display photographs for $13,000, along with a photo booth self portrait of Marilyn Monroe for $18,750.

    Swann Auction Galleries is a leader of auctions featuring works on paper. Specialist departments offered by Swann include art, autographs, books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, prints, drawings, and vintage posters.

    Services & Staff

    Sellers of rare and antique works on paper are encouraged to consign with Swann. Requests for initial assessment and estimate are accepted via mail, fax, or email with details, photographs, dimensions, and conditions of each item. The assessment is free of charge and completed by Swann's department specialists.

    Buyers may bid in Swann auctions in person in the saleroom, via absentee bid, or bid live by phone or online using Invaluable. Current auction catalogues can be viewed online, and Swann's auction schedule is announced three months in advance on the auction gallery's website and in The Trumpet newsletter.

    Swann Auction Galleries is a third generation family business. Current president and principal auctioneer Nicholas D. Lowry joined Swann in 1995, and has been president of the business since 2001.

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    Visit the Swann Auction Galleries blog and newsletter for updates from the auction gallery, and join the Swann community on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Vimeo.


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February 12, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

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