Catalogues from the 1880s
Search our selection of tens of thousands of old auction catalogues from the major auction houses of the world - Christie's, Sotheby's, Bonhams and many more as well as dealers' catalogues. All available at competitive, reasonable prices and ready for immediate dispatch worldwide.
We have significantly added to number of catalogues containing the indexes of artists whose work was sold in the auction. More than ever before you will be able to look for either obscure or well known artists listed in the catalogues we sell simply by using the artist's name as the search term. No other site offers this facility.
Shipping is calculated on the basis of the specific weight of each order and parcels are dispatched daily. Currently we offer airmail shipping to every country - please consult Shipping Rates and Times for further information. Our envelopes and parcels are sent from either our head office in Westbury, Wiltshire or our new customized facility in New Delhi, India.
We have acquired the archive of a major art and antique research service who no longer have use for their thousands of catalogues. Many of these have ticks and marks within them. This is clearly indicated in the description of each catalogue and if you are simply looking for information this will allow you to acquire catalogues in imperfect state at discount prices - see Condition of Catalogues for illustrations and details.
Still can't find what you want? Contact us – we may have it among the catalogues yet to be entered onto the database. Need to find out if the item you want is listed or illustrated in a particular catalogue? Contact us – we will look, for you at no charge. Need a scan of particular pages of a catalogue and cannot wait until it arrives by post? Go to - Scanning Services and use our quick scan service.
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Use our advanced search to pinpoint your particular need or browse by category. Our "Saved Search" feature allows you to automatically receive email notifications when a newly listed item matches your registered searches. An unlimited number of searches can be entered and a discount coupon given for immediate use the first time you register a search.
We suggest you register with us first (no charge!) before adding items, to take advantage of the intelligent shopping basket which retains all items in it ready for your next visit. You can add or delete at leisure, and proceed to find out the postage cost prior to making your purchase.
Our catalogues range from recent publications to those that date back as far as the 1880s. Some are obscure rarities, others just hard to find. We add up to 500 fresh items every week to give you an ever increasing selection from which to choose.
In many instances we have only the one copy of each auction catalogue available. If you see it and want it, please buy it because it may be months or even years before another copy becomes available.
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