A powerful, comprehensive auction, focusing on African-American history, culture, and the Civil Rights movement. Hundreds of motion picture posters featuring African-American stars and addressing African-American issues, as well as rare broadsides, window cards, and ephemera. Items feature names including Paul Robeson, Sammy Davis Jr., Eartha Kitt, Dorothy Dandridge, and Sidney Poitier. So culturally important that a section of it is now in the collection of the Smithsonian.
Original signed contract between Joe Jackson and Steeltown Records, November 21, 1967. This contract signed The Jackson Five to their first professional label. William Adams, of Steeltown Records, has signed on both the President and the Secretary lines. Joseph Jackson has signed the artist line. Document has been stamped and signed by a notary public.
Featuring a remarkable collection of rare documents, manuscripts, and other treasured items tracing African-American history, the Civil Rights movement, and African American music. Gregory Reed is a Detroit-based lawyer who represented Rosa Parks for many years, consequently ending up in possession of a number of documents relating to the civil rights movement.
This 1964 Cheetah, created to bring glory to American racing, will be sold by Guernsey’s in NYC at an unprecedented one-lot auction. Owned by the same gentleman since 1965, the General Motors collaboration was the third of the twenty three Cheetahs believed built and is the only known unrestored, completely original surviving example. Featured in a 1981 twelve-page Automobile Quarterly article, this car set a Daytona track record in 1964 at 215 mph.
In 1990, in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, Jarvis Wayne Messer, a man of modest means, made an unprecedented discovery of four breathtaking, museum-quality star rubies. More than twenty-five years later, Guernsey’s, on behalf of Mr. Messer's family, will have the privilege of offering these stunning gemstones at auction.