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.
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.