Since 2002, I have been a
Being a collector myself for many decades, I know that what excites all collectors is an exciting story that makes an inanimate object come alive with historical significance, beauty, or just plain fun.
Finding that story is what I do, and the fact that collectors and institutions have purchased over 10,000 items from me demonstrates that I do it well.
Here's a selection of highlights, with links to the stories I told that got them sold.
I personally created and executed all of the online material you will see.
The last link presents my graphic design work. I worked for a New York ad agency for 15 years.
►THE ART YOUNG ARCHIVE Sold to the Library of Congress.
Newly discovered. Carried a letter that is in the Library of Congress.
Featuring an affixed engraved proof of his $1 banknote portrait.
Exchanged by him for the National Bank Notes he was instrumental in creating only two days after they were issued.
Sexy Josephine Baker spoof pose from her Africana Broadway debut.
HISTORIC 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY
The “Poet of the Stage Line" Overland Stage agent at Virginia City, future Postmaster of Salt Lake City and Director of Wells, Fargo & Co.
Taken at Montana's first photography studio only a few months after it opened.
His, as an
Hers, the finest known and inscribed by her to her husband.
A new discovery and now included in the definitive book about the railroad.
Previously unknown alternate pose from her Black & Case Boston sitting.
Important mass production and firearms innovator.
ORIGINAL & LIMITED EDITION FINE ART
Wall Street's Choice: A
Bestiario (1973) Edition of 25 / Butterfly (1974) Edition of 12
21" x 25" graphite drawing depicting actress Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Archive of work by an Outsider artist who triumphed over Paranoid Schizophrenia.
Featuring Andy Warhol illustrations.
“Clods' Letters To MAD” editor Jerry DeFuccio responds to a reader.
Cast member script, schedules, contacts & show photograph.
Rare early career autograph of the Hogan's Heroes star and current Radio Hall of Fame candidate.
►ORIGINAL NEW YORK STREET ART BY JAMES DE LA VEGA “Lovers” (2005) /18" x 22"/ Black marker on leather sofa seat panel.
In original velvet flock pouch.
Rare 1994 experimental indie film Picasso Would Have Made A Glorious Waiter.
PHILATELY, POSTAL HISTORY, NUMISMATICS & MEDALLIC ART
One of the great revenue stamp fancy cancel rarities.
Confiscated at a post office with internal P.O. documentation.
Featuring a scarce intact Scott RF6 World War I surcharged revenue stamp.
Offered in beautifully preserved condition.
1992 Polaroid Mirage hologram by Paul D. Barefoot
Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Harold Edgerton, Judy Dater, Imogen Cunningham, William Klein, Beaumont Newhall, Roy DeCarva, Wynn Bullock, Francis Bruguiere.
From the Leon Uris Estate.
FINE SIGNED BOOKS
1834 First Edition of A Wife for A Missionary by Anne Tuttle Jones Bullard
Association copy inscribed by the founding president of the American
1865 First Edition of his children's verse classic.
Inscribed to the son of a family friend who accompanied his wife to the
1966 First Edition of The Pleasure of His Company signed by Paul Fay.
Inscribed to art collecting power couple Leonard and Evelyn Lauder.
Songs for a
His nieces sing an original song about him!
Rare private press Beatles music parodies with original
Swingin' Johnny Keyes featuring the infamous song The Rock 'n Roll Squaw.
OTHER STUFF I'VE DONE
Authored and coded the first American philatelic reference work ever published on
I've worked professionally as a graphic designer for 40 years, spent three wonderful years at the legendary Photo-Lettering Inc. typography studio, won a $10,000 prize in the CorelDRAW International Design Contest, and was the graphics manager and computer guru at the Ciociola & Company advertising agency in New York City for fifteen years.