Autographs Sale in NYTimes Antiques Column

Adams, John Quincy. One of the Earliest Signed Presidential Portraits, circa 1825.
Estimate: $6,000 to 9,000.

The New York Times' Eve Kahn highlights Swann's upcoming sale of Signed Historical Photographs from the Jerome Shochet Collection in today's Antiques column. Quoting Shochet, a Korean War veteran, he describes his collecting practices over the past six decades as:

"I've bought pretty much whatever appealed to me, from just about every major auction house, bidding on the phone or the Internet. ... I'd go nuts with this. It gives me something to do, something to think about."

Autographed images include those of former presidents, Senate members, authors, musicians and other prominent historical figures. The preview opens tomorrow, Saturday the 6th, from 10am - 4pm, and continues Mon-Wed, 10am-6pm, as well as Thursday morning until noon. The 92 lots goes up for auction Thursday, February 11th, at 1:30pm.

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