Huffington Post--What the Auction House Rejects

Dennis Wheeler, Life / Completes the Picture. Every Week, circa 1963. Estimate: $1,000 to 1,500. At auction May 3rd. 

Swann receives countless calls and emails from clients inquiring whether their favorite books and beloved family photographs can be put up for auction. Daniel Grant's article in today's Huffington Post focuses on this often overlooked, but daily practice at auction houses—rejecting material unsuitable for auction. 

Grant quotes Swann President Nicholas Lowry: "I have to tell people all the time that something they cherish might be a keepsake or have sentimental value for them, but the open market wouldn't place any real value on it." Read the full article here.

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