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Rare Revolutionary War Map of Battle of Monmouth Brings $486,400

by | August 16th, 2014

A phone bidder paid $486,400 for a Revolutionary War map of the Battle of Monmouth (New Jersey) that was drawn by Michel Capitaine du Chesnoy, the cartographer and aide-de-camp of Marquis de Lafayette at Northeast Auctions’ August 16 and 17 sale in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The buyer was a private collector,(Read More)

Slow, Deliberate, and Careful

by Steve Proffitt | July 13th, 2014

Auction Law & Ethics Consigning property to auction is a simple process, until it’s not. The “not” often arises when least expected and can come from something unforeseen. A reader wrote me about a situation that illustrates this point. I’ve edited her letter. “Dear Mr. Proffitt, “I consigned an item to auction and (Read More)