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Mezzotint engraving of Samuel Adams, printed by Reck and Okey, Newport, Rhode Island, 1775.

Nye & Co. Collectors' Passion Auction, Jan. 15


A major auction focusing primarily on Americana and the traditional collecting aesthetics, and timed to kick off just ahead of Americana Week in New York, is planned for Wednesday, January 15th by Nye & Company Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield, New Jersey, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. The catalog will also be posted to the Nye & Company website (www.nyeandcompany.com) around the turn of the year. The sale is officially titled a Collectors’ Passion Auction. The auction is headlined by property from the collection of Ralph and Roberta Carpenter. Ralph was a former Christie's representative from Newport, Rhode Island and the author of the highly acclaimed book The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island: 1640-1820.  Both "Bobbie" and Ralph were fixtures in Newport and responsible for preserving several historic buildings in town. The collection is quintessential Early American and features early brass, silver, Chinese Export porcelain, Chinese, English and American furniture, Old Master paintings and early mezzotint engravings. For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the Collectors Passion Auction on Wednesday, January 15th, visit www.nyeandcompany.com. The full color catalog can be viewed around January 2nd at www.nyeandcompany.com, www.LiveAuctioneers.com and www.Invaluable.com.

Nye & Company Auctioneers
20 Beach Street
Bloomfield, New Jersey

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