Swann Galleries announces annual auction of printed & manuscript African Americana


NEW YORK, NY.- On Thursday, March 1, Swann Galleries will offer an outstanding selection of Printed & Manuscript African Americana. Swann is the only major auction house to devote sales to this important historical material dealing with the African experience in the Americas. This year’s sale contains material related to slavery and abolition, Africa, art, Black Panthers, civil rights, education, Haiti, literature, military, music, religion, sports and more. The sale opens with a strong selection of items related to slavery and abolition, which includes an elephant ivory tusk recovered from the wreck of a 16th century slave ship discovered on the Great Bahama Bank in 1992. The tusk measures 45 inches long, and is accompanied by a DVD with video of the item’s recovery. Estimate: $8,000 to $10,000. There is also a Slave Bible belonging to B.H. Munday of Essex County,