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Nye & Company online only Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction sale

Nye & Company Auctioneers’ online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction slated for Wednesday, April 13th, features nearly 500 lots, a carefully curated mix of fine and decorative arts spanning the 18th century to the present day, including an exceptionally rare group of American photography. The auction will begin promptly at 10 am Eastern time.

The group of historical American photography includes what is believed to be one of less than a half dozen known sets of pictures documenting the Liberty Bell’s transcontinental 1915 tour of the United States. This symbol of our nation’s freedom was an incredibly popular attraction at the turn of the 20th century. In fact, it was estimated that nearly 5 million people saw the bell on its trip by train out West and an equal number saw it on its return trip back to Philadelphia. Its popularity had no bounds and this rare set of photographs is an exceptional historical archive.

There is also a circa 1910 collection of glass slides, negatives and magic lantern slides depicting various scenes in the Canadian Rockies. Some of the images appear in Benjamin W. Mitchell’s book Trail Life in the Canadian Rockies. The sale also features a large group of albumen prints of New York City and its environs from about circa 1885. Many of the images and views have never been seen before and offer a rare glimpse into our past and the grandeur of the gilded age.

People can bid in absentia and online. An online preview is being held from March 30th thru April 13th at,, and Anyone looking for additional images, condition reports or info about an object is invited to visit the Nye & Company website or email to [email protected].

John Nye had a long and fruitful career at Sotheby’s before he and his wife, Kathleen, acquired Dawson’s in 2003 and started Dawson & Nye. With the move to Bloomfield seven years later, they renamed the business to Nye & Company (Auctioneers, Appraisers, Antiques). The firm is nationwide, but the vast bulk of the business comes from trusts and estates in the tri-state area.

For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction slated for Wednesday, April 13th, visit

Oil on canvas painting by Frank Henry Shapleigh (American, 1842-1906), titled Waterfront Estate, Great Bay, Portsmouth, NH.