Consign Now for June 2022: Focus on Women

This past summer Swann held its first auction devoted to works by women. We are pleased to announce another edition of this sale, to be held in June 2022, once again spearheaded by Devon Eastland, our Early Printed Books Specialist, but offering a wide assortment of material. 

Artists & Photographers

Right: Ruth Orkin, Comic Book Readers, silver print, 1947, printed later. Sold for $1,125.

Complementing our last sale was a selection of art by women, including prints and photographs that portrayed or embodied the strength of women as creative contributors or highlighted the complications of living under gender-based oppression or bias.

Historical Figures, Archives, Ephemera & More

Left: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, signed dissenting opinion cover sheet, Shelby County v. Eric H. Holder, circa 2013. Sold for $4,750.

Original material, archives, journals and letters with substantial content related to women’s experiences in the following areas: art making, the Black experience, civil rights, education, exploration, feminism, the indigenous experience, overlooked and underreported stories, sexuality, transgender women, STEM, suffrage, health, and the workplace are highly sought after.

Authors & Rare Books

Right: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, Boston, 1869.

Our consignment wishlist includes works by published authors: first editions, manuscripts, letters and signed material by writers including Louisa May Alcott, George Eliot, Phyllis Wheatley, Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Woolf, and many others, as well as gendered books on topics aimed at women and works published by women before 1800.


Devon Eastland, Senior Specialist
(212) 254-4710 ext. 18