Album of 720 mug shots, $36,000, Swann Auction
Gavels n Paddles
Recent Auction Results from Near and Far
By Ken Hall
A San Francisco police department album containing 720 mug shots sold for $36,000 at a Fine Photographs & Photobooks Auction held December 11 by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, a group of 11 circus panoramas by Edward J. Kelty, of Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey and others (silver prints, 1933-1938) made $14,400; a pair of Japanese albums with 74 hand-colored albumen prints, circa 1880, went for $5,040; and The Strand, a posthumous printing of Wall Street, N.Y. (1915) hit $31,200. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.