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Friday, December 12, 2014

Victor Mankovsky's gift to Merit Academy

From: Barney Lipscomb 
Date: Fri, Dec 12, 2014
Subject: Audubon Pics hanging
To: Graham Arader
Cc: Victor Mankovsky


Dear Graham,

Here are three pics of the Audubon prints hanging on a wall at my daughter's school for autistic children (Merit Academy)! Charity has already sent these pics to Victor and they are set to talk by phone next week. I was at the school last night admiring the beautiful wall of art and discussing the prints with a teacher about the many
different educational possibilities. Believe you me this teacher has a big heart for autistic children and sees unlimited possibilities of engaging the students with the art! Not only will this art inspire anyone who sees it but it will nurture the students and teachers daily. Just looking at it is therapeutic! Tonight is the school's big Open House with tours of the new facility and a dynamic year-end children's program. I'll be there talking to people about the school's facilities and showing off the GRAND wall of Audubon's Birds of America. Each one of the wall text labels says, "Gift of Victor Mankovsky and Arader Galleries, 2014."

This is a life changing gift.


Thank you Graham! Thank you Victor!

--Barney




Monday, December 8, 2014

Results from our successful December 6, 2014, Auction

Lot # Lot Description Hammer Price Buyers Premium Total
1 Turkey 27,000 5,940 32,940
2 Purple Grackle 5,000 1,100 6,100
3 Yellow Back Warbler 1,500 330 1,830
4 Long Tailed Wren 1,400 308 1,708
5 White Headed Eagle 15,000 3,300 18,300
6 Ivory Billed Woodpecker 77,500 17,050 94,550
7 Columbia Jay 32,500 7,150 39,650
8 Zenaida Dove 2,000 440 2,440
9 Red Throated Diver 32,500 7,150 39,650
10 Great White Heron 72,500 15,950 88,450
11 Black Bellied Darter 35,000 7,700 42,700
12 Trumpeter Swan 70,000 15,400 85,400
13 Common Swan 85,000 18,700 103,700
14 Common Buzzard 2,750 605 3,355
15 Western Duck 1,800 396 2,196
16 Collared Peccary 4,000 880 4,880
17 Porcupine 1,100 242 1,342
18 Long Tailed Deer 1,900 418 2,318
19 Canada Otter 700 154 854
20 Canada Otter 800 176 976
21 Leconte's Pine Mouse 150 33 183
22 Camas Rat 150 33 183
23 Hare Indian Dog 800 176 976
25 View of NY 8,500 1,870 10,370
26 New York 11,000 2,420 13,420
27 Map of NY 700 154 854
28 New Amsterdam 1,000 220 1,220
29 Map of NY 900 198 1,098
30 View of Brooklyn 10,000 2,200 12,200
31 Jeffreys 2,500 625 3,125
32 Map of NY 7,500 1,650 9,150
33 View from Williamsburgh 5,000 1,100 6,100
34 Map of NY 2,500 550 3,050
35 Roggeveen 12,000 3,000 15,000
36 Colton's RR Map 700 154 854
37 Broadway   0 0
38 Map of NY 6,000 1,320 7,320
39 View of NY Port 16,000 3,520 19,520
40 NY from Brooklyn   0 0
41 NY from Weehawk   0 0
42 View of Brooklyn   0 0
43 East River Bridge 2,250 495 2,745
44 NY from Hoboken   0 0
45 NY from Weehawk   0 0
46 Map of CT 5,000 1,100 6,100
47 Brasher  2,750 605 3,355
48 New Haven 7,000 1,540 8,540
49 Maine 1,400 308 1,708
50 History of Maine 1,100 242 1,342
51 View of Belfast 800 176 976
52 Map of Boston 200 44 244
53 View of Harvard   0 0
54 Bollan Book   0 0
55 View of Manchester   0 0
56 New Hampshire   0 0
57 Providence View   0 0
58 Map of Rhode Island   0 0
59 Map of NH & VT   0 0
60 Windsor, VT 850 187 1,037
61 Map of NY   0 0
62 Atlas of NY 13,000 2,860 15,860
63 Asbury Park 2,000 440 2,440
64 Map of NJ 4,000 880 4,880
65 Manuscript Ledger   0 0
66 Holm book 11,000 2,420 13,420
67 Battle of Gettysburg   0 0
68 Map of PA 950 209 1,159
69 Map of DE 450 99 549
70 Map of DE 2,500 550 3,050
71 Baltimore   0 0
72 Baltimore from Federal Hill 12,000 2,640 14,640
73 Maryland   0 0
74 Washinton Post office   0 0
75 The Capital 6,500 1,430 7,930
76 Kanawha Fall 175 39 214
77 Map of VA 1,200 264 1,464
78 Thomas Jefferson/VA 21,000 4,620 25,620
79 West Virginia 650 143 793
80 West Virginia   0 0
81 West Virginia 1,400 308 1,708
82 History of KY 1,700 425 2,125
83 View of TN Cities 125 28 153
84 Mountain Region TN 600 150 750
85 Travels of TN 750 165 915
86 Description of Carolinas 3,500 770 4,270
87 Plan of Port Royal 2,000 440 2,440
88 Description of Carolinas 11,000 2,420 13,420
89 Martyn Book GA 5,500 1,210 6,710
90 Map of GA 1,700 374 2,074
91 March to the Sea   0 0
92 West Coast of FL 2,750 605 3,355
93 Myone & de Bry FL   0 0
94 Narrative of FL 18,000 3,960 21,960
95 Mobile, AL 16,000 3,520 19,520
96 State of AL   0 0
97 Colton Map of AL 650 163 813
98 State of MS   0 0
99 MS River 4,250 935 5,185
100 Explore MS   0 0
101 View of New Orleans 7,500 1,650 9,150
102 State of LA 300 75 375
103 Joutel Journal 7,500 1,650 9,150
104 Map of AK   0 0
105 Nuttal Journal 2,750 605 3,355
106 Map of TX 9,500 2,090 11,590
107 Denison, Grayson C ounty 1,500 330 1,830
108 Farnham Travels Book 2,000 440 2,440
109 Map of NM 1,200 264 1,464
110 Kingdom of New Spain   0 0
111 Sante Fe 2,000 500 2,500
112 View of Phoenix 20,000 4,400 24,400
113 Map of AZ   0 0
114 Petroleum Discovery 1,000 220 1,220
115 Notes on CO 750 165 915
116 Moran Musquito Trail 8,500 1,870 10,370
117 Mormon Metropolis 750 165 915
118 Salt Lake City 17,000 3,740 20,740
119 History of the Donner Party   0 0
120 Destruction of SF 1,500 330 1,830
121 Sailing Charts 1,100 242 1,342
122 Map of CA 3,000 660 3,660
123 Exploration of OR 19,000 4,180 23,180
124 Oregon Territory 400 88 488
125 View of Spokane 5,000 1,100 6,100
126 RR Map of WA 600 132 732
127 Miners Guide   0 0
128 Map of Idaho Falls   0 0
129 Centreville Ranch 100 22 122
130 Map of Helena   0 0
131 Rocky Mountain Views   0 0
132 Moran Tower Falls 11,000 2,420 13,420
133 Moran Hot Spring 12,000 2,640 14,640
134 Malloy's Cut   0 0
135 Dakota Territory 200 44 244
136 Territory of Dakota 600 132 732
137 Fort Union   0 0
138 Shyenne River   0 0
139 NE & KS Map 5,000 1,100 6,100
140 NE Atlas   0 0
141 Map of Eastern KS   0 0
142 KS Atlas 4,750 1,045 5,795
143 Map of Indian Territory 150 33 183
144 Indian Conditions   0 0
145 St Paul, MN   0 0
146 Survey's of MN   0 0
147 Aboriginal Portfolio 650 143 793
148 Map of Iowa 100 22 122
149 Colton Iowa 125 28 153
150 Map of Missouri 1,500 330 1,830
151 Survey of Wisconsin 125 28 153
152 View of Milwaukee   0 0
153 RR Map of IL   0 0
154 Pittman Book European 18,000 3,960 21,960
155 Survey Map of MI   0 0
156 City of Detroit   0 0
157 RR Map of IN   0 0
158 Map of Indiana 200 44 244
159 Mouth of Fox River 2,500 550 3,050
160 View of Cleveland 2,000 440 2,440
161 State of Ohion 1,500 330 1,830
162 Collet Journey of NA 850 187 1,037
163 Atlas of Alaska 17,000 3,740 20,740
164 Alaska Chart 800 176 976
165 Natives of Oonlashka 275 61 336
166 Voyages of Cook 14,000 3,080 17,080
167 Workers in a Rice Paddy   0 0
168 Small Fishing Hawaii 1,100 242 1,342
169 Bodmer Dog Dancer 32,500 7,150 39,650
170 Bodmer 1,800 396 2,196
171 Bodmer 950 209 1,159
172 Bodmer Scalp Dance 3,500 770 4,270
173 Charles Bird King   0 0
174 Charles Bird King   0 0
175 Catlin Buffalo 4,000 880 4,880
176 Catlin Antelope Shooting 1,500 330 1,830
177 Catlin Buffalo Hunt 1,600 352 1,952
178 McKenney & Hall  700 175 875
179 McKenney & Hall  650 143 793
180 McKenney & Hall  650 143 793
181 McKenney & Hall    0 0
182 McKenney & Hall  650 143 793
183 McKenney & Hall    0 0
184 McKenney & Hall  550 121 671
185 McKenney & Hall    0 0
186 Gould Toucans 750 165 915
187 Lear 800 176 976
188 Thornton Tulips 14,000 3,080 17,080
189 Merian Butterfly 2,500 625 3,125
190 Merian Catepillar 2,500 625 3,125
191 Catresby 3,750 825 4,575
192 Daniel Antelope 1,500 330 1,830
193 Daniel Koodoo 1,500 330 1,830
194 Alken   0 0
195 Alken   0 0
196 Hamilton  150 33 183
197 Grandin 475 105 580
         
  TOTAL 1,006,400   1,228,572