JULY 1, 2005
By Thane Peterson
“With the Lewis & Clark bicentennial in full swing, Western Americana — particularly oils, bronzes, and other art works — is drawing more collectors and higher prices.
…Also hot are rare books, maps, and historical documents. Last year a copy of Texas’ Declaration of Independence from Mexico sold for $764,000.
…New Haven dealer William Reese says that if he were starting out today he would collect early 20th century tourism books and memorabilia.”