Last Updated on 7/2/2005 by bidz

The Old West: It’s A Gold Rush
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…Also hot are rare books, maps, and historical documents.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.”

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