Legendary Auctions, a premier Sports & Americana auction house, has announced it has joined forces with Gaynor & Dent, a well-known and respected East coast auction source to facilitate the sale of over 3 million incredible images of Sports and Americana. The extraordinary assembly of photographs spans decades and includes significant figures from varying sports, poignant scenes from the turn-of-the-century, entertainment icons and other notable individuals and events in history including the Civil Rights movement.
The massive photograph archive will be sold in several upcoming Legendary Auctions Premier sales events, through an eBay presence – Legendary Photos and as components featured in future Gaynor & Dent auctions. Doug Allen, president and CEO of Legendary Auctions, said the sheer number of photographs available in the archive acquisition necessitated the multi-faceted sales strategy. “This is one of the largest photo offerings ever made public and its’ overwhelming diversity required a variety of sales channels to do it justice,” said Allen.
Allen said that the decision to partner with Gaynor & Dent was an easy one. “First, they have an incredible reputation and embody the principles and qualities of excellence that mirror our own,” said Allen. “In addition, Gaynor & Dent has extensive experience auctioning photography and a customer base that will appreciate the archive’s content and volume. We are excited to be able to get these amazing photographs into the hands of the individuals who want them the most.”
Scott Gaynor, president of Gaynor & Dent, is equally enthusiastic about working with Legendary Auctions and being part of this historic photography event. “This truly is an awe-inspiring collection of photography that really does have something for every collector,” said Gaynor. “We are privileged to take part in the sale of such a significant offering and are confident our customers will respond favorably to the material and opportunities our joint effort with Legendary Auctions provides.”
Currently, the first installment of the massive photograph archive sale is in progress through Legendary Auctions. The auction features photographs from the archives of the Detroit News, Sport Magazine, as well as those framed by noted artists, Charles Conlon, Barney Stein and Ansel Adams. Bidding in this first event will conclude on Tuesday, September 29 and Wednesday, September 30. To bid, go to www.legendaryauctions.com. Additional details regarding the upcoming photographs in subsequent photo auctions, including those in conjunction with Gaynor & Dent (auctions available at www.proxibid.com/gaynordent) will be released in the near future. For more information, call Legendary Auctions at 708-889-9380.
About Legendary Auctions
Legendary Auctions, headquartered in Lansing, IL, is a premier auction house that specializes in bringing the finest Sports and Americana memorabilia to the collecting public. During the past decade, the company’s principals have managed the sale of over $300 million in historical collectibles and overseen the auction of newsworthy items such as the most expensive baseball card sold publicly, the most expensive non-Hall of Fame baseball jersey, the “Bartman” baseball, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak bat, Mickey Mantle’s 1961 61 home run season jersey, and the bus on which Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat. Legendary Auctions conducts several sales annually in a combination of phone/internet and live auction events.
About Gaynor & Dent
Gaynor and Dent Auctions is located in South Dennis on historic Cape Cod. The company provides professional auctioneering services for personal property and real estate. In the past, the company has specialized in Sports Memorabilia, Historical Memorabilia and Pop Culture. It is Gaynor & Dent’s ethical and fiduciary responsibility to get the best price possible for its consignors; therefore, they provide free consultation on how to best maximize the profits of material.