Books, Maps & Ephemera

The internet may be here for good, but it has not stopped the demand for rare antique leather and cloth bound books and first edition modern literature. Our specialist quarterly sales also include ephemera, photographs, postcards, letters and more. Recently the department enjoyed auctioning a series of sixteen letters relating to the Reverend John Keate (the longest serving and most famous of Eton’s headmasters), which were found in a garage clearance, saved from the skip, and eventually purchased for the archive at Eton, in story as warm as the letters’ contents.

Selling with Bellmans

At Bellmans we guide you through the entire selling process. Following an initial valuation, our team of specialists will arrange every detail, from agreeing estimates to cataloguing your items and marketing them to potential buyers.

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David Dawson
Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Ephemera Specialist
Sussex
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Denise Kelly
Book Department Manager & Ephemera Specialist
Sussex
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