As we mentioned above, my company, Vintage Works, Ltd., will be exhibiting at the upcoming Armory Photography Show from October 24-28 in booth 216.
I will also be attending many of the New York City, Amsterdam and Paris auction events and would be happy to represent your interests there. We usually preview and bid for clients, who then arrange their payments and shipping with the auction houses directly (although we can assist here as well if you require). Our basic charge is 5% of the hammer price (about half the normal going rate) against a minimum charge of $150 in NYC and $250 in Europe. This minimum charge is in case you choose not to bid after our condition report and advice or are unsuccessful in your bidding. Only the 5% fee is charged if you are successful and the hammer price is over $3,000 in NYC and $5,000 in Europe. Believe me when I say that we have saved clients thousands of dollars in bad bids and have helped others attain top pieces at auction.
I would also be very happy to meet clients in NYC during my stay there (October 19-29) or while in Paris at Paris Photo (we will not be exhibiting but will be attending) and the Paris and Amsterdam auctions (November 1-19). I will return to Paris again for the holidays (December 20-January 5). Please let me know if there are any images that I can show you privately.
Vintage Works will again be exhibiting at the tabletop American Photographic Historical Society Fair on Sunday, December 8 at the Holiday Inn at 32nd St. and Broadway, NYC, which is open to the public from 10 am to 3 pm.
In January, Vintage Works will be exhibiting at Photo LA in Santa Monica, CA, from January 16-19, 2003. And February 6-9, 2003 both Vintage Works, Ltd. and Charles Schwartz, Ltd. expect to be exhibiting at the AIPAD Show in NYC.
I am available in any of these places (and others) for collectors and institutional groups to schedule my time to speak or hold discussion groups. Feel free to contact me.