This auction took place November, 2008 over 3 sessions and these catalogs represent a $100.00 value. The catalogs contain invaluable descriptive and pricing information on over 800 lots sold. It includes the realized price list. The auction was through Heritage Auction house. The cover with the uniforms was the Kurtz Collection held over two sessions. The other catalog included all else. This 2-volume set is A MUST HAVE FOR THE CIVIL WAR ERA COLLECTOR! You can not find any books that will help you more. An invaluable and historical guide.
Although in excellent condition without any markings and very clean, the right corner covers of both catalogs are creased and on the Kurtz collection catalog, some of the inside pages show it also.
Auction catalogs are valuable and affordable reference tools for collectors. They offer us spectacular professional photographs of hundreds of items. Often the descriptions are written by the world's leading specialists in an area of collectible and by providing written documentation of estimated values, it provides us with an appraisal guide. In many cases, these catalogs come with the printout of the auction's results which can be compared to the estimated values. For those areas of collecting which aren't too well-documented, or where the reference books can cost almost as much as one of the items being collected, auction catalogs are especially valuable. It's a lot like bringing the world's museums home to you and at a very affordable price!