Using Auctions for Research and Collecting

Auctions, thrift shops, estate sales, resales, and dealers can be excellent sources for researching and acquiring items from graphic design history. Especially for online sales, make sure to understand if your items are originals or reproductions.

Pricier websites that are still great research resources:

  • Swann Auction Galleries
  • Sotheby’s
  • Christie’s
  • Skinner
  • Los Angeles Modern Auctions
  • First Dibs
  • Phillips
  • LiveAuctioneers
  • discogs
  • Bonhams and Butterfields