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Upcoming Auctions

Our next sales are planned for the 19th and 20th of June - the Books, Prints & Autographs auction will close on Monday the 19th and the Fine Art auction is scheduled for Tuesday the 20th.  All lots will be on view on Sunday the 18th of June from 11 till 17 at De Bary, Herengracht 450 (!), Amsterdam. To get notified when the catalogues are published, subscribe to our newsletter.

You can already consign for our auction in December


Emo Verkerk sells for record price at NRC auction

A portrait of Gerard Reve by Emo Verkerk was sold for almost € 18.500 (incl. auction costs and droit de suite) at the 6th NRC auction in December 2016 – setting the record price for the artist. The portrait was a gift to the previous owner from Joop Schafthuizen. It’s widely known that Gerard Reve was responsible for the liberation of many […]

Hugo Claus’ mythical Love Song

“Taller than a man”: there is one work in the immense legacy of Hugo Claus that even the most passionate collector will never capture: Love Song. This mythic book was planned to be the largest book on earth but was never published, although a life-size dummy was presented in New York and Amsterdam and it […]

Adams sells the manuscript of the novel ‘I Jan Cremer’

Adams sold the manuscript of the novel I Jan Cremer (1964) to the Dutch Literary Museum – for the highest price ever paid for a Dutch manuscript! This bestseller occupies a unique place within Dutch culture. It is recognised as a landmark in the transition from the ’50s and the ’60s. The manuscript was sold […]