The Floyd E. Risvold Collection - American Expansion & The Journey West
Some of the areas covered in the remarkable collection include material from early Indian wars, Fur Trade companies, the Civil War, Mormon history, railroads, steamboats, Pony Express letters, military forts, and much more.
According to the Spink Shreves Galleries website, "Noted historian, author and collector, Floyd E. Risvold had a true passion for history, and sought out fascinating artifacts and elusive items that brought to life the story of America’s journey West. Over fifty years in the making, his collection boasts a fantastic array of historical postal envelopes (a large number include original contents), autographs, manuscripts, rare photos and books – many of which have not been on the market in decades."
In addition to the pre-sale viewing at their New York City auction galleries (Jan. 23-26, 2010), Spink Shreves Galleries held a viewing in San Francisco earlier this week. It has also arranged for a special viewing of the collection in London, Jan. 19-20, at the Spink London Gallery.
Shown above, Charles F. Shreves talking about the Risvold collection in a 5-minute video posted on the company's website.
To learn more about the collection and watch the video, click here.