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Guide to finding auction sale catalogues, both on paper and online.

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For recent catalogues:


Summon is usually the best starting point for finding articles, books and dissertations about auction houses and sales, as well as catalogues kept in the library in physical form. Summon does not find the post-2020 catalogues in PDF form described in the paragraph above.


You may also want to run supplementary searches in these databases:


For introductory articles:


Other key resources: