Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Large Broadside, COMMISSIONER'S SALE OF LAND & NEGROES, 13" x 14.5", Campbellsville, Kentucky, April 2, 1860. A visually impressive testament to the power of America's "peculiar institution". The broadside reads in part:"...I will sell to the highest bidder, at the Court-House door...FOUR LIKELY NEGRO MEN & ONE WOMAN! Also 300 Acres of Land well improved, with A Large Brick Dwelling upon it...lying on the National road from Lexington to Nashville. The slaves will be sold on credit of four months, and the land on six and twelve months, equal payments...". Estate sales such as this one would have surely attracted itinerant slave traders eager to supply the insatiable demands of Deep South planters. Moderate foxing, several vertical folds and a central horizontal crease. Good condition.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 571

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 14 days left to consign to the 2019 September 22 2019 Fall Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Luxury Accessories - Beverly Hills!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 June 22 - 23 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential &  Political Americana, Part V - Dallas
    2019 June 22 - 23 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part V - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $746,362