Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Civil War Era Theater. Four Tremont Theatre (Boston) Playbills, 1863-1864. 1) 5" x 17.25" undated (circa 1863) playbill promoting events for the upcoming week, including a gymnastic performance by Young America, the "Celebrated Vocal Comedian" T.D. Corrie and a pantomime act by the Italian Brigands, in Jane English's New Tremont Theatre. The playbill was printed in Boston by J.H. & F. F. Farwell. 2) 5" x 17.75" playbill for performances on March, 2, 3, and 4, 1863 at Jane English's New Tremont Theatre. Performances included a Spanish ballet entitled "La Maja de Sevilla," and the pantomime "Jocko the Brazilian Ape." The playbill was printed in Boston by J.H. & F. F. Farwell. 3) 4.5" x 16.25" playbill for the May 16, [1863] benefit for Paul Juignet, whose dramatic company would perform the comedy "Les Mémoires du Diable" at the New Tremont Theatre. 4) 5" x 18.5" playbill for the June 4, 1864 performances by the Tacon Pantomine & Ballet Troupe at the Tremont Theatre. The playbill was printed in Boston by F. A. Searle. Playbill #1 has a miniscule piece missing from the middle right edge. Playbill #2 has a tiny hole and slight tear on the middle right hand edge. Playbills #2 and #4 have what appears to be shadow of glue reside at their top and bottom corners.

    There were several Tremont Theaters in Boston. This one was opened in February 1863 by under the management of Mrs. Jane English. Within a year the name of the theater was changed to the New Tremont Theatre and later to the Tremont Theatre. This venue offered variety shows, operas, and stage plays. It was not very successful, however, and was out of business within a decade.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 351

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 May 22 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    The Collection of James Kwis Leonard Internet Rare Books Auction
    The Collection of James Kwis Leonard Internet Rare Books Auction
    REALIZED SO FAR $300,884