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Arts and Letters Estate Sale

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Three-Day Sale
Friday, May 10, 9 am – 2 pm
Saturday, May 11, 9 am – 2 pm 
Sunday, May 12, 9 am – 2 pm (Half-price day!*)

Adjacent to the Albuquerque Country Club (Central & San Pasquale Ave SW), this home was owned by a gentleman who enjoyed art, rare books, and antiques. He collected bookends of various subject matters, antique scales, important art (Salvador Dali & Judy Chicago!), and historically significant newspapers. 


Note: All our sale days now end at 2 pm.

* Blue Raven Estate Sales and our clients reserve the right to remove items from the 50% off discounts.

Although our prices are always fair, we will try to honor this family's estate with a profitable sale.

Items for sale—

Although our prices are always fair, we will try to honor this family's estate with a profitable sale.




  • Judy Chicago serigraph, signed + dated 1985, “Birth Tear/Tear” SOLD

  • Salvador Dali lithograph “The Cross of Mars” 1963, signed

  • Robert Gordy screenprint

  • Elaine Kurtz 2-piece abstract screen print

  • William Burroughs “Christ Ascending / Descending”, signed + dated 12/26/1987, paint on manila folder

  • Vincent Colby, Southwest artist, sepia print  “The Old Mission at Jemez Springs NM,” 1932

  • Ben Shahn pen + ink, “The Jewish Poet Itzak M.

  • Rosa Curtis, Santa Fe artist, painting of farm life

  • Emil Bisttram, Taos artist,  pencil on paper, “The Pottery Maker”

  • Mauricio Fernandez Gutierrez oil painting, “The Old Chapel”, 2009

  • Bernand Buffet “Mon Cirque” series print, signed + numbered 42/120

  • Late 14th century Russian icon, Prophet Elijah, possible reproduction

  • Dahlia lithograph, c. 1820 for Joseph Harrison “Floricultual Cabinet” series

  • Patrick Archer “Siene/Paris” print

  • Samuel Chamberlain “Dramatic Farewell at Fraunces Tavern” lithograph

  • Peter Hurd offset print “Gerald Marr”, signed

  • Rex Braudeen, “The Frontier”, an homage to Abq’s Frontier Restaurant

  • G. Jenkins, Native American women 

  • Pierre Gour, acrylic “Barometer”, 1998

  • D. Demaro, etching of crow/raven, numbered 33/250

  • Francis Luis Mora, an American figural painter

  • Illuminated manuscript page, Annunciation of the Virgin with Latin text 

  • Diana Weathersby, “Tiny Icon” etching or block print on embossed paper, signed + dated 1981

  • Meiji period woodblock print of two men

  • Jean Beraud print, “Dreamland”

  • Painting, “Singer at the Catedral de Burgos, Spain” by artist Walker, dated 6/1994

  • BF Bickwell abstract nude portrait

  • Pencil or charcoal drawing of man, signed, L Owen (?)

  • Asian-inspired goldfish/koi print in gold leaf frame

  • Asian-inspired pheasant bird watercolor

  • Assorted abstracts, still lifes, people portraits + scenes, photography, vintage map  reproductions

  • Hopi tile with parrot motif

  • Vintage newspapers from important events in history: JFK + RFK assassinations, Man Walks on The Moon, Nixon's resignation


  • Henry Link faux bamboo Hollywood Regency Crest dresser (6 drawers)  with hutch (3 small drawers + 2 shelves), plus 2 chairs and side table/nightstand

  • Upholstered armchair with footrest

  • Reclining armchairs (2)

  • Loveseat sofas (2)

  • Assorted wicker + cane wood frame chairs, as is

  • Various desk + floor lamps from different decades

  • Small particleboard  bookshelves (2)

  • Colonial-inspired side table

  • Narrow dresser with 7 drawers

  • Semi-antique chest/sideboard with 2 drawers and 1 cabinet door

  • Vintage bookcase with 4 shelves

  • Tall solid wood bookshelves (2)

  • Twin bed w headboard

  • Full bed 

  • Desk with one drawer

  • Vanity table with hutch

  • Stereo cabinet on wheels

Cash, Venmo, ApplePay, and Credit Cards (MasterCard/Visa) are accepted. Street parking is limited. Please observe the neighborhood signs and be courteous toward the residents.

Home Decor

  • Assorted bookends from various periods and themes: religious figures, Americana, geodes, book-inspired, ceramic figurines, Degas ballet dancers, wildlife + more

  • Wooden carved African statue, as is

  • Vintage embossed brass wall plates (2)

  • Brass semi-circular wall bar with 4 hooks

  • Small ceramic urn/vases (2)

  • Handblown glass vase

  • Small Chinese-themed urns (2)

  • Blown glass bowl/ashtray

  • Globe on tall wooden stand

  • Small prayer rug, possibly Afghani, as is

  • Vintage rugs, possibly Persian, as is

  • Assorted silver decor including child’s plate with embossed nursery rhyme scenes, c. 1918; candy dish, candlesticks

  • Brass bookstand

  • Nambe dish

  • Mid-century modern orange glass candy bowl with lid

  • Assorted candle snuffers

  • Blue + white Portuguese handpainted tiles (2)

  • Polish glass yellow/orange vase/urn

  • Hand-thrown ceramic urn with cork lid

  • Many small glass vases, some hand-blown, in multiple styles + colors

  • Wicker/straw Pakistani bowl

  • Various antique scales +weights

  • Civil War-era binoculars

  • Antique glass flask

  • Vintage silver sugar scuttle with mini scoop

  • Decorative hand with mini vase

  • Brass firepot

  • Semi-vintage wall thermometer


  • Assorted books: novels, art, history, antiques; authors including Rudyard Kipling, Gore Vidal, Ernest Hemmingway

  • 1915 first edition book on Ralph Waldo Emerson + numerous Emerson books

  • Semi-vintage board games (Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, checkers) + jigsaw puzzles

  • LPs: folk, jazz, musicals, Judy Garland, BB King + more

  • Vintage 78s/LPs: Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman + more

  • DVDs: musicals

  • Cassette tapes: Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, musicals plus cassette holders/drawers (3)

  • Vintage wall posters, as is: New Mexico events, art  + art shows, Farrah Fawcett


  • Ceramic French onion soup bowls (5)

  • Burgess + Leigh teal dessert plates (6)

  • Noritake china set with multiple pieces

  • Appliances: toaster, toaster oven, coffee maker

  • Vintage Stanley Thermos

  • Assorted mugs, glass bowls

  • Glass bakeware/casserole dishes

  • Coffee/tea urn

  • Glass + barware: martini, coupe + cordial glasses, cocktail shaker

  • Bamboo pitcher/thermos



  • Misc tools

  • Vintage Bushnell telescope + tripod

  • Wrought iron patio furniture: 4 chairs, coffee table + garden rack

  • Ladder

  • Fishing poles

  • Wicker picnic basket

  • Assorted picture frames


  • Teac CD recorder

  • Samsung TV, approx 24”

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