Department

Rare Books and Manuscripts

Since the establishment in 2013, the Rare Classical Artwork Books Department of Johan Auction has succeeded in handling several thematic auctions. In the thematic auction named as “War Flames·Witness ---- Historical Records of Anti-Japanese War” of the 2013 Spring Auction, all the 88 lots were auctioned off which earned recognition and praise from counterparts in the industry. The Rare Classical Artwork Books Books Department is designed to improve the cultural, collection and economic value of the rare books, expand the circulation channels of ancient books, flourish the ancient book markets in Beijing and even throughout the country, and set up a platform for book collectors and lovers to communicate with each other. The thematic auctions of rare books enrich greatly the exchanges between private collectors, collection organizations, libraries, museums and archives with a purpose of protecting historical materials and inheriting ancient culture.

Abiding strictly by the corporate philosophy of integrity and honesty, the Rare Classical Artwork Books Department of Johan Auction collects all the year round the ancient thread-bound rare books, inscription rubbings, contemporary literatures, ink painting and calligraphy albums, and the letters, manuscripts and signature books of famous figures, and so on.