Filed under: Auctions
The International Crane Foundation will be the beneficiary of a special auction of one of the best collections of rare bird art and books to go on sale. On October 5, Sotheby's in New York will auction off the collection of Brooks McCormick, chief executive officer of the International Harvester Co. and a student of ornithology. McCormick was a private man and noted conservationalist who did not like to advertise his wealth. The collection features works by Audubon, Mark Catesby and Charles Darwin. The pieces shown above are from a lot of Mark Catesby works valued at between $400,000 and $600,000. The estimated value of the collection is between $1.5 million and $2 million.