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Auction of the estate’s treasures, November 17


The online auction of the Charles S. Shultz collection by Nye & Company Auctioneers on Wednesday, November 17 is sure to delight collectors, dealers, science and literature enthusiasts. The Estate Treasures auction, which begins at 10 a.m. EST, features the travel and science library of Charles S. Shultz, the famous 19th-century financier and former president of the American Microscopical Society and the New York Microscopical Society. Also included are scientific instruments, minerals, Geissler tubes and ephemera from the 19th and 20th centuries. The highly organized auction of objects and books is withdrawn from the Charles Shultz House to benefit the Montclair History Center Collections Fund in Montclair, New Jersey. The Shultz House, also known as Evergreens, was built by Charles Shultz in 1896. The grand stately home has been occupied by three generations of the Shultz family. From Charles to his granddaughter Molly, the house was owned by this one family for 100 years. They were curious people with many interests: they were scientists, inventors, tinkerers, carpenters, craftsmen, outdoor sports enthusiasts, gardeners, naturalists, travelers and readers. “Time capsule” best describes the house, whose content is endlessly intriguing in its breadth and variety. The property was bequeathed to the non-profit Montclair History Center (MHC) in 1996 and was open as a house museum until 2019. Despite a deep love and respect for the house, and due to costs of Substantial maintenance, the MHC removes the ownership property, including the contents of the main house and the shed. Some items have been preserved by the MHC to tell the story of the Shultz family and the story of Montclair; others were passed on to members of the Shultz family. Nye & Company will offer the full content of Charles Shultz’s Complete Late Victorian Science Library, as well as an interesting and unusual array of science experiments and equipment. The sale will include real-time online and mail order auctions, which will be available at,, and Telephone auctions are available on a limited basis. An online preview will be held until November 16. The sale is also available to view on the online platforms mentioned earlier. Anyone looking for additional images, condition reports, or item information is welcome to visit the Nye & Company website or email [email protected] The public is also invited to view the collection in person at the Nye & Company Galleries located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield, New Jersey, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, until November 16. COVID protocols will be strictly enforced. For more information, please visit

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