For decades, major auction houses have published plush catalogs to promote upcoming auctions, with pictures and descriptions of the items on offer. These auction catalogs can be quite collectible for a variety of reasons. Some are historically significant or associated with a famous person's estate, while others may document the provenance of certain items or help prove their authenticity. And many others are simply just beautiful, or interesting, or both.

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