derin bray / Americana

Important Works of art, Craftsmanship & History


The scoop 

Derin Bray is an art & antique dealer specializing in fine American folk art, manuscripts, photographs and hand-crafted items from the colonial period through the early twentieth century. He sells important Objects and works of art to major museums and Collectors throughout the country. His services include cataloging and Marketing archives of culturally significant material and working closely with individuals and institutions to authenticate and acquire items, both privately and at auction. 


Buying - Selling - Brokering

The Exceptional and Unusual

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Wanted: Original Tattoo flash, photos and Ephemera!

If you have a great example or entire collection, please contact me. I'm on the hunt for hand-painted tattoo flash, tattoo Artist Business cards, real photo postcards, cabinet cards, sideshow banners and related items. Also of interest are the large-format circus photographs of E. J. Kelty. for information on my latest book project with Peggy Hodges, check out


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