Bloomsbury Auctions: Cinema, Entertainment and Music Memorabilia

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Auction Name Cinema, Entertainment and Music Memorabilia Total Sales (GBP) 71,105.00
Auction Date 11/09/2017 - 11/09/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 51,760.00
Sale Number #19216 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 70,870.00
Total Lots 249
Sold Lots 131 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 78,410.00
% of Lots Sold 52.61% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 108,200.00
Unsold Lots 118 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 65.72%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
115 Monroe, Marilyn & others

Commemorative programme from the New York Birthday Salute event celebrating the birthday of John F. Kennedy on may 19

GBP 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 7,440.00
177 Beatles

An early Parlophone publicity postcard signed and inscribed on the verso "Love to Joan

GBP 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 3,968.00
208 McCartney, Paul

Autograph letter signed ('Paul') to a recipient named Linda

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 3,968.00
106 Lee, Bruce

A 'Praying Mantis style' Kung Fu book containing annotations

1960s GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 3,720.00
202 Lennon, John

Back cover of the 1963 Beatles first LP release on Parlophone Records 'Please Please Me'

1963 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 3,720.00
203 Lennon, John

With The Beatles

1964 GBP 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 GBP 3,224.00
222 Shostakovich, Dimitri

Autograph music quotation signed ('D.Shostakovich')

1974 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 2,108.00
237 Violinists

Large collection of letters and clipped signatures by prominent violinists and conductors. Including: Jan Kubelik (autograph letter signed in German to an admirer

1901 GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 2,108.00
34 Houdini, Harry

A green

1915 GBP 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,860.00
249 1966 World Cup Winning Squad

Vintage Union Jack pole flag signed by sixteen of the 1966 FIFA World Cup winning England football squad

1966 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 1,736.00
215 Presley, Elvis

The King's second studio album signed by Elvis himself in white ink on the RCA Victor label

GBP 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 1,612.00
114 Monroe, Marilyn

Cheque signed ('Marilyn Monroe') for the sum of $108.60 payable to the New York Telephone Company

1959 GBP 1,100.00 - 1,300.00 GBP 1,488.00
141 Wizard of Oz

Colour landscape photograph of Dorothy

1939 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,240.00
204 Lennon, John

Off-white album page signed and inscribed "Good luck! This is the best I could do! John Lennon!!!! 1965" in blue biro pen ink

1965 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,178.00

Photograph Collections

GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 992.00

Autograph Album - Incl. Damien Hirst

GBP 700.00 - 900.00 GBP 930.00
216 Presley, Elvis

Holiday on ice' Musical Memories Record Card signed by Elvis Presley in blue ballpoint pen ink

1959 GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 930.00

Autograph Collection - Hollywood Stars

GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 806.00
167 Sullivan, Arthur

Autograph music quotation signed ('Arthur S. Sullivan')

GBP 700.00 - 800.00 GBP 744.00
176 Beach Boys

Large, full length colour magazine photograph of the Beach Boys

GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 682.00
29 Newman, Arnold

Man Ray

1948 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 620.00

Collection - Musicians

1927 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 620.00
189 Du Pre, Jacqueline & Daniel Barenboim

Souvenir programme of a concert held at the Royal Festival Hall on April 7th

1964 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 620.00
226 Springsteen, Bruce

Born to Run,

2016 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 620.00
67 Chaplin, Charles

Black and white photograph of Charlie Chaplin from 'The Vagabond

1916 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 558.00
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Jenner (Rev. George Charles). <i>The Evidence at Large...Respecting Dr Jenner's Discovery of Vaccine Inoculation,</i> presentation copy from Edward Jenner to Rev. Rowland Hill, 1805. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Houdini (Harry).- Maggi (Girolamo). <i>De tintinnabulis liber equuleo liber,</i> Harry Houdini's copy, Amsterdam, H. Wetstein, 1689. £600 to £800
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Meyer (Henry Leonard). Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and their Eggs , 7 vol. in 2 plus Illustrations of British Birds, 4 vol., 1842-50 and [1835-51]. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Dickens (Charles). <i>An Entirely New Romantic Drama, in Three Acts, by Mr. Wilkie Collins, called The Frozen Deep,</i> 1857. £3,000 to £4,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Lighthouses and Islands of Ireland, c. 125 drawings, 1867. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Shelley (Lady Jane). Diary, 1853 & 1860. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Scottish Binding.- The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, bound in contemporary brown polished calf decorated with the figure of a Chinese spearman, by ?James Scott of Edinburgh, 1778. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Man Within,</i> first edition, signed by the author, 1929. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Mellan (Claude, 1598-1688). The Holy Face, or the Veil of St Veronica, [c. 1649 and later]. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Desaguliers (John Theophilus). <i>A Dissertation concerning Electricity,</i> W. Innys, and T. Longman, 1742. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Le Jeune (Paul). <i>Relation de se qui s'est passé en la Nouvelle France en l'anné 1636 enuoyée au R.Pere Provincial de la Compagnie de Iesus en la Province de France,</i> 1637. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar. 22:</b> Stumpf (Johann Rudolph). <i>Gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschafft Stetten, Landen und Völckern Chronicwirdiger thaaten beschreibung, </i> Zurich, Froschauer, 1586. £3,000 to £4,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> George Washington, Letter Signed to General James Clinton, preparing for the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, 1778. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising to send reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Thomas Edison, Autograph Letter Signed, to Western Union President William Orton, 1878. $10,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> William, Bishop of Coventry, vellum charter granting the church of Rochdale to the Cistercian Abbey of Stanlaw, in Latin, 1222. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> FDR, Photograph Signed & Inscribed, framed with wood removed from the White House roof, 1927. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Jean Dubuffet, archive including many letters written while painting in NYC, 1951-72. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Mohandas K. Gandhi, Autograph Letter Signed, describing the source of his patience, 1939. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Lithograph portrait of Albert Einstein by Hermann Struck, signed by both, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Charles The Bold, Duke of Burgundy, Letter Signed to Johann IV of Nassau, in French, 1470. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Jean Cocteau, Autograph Letter Signed, in French, 1919. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Louis Armstrong, two Autograph Letters Signed to Erich Kauffmann, his lip salve purveyor, 1965-70. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 22:</b> Wernher von Braun, Autograph Letter Signed to Jonathan Cross, 1975. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. $80,000 to $120,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
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