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>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>
  • <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.
  • <b>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Published Half Plate Ambrotype of a North Carolina Confederate Officer. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two 19th Century Books Pertaining to Canada's Red River Settlement. $400 to $800
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Two Books With Fore-Edge Paintings of British Architectual Landmarks. $400 to $600
    <b>Leland Little: Important Fall Auction. September 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), "Torte a la Dobosch" from <i>Wild Raspberries</i>. $1,000 to $3,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990), <i>Pop Shop II,</i> One Plate screenprint in colors, on wove paper, 1998. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leland Little, Sep. 22:</b> Thomas Rowlandson (British, 1756-1827), Twenty-Two Prints from the <i>Tours of Dr. Syntax</i>. $500 to $1,000
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