Heritage Auctions: Americana and Political Grand Format Auction

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Auction Name Americana and Political Grand Format Auction Total Sales (USD) 860,780.75
Auction Date 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 577,724.00
Sale Number #6180 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 866,436.00
Total Lots 408
Sold Lots 349 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 782,294.00
% of Lots Sold 85.54% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,170,916.00
Unsold Lots 59 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 73.51%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price

John F. Kennedy: A Rare Signed Original Painting by the 35th U.S. President.

USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 162,500.00

The Bugle Which Sounded Taps for Lincoln.

USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 100,000.00

Julius Theodore Melchers: Rare Cigar Store Indian Tobacconist Figure, One of Only a Few Known Signed by the Artist.

USD 104,000.00 - 156,000.00 USD 81,250.00

President Donald J. Trump: Very Fine Original Artwork.

USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 20,000.00

George Armstrong Custer: His Personal 7th Cavalry Footlocker.

USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 16,250.00

Wells Fargo Strongbox.

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 16,250.00

James Monroe: Identified Indian Peace Medal with Recipient's Tomahawk.

USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 15,000.00

Stephen Douglas: An Important 1860 Campaign Portrait Flag Banner.

1860 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 13,750.00

James Montgomery Flagg: Iconic "Uncle Sam I Want You" Sketch Artist-Signed.

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 13,750.00

John F. Kennedy: Personal "Victory Map" Used During the Cuban Missile Crisis.

USD 16,000.00 - 24,000.00 USD 12,500.00

Lyndon B. Johnson: Pair of Bill Signing Pens Including One For HR 6675 or Medicare.

USD 3,200.00 - 4,800.00 USD 11,250.00

George Armstrong Custer: Signed 7th Cavalry Promotion Document of Ferdinand Culbertson, Who Recovered the Famed "Culbertson Guidon" in the Aftermath of Little Big Horn.

USD 11,200.00 - 16,800.00 USD 11,250.00

John Dillinger: Personally-Owned Artifacts and Family Photos.

USD 6,400.00 - 9,600.00 USD 10,625.00

Ronald Reagan: White House China.

USD 3,200.00 - 4,800.00 USD 8,125.00

Daniel Webster: Dedication of Bunker Hill Monument Painting.

USD 6,400.00 - 9,600.00 USD 7,500.00

Pierce & King: A Very Rare 1852 Jugate Silk Ribbon in Choice Condition.

1852 USD 4,800.00 - 7,200.00 USD 7,500.00

Abraham Lincoln: Life-size Bronze Bust by Louis Mayer.

USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 7,500.00

James Monroe: A Prohibitively Rare Papier Mâché Snuff Box.

USD 2,880.00 - 4,320.00 USD 6,875.00

Abraham Lincoln: Life-size Portrait by Penrhyn Stanlaws.

USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 6,875.00

Zachary Taylor: Unlisted Silk Bandana.

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,250.00

Theodore Roosevelt: White House China.

USD 1,600.00 - 2,400.00 USD 6,250.00

Paul Revere Silver: A Large Coin Silver Table Spoon with Interesting Modification.

USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 6,250.00

Abraham Lincoln: Choice Small Single Portrait Brady Ribbon.

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,500.00

Herbert Hoover: Vibrant From-Life Portrait Autographed by Hoover.

USD 3,200.00 - 4,800.00 USD 5,250.00

Law Enforcement: Alcatraz Handcuffs & Prison Guard Hat Emblem.

USD 1,600.00 - 2,400.00 USD 5,000.00
  • <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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