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>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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