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Auction Name Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 12/19 Total Sales (USD) 994,944.00
Auction Date 01/15/2014 - 01/15/2014 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 642,300.00
Sale Number #421 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 924,240.00
Total Lots 1773
Sold Lots 1136 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 2,157,300.00
% of Lots Sold 64.07% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 2,892,940.00
Unsold Lots 637 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 34.39%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
895 Beatles

Beatles Album

USD 150,000.00 - 200,000.00 USD 175,698.00
176 Kennedy Assassination: Lee Harvey Oswald

Kennedy Assassination: Lee Harvey Oswald Home movie

USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 43,320.00
253 Hirohito

Hirohito DS and award

USD 9,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 32,529.60
1 George Washington

George Washington DS

USD 15,000.00 - 17,000.00 USD 21,951.60
742 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ALS

USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 13,045.20
95 John F. Kennedy and Mercury Astronauts

John F. Kennedy and Mercury Astronauts In-flight booklet cover

USD 7,500.00 - 8,500.00 USD 10,800.00
894 Beatles

Beatles Itinerary

USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 10,540.80
30 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln DS

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 9,799.20
665 Marc Chagall

Le Cirque D’Izis.

1965 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 9,144.00
31 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Check

USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,907.60
185 André-Marie Ampere

André-Marie Ampere ALS

USD 7,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,814.00
893 Beatles

Beatles Signatures

USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 8,097.60
5 John Adams

John Adams DS

USD 4,000.00 - 4,500.00 USD 7,360.80
106 John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy SP

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,691.20
29 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Signature

USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,621.60
210 Pierre Curie

Pierre Curie ALS

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,355.20
710 Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Photographic reproduction

USD 8,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 5,920.80
250 John Hancock

John Hancock DS

USD 3,500.00 - 4,000.00 USD 5,776.80
546 Apollo 11

Apollo 11 SP

USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,776.80
759 Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright ALS

USD 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 5,251.20
749 Noah Webster

Noah Webster ALS

USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 5,160.00
907 Beatles: John Lennon

Beatles: John Lennon Check

USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,148.00
747 Voltaire

Voltaire LS

USD 3,500.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,974.00
6 Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison DS

USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 4,915.20
698 Claude Monet

Claude Monet ALS

USD 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 USD 4,915.20
  • <b>Swann:</b> Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis</i>, signed and inscribed first edition, New York, 1934. Price Realized: $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederic Goudy, <i>Ecclesiates or the Preacher</i>, illuminated manuscript, circa 1890. Price Realized: $8,750,<br>an auction record.
    <b>Swann:</b> Hendrik Doncker, <i>De Zee-Atlas</i>, with 31 hand-colored maps, circa 1665. Price Realized: $125,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon</i>, first edition, New York, 1830. Price Realized: $55,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Petrus Lombardus, <i>Sententiarum libri IV</i>, manuscript in Latin, Bohemia, dated 1463. Price Realized: $45,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Douglass, autograph letter signed, attesting<br>to the character of Harriet Tubman, October 1864. Price Realized: $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Egon Schiele, five-page Autograph Letter Signed, indignant at military interference in his art, October 1918. Price Realized: $33,800, an auction record.
    <b>Swann:</b> Large illuminated manuscript sheet with calligraphic and botanical borders, Ottoman Empire, early 19th century. Price Realized: $27,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Evelyn Waugh, <i>Vile Bodies</i>, first edition, London, 1930. Price Realized: $18,750, an auction record.
    <b>Swann:</b> Diego Luis de San Vitores, first report by the first missionary to the Marianas Islands, Mexico, 1669. Price Realized: $46,800
  • <b>Bonhams September 22:</b> Lot 14. Darwin, Charles. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection... 1859.</i>. US$ 60,000-80,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 22:</b> Lot 46. Smith, Adam. 1723-1790. <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth ...</i> US$ 70,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 22:</b> Lot 224. CIVIL WAR. Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War [1865-1866]. US$ 120,000-180,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 22:</b> Lot 255. McKenney, Thomas L. and James Hall. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America</i>. First Edition, Subscriber’s Copy. US$ 60,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 22:</b> Lot 270. Serra, Junipero. 1713-1774, ET AL. Pangua, Francisco. Letter in Spanish, 1775. US$ 60,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 77. APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Apple 1 Motherboard, with label "Apple Computer 1 / Palo Alto. Ca. Copyright 1976." US$ 300,000-500,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 46.<br>The 1934 Nobel Prize Medal for Physiology or Medicine. Presented to George Minot. US$ 200,000-300,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 39. Darwin, Charles. 1809-1882. Autograph Letter Signed ("Ch. Darwin"). US$ 70,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 4. Lubieniecki, Stanislaw. 1623-1675. <i>[Theatri Cometici pars posterior] ...</i> <br>US$ 25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 3.<br>Very rare George III mahogany and engraved brass orrery. Signed... " <br>US$ 200,000-250,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Catalogue 160: Magnificent Books, Manuscripts, & Photographs
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Shakespeare's First Folio (1623)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Charles Darwin family photograph album
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Spectacular album of mammoth photos of the American West by Watkins & others
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Washington family copy of The Federalist (1788)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Underground Railroad runaway broadside (1857)
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