• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Frances Palmer, <i>Battle of Buena Vista,</i> chromolithograph, New York, 1847. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, the earliest publication concerned solely with chocolate, first edition, Madrid, 1631. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Romans Bernard, <i>An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown, June 17th, 1775,</i> engraving, 1776. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> <i>A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston,</i> English edition, London, 1770. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> William Soule, <i>Lodge of the Plains Indians,</i> albumen print, 1872. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Manuscript document to enforce New York’s “Agreement of Non-Importation” during the heyday of the Sons of Liberty, New York, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Clarence Mackenzie, <i>Drummer Boy of the 13th Regiment of Brooklyn,</i> salt print with applied color, 1861. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Moses Lopez, <i>A Lunar Calendar,</i> first Jewish calendar published in America, Newport, RI, 1806. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b><br>The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 12. OKLAHOMA! Celeste Holm's vocal score for Oklahoma! inscribed by Richard Rodgers. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 20. WILSON, DOOLEY. Fine inscribed photograph to Celeste Holm with Casablanca reference. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 79. Original production script of the Broadway musical CATS with notes written by Claude Tessier. $600 to $900.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 139. STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Autographed musical manuscript signed for "Broadway Baby" from Follies. $500 to $800.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 180.<br>Cecil Beaton. Headdress for Liza at the Ball, from My Fair Lady, circa 1962. $700 to $900.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 177.<br>Cecil Beaton. Set Design for The Gainsborough Girls, 1951. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 54. Fanciful engraving of earth's interior with magma core and errupting volcanoes (1682). $1500 to $1800.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 165. Rare state of Jefferys' influential map of New England in contemporary color (1755). $8000 to $9500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 177. Mouzon's foundation map of the Carolinas (1775). $10000 to $13000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 183. Very rare first state of De Fer's map of the Lower Mississippi Valley (1715). $20000 to $25000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 253. Scarce Scottish edition based on Ellicott's plan of Washington, D.C. (1796). $2400 to $3000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 313. Stunning view of Philadelphia by John Bachmann (1850). $3250 to $4250.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 338. Rare Civil War map based on Bucholtz map of Virginia (1862). $9500 to $12000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 667. First map to accurately show Luzon in Philippines (1590). $6000 to $7500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 682. Rare map of Shanghai International Settlement published just after WWI (1918). $7000 to $9000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 738. Coronelli's superb map of the Pacific showing the Island of California (1697) Est. $2400 - $3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 743. A cornerstone piece in the mapping of Australia and New Zealand (1726) Est. $6000 - $7500
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 781. An uncommon signature during Jefferson's Governorship of Virginia (1779) Est. $9500 - $11000
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. The Rocky Mountains. Emigrants Crossing the Plains, 1866. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in English]. <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, translated faithfully into English.</i> Rheims, 1582. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in Latin]. <i>Biblia latina.</i> Venice: Franz Renner of Hailbrun [Heilbrunn], 1483. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822). Autograph letter signed ("P. B. S."), to Charles Ollier. Florence, Italy, 15 December 1819. “MY PROMETHEUS IS THE BEST THING I EVER WROTE.” $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> RAMSAY, David (1749-1815). <i>The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina…</i> Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1785. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BINDINGS]. MUIR, John (1838-1914). <i>The Writings of John Muir.</i> Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916-1924. 10 vols. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [CHICAGO] -- <i>Park & Guide Map of Chicago.</i> Chicago: Jas. Van Vechten, 1873. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [ALLEN PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). <i>Romeo and Juliet.</i> Greenbrae: Allen Press, 1988. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BEMELMANS, Ludwig (1898-1962). Pencil drawing on paper. 247 x 198 mm, sight, matted and framed. Showing a child shooting at a baby's balloon. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [LOGAN ELM PRESS]. HARVEY, Rebecca. <i>Any Number of Things.</i> Ohio State University, 2013. Single sheet paper scroll. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BINYON, Laurence (1869-1943). A small archive of letters and pamphlets. $200 to $300.

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Rare Book Hub: 35 Auctions Archived, another 40 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 19th February 2021, 35 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Australian dollars, 1 in Danish krone, 9 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 21 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $6,027,019 as 87% of all lots offered sold.  Ten thousand one-hundred-eighty-eight lots were offered and 8,903 changed hands.  The market continues to be strong.

 

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Rago Arts and AuctionsPrints and Multiples on February 17th: $1,192,757

 


11 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/29 on February 8th: 782.23%
SothebysUnwrapped, Part II: The Hidden World of Christo and Jeanne-Claude - bidstart 2/8 on February 18th: 251.44%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/29 on February 10th: 198.02%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps, Prints & Ephemera, Military Books, General Stock on February 17th: 170.61%
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersPictures and Prints on February 19th: 168.36%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Private Press and Illustrated Books on February 18th: 156.60%
FreemansBooks and Manuscripts on February 18th: 152.09%
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersEclectic Variety Eclectic Auction TIMED, ONLINE ONLY - bidstart 2/4 on February 14th: 113.90%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 16th: 105.76%
Il PonteInterior Decoration|...| Books on February 16th: 102.44%
Cowans AuctionsAfrican Americana on February 18th: 100.52%


28 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/31 on February 14th: 100.00%
Leland Little AuctionsThe Presidents' Week Auction on February 19th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 100.00%
SothebysUnwrapped, Part II: The Hidden World of Christo and Jeanne-Claude - bidstart 2/8 on February 18th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/29 on February 8th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsOnline Only: Eclectic Variety on February 16th: 100.00%
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersEclectic Variety Eclectic Auction TIMED, ONLINE ONLY - bidstart 2/4 on February 14th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 99.81%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 99.42%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/7 on February 15th: 99.39%
Old World AuctionsMaps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 1/27 on February 10th: 99.22%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 13th: 98.00%
Il PonteInterior Decoration|...| Books on February 16th: 95.65%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/29 on February 10th: 95.62%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Private Press and Illustrated Books on February 18th: 94.12%
Brunk AuctionsPremier and Emporium Auctions on February 13th: 92.86%
Purcell AuctioneersIrish Interest Books and Ephemera on February 17th: 92.62%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps, Prints & Ephemera, Military Books, General Stock on February 17th: 91.71%
Rago Arts and AuctionsPrints and Multiples on February 17th: 90.91%
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersPictures and Prints on February 19th: 90.00%
Holabird Kagin AmericanaThe Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 5 on February 15th: 89.08%
FreemansBooks and Manuscripts on February 18th: 88.55%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 16th: 86.67%
Holabird Kagin AmericanaThe Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 4 on February 14th: 86.29%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/29 on February 7th: 84.62%
Cowans AuctionsAfrican Americana on February 18th: 83.70%
RR AuctionPresidential Auction on February 18th: 83.22%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 82.30%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Freemans Les voyages du sieur de Champlain xaintongeois, capitaine ordinaire pour le Roy, en la marine. Divisez en deux livres. ou, journal tres-fidele des observations faites es descouuertures de la nouuelle France... on February 18th Actual price: USD $201,600.
  2. RR Auction Abraham Lincoln Signed Photograph on February 18th Actual price: USD $135,473.
  3. RR Auction John F. Kennedy's Harvard Sweater on February 18th Actual price: USD $85,266.
  4. Cowans Auctions An archive of materials mostly related to abolitionist George H. Hoyt's work as an attorney for John Brown, on February 18th Actual price: USD $43,750.
  5. Rago Arts and Auctions Dutch Iris on February 17th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  6. Rago Arts and Auctions Sunflower V on February 17th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  7. Kestenbaum and Company (Admor of Ratzfert, 1862-1944). Autograph Letter Signed, written in Hebrew on letterhead, to Chaim Fleischman. on February 18th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  8. Swann Galleries LA MAISON MODERNE. 1900. on February 18th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  9. RR Auction George Washington Autograph Letter Signed on February 18th Actual price: USD $34,031.
  10. RR Auction Thomas Jefferson Autograph Letter Signed on February 18th Actual price: USD $30,626.
  11. PBA Galleries Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca. And the meanes Duke Valentine us'd to put to death Vitellozzo Vitelli, Oliverotto of Fermo Paul, and the Duke of Gravina. Translated out of Italian into English; by E[dward] D[ on February 18th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  12. RR Auction Andrew Johnson Document Signed on February 18th Actual price: USD $28,539.
  13. Rago Arts and Auctions Lost Time on February 17th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  14. Rago Arts and Auctions Monica Nude with Cezanne from Portfolio 90 on February 17th Actual price: USD $26,000.
  15. RR Auction George Washington Signed Lottery Ticket on February 18th Actual price: USD $25,713.
  16. RR Auction Abraham Lincoln Large Lock of Hair on February 18th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  17. PBA Galleries Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army: A Journal Kept by W. W. Heartsill. For Four Years, One Month, and One Day, or Camp Life; Day-by-Day, of the W. P. Lane Rangers. From April 19th, 1861, to May 20th, 1865 on February 18th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  18. Kestenbaum and Company (Foremost Posek, 1761-1837). Autograph Manuscript Signed, written in Hebrew. on February 18th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  19. RR Auction Ronald Reagan Autograph Letter Signed on February 18th Actual price: USD $23,716.
  20. Old World Auctions A Plan of Boston, and Its Environs. Shewing the True Situation of His Majesty's Army. And Also Those of the Rebels. Drawn by an Engineer at Boston. Octr. 1775, 1776 on February 10th Actual price: USD $23,575.
  21. PBA Galleries The Lord of the Rings trilogy on February 18th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  22. PBA Galleries The Wonders of the Invisible World: Being an account of the tryals of several vvitches, lately excuted [sic] in New-England: and of several remarkable curiosities therein occurring... on February 18th Actual price: USD $21,600.
  23. Brunk Auctions Titanic Plan of First Class Accommodation deck plans for White Star Line's New Triple Screw, R.M.S. "TITANIC", flanked by photographs of interior quarters on February 13th Actual price: USD $21,420.
  24. Rago Arts and Auctions Blonde Vivienne on February 17th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  25. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC Apparent VG 4.0 Slight/Moderate (C-2) Off-white to white pages. on February 15th Actual price: USD $19,200.


35 total sales reported this week:

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on February 19th: 90.00%
Leland Little Auctions. The Presidents' Week Auction on February 19th: 100.00%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on February 18th: 75.29%
RR Auction. Presidential Auction on February 18th: 83.22%
Sothebys. Unwrapped, Part II: The Hidden World of Christo and Jeanne-Claude - bidstart 2/8 on February 18th: 100.00%
PBA Galleries. PBA Platinum - Rare Books, Manuscripts & Art on February 18th: 77.48%
Kestenbaum and Company. FINE JUDAICA: RARE PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPH LETTERS & GRAPHIC ARTS on February 18th: 69.32%
Freemans. Books and Manuscripts on February 18th: 88.55%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature, Private Press and Illustrated Books on February 18th: 94.12%
Cowans Auctions. African Americana on February 18th: 83.70%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps, Prints & Ephemera, Military Books, General Stock on February 17th: 91.71%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 99.42%
Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 1/27 on February 10th: 99.22%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Prints and Multiples on February 17th: 90.91%
Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Interest Books and Ephemera on February 17th: 92.62%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Online Only: Eclectic Variety on February 16th: 100.00%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration|...| Books on February 16th: 95.65%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 16th: 86.67%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 100.00%
Vermot de Pas. History and Regions of France: Manuscripts, Placards, Archives on February 15th: 31.69%
Holabird Kagin Americana. The Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 5 on February 15th: 89.08%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/7 on February 15th: 99.39%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 99.81%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Eclectic Variety Eclectic Auction TIMED, ONLINE ONLY - bidstart 2/4 on February 14th: 100.00%
Sydney Rare Book Auctions. More Idriess, Australiana, manuscripts, historic documents, maps, photography and art on February 13th: 72.97%
Holabird Kagin Americana. The Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 4 on February 14th: 86.29%
Holabird Kagin Americana. The Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 3 on February 13th: 78.33%
Brunk Auctions. Premier and Emporium Auctions on February 13th: 92.86%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 82.30%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/29 on February 10th: 95.62%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/29 on February 9th: 74.55%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/29 on February 8th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/29 on February 7th: 84.62%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 13th: 98.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/31 on February 14th: 100.00%

 


For the week ahead 40 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 22nd
Bonhams. New York. Geometric Abstractions / Prints and Multiples. 141 lots
Ader. PARIS. Online Photography and Art Catalogs Books - bidstart 2/15. 277 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/12. 62 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 154 lots

Tue. Feb. 23rd
Bonhams. London. The Gentleman's Library Sale. 13 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. CAPE TOWN | FINE & DECORATIVE ART, BOOKS & MAPS, CARPETS, FURNITURE, SILVERWARE, JEWELLERY, WATCHES. 75 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/16. 544 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/16. 163 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books. 250 lots
Litchfield County Auctions. Litchfield. Winter Antiques Sale. 10 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/12. 33 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 207 lots

Wed. Feb. 24th
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 443 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs Monthly Online. 116 lots
Bonhams. New York. Highlights from the Medical Library of the late James Tait Goodrich, Part II - bidstart 2/16. 215 lots
Hake's Auctions. York. Americana and Collectibles. 1522 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12. 149 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. February Cornucopia. 26 lots

Thu. Feb. 25th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Comics - Timed, Online - bidstart 2/15. 417 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Books and Autographs. 269 lots
Bonhams. London. British. Cool.. 212 lots
Bruneau & Co. . Cranston. February Fine Arts and Antiques - Online Only. 37 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. The Delighted Eye Part II: Works from the Collection of Allen and Beryl Freer. 142 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Irresistible. Unreserved. Bidstart 2/16. 43 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Thursday Morning @ Stair. 21 lots

Fri. Feb. 26th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Historical Ephemera & Photography, Including African Americana: Online Only. 320 lots
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Temptations. 79 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Bidstart 2/19. 65 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/19. 89 lots

Sat. Feb. 27th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Select Secrets - Rare and Important Magicana. 83 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Winter Platinum Night Sports Auction. 1066 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana & Political Signature Auction. 179 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Railroad Ephemera - Day 1. 57 lots

Sun. Feb. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/14. 208 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. A Western Gentleman's Stocks and Bonds Special Online Auction. 267 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Railroad Ephemera - Day 2. 195 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/19. 39 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Ronald Reagan. Series of 37 letters to Senator George Murphy, and related material, 1968-90. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Chaim Weizmann. Autograph letter signed, to General Sir Gilbert Clayton, 6 September 1918. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Sir Winston Churchill. Autograph letter signed, to Pamela, Lady Lytton, 1942. £20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Oscar Wilde. Five autograph letters signed, to Alsager Vian, 1887. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Napoleon I. Letter signed to Admiral Ganteaume, ordering the invasion of England, 22 August 1805. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Horatio, Viscount Nelson, and Emma Hamilton. Two autograph letter signed, to Catherine and George Matcham, 1805. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1032. RATZER, BERNARD. Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1011. [BROADSIDE]. Life, Last Words and Dying Confession, of Rachel Wall... $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1055. BEATON, CECIL. Scrapbook prepared by Cecil Beaton over the period 1935-1944, with some later inclusions. $800 to $1,200.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1051. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "I hope the power doesn't go out until after Masterpiece Theatre." $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1037. The Campaign Speeches of Nixon of Kennedy, inscribed to William Safire by Richard Nixon and secretarially for John Kennedy. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1036. Celebration of the Commencement of Work on Rapid Transit Railroad. March 24th 1900, one o'clock, City Hall Park, New York. $200 to $300.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1005. 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers signed baseball including Jackie Robinson. $3,000 to $5,000.