• <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.

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Auction Info

Auction Name
U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Coins, Scripophily, and Security Printing Ephemera
Auction Date
12/14/2017 - 12/14/2017
Sale Number
#46
Total Lots
531
Sold Lots
0
Lots Sold
0.00%
Unsold Lots
531
Total Sales (USD)
0.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
0.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
0.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
128,905.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
202,560.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
-0.26%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
181

Hun of Home? Buy More Liberty Bonds, ca.1916-1918 Patriotic Poster Chicago, Illinois.

ca.1916-1918 USD 120.00 - 200.00 Unknown
442

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., ca.1914-1928 Group of over 55 Cancelled Stock Certificates Maryland.

ca.1914-1928 USD 100.00 - 180.00 Unknown
182

Great Britain: 1826-1936, Quartet of Silver Coins Great Britain, From George IV issues a Half-crown, 1826, KM# 695, VF; from the Victorian period a Three pence, 1887, KM# 732, XF-AU; and from the George V issues, 1 Florin, 1936, KM# 834, BU, and Half-crow

1936 USD 75.00 - 120.00 Unknown
443

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., ca.1927-1928 Group of 31 Cancelled Stock Certificates Maryland.

ca.1927-1928 USD 60.00 - 110.00 Unknown
183

Great Britain: Victoria, 1837-1901, Great Britain, 1 Crown, 1887, KM# 765, NGC graded UNC Details w/ comment “Surface Hairlines” (2711811-016); and 1 Shilling, 1887, KM# 761, NGC graded UNC Details w/ comment “Surface Hairlines” (2711811-009).

1837-1901 USD 55.00 - 100.00 Unknown
444

Baltimore and New York Railway Co., 1889 Cancelled Bond Maryland.

1889 USD 35.00 - 60.00 Unknown
184

Poland, Grand Duchy of Warszawa, 1811, 1/3 Talara Poland, 1/3 Talara, 1811 IS, C# 86 struck under Frederick Augustus’s rule.

1811 USD 95.00 - 140.00 Unknown
445

Baltimore and New York Railway Co., 1889 Pair of Cancelled Bonds Maryland.

1889 USD 70.00 - 120.00 Unknown
185

Poland, Kingdom under Nicholas I of Russia, Silver 10 Groszy Poland, 10 Groszy silver coin issued under Russian authority in 1840.

1840 USD 65.00 - 120.00 Unknown
446

Baltimore and New York Railway Co., 1889 Pair of Cancelled Bonds Maryland.

1889 USD 70.00 - 120.00 Unknown
186

Poland, Revolutionary Coinage, 1831, 3 Grosze Poland, 3 Grosze coin issued during the “November Uprising” (1830-1831) when Poland was under Russian occupation.

1831 USD 45.00 - 85.00 Unknown
447

Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Co., 1875 Cancelled Stock Certificate Maryland.

1875 USD 90.00 - 140.00 Unknown
187

Modena: Francesco I d’Este, 1629-1658, Italy, silver 1 Tallero (Levant), Zocca-111, Very Good to About Fine

1629-1658 USD 120.00 - 200.00 Unknown
448

Baltimore and Ohio Rail-Road Co., 1865 Stock Certificate Signed by John Hopkins Maryland.

1865 USD 70.00 - 110.00 Unknown
188

Modena: Rinaldo d’Este, 1706-1737, Italy, silver 1/2 Ducato 1728, Crude Fine+, Var-832/3.

1706-1737 USD 120.00 - 200.00 Unknown
449

Baltimore and Ohio Rail-Road Co., 1865 Stock Certificate Signed by John Hopkins Maryland.

1865 USD 75.00 - 120.00 Unknown
189

Arthur Rubenstein International Piano Master Competition, 1974 Gold Medal.

1974 USD 900.00 - 1,200.00 Unknown
450

Baltimore and Ohio Rail-Road Co., 1865 Stock Certificate Signed by John Hopkins Maryland.

1865 USD 75.00 - 120.00 Unknown
190

California Fractional 25c 1859, Octagon Liberty gold PCGS graded MS63 California Fractional 25c, 1859, Octagon Liberty gold PCGS graded MS63, BG-702, Slab# 10529.63..

1859 USD 300.00 - 500.00 Unknown
451

Baltimore and Ohio Rail-Road Co., 1865 Stock Certificate Signed by John Hopkins Maryland.

1865 USD 75.00 - 120.00 Unknown
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
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