• <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>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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Auction Info

Auction Name
World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/17
Auction Date
09/24/2019 - 09/24/2019
Sale Number
#281939
Total Lots
260
Sold Lots
259
Lots Sold
99.62%
Unsold Lots
1
Total Sales (USD)
44,400.40
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
39,235.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
54,655.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
39,315.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
54,755.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
81.09%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
89203

Poland Ministry of Finance 5 Zlotych 1925 Pick 48 PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ.

1925 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,560.00
89075

China Federal Reserve Bank of China 5 Yuan 1938 Pick J62a S/M#C286-14 PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.

1938 USD 500.00 - 600.00 USD 1,440.00
89036

Canada Bank of Canada $20 2.1.1937 BC-25c PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.

1937 USD 250.00 - 350.00 USD 840.00
89010

Bahamas Bahamas Government 10 Shillings 1919 (ND 1930) Pick 6 PMG Choice Fine 15.

1919 (ND 1930) USD 375.00 - 425.00 USD 720.00
89128

Gibraltar Government of Gibraltar 5 Pounds 20.11.1971 Pick 19b PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.

1971 USD 700.00 - 900.00 USD 630.00
89191

Oman Oman Currency Board 100 Baisa; 1/4; 1/2; 1 Rial Omani ND (1973) Pick 7a; 8a; 9a; 10a Crisp Uncirculated or Better.

ND (1973) USD 150.00 - 200.00 USD 630.00
89257

Zimbabwe Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe 100 Trillion Dollars 2008 Pick 91 PCGS Perfect New 70PPQ.

2008 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 630.00
89035

Canada Bank of Canada $2 2.1.1937 BC-22c PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.

1937 USD 200.00 - 250.00 USD 504.00
89031

Canada Dominion of Canada $1 2.7.1923 DC-25i PMG Choice About Unc 58 EPQ.

1923 USD 225.00 - 275.00 USD 480.00
89115

France Banque de France 5 Francs 4.1.1915 Pick 70 PCGS Choice New 63.

1915 USD 150.00 - 200.00 USD 456.00
89092

Cuba Banco Nacional de Cuba 20 Pesos 1961 Pick 97x C.I.A. Counterfeit PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.

1961 USD 250.00 - 350.00 USD 432.00
89218

Seychelles; Mauritius Government of Seychelles; Bank Of Mauritius 5; 50 Rupees 1968; ND (1967) Pick 14a; 33c Two Examples PMG Choice Uncirculated 64.

1968; ND (1967) USD 250.00 - 300.00 USD 432.00
89232

Thailand Government of Thailand 1; 100 Baht ND (1946) Pick 63; 67a Two Examples PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ; About Uncirculated 50.

ND (1946) USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 432.00
89240

Turkey Banque Imperiale Ottomane 1 Livre ND (1914) / AH 1332 Pick 68r Remainder PMG Choice Uncirculated 64.

ND (1914) USD 175.00 - 225.00 USD 432.00
89011

Bahamas Bahamas Government 10 Shillings 1936 (ND 1947) Pick 10d PMG Choice About Unc 58.

1936 (ND 1947) USD 275.00 - 375.00 USD 432.00
89141

Guatemala Banco de Occidente 1 Peso 1.8.1914 Pick S173c PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ.

1914 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 420.00
89230

Thailand Government of Thailand 1 Baht ND (1939) Pick 31a PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.

ND (1939) USD 200.00 - 250.00 USD 408.00
89242

Turkey Ministry of Finance 1 Livre ND (1913) / AH1332 Pick 90a PMG About Uncirculated 50.

ND (1913) USD 150.00 - 200.00 USD 408.00
89140

Guatemala Banco de Guatemala 1 Peso 1.3.1915 Pick S141b PMG Choice About Unc 58 EPQ.

1915 USD 125.00 - 175.00 USD 372.00
89170

Italy Banca d'Italia 500,000 Lira 6.5.1997 Pick 118 PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.

1997 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 372.00
  • <b>Bonhams:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Measure for Measure</i> (extracted from the First Folio). London, 1623. Sold for $52,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $47,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams: </b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. Sold for $43,825.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $1,912.50.
    <b><center>Bonhams<br>Consignments invited (2020)</b>
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. Sold for $150,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</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. Sold for $15,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. Sold for $175,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. Sold for $131,325.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> BOOLE, GEORGE. <i>An Investigation of the Laws of Thought.</i> London, 1854. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> SHANNON, CLAUDE and WARREN WEAVER. <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication.</i> Urbana, 1949. Sold for $27,575.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.
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