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Auction Name
The Icons and Legends of Hollywood - Day 1
Auction Date
09/25/2019 - 09/25/2019
Sale Number
#60449
Total Lots
198
Sold Lots
0
Lots Sold
0.00%
Unsold Lots
198
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)
488,100.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
772,800.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
-0.03%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
2

Johnny Weissmuller (11) official athletic record certificates and Olympics ephemera.

ca. 1920s-1940s USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 Unknown
14

Peggy Jean McIntyre personal autograph book signed by many celebrities including Charlie Chaplin.

ca. 1930s-1940s USD 400.00 - 600.00 Unknown
15

The Ritz Brothers pop-up skeleton book from The Gorilla.

1939 USD 600.00 - 800.00 Unknown
17

20th Century-Fox President Spyros Skouras's Best Picture Academy Award for Gentleman's Agreement.

1947 USD 300,000.00 - 500,000.00 Unknown
26

Judy Garland signed William Morris Agency contract.

1951 USD 200.00 - 300.00 Unknown
34

James Mason 'Sir Brack' signature chainmail from Prince Valiant.

1954 USD 400.00 - 600.00 Unknown
39

Alfred Hitchcock signed self-caricature sketch.

ca. 1950s-1960s USD 600.00 - 800.00 Unknown
46

Yul Brynner 'Dmitri Karamazov' costume sketch from The Brothers Karamazov.

1958 USD 400.00 - 600.00 Unknown
54

'Cypriot Driver' costume sketch by Elizabeth Haffenden for Ben-Hur.

1959 USD 600.00 - 800.00 Unknown
55

Cliff Lyons 'The Lubian' costume sketch by Elizabeth Haffenden for Ben-Hur.

1959 USD 600.00 - 800.00 Unknown
56

'Master of Chariots' costume sketch by Elizabeth Haffenden for Ben-Hur.

1959 USD 600.00 - 800.00 Unknown
58

Doris Day 'Jan Morrow' costume sketch for Pillow Talk by Jean Louis.

1959 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 Unknown
59

Marilyn Monroe rare promotional thermometer for Some Like It Hot.

1970s-80s USD 600.00 - 800.00 Unknown
62

Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Wallach, Clift, Huston signed fan letter from the set of the Misfits.

1960 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 Unknown
63

Marilyn Monroe (3) personal fan letters from American servicemen during the Korean War.

1952 USD 400.00 - 600.00 Unknown
64

Martin Landau personal (2) early 19th century broadsides for performances of Shakespeare by Kean.

1828-1830 USD 100.00 - 200.00 Unknown
65

Martin Landau collection of (9) Platinum Age comic anthologies including 1-signed by Leo O'Mealia.

1905-50 USD 300.00 - 500.00 Unknown
66

Martin Landau personal Famous Funnies, Series 1, #1 - the 1st newsstand comic book.

1934 USD 300.00 - 500.00 Unknown
67

Martin Landau personal The Gumps original Sunday comic art by Gus Edson.

ca. 1937-48 USD 200.00 - 300.00 Unknown
68

Martin Landau personal (35+) The Spirit Sunday sections and (3) Will Eisner comics books.

ca. 1949-1950 USD 200.00 - 300.00 Unknown
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 47. Roosevelt, Theodore. Photograph inscribed to Morris J. Hirsch. May 7th 1918. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 178. Whitman, Walt. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York: [Printed for the author], 1955. First edition in the first issue binding. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 38. Mather, Cotton. <i>Magnalia Christi Americana; or, the Ecclesiastical History of New-England.</i> London: Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, 1702. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 55. Taylor, Zachary. Autograph letter signed as President-Elect. Baton Rouge: January 15, 1849. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 203. Picasso, Pablo. <i>Verve</i> Vol. V, Nos. 19-20. Paris: Editions Verve, 1948. Inscribed on the title page by Picasso. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 211. Domergue, Jean-Gabriel. L'Ete a Monte Carlo. Lithographed poster, Lucien Serre & Cie, Paris, circa 1937. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 105. Manuscript Illumination attr. to Neri da Rimini. Large excised initial "N" from a choirbook, extensively historiated. [Likely Rimini: first quarter of the 14th century]. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 40. McKenney, Thomas L. and Hall, James. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs.</i> Philadelphia: Rice, Rutter & Co., 1870. $3,00
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 222. Searle, Ronald. [Pets--a dog, cats and a parrot-- surrounded by books, and inspecting a globe, perhaps planning global domination]. Original drawing, 17 3/8 x 13 1/2 inches. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 98. Faden, William; Scull, Nicholas and George Heap. A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia, Survey'd by N. Scull and G. Heap. London: William Faden, 12 March 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <i>Der Sturm.</i> 1922. Sold October 2021 for € 13,000.
    Diophantus Alexandrinus, <i>Arithmeticorum libri sex.</i> 1670. Sold October 2021 for € 18,000.
    <i>Cozzani Ettore e altri, l’Eroica. Tutto il pubblicato.</i> Sold October 2021 for € 11,000.
    Newton Isaac, <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> 1714. Sold October 2021 for € 7,500.
    Manetti Saverio, <i>Storia naturale degli uccelli.</i> 1767-1776. Sold April 2021 for € 26,000.
  • <center><br>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Carolina Parrot. Plate 26. Hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Audubon's <i>Birds of America.</i> $80,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Francisco Henrique Carls. [Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabaldes]. Fifty-three chromolithographed plates of landscape, town views and more of the state of Pernambuco, northeast Brazil. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Captain Thomas Davies, after. Group of 5 engraved topographical scenes of North American waterfalls. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><br>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> William R. Morley. Morley's Map of New Mexico. Large lithographed pocket map with original hand-color in outline. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Frederick William Beechey, et al. <i>The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage; Compiled from the Collections and Notes Made by Captain Beechey…</i> $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> ZUDA ROKASHI (Priest Hotan.) Nansenbushu Bankoku Shoka No Zu. Woodblock wall map of the world on 16 sheets joined. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Zang Tumb Tuuum:<br>la révolution futuriste<br>Online Auction<br>30 November – 7 December</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 18:</b> The "Official Edition" of the United States Constitution and the First Printing of the Final Text of the Constitution, 1787. $15,000,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. I Paroliberi Futuristi. 1914-1915. 8 p. Unique corrected proofs, for an anthology that remained unpublished. €40,000 to €60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Studenti in Lettere. Università. 1915. Seminal work, featured in 3 historical futurist exhibitions. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Chiaro di luna. Circa 1915. Collage and gouache on paper. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. Manicure. Faire les ongles à l'Italie. Circa 1915. A fantastic parody of an advertising poster. €20,000 to €30,000.
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