• <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.
  • <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.
  • <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.

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Auction Info

Auction Name
Rare Currency
Auction Date
12/04/2019 - 12/06/2019
Sale Number
#4016
Total Lots
855
Sold Lots
763
Lots Sold
89.24%
Unsold Lots
92
Total Sales (USD)
1,666,705.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
1,412,600.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
1,951,500.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,633,500.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
2,245,800.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
74.21%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
26477

China People's Bank of China 10,000 Yuan 1951 Pick 858Aa S/M#C282 PMG Very Fine 25 Net.

1951 USD 135,000.00 - 160,000.00 USD 153,600.00
26616

Hong Kong Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China 10 Dollars ND (1911-23) Pick 42cts KNB24 Color Trial Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 64.

ND(1911-23) USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 33,600.00
26204

China Bank of China Face and Back Proofs Ten Examples 1.5.1917 PMG Graded.

1917 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 25,200.00
26570

China Hupeh Government Mint 1 Dollar = 7 Mace 2 Candareens Year 25 (1899) Pick S2135r S/M#H175-20 Remainder PMG Very Fine 30.

1899 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 22,800.00
26515

China Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, Hankow 25 Dollars 1.3.1907 Pick S264s S/M#T101-4a Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 64.

1907 USD 35,000.00 - 55,000.00 USD 21,600.00
26629

Hong Kong The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation 50 Dollars ND (1927-37) 50 Dollars Pick 175pp KNB64 Set of Eight Progressive Proofs PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 (5); Uncirculated 62; Uncirculated 62 Net; Choice About Uncirculated 58.

USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 21,600.00
26018

French Indochina Banque de l'Indo-Chine, Saigon 100 Dollars = 100 Piastres 9.3.1903 Pick 32 PMG Very Fine 25.

1903 USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 20,400.00
26703

Netherlands Indies De Javasche Bank 5; 10; 25; 50; 100; 200; 500 Gulden ND (c.1934-39) Picks 78s2; 79s2; 80s2; 81s2; 82s2; 83s2; 84s2 Specimen Set PMG Choice About Unc 58; Choice About Unc 58 EPQ; Choice Uncirculated 64; Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ; Gem Un

ND(c1934-39) USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 20,400.00
26423

China Ta Ch'ing Dynasty 100,000 Cash 1857 (Yr. 7) Pick A8a S/M#T6-46 PMG Very Fine 20.

1857 USD 15,000.00 - 22,000.00 USD 19,800.00
26521

China Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, Peking 100 Dollars 1.1.1922 Pick S343cts S/M#Y13 Color Trial Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 63.

1922 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 19,200.00
26195

China Bank of China 100 Dollars 1.6.1913 Pick 32Bs S/M#C294 PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.

1913 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 16,800.00
26427

China Yung Feng Kuan Chu 1000 Cash 1857 (Yr. 7) Pick UNL S/M#Y74 PMG Fine 12.

1857 USD 10,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 15,600.00
26705

Netherlands New Guinea Nieuw-Guinea 1; 2 1/2; 5; 10; 25; 50; 100; 500 Gulden 2.1.1950 Pick 4s; 5s; 6s; 7s; 8s; 9s; 10s Specimen Set PMG Choice About Unc 58 Net; Choice Uncirculated 64 Net, Choice Uncirculated 64; Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ; Gem Uncirculat

1950 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 15,600.00
26491

China Taiwan, Official Silver Note 10 Dollars 1895 Pick 1906b S/M#T63-22a PMG Very Fine 25.

1895 USD 2,500.00 - 4,000.00 USD 14,400.00
26516

China Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, Peking 100 Dollars 1.7.1914 Pick S277r S/M#T101-24 Remainder PMG Choice About Unc 58.

1914 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 14,400.00
26482

China People's Bank of China 10 Yuan 1953 Pick 870 S/M#C283-14 PMG Very Fine 20.

1953 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 12,600.00
26591

China Bank of Territorial Development of Yunnan 100 Dollars 1.5.1927 Pick S3037s Specimen PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.

1927 USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 12,600.00
26194

China Bank of China 50 Dollars 1.6.1913 Pick 32As S/M#C294 Specimen PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.

1913 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 12,000.00
26529

China Industrial and Commercial Bank, Shanghai 50 Dollars 1.1.1923 Pick S383Is Specimen PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ.

USD 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 12,000.00
26166

China Ta Ch'Ing Government Bank 100 Dollars ND (1910) Pick A82cts1; A82cts2 Front and Back Color Trial Specimens PMG Choice Uncirculated 64; About Uncirculated 55.

ND(1910) USD 9,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 11,400.00
  • <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>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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