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Auction Name
The American Presidential Museum Auction
Auction Date
10/14/2020 - 10/14/2020
Sale Number
#25258
Total Lots
147
Sold Lots
64
Lots Sold
43.54%
Unsold Lots
83
Total Sales (USD)
474,950.75
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
285,010.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
477,560.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
662,670.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,030,730.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
46.08%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
49

JOHN F. KENNEDY WHITE 1963 LINCOLN "LIMO ONE" THAT CARRIED HIM THE MORNING OF NOVEMBER 22, 1963. A white 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible that drove JFK, Jackie, and Texas Governor John Connally to Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth the morning of

1963 USD 230,000.00 - 390,000.00 USD 375,075.00
77

THE FEDERALIST PAPERS. The Federalist Papers No 7 & No 8. [Appearing in:] The New-York Packet. New York: Samuel and John Loudon, November 20, 1787. No 751.

1787 USD 2,300.00 - 3,900.00 USD 9,450.00
111

19TH CENTURY AUTOGRAPH BOOK FEATURING SIGNATURES OF LINCOLN AND GRANT. Autograph album, 58 ll, featuring 197 signatures of Civil War and post-war political and military figures, including ABRAHAM LINCOLN, ULYSSES S. GRANT, ANDREW JOHNSON,

USD 3,100.00 - 4,600.00 USD 6,950.00
104

LINCOLN SUES A HORSE THIEF IN SPRINGFIELD. Autograph Document Signed twice ("Lincoln and Herndon" and "A. Lincoln"), being a brief submitted in a lawsuit over the sale of a stolen horse,

1858 USD 2,300.00 - 3,900.00 USD 6,325.00
126

AN EISENHOWER LETTER FOLLOWING DISCUSSIONS AT CASABLANCA. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight Eisenhower") to "My Dear General" [Henri Giraud] clarifying the United States policy and intention regarding supplying the French Armies on the heels of the Anfa Confer

1943 USD 2,300.00 - 3,900.00 USD 6,325.00
80

WASHINGTON'S FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS. Gazette of the United States, No. 6. New York: John Fenno, May 2, 1789.

1789 USD 2,300.00 - 3,900.00 USD 5,700.00
4

AN ABRAHAM LINCOLN POSTMASTER APPOINTMENT. Document Signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), as President,

1861 USD 3,100.00 - 4,600.00 USD 5,325.00
108

LINCOLN MAKES A POLITICAL RECOMMENDATION. Autograph Endorsement Signed ("A. Lincoln") as President, 1 p, 5 x 3 inches, n.p., May 21, 1862,

1862 USD 3,100.00 - 4,600.00 USD 5,325.00
127

EISENHOWER ON ARMING THE FRENCH TROOPS AND SUCCESS IN TUNISIA. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower"), to General Henri Giraud, thanking the French General on the conduct of French forces in Tunisia,

1943 USD 1,200.00 - 1,900.00 USD 4,075.00
132

SIGNED JFK PROFILE PORTRAIT. John F. Kennedy. Photograph signed ("John Kennedy")

1960 USD 2,300.00 - 3,900.00 USD 3,825.00
90

JOHN ADAMS TO HORATIO GATES SPAFFORD ON HIS SON'S ELECTION TO THE PRESIDENCY. Letter Signed Secretarially ("John Adams"), on his son's prospects in the Presidential election,

1824 USD 2,300.00 - 3,900.00 USD 3,570.00
26

JFK'S SILVER BABY BRUSH. John F. Kennedy's silver baby brush used when he was an infant, and also on his son JFK, Jr, in the White House,

c.1915 USD 2,300.00 - 3,900.00 USD 3,187.50
150

WARHOL'S WASHINGTON MONUMENT. Washington Monument. Bill Miller's Wallpaper Studio, Inc., New York, 1974

USD 2,300.00 - 4,600.00 USD 3,187.50
81

WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS. Address of the Late General George Washington, to the Citizens of the United States, on declining a re-election to the Office of President. Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, September 17, 1796.

1796 USD 770.00 - 1,200.00 USD 2,805.00
151

A GERALD FORD BASEBALL SIGNED WITH THE OATH OF OFFICE. An Official National League baseball, inscribed and signed by Gerald Ford ("I, Gerald Rudolph Ford") with the Oath of Office dated "The White House, August 9, 1974,"

USD 1,500.00 - 2,300.00 USD 2,550.00
173

JFK'S FUNERAL: SHADOW BOX CONTAINING A US FLAG FLOWN OVER THE WHITE HOUSE AND A THE PAIR OF GLOVES WORN AT THE FUNERAL BY MR SARGENT SHRIVER. Washington: November 25th 1963.

1963 USD 2,300.00 - 3,900.00 USD 2,550.00
117

AN INSCRIBED U.S. GRANT PHOTOGRAPH. Photograph Signed and Inscribed ("With the compliments of U.S. Grant"), 7.5 x 5 inch albumen print cabinet card featuring seated portrait of Grant,

1882 USD 1,200.00 - 1,900.00 USD 2,295.00
119

PRESIDENTIAL PROBLEMS. INSCRIBED BY GROVER CLEVELAND. Presidential Problems. New York: The Century Co., 1904.

1904 USD 770.00 - 1,200.00 USD 2,040.00
83

EARLY GEORGE WASHINGTON ENGRAVING. George Washington, Esqr. General and Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, in America. [London]: C. Shepherd, September 1775.

1775 USD 1,500.00 - 2,300.00 USD 1,912.50
181

WHITE HOUSE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE NIXON PRESIDENCY. Washington: Recorded by the the White House Communications Agency, 1969-1973.

1969-1973. USD 930.00 - 1,400.00 USD 1,530.00
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000
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