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Auction Name
American Historical Ephemera and Photography: Timed Auction - online bidstart 9/4
Auction Date
09/14/2020 - 09/14/2020
Sale Number
#91420
Total Lots
182
Sold Lots
152
Lots Sold
83.52%
Unsold Lots
30
Total Sales (USD)
58,681.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
35,750.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
61,700.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
46,250.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
79,400.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
73.91%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
78

Quarter Plate Daguerreotype of a Boy in Colonial Garb by C.R. Rees

18th century USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 5,313.00
18

Thomas Stonewall Jackson's Personal Surgeon, Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire, Civil War CDV, Plus

1862 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 4,375.00
79

Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Armed Man, Possibly Californio

USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,875.00
97

Occupational and Hobbyist Tintypes and Ambrotype, Including Pugilist Portrait and Remarkably Clear Image of Coopers Holding Tools of the Trade, Lot of 10

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,375.00
19

Union General Nathaniel Lyon, Large Format Photograph by Troxell, St. Louis

1841 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,250.00
77

Remarkable Quarter Plate Daguerreotype of a Templar Knight in Full Regalia

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,063.00
220

Legal Document Signed by William H. Harrison, 1823

1823 USD 500.00 - 800.00 USD 1,063.00
74

Composer Stephen Foster's Parents, Eliza & William Barclay Foster, Half Plate Daguerreotype, Plus

1940.  USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,000.00
89

Daguerreotype and Ambrotype Portraits of Gentlemen, Lot of 11

1856 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 875.00
80

Three Daguerreotypes of Learned Laypeople, Featuring a Romantic Quarter Plate Image by Fitzgibbon of St. Louis

USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 750.00
23

Iowa 21st Infantry, CDVs of Civil War Soldiers, Henry Ward Beecher, Plus

USD 250.00 - 450.00 USD 688.00
42

Sergeant James Stickler, 103 IL Infantry, Illustrated War-Date Letter Honoring Abraham Lincoln, Plus Locket Containing Miniature Albumen Portraits of Union Personalities

1865 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 688.00
45

Collection of Confederate Bonds and Notes, Incl. Counterfeit Examples

1860s USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 688.00
93

Lot of Two Daguerreian Wall Frames Containing Sixth and Ninth Plate Daguerreotype, Ambrotype and Tintype Portraits of Men, Women, and Children

USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 688.00
101

Eleven Fruit, Floral, and Geometric Quarter and Sixth Plate Union Cases Containing Portraits of Men, Women, and Children

USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 688.00
123

Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco, Four Cabinet Cards with Interesting Content Incl. Hawaiian King Kalakaua

1878 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 688.00
15

1848 Letters from Seneca Chief Nathaniel T. Strong Concerning Indian Affairs at the Cattaraugus Reservation

1848 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 625.00
107

Eclectic Mix of Union Cases, Incl. Papier Mache with Mother of Pearl and Hand Painting, Velvet, & Thermoplastic, One Containing Presentation Medallion

1869 USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 625.00
249

Pre-Prohibition Phoenix Komon Cream Beer Tray, Central Consumers Company, Louisville, Kentucky

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 625.00
16

Pair of Militia Images, Including Daguerreotype Portrait by C.D. Fredericks and Unmarked Albumen Portrait

1858 forage cap USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 594.00
  • <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 Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <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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