• <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>November 24</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> STEVE JOBS / WOZNIAK. Signed Lid for Apple II computer & related materials. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> [TESLA, NIKOLA] MARTIN, THOMAS COMMERFORD. Inscribed. <i>The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla...</i> $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> TOCQUEVILLE, ALEXIS DE. <i>Democracy in America.</i> First American editions of both volumes. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>November 24</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Two typed letters signed to Professor Julian Hugo Bonfante, with associated materials. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> Attr. to BENING, ALEXANDER (SANDER). Pair of arch-topped miniatures (of the Adoration and the Deposition respectively), likely extracted from a Book of Hours. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> LEESER, ISAAC. <i>The Law of God.</i> First edition of the first Jewish translation of the Pentateuch into English. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>November 24</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> [RACKHAM, ARTHUR] WALTON, IZAAK. <i>The Compleat Angler; or the Contemplative Man's Recreation...</i> $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> LICHTENSTEIN, ROY. Drawings and Prints. First printing with a small drawing in color depicting three lemons initialed by Lichtenstein. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> Rare set of 12-inch Bardin globes on stands. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books:</b> MONTAIGNE, MICHEL EYQUEM DE [JOHN FLORIO, trans.]. <i>The Essayes Or Morall, Politike and Millitarie Discourses of Lo:...</i> $25,000 to $35,000.
  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>

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Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Auction Info

Auction Name
Collectibles
Auction Date
11/14/2020 - 11/15/2020
Sale Number
#74
Total Lots
549
Sold Lots
408
Lots Sold
74.32%
Unsold Lots
141
Total Sales (USD)
391,092.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
331,515.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
397,818.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
459,290.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
551,948.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
70.86%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
244

Mammoth Archive of 2000 + Signed Photos and Other Pieces, a 30 Years Long Accumulation of the Greatest Names in Hollywood.

USD 2,000.00 - 2,400.00 USD 19,800.00
18 Eisenhower, Dwight D.

1943 ALS Addressing Rumors About His Relationship With Kay Summersby (1890-1969) 34th President of the United States (1953-61); Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in World War II.

USD 4,000.00 - 4,800.00 USD 13,800.00
14 Bush, George H.W.

A Heartfelt ALS As President to His Pal and Political Opponent Dan Rostenkowski (1924-2018) 41st President of the United States (1989-1993).

USD 2,000.00 - 2,400.00 USD 8,880.00
158 Morgan, John Hunt

Autograph Album Signed by Morgan and 68 of His Officers While in the Ohio State Penitentiary in 1863.

USD 7,500.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,680.00
176 Einstein, Albert.

Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist Limited and Signed Edition.

USD 7,500.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,200.00
249

Mammoth Archive of 500+ Signed Photos, Letters and Magazines from Television Stars from the 1950s to 1990s in Five (5) Huge Binders.

USD 750.00 - 900.00 USD 6,300.00
54

Washington, George - Ten Word Closing and Signature Clipped from Letter (1732-1797) First President of the United States (1789-97); Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

USD 4,000.00 - 4,800.00 USD 6,120.00
953

Important Collection of 450+ Signed Photos & Covers by the Men and Women Who Flew in the Shuttle Program STS-1 through STS-118.

USD 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,280.00
42 Roosevelt, Franklin D.

Signed Typescript Draft of FDR's Acceptance Speech For His Second Nomination as President (1882-1945) 32nd President of the United States (1933-45).

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,800.00
115 Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel

ALS Referencing The Lord of the Rings (1892-1973) English writer, poet, philologist, and academic; best known for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

USD 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,800.00
20 Eisenhower, Dwight D.

War-date ALS to Mamie Mentioning Kay Summersby Twice (1890-1969) 34th President of the United States (1953-61); Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in World War II.

USD 4,000.00 - 4,800.00 USD 4,560.00
29

Jefferson, Thomas and James Madison Four Language Ship's Paper Signed as President and Secretary of State (1743-1826) Third President of the United States (1801-09).

USD 3,500.00 - 4,200.00 USD 4,320.00
852

Project Gemini: 4 Inscribed and Signed Photos to Dick Underwood Including Signatures by Grissom, Armstrong, Aldrin, Conrad, Young, Scott + 2 more (1927-2011) Richard Dick Underwood was chief engineer on the production of the first topographic maps of the

USD 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 USD 4,080.00
44

Roosevelt, Franklin D., Personally Owned Teddy Bear For Years Inside White House Living Quarters, Exceptional Letter of Provenance (1882-1945) Appealing buff-colored Teddy Bear, approximately 8 inches in height, with black eyes, dressed in a rose-colored

USD 4,000.00 - 4,800.00 USD 3,840.00
87

Napoleonic Wars - Collection of All 26 Marshals of France Appointed by Napoleon Between 1804 and 1815.

USD 3,000.00 - 3,600.00 USD 3,360.00
861

Massive Archive of 450 8 x 10 Color Photos from Dick Underwood's Personal Collection Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and ASTP, Red Serial Numbers.

USD 800.00 - 960.00 USD 3,360.00
245

200 + Signed 8 x 10' Photos of Film Stars Spanning 7 Decades.

USD 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 USD 3,360.00
93

[Napoleon I] - Seven Friends and Foes Who Were On St.

USD 800.00 - 960.00 USD 3,240.00
49 Taylor, Zachary

Naval Commission Signed as President (1784-1850) 12th President of the United States (Mar.

USD 3,000.00 - 3,600.00 USD 3,120.00
71

Warren Court, Exceptional Signed Photograph by All Nine Members, June, 1959.

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 3,120.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1490. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br> P. Goos, <i>Le Grand Miroir de la Mer,</i> 1669. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. Feininger, Letter with woodcuts, 1920. Est: € 25,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin Bible manuscript, 12th century. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. E. Bloch, <i>Naturgeschichte der Fische,</i> 1782-95. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 90,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. J. Waghenaer, <i>Speculum nauticum,</i> 1586. Est: € 180,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>P. J. de Pannemaeker, Collection of orig. watercolors, 1878-1887.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> 1918.<br>Est: € 15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br><i>Livro dos prestimonios,</i> Manuscript, 1665. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>J. Miró in J. Cassou, <i>Vingt-deux poémes,</i> 1978. Est: € 8,000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>F. Schubert. Autograph letter to his brother Ferdinand, 4 pages, Zseliz, 1818. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Hermann Hesse, Highly important series of 62 letters and postcards to Stefan Zweig, 1903-1938. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Reims, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, late 15th century]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Armenian gospel book, illuminated manuscript on vellum, seventeenth century, tooled calf binding. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>C. Goldoni. Ten autograph letters signed to the Genoese nobleman Cristoforo Spinola, Venice 1742-1743. £7,000 to £9,000.
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