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Copley Fine Art Auctions

Auction Info

Auction Name
Sporting Sale
Auction Date
07/09/2021 - 07/10/2021
Sale Number
#70921
Total Lots
48
Sold Lots
45
Lots Sold
93.75%
Unsold Lots
3
Total Sales (USD)
212,480.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
226,000.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
723,500.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
229,700.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
749,000.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
28.37%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
434 John James Audubon (1785-1851)

Birds of America

USD 150,000.00 - 250,000.00 USD 120,000.00
436 Alexander Wilson (1766-1813)

American Ornithology

USD 35,000.00 - 45,000.00 USD 30,000.00
435 John James Audubon (1785-1851)

The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 12,000.00
172 Frank W. Benson (1862-1951)

The Gunner

1915 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 9,000.00
202 Carl Rungius (1869-1959)

Silvertip

1928 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 4,800.00
201 Carl Rungius (1869-1959)

Stampede

1925 USD 3,500.00 - 5,500.00 USD 3,300.00
474 Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling (1876-1972)

1934 Federal Duck Stamp Design

USD 100.00 - 10,000.00 USD 2,760.00
203 Carl Rungius (1869-1959)

Mountain Caribou

1931 USD 3,500.00 - 5,500.00 USD 2,640.00
173 Frank W. Benson (1862-1951)

Old Tom

1926 USD 100.00 - 10,000.00 USD 2,460.00
479 Roland H. Clark (1874-1957)

Duck Stamp Design

1938 USD 100.00 - 10,000.00 USD 2,214.00
496

Six Decoy Publications

1973 USD 100.00 - 10,000.00 USD 1,920.00
177 Frank W. Benson (1862-1951)

The Long Journey

1926 USD 100.00 - 10,000.00 USD 1,440.00
176 Frank W. Benson (1862-1951)

Two Etchings

1930; 1920 USD 100.00 - 10,000.00 USD 1,320.00
491 David A. Sibley (b. 1962)

Three Drawings

USD 100.00 - 10,000.00 USD 1,320.00
499

Five Books on Benson

USD 100.00 - 10,000.00 USD 1,200.00
475 Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969)

American Widgeon, 1942

1942 USD 100.00 - 10,000.00 USD 1,080.00
483 Aiden Lassell Ripley (1896-1969)

Early Woodcock

USD 100.00 - 10,000.00 USD 1,020.00
493 Marguerite Kirmse (1885-1954)

Dogs in the Field,

1935 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 960.00
174 Frank W. Benson (1862-1951)

Black Ducks

c. 1927 USD 100.00 - 10,000.00 USD 900.00
481 Percival Rosseau (1859-1937)

Nancy

1932 USD 100.00 - 10,000.00 USD 900.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jul 15:</b> Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, c. 1930. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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