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Lion Heart Autographs

Auction Info

Auction Name
Hidden Away for Decades, Two Extraordinary Autograph Collections Are Now Back on the Market
Auction Date
04/28/2021 - 04/28/2021
Sale Number
#42821
Total Lots
178
Sold Lots
137
Lots Sold
76.97%
Unsold Lots
41
Total Sales (USD)
443,066.25
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
202,950.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
253,575.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
281,400.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
346,475.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
127.88%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
71 HAMILTON, ALEXANDER.

Unique 1790 Hamilton ALS to Madison Mentioning Jefferson: Only Letter Between the Two Ever to Appear at Auction, and Likely the Only One in Private Hands

1790 USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 113,850.00
66 FROST, ROBERT.

Frost Pens “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” one of America’s Favorite Poems

N.d. USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 35,650.00
5 ADAMS, JOHN.

VP John Adams and the War Between France and Britain “What shall I say of the affairs of the World? Silence I believe is wisdom. For heaven’s sake let us Americans be neutral. We can do nothing but mischief by intermeddling with any side”

1795 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 26,450.00
64 FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN.

Benjamin Franklin Inscribed Flyleaf, Last sold in 1959, from "Constitutions des treize États-Unis de l’Amérique" Printed at his Passy Press

1783] USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 14,375.00
122 MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN.

"Monty" Autograph Ms to Army After El Alamein Victory

1942 USD 14,000.00 - 16,000.00 USD 14,375.00
39 CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG.

George A. Custer and 2X MOH Winning Brother, Thomas, Two Years Before Little Bighorn

1874 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 13,800.00
34 CLARK, WILLIAM.

Wm. Clark of Lewis & Clark Expedition re: Scalping Knives for American Indians

1810 USD 1,600.00 - 1,800.00 USD 12,650.00
67 GANDHI, MOHANDAS K.

One of Gandhi’s Most Famous Quotations on Faith “Faith is not a thing to grasp; it is a state to grow to”

1935 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 11,500.00
172 WASHINGTON, GEORGE.

Washington Sells Land For Former Aide-de-Camp Mercer

1774 USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 10,925.00
49 DICKENS, CHARLES.

Dickens in US: “Dear, gentle, patient, noble Nell was dead,” from "The Olde Curiosity Shoppe:" Penned in Pittsburgh during his First U.S. Tour!

1842 USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 10,637.50
89 JEFFERSON, THOMAS.

Jefferson Invites Jared Sparks, Future Harvard Pres., to Dinner

1820 USD 3,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 7,187.50
96 LAFAYETTE, MARQUIS DE.

Lafayette Mourns Death of Pinckney & Monroe's “pecuniary circumstances” and poor health

1828 USD 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,060.00
158 STRASSMANN, FRITZ.

Strassmann, Co-Discoverer of Nuclear Fission, Describes its Detection and the Contributions of Fermi, Hahn, Meitner, Joliot-Curie, and Savi?

1966 USD 3,200.00 - 3,800.00 USD 4,945.00
41 DARWIN, CHARLES.

Unpublished Darwin ALS on Bee Specimens from Africa

N.y. USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,945.00
112 MAGRITTE, RENE.

Surrealist Rene Magritte Defines “the Art of Painting”

N.d. USD 4,000.00 - 4,500.00 USD 4,830.00
56 EDISON, THOMAS A.

Edison ALS for “love and affection” Gives Wife Mina their home

1891 USD 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 USD 4,715.00
60 FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT.

Extremely Early (1922) ALS from "Great Gatsby" Author F. Scott Fitzgerald Mentioning his First Novel

1922 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,370.00
17 BEN-GURION, DAVID.

Ben-Gurion “right of free access to the Western Wall - the most historic, precious and sacred place for the Jewish people” to Prime Minister Moshe Sharett

1955 USD 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 USD 4,255.00
90 JEFFERSON, THOMAS.

Signed by Pres. Jefferson and Sec. of State Madison

1807 USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 USD 4,025.00
73 HANCOCK, JOHN.

Hancock's Stunning “John Hancock” Signature on 1782 DS

1785 USD 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,910.00
  • <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>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.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cleveley, Jukes, & Cook - View of Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Peron - Platypus. $300 to $600.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Loon & Pitt - Map of the World published 1680 - <I>Orbis Terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula.</i> $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Maitres de l'Affiche by MUCHA - La Dame aux Camelias. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cause - Peony, Crocus, Dog's Tooth Violet. $400 to $800.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Redoute, Folio - Lemmonnier's Iris - Iris Monnieri. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Audubon, Imperial Folio - Common American Deer. $6,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Gould - Cuvier's Toucan (Ramphastos Cuvieri). $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. FROG TEACHER LEADING ELF PUPILS ... Watercolour, c.1920.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> SATO, Gyro. [GENDAI RYOKI SENTAN ZUKAN]. Tokyo : Shinchosa, 1931.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> CARROLL, Lewis. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. London : Macmillan and Co., 1868.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> FLEMING, Ian and MILLER, Albert. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. New York : Random House, 1968.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> PHOENIX. Adelaide : Adelaide University Union, 1939.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> BOWEN, Emmanuel. A complete map of the Southern Continent. London : 1744.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> NORTHFIELD, James. AUSTRALIA. Melbourne : Northfield Studios and J.E. Hackett, c.1935
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