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Auction Name
RARE AUTOGRAPHS, MANUSCRIPTS, ARTWORK, COMIC ART
Auction Date
05/26/2021 - 05/26/2021
Sale Number
#52621
Total Lots
409
Sold Lots
396
Lots Sold
96.82%
Unsold Lots
13
Total Sales (USD)
668,091.18
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
497,950.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
638,800.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
520,450.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
667,200.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
100.13%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
242 Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Scientific Autograph Manuscript Relating to the Principia, One of Very Few Known!

Ca. 1715-25 USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 118,750.00
107 Albert Einstein

Einstein 3 Pages of Equations Unified Field Theory “I want to try to show that a truly natural choice for field equations exists.” He Formalizes his Final Approach, Association To Theory of Relativity

Ca 1940s USD 60,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD 67,100.00
199 Abraham Lincoln and his Cabinet, Andrew Johnson

Abraham Lincoln and his Cabinet, Andrew Johnson, Senators, Congressman, Over 220 Sign an Album

January 28, 1862 USD 12,000.00 - 14,000.00 USD 37,500.00
108 Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein “The Elusive Moment of Truth” Signed Portrait – One of the Most Iconic Photographs of Einstein Ever Taken, Among His Last Signed, In The Year Of His Death

Ca. 1955 USD 30,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 34,375.00
195 Vladamir Lenin

Vladamir Lenin TLS as Chairman of the Workers' and Peasant's Defense Council to Later Executed People's Commissariat in Pivotal Year 1919

December 19, 1919 USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 20,000.00
384

George Washington Signed Three-language Ship's Papers for the "Hiram", Quasi-War Related

November 25, 1794 USD 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 15,000.00
404 Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson Finest of Few Known ALS as President!

May 19, 1913 USD 9,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 13,750.00
380

Signed Act of Congress Permanently Establishing U.S. Postal Service, and Death Penalty for Robbing the Mails

May 8, 1794 USD 8,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 12,500.00
176 Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac's Personal Advanced Copy Gifted by Hefner "The Twelfth Anniversary Playboy Reader", W. Hefner TLS. Ex: Kerouac Estate

Ca.1965 USD 900.00 - 1,000.00 USD 8,125.00
322 Salinger

Salinger Fantastic Signed Letter Re: Annoying Roommates and a "Depressive" Young Man

May 5, 1972 USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 8,125.00
408

Wright Flyer Fabric Flown at Kitty Hawk

December 17, 1903 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 6,875.00
389 John Wesley

John Wesley ALS to Fellow Methodist Regarding Children's School

July 12, 1788 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 5,937.50
253 Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Signed Photo Showing Her Being Fingerprinted

[December 1, 1955] USD 600.00 - 700.00 USD 5,000.00
266 Yitzhak Rabin

Yitzhak Rabin Hand Drawn Signed Map of Israel

[Ca. 1993] USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,687.50
171 John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy Signed & Inscribed Large Framed Photo, W. Important Association

Ca. 1963 USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 4,375.00
186 Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Questions Wisdom of "Black Power" Slogan & Movement

Ca. July 1966 USD 400.00 - 500.00 USD 4,375.00
366 Harry S. Truman

Truman 21 Page Corrected Manuscript on the Presidency, Evoking Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson & Both Roosevelts, Ex-Forbes

Ca.1958 USD 3,500.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,375.00
391

Methodist Preacher John Wesley Hair Relic, Approximately 50 Strands

Late 18th/early 19th century USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 4,375.00
139 John Hancock

John Hancock Signs Commission for Lexington/Concord Minuteman & Bunker Hill Veteran

June 27, 1791 USD 3,500.00 - 4,500.00 USD 4,375.00
196 John Lennon

John Lennon: The Beatles Years Lyric Portfolio, Complete Set

Ca.1995 USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 4,062.50
  • <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 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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