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Auction Info

Auction Name
Book Auction
Auction Date
06/02/2021 - 06/02/2021
Sale Number
#401
Total Lots
283
Sold Lots
173
Lots Sold
61.13%
Unsold Lots
110
Total Sales (GBP)
13,212.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
12,171.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
15,221.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
17,362.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
22,002.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
60.05%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
253

Great Britain 2000-2008 UM collection in two stockbooks,

GBP 600.00 - 700.00 GBP 560.00
274

Hong Kong 1862 96c brownish grey, no wmk, a VG mint o.g. example, hinge remains, slight gum toning. Very scarce. SG 7. Cat £3750

1862 GBP 450.00 - 550.00 GBP 400.00
265

Cyprus 1923 £1 purple & black on red, a fine UM marginal example with plate number

1923 GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 390.00
183

Collection in modern album with VG/Fine WWI Silks (18) including woven Lord Kitchener, regimental embroidered South Staffordshire, …

GBP 350.00 - 400.00 GBP 360.00
227

Great Britain 19th Century Covers, Wrappers and ELs mostly with 1d Red frankings;

19th Century GBP 250.00 - 300.00 GBP 360.00
130 Eric Simms 

British Warblers, Collins New Naturalist series No.71

1985 GBP 350.00 - 400.00 GBP 320.00
131 R.J. Berry 

The Natural History of Orkney, Collins New Naturalist series No.70

1985 GBP 300.00 - 350.00 GBP 310.00
226

Great Britain 1840-1921 ranges on old leaves; mainly used including 1d Black ‘NL' and 1d Grey-Black ‘MI' both FU four-margined, the former thinned;

1840-1921 GBP 350.00 - 400.00 GBP 300.00
276

Hong Kong 1876-77 28c on 30c, a VG mint o.g. example, small hinge remains, traces of dealer's guarantee mark on reverse o/w fine & fresh. SG 21. Cat £1600

1876-77 GBP 200.00 - 250.00 GBP 230.00
225

Great Britain 1816-1861 wrappers & some ELs in binder, opened out for display, mostly franked with 1d Red imperfs plus nine with 1841 2d imperfs (one 4-margined);

1816-1861 GBP 120.00 - 150.00 GBP 220.00
211

Collection of British Commonwealth and some foreign in loose-leaf album, mostly mint GVI with many short sets to 1/-;

GBP 180.00 - 220.00 GBP 210.00
231

Great Britain 1841-1960 used collection in album, with much QV Line-Engraved including 2d Pl. 9 mint strip of 3 (2 UM)

1841 1d (14 GBP 280.00 - 320.00 GBP 200.00
250

GB Decimal Booklets collection including Prestige types (28) from mid-1990s to 2008

mid-1990s to 2008 GBP 120.00 - 150.00 GBP 195.00
275

Hong Kong 1876-77 16c on 18c, a VG mint o.g. example, hinge remains and few toned perfs visible on reverse. Fine colour. SG 20. Cat £2250

1876-77 GBP 180.00 - 220.00 GBP 195.00
212

Collection of Cyprus and Great Britain in album, mainly QV to GV, mostly used;

GBP 220.00 - 250.00 GBP 190.00
230

Great Britain pre-stamp to 1850s ELs and correspondence of the Swainson and Dickson family of Bath, Liverpool and Preston;

1850s GBP 80.00 - 100.00 GBP 175.00
184

Ranges in album with much UK topography including many street scenes

GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 165.00
108 William Makepeace Thackeray

The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray,

1893-95 GBP 220.00 - 260.00 GBP 160.00
149

East African Railways Locomotive Diagrams,

1970 GBP 80.00 - 120.00 GBP 145.00
234

GB 19th Century Covers (50) in binder

19th Century GBP 80.00 - 100.00 GBP 145.00
  • <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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