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Auction Name
Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction
Auction Date
07/16/2021 - 07/18/2021
Sale Number
#7241
Total Lots
1040
Sold Lots
962
Lots Sold
92.50%
Unsold Lots
78
Total Sales (USD)
4,189,600.25
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
2,567,914.60
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
4,851,870.40
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
3,398,874.60
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
6,098,310.40
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
68.70%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
89567

Sir Elton John's Steinway Model D Grand Piano Number 426549 Used Exclusively in His Concerts from 1974 – 1993.

USD 240,000.00 - 360,000.00 USD 915,000.00
89166

Star Trek: The Original Series Extremely Rare Hero Type-2 Phaser Pistol (Paramount, 1966-1969).

1966-1969 USD 320,000.00 - 480,000.00 USD 250,000.00
89082

Marilyn Monroe "Myself Exercising" Original Signed Self-Portrait Artwork (1956).

1956 USD 160,000.00 - 240,000.00 USD 125,000.00
89603

Grateful Dead 1966 "Skeleton & Roses" FD-26 Concert Poster Graded Near-Perfect 9.8.

USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 93,750.00
89723

The Rolling Stones "Street Fighting Man"/"No Expectations" Withdrawn US Picture Sleeve With Vinyl (London, 45-909).

USD 16,000.00 - 24,000.00 USD 81,250.00
89083

Marilyn Monroe Personal Heavily Hand-Annotated Shooting Script for The Seven Year Itch (TCF, 1955).

1955 USD 96,000.00 - 144,000.00 USD 81,250.00
89364

Willis O'Brien's Personal Collection of (297) Vintage Original Keybook Photos from the Production of King Kong (RKO, 1933).

1933 USD 64,000.00 - 96,000.00 USD 75,000.00
89081

Marilyn Monroe "Happy Birthday Mr. President" Gown Sketch by Jean Louis with Fabric Swatch (1962).

1962 USD 64,000.00 - 96,000.00 USD 50,000.00
89350

Playboy #1 Signed by Hugh Hefner (HMH Publishing, 1953) Qualified NM 9.4 with White Pages.

1953 USD 60,000.00 - 90,000.00 USD 48,750.00
89067

Cyd Charisse "Dancer" Broadway Rhythm Ballet Costume From Singin’ in the Rain (MGM, 1952).

1952 USD 48,000.00 - 72,000.00 USD 37,500.00
89084

Marilyn Monroe Handwritten Letter to Famed Acting Coach Michael Chekhov (circa 1950s-1960s).

circa 1950s-1960s USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 36,250.00
89141

Courteney Cox "Monica Geller" Iconic Framed Peephole Frame from Friends (NBC, 1994-2004).

1994-2004 USD 24,000.00 - 36,000.00 USD 35,000.00
89635

Elvis Presley 1955 "Memphis's Own" Sun Records-Era Concert Poster (AOR-1.1).

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 32,500.00
89373

Willis O'Brien Signed Artwork of Joe Lassoed By Cowboys On Horses for Mighty Joe Young (RKO, 1949).

1949 USD 19,200.00 - 28,800.00 USD 32,500.00
89028

Groucho Marx Signature Character Wire Rim Eyeglasses (ca. 1930s).

ca. 1930s USD 32,000.00 - 48,000.00 USD 30,000.00
89394

Willis O'Brien's Personal Collection of (40) Photos from The Giant Behemoth (Allied Artists, 1959).

1959 USD 6,400.00 - 9,600.00 USD 30,000.00
89347

Frank Sinatra Original Acrylic on Canvas Signed and Dated with a Personal Note from Frank Sinatra to Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme (1989).

1989 USD 9,600.00 - 14,400.00 USD 27,500.00
89085

Marilyn Monroe Extraordinary Autograph Letter Signed as "Norma Jeane" to Her Friend Cathy Staub as She Takes the First Step Toward Stardom (1945).

1945 USD 6,400.00 - 9,600.00 USD 27,500.00
89580

Grateful Dead / Warlocks January 1966 Mime Troupe Appeals III Poster (AOR-2.39).

USD 798.40 - 1,197.60 USD 25,000.00
89020

Producer David O. Selznick's Historic Gone with the Wind Screenplay and Research Archive (MGM, 1939).

1939 USD 32,000.00 - 48,000.00 USD 25,000.00
  • <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies.</i> London, Tho Cotes, for Robert Allot, 1632.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> STAHL, Augusto. <i>Panorama of Rio de Janiero.</i> c.1859. 3-part albumen print panorama (266 x 1186mm.).
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> WILDE, Oscar. <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i>. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1893. Presentation copy.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> DE TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis. <i>De la Democratie en Amerique.</i> Paris: Pagnerre, 1850. Thirteenth Edition. Presentation copy.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> CHAUDRON, A[delaide] de V[endel]. <i>Chaudron’s Spelling Book.</i> Mobile (AL): S.H. Goetzel, 1865.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> SAINT CHER, Hugh of. <i>Commentary on Peter Lombard’s Sentences, with the Abridgement of the Sentences.</i> Eastern France, illuminated manuscript., first half of the fifteenth century.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> LANE, Thomas. <i>The Crystal Palace.</i> London, 1851.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> B[ULWER], J[ohn]. <i>Anthropometamorphosis: man transform’d: or, the artificiall changling historically presented…</i> London: William Hunt, 1653.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> VOLTAIRE, François-Marie Arouet de. <i>Oeuvres de M. de Voltaire.</i> Dresden, George-Conrad Walther (i.e. Leipzig, Breitkopf), 1748-1750.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> HAWKING, Stephen & Leonard Mlodinow. <i>The Grand Design.</i> London: Bantam Books, 2011.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> FIELDS, James T. <i>Yesterdays with Authors.</i> With fine manuscript letter by Charles Dickens, and autograph letters from Forster, Landor, Mitford and others.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> <i>Kit, the Arkansas Traveller Broadside.</i> Chromolithograph.
  • <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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