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    <b>Swann:</b> Gideon Welles, <i>Extensive archive of personal and family papers of Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy,</i> 1791-1914. Sold September 29 — $281,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Rock Climbers,</i> cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> watercolor, ink and gouache, 1954. Sold December 15 — $37,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Brontë, <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. Edited by Currer Bell,</i> three volumes, first edition, 1847. Sold June 16, 2022 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Geoffrey Chaucer, <i>The Workes of Geffray Chaucer Newlye Printed,</i> London, 1542. Sold October 13 — $106,250.
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    <b>Swann:</b> Dorothea Lange, <i>Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age 32),</i> silver print, 1936. Sold October 20 — $305,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> George Washington, Autograph Document Signed, with two manuscript plat maps in holograph, 1751. Sold October 27 — $37,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Winfred Rembert, <i>Winfred Rembert and Class of 1959,</i> dye on carved & tooled leather, 1999. Sold October 6 — $233,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> M.C. Escher, <i>Relativity,</i> lithograph, 1953. Sold November 3 — $81,250.
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Original Film Posters<br>27 January - 10 February 2023</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27-Feb. 10:</b> Vertigo (1958), poster, US. The ultimate poster on this classic Hitchcock title, one of three known examples. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27-Feb. 10:</b> Lawrence of Arabia (1962), roadshow poster, US. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27-Feb. 10:</b> Star Wars (1977), style C poster, printer's proof, US. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27-Feb. 10:</b> The Navigator/ La Croisiere du Navigator (1924), re-release poster (1931), French. £5,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27-Feb. 10:</b> Bullitt (1968), special test poster, US. £3,000 to £5,000.
  • <center><b>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>including Americana<br>February 16, 2023</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Feb. 16:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. <i>The Works…now newly imprinted.</i> Edited by F.S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. $100,000 to $125,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Feb. 16:</b> [EINSTEIN, Albert (1879–1955)]. –– ORLIK, Emil (1870–1932), artist. Lithograph signed (“Albert Einstein”). N.p., 1928. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Feb. 16:</b> TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel. <i>[The Lord of the Rings trilogy:] The Fellowship of the Ring.</i> 1954. –– <i>The Two Towers.</i> 1954. –– <i>The Return of the King.</i> 1955. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Feb. 16:</b> CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne ("Mark Twain") and Charles Dudley WARNER. <i>The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today.</i> Hartford and Chicago, 1873. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Feb. 16:</b> LOVECRAFT, Howard Phillips. <i>Beyond the Wall of Sleep.</i> Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1943. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b><center>University Archives<br>Rare Manuscripts, Books & Sports Memorabilia<br>February 1, 2023</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 1:</b> Thomas Paine ALS Confirming Christmas Eve Attack Likely Based on Anti-Christianity, “The account you heard of a man firing into my house is true.” $24,000 to $35,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 1:</b> George Washington Gives a Horse and Guns to His Loyal Guard 10 Days Before Resigning as Commander-in-Chief. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 1:</b> John Hancock ALS, “General Howe is bent on coming here” - Troops, Martha Washington, & 1777 Continental Congress, to Wife Dolly! $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b><center>University Archives<br>Rare Manuscripts, Books & Sports Memorabilia<br>February 1, 2023</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 1:</b> Abraham Lincoln Boldly and Fully Signs Appointment of Consul Who Would Facilitate Bond Sales in Europe Financing Civil War. $6,000 to $7,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 1:</b> The Rarest of Dual Signed Kennedy Items! 1963 Christmas Card with "Blessed Christmas" Removed at the Last Minute for Kennedy's Jewish Friends. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 1:</b> George Gershwin Signed Contract for 1st Production of <i>Porgy and Bess,</i> Also Signed by Dubose Heyward & Ira Gershwin, Historic! $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b><center>University Archives<br>Rare Manuscripts, Books & Sports Memorabilia<br>February 1, 2023</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 1:</b> Einstein Signed, “Two years after the fall of the German Goyim” 1st Ed. of <i>Mein Weltbild.</i> $12,000 to $14,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 1:</b> Walt Disney <i>Fantasia</i>-Era Boldly Signed TLS Re: "Special Effects Department," PSA Certified Authentic & With Phil Sears COA. $6,000 to $7,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 1:</b> 1996-97 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Home Game-Worn Jersey Showcasing "Light" Evident Use, MEARS A5. $6,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>University Archives<br>Rare Manuscripts, Books & Sports Memorabilia<br>February 1, 2023</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 1:</b> Wayne Gretzky’s 1994 All-Star Used Game Jersey, Inscribed to Former MLB Player! $4,500 to $5,500.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 1:</b> <i>The Astronauts</i> Signed by All 7 Mercury Astronauts! $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 1:</b> Fabulous Edison, Firestone, Burroughs Signed Journal With 44 Original Photos, Very Rare. $4,000 to $5,000.

Freemans: Books and Manuscripts: Rare Americana, 1747, Philadelphia

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
11/15/2022 - 11/15/2022
Page Size: 24 items in 1 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Adams, Samuel

Partially-Printed Province of the Massachusetts Bay Bond

MassachusettsAugust 9, 1773. USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00USD 8,820.00
2[Revere, Paul]

Colony of the Massachusetts Bay 20 Shilling Note

Colony of the Massachusetts BayMay 25, 1775. USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 3,276.00
3[Revere, Paul]

Partially-printed Colony of the Massachusetts Bay bond

MassachusettsJune 22, 1775. USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 8,820.00
4Tyler, Benjamin Owen

In Congress, July 4th. 1776 The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America.

Washington, D.C.1818USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 12,600.00
5

In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America…

Paris1840USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00Not Sold
6Ward, Joseph

Autograph Letter, signed

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania Head Quarters, March 13th, 1778. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 6,300.00
7Greene, Nathanael

Letter, signed

West Point, New YorkNovember, 15, 1779. USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 12,600.00
8(Aitken, Robert)

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly translated out of the Original Tongues; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised

Philadelphia1781-1782. USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00USD 30,240.00
9Greene, Nathanael

Autograph letter, signed

South Carolina June 25, 1781. USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 18,900.00
10(Greene, Nathanael)

Manuscript Letter

Head quarters at the Round O, South CarolinaDecember 9, 1781. USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 3,024.00
11Greene, Nathanael

Autograph Draft Letter, signed

Round O, South CarolinaJanuary 9, 1781 but, 1782. USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 9,450.00
12Greene, Nathanael

Autograph letter, signed

PhiladelphiaOctober 25, 1783. USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 6,930.00
13[Washington, George] Greene, Nathanael

Autograph Draft Letter, signed

Charleston, South CarolinaAugust 29, 1784.USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00USD 7,560.00
14Washington, George, and (Thomas Jefferson)

Autograph Letter, signed

PhiladelphiaSeptember 18, 1787. USD 1,000,000.00 - 1,500,000.00USD 2,389,500.00
15[Washington, George] Jefferson, Thomas

Autograph Letter, signed

MonticelloJanuary 21, 1816.USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00Not Sold
16

The Pennsylvania Herald, and General Advertiser

PhiladelphiaThursday, September 20, 1787.USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00USD 126,000.00
17[Washington, George]

Gazette of the United States

New YorkWednesday, October 7, 1789.USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00USD 25,200.00
18Jefferson, Thomas

Return of the Whole Number of Persons within the Several Districts of the United States, According to "An Act Providing for the Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States"...

Philadelphia1791USD 60,000.00 - 90,000.00Not Sold
19[Hamilton, Alexander, and Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, et al.]

131 Issues of the Gazette of the United States

PhiladelphiaSaturday, June 2, 1792-Saturday, September 14, 1793 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00USD 9,450.00
20[Washington, George]

Order of Performances

Bostoca. January 9, 1800. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 2,772.00
21[Jefferson, Thomas] Mattoon, Ebenezer

Group of 3 Autograph Letters, signed

Washington, D.C.February 6, 17, and 18, 1801. USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00USD 35,280.00
22Hamilton, Alexander

Autograph Letter, initialed

New YorkNovember, likely 1802.USD 18,000.00 - 24,000.00Not Sold
23[Taylor, Zachary]

President Taylor's Inaugural Address

Baltimoreca. 1849.USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 1,512.00
24Lincoln, Abraham

Partially-Printed Document, signed

Washington, D.C.October 15th, 1861. USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00USD 8,190.00
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  • <b>Il Ponte, Jan. 31:</b> BLAEU, Joannes and Martinus MARTINI - <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Novus Atlas. Pars sexta. Novus Altas Sinensis.</i> Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1655. €8.000 to €12.000.
    <b>Il Ponte, Jan. 31:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham - <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum.. Nomenclator ptolemaicus.</i> Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1579. €10.000 to €15.000.
    <b>Il Ponte, Jan. 31:</b> PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista - <i>Carceri d'invenzione.</i> [Rome: G.B. Piranesi, second half of the 18th century]. €20.000 to €30.000.
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